SHANGHAI, China — China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's will use proceeds from its potential IPO to fund acquisitions, media reported on Wednesday, as the firm looks to broaden its mobile services.
In response to market pressures, Start Today, which operates Japan’s largest fashion e-commerce portal, Zozotown, is set to launch a major ‘mobile first’ social commerce app, called Wear. JapanConsuming reports.
Amidst a wearable technology market that’s set to explode, Apple has announced that former Yves Saint Laurent CEO Paul Deneve has joined the company to work on “special projects,” reporting directly to chief executive Tim Cook.
SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Since 2010, Square Inc's matchbox-sized card readers have steadily supplanted credit card machines in coffee shops and corner stores across the United States.
In recent years, we’ve seen a veritable renaissance in online fashion retail, with venture money pouring into fashion e-commerce companies with a wide range of models. In the first of a series of articles on the current state of fashion e-commerce, sponsored by e-commerce software and platform solutions company Magento, BoF examines some of the models getting the most traction.
Luxury brands should take a page from technology companies like Apple and adopt ‘ecosystem models’ to develop new markets, channels and products, advises a recent report by The Boston Consulting Group. BoF investigates.
Today, BoF can report that Paris-based online product discovery platform Rad has raised €2.5M in a Series A round of funding led by Index Ventures.