The German city of Wuppertal has launched an online marketplace for local retailers. The aim is to bolster sales of brick-and-mortar stores in the heart of the city and help them compete against online giants.
Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba already ranks alongside Amazon and Walmart as one of the world's largest retailers. Its latest announcement of a major logistics investment and takeover shows the scale of its ambitions.
By buying Whole Foods, online retailer Amazon is betting on changing how we think about and shop for food. It is the e-commerce giant's first big step into traditional brick-and-mortar retail.
Quelle, Neckermann & Co did not survive the advent of Amazon. But mail order company OTTO seems to be managing.
The UK, supported by France and Italy, has urged social media companies to speed up the removal of "terrorist content" from the internet. Several websites list ingredients for making bombs, for example.
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