US Cyber Monday Sets Record With $3.45-B of Sales

US Cyber Monday Sets Record With $3.45-B of Sales






US Cyber Monday Sets Record With $3.45-B of Sales $SNE, $MSFT, $AAPL, $AMZN Shoppers spent $3.45-B on Cyber Monday on Samsung 4K TVs, PlayStation 4s and Barbie Dolls among other products, marking the largest online sales day in US history. The data compiled by Adobe Digital Insights, easily surpassed prior estimates, and dismissed fears that […]






Donald Trump Will Pour “Cold Water” on Alibaba’s American Dream

Donald Trump Will Pour “Cold Water” on Alibaba’s American Dream






Donald Trump Will Pour “Cold Water” on Alibaba’s American Dream $BABA Alibaba Group Holding Inc. (NYSE”BABA), China’s biggest online retailer is now facing an unexpected challenge with the election of Republican Donald Trump as US President. “Trump is figuring out which campaign promises to carry out,” the magazine reports. “His charge that China is ‘killing […]






Retailers Rally, Driving S&P 500 to Record Highs

Retailers Rally, Driving S&P 500 to Record Highs






Retailers Rally, Driving S&P 500 to Record Highs $BBY, $M, $HD, $AMZN, $TGT Wall Street expects consumers to open their wallets a little wider this holiday shopping season but bargains among red-hot retail stocks could be hard to find, especially as profit growth proves elusive for many big names. Retailers, including Best Buy (NYSE:BBY), Kohls […]






Holiday Shopping Price War Ramps Up

Holiday Shopping Price War Ramps Up






Holiday Shopping Price War Ramps Up $AMZN, $TGT, $WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Target Corp.(NYSE:TGT) and other brick-and-mortar chains are counting on heavier discounts and a bigger online selection to help keep up with Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN). this Holiday shopping season. As Black Friday ushers in the year-end shopping rush, chains are touting larger price cuts […]






White House Watch: Trump Takes the Lead

White House Watch: Trump Takes the Lead






White House Watch: Trump Takes the Lead Thursday, October 13, 2016 The full results from Sunday night’s debate are in, and Donald Trump has come from behind to take the lead over Hillary Clinton. The latest Rasmussen Reports White House Watch national telephone and online survey shows Donald Trump with 43% support among Likely U.S. […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Chelsea Clinton retracts an errant statement, a California bill creating a “Micro Farm” license for Ma-and-Pa growers is signed into law, Massachusetts moves toward being more patient-friendly, and more. National Last Thursday, a spokesman conceded that Chelsea Clinton “misspoke” about the risk of marijuana fatalities. Chelsea Clinton “misspoke” when she suggested that […]






China’s Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) Targets Australia in Global Expansion

China’s Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) Targets Australia in Global Expansion






China’s Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) Targets Australia in Global Expansion Tuesday, Chinese online retailing giant, Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) announced that it will open its 1st local office in the Australian city of Melbourne later this year, after flagging its intentions to expand outside of China. Alibaba’s global President Michael Evans said Australia was a “huge part” of the […]






Microsoft, Facebook Agree to build High-speed Trans-Atlantic sub-Sea Cable

Microsoft, Facebook Agree to build High-speed Trans-Atlantic sub-Sea Cable






Microsoft, Facebook Agree to build High-speed Trans-Atlantic sub-Sea Cable $MSFT, $FB, $GOOGL, $AMZN Thursday, US technology giants Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) announced they will jointly build a high-speed undersea cable across the Atlantic to give customers fast and reliable access to the 2 companies’ “cloud” and online services as demand grows. The new 6,600-kilometer undersea […]






Privacy & Security Concern “Chilling” Internet Users

Privacy & Security Concern “Chilling” Internet Users






Privacy & Security Concern “Chilling” Internet Users Nearly 1 in 2 Internet users say privacy and security concerns have stopped them from doing some basic things online such as posting to social networks, expressing opinions in forums or even buying things from websites, according to a new government survey released last Friday. This chilling effect, […]






China: Online Growth in “Fast-Expanding Market” Mode

China: Online Growth in “Fast-Expanding Market” Mode






China: Online Growth in “Fast-Expanding Market” Mode $BABA China’s online market with rapid development is at the “take-off” stage, corresponding to the “Fast-Expanding Market” (FEM) model. This is the main conclusion in the article “Fast-Expanding ‘Online’ Markets in South Korea and China: Are They Worth Pursuing?” published by Associate Professor Adrian T H Kuah and Dr. […]