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How China's Tech Giants Alibaba and Tencent Want to Shape How the World Pays

China’s two largest technology companies are locked in a payment war — and it isn’t just about getting more Chinese consumers to use their digital wallet services.[more]


This Is Only the Beginning for China's Explosive E-Commerce Growth

This Is Only the Beginning for China's Explosive E-Commerce Growth

In less than a decade, China has emerged as the world leader in e-commerce. It claims more online shoppers than any other nation. The numbers speak for themselves.[more]


Opinion: Artificial Intelligence Still Isn't a Game Changer

Not much time passes these days between so-called major advancements in artificial intelligence. Yet researchers are not much closer than they were decades ago to the big goal: actually replicating human intelligence. That’s the most surprising revelation by a team of eminent scholars who just...[more]


Five Ways This Year’s Cyber Monday Shook Up Logistics

Cyber Monday once again netted record-breaking online sales. E-commerce retailers slashed prices, and more shoppers than ever avoided the usual bedlam of brick-and-mortar stores — opting instead to shop online. [more]


Why This Year's Top Tech Gifts Cost About a Grand

You may notice something different about the prices of the tech products that companies are pushing the hardest this year: They're four digits.[more]


What the CVS-Aetna Deal Means for the Future of Health Care

What the CVS-Aetna Deal Means for the Future of Health Care

When drug company chief executive Heather Bresch was hauled in front of Congress last year to defend the high price of lifesaving EpiPens, she drew skeptical lawmakers’ attention to a large poster board that blamed the skyrocketing price tag on a coterie of drug supply chain middlemen. Of EpiPen’s...[more]


Q&A: Rethinking Food Waste at Hilton

Q&A: Rethinking Food Waste at Hilton

"We want to be responsible operators and buyers," says Max Verstraete, vice president of corporate responsibility for Hilton. The hospitality company, which has 14 brands covering more than 5,000 properties in 104 countries and territories, buys a lot of products. "Whether it’s furniture or ketchup...[more]


Get Your Supply Chain Holiday-Ready — Before It’s Too Late

As the holiday season quickly approaches, it’s a good time to prepare. Unfortunately, with an ever-increasing amount of data, an increasingly complex and varied competitive landscape and demanding customers, the question is often: Where to begin?[more]


Firms Get Guidance on Supply Chain Cybersecurity

The U.K. government has released guidance for businesses using cloud-enabled software such as data storage or anti-virus tools.[more]


How Companies Are Pushing Ahead on Climate-Change Targets

How Companies Are Pushing Ahead on Climate-Change Targets

More of the world’s biggest corporations are taking the fight against climate change into their own hands, aiming to cut their energy costs, pre-empt regulation or burnish their reputations with investors and customers.[more]


Opinion: Truck Drivers Like Me Will Soon Be Replaced by Automation. You're Next.

Opinion: Truck Drivers Like Me Will Soon Be Replaced by Automation. You're Next.

I’ve been driving big trucks since shortly after my 21st birthday in 1980 and I always figured I’d be able to stay on the road until retirement. Now I’m not so sure. Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Daimler, Tesla, Uber, Ford and Toyota are all investing billions of dollars in driverless vehicles.[more]


When Humans Reach Mars, Budweiser Wants to Make Sure There Will Be Beer

Budweiser made a bold announcement last spring when the company said that when humans reach Mars, its beer will also be there.[more]


Amazon Merchants Continue to Find Ways to Cheat

Amazon Merchants Continue to Find Ways to Cheat

Mike Molson Hart, who sells toys on Amazon.com Inc.’s marketplace, realized last month something was amiss. His company’s popular disc-shaped plastic building set, called Brain Flakes, had dropped precipitously in the ranks of Amazon’s best-selling toys as the critical gift-giving season approached.[more]


Why Barnes & Noble Wants Smaller Stores

Why Barnes & Noble Wants Smaller Stores

Barnes & Noble is the latest retailer to discover that less is more sometimes.[more]


Bellona: Electric Revolution Must Start on Land

At the COP23 climate conference in Bonn last month, Oslo-based environmental NGO Bellona held a forum on electrification of shipping. While most discussions at the summit centered on zero-emissions land transportation, Bellona held a discussion on what it would take to bring the shoreside electric...[more]


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