Amazon Confirms Deal to Buy Middle East E-Commerce Leader Souq.com


Amazon on Tuesday confirmed that it has agreed to buy Souq.com, the leading online retailer in the Middle East, reportedly edging out rival Emaar Malls’ $800 million offer. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but Amazon reportedly agreed to pay less for Souq than Emaar had offered. Souq, led by cofounder and CEO Ronaldo Mouchawar, claims to be the largest online retail and marketplace platform in the Arab world, selling more than 8.4 million products across 31 retail categories.

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Electronics store RadioShack files for bankruptcy for second time in 2 years

Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in just over two years.

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Amazon just announced Amazon Go, a grocery store with no checkout

Amazon is the web’s largest retailer, but the company has long been planning a move into the brick-and-mortar retail scene as well.

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Amazon Video Direct challenges YouTube

In Amazon’s continuing quest to be all things to all people, the online retailer has announced that it will soon allow users to upload their own videos, just like YouTube.

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JCPenney tests Apple Pay for store cards, plans full rollout in spring 2016

Article Image U.S. big-box retailer JCPenney is currently testing Apple Pay support for its store cards, with plans for an official introduction sometime in the spring of next year, a shopper’s anecdote indicated on Monday.

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Amazon teases new details of planned Prime Air drone delivery service

Article Image Online retailer Amazon has released a new two-minute video hinting at more of its plans for Prime Air, a drone-based shipping service which — if legalized by the U.S. government — would allow deliveries in 30 minutes or less.

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Still severely constrained at Apple's own stores, Apple Pencil expands to Best Buy

Article Image The Apple Pencil for iPad Pro launched at electronics retailer Best Buy on Friday, with some stores showing inventory in stock, despite the fact that Apple’s own retail locations continue to face constraints.

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Should You Buy Refurbished Electronics?

Refurbished laptops, smartphones, and other electronics are products that have been returned to the retailer or manufacturer, and then repaired and put back on sale at a discount.

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Apple Watch to go on sale throughout all US Target outlets by Oct. 25

Article Image Big-box retailer Target announced on Friday that the Apple Watch will go on sale at “some” U.S. locations this week, eventually coming to all of its stores across the country by Oct. 25.

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Apple, Best Buy alliance grows with more Apple Watch locations, expanded in-store service

Electronics retailer Best Buy on Tuesday announced a substantial expansion of its partnership with Apple, a move that will include hundreds of new Apple Watch points of sale as well as a larger Apple presence in Best Buy stores.

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Best Buy to offer AppleCare and AppleCare+ warranties ahead of 'iPhone 6s' launch

Electronics retailer Best Buy has inked a deal with Apple to begin selling authorized warranty extensions for its products, and employees have been told that the new addition will be announced to the public on Sept. 10.

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Best Buy begins taking Pebble Time preorders in retail push against Apple Watch

U.S. retailer Best Buy on Monday launched preorders of the Pebble Time, signalling the first opportunity to buy the smartwatch for those who didn’t back the project on Kickstarter, just days after the Apple Watch became available at Apple’s own retail stores.



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Clothing retailer Express now accepting Apple Pay at all US stores

Clothing retailer Express on Tuesday began accepting Apple Pay at all of its U.S. outlets, adding yet another feather in the cap of Apple’s mobile payment platform.



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UK's Carphone Warehouse denied Apple Watch at launch, hints at Apple retail plans

The CEO of Carphone Warehouse, Britain’s biggest cellphone retailer, on Tuesday said that his company’s 800 stores were left out of the Apple Watch launch scheduled to kick off on April 24, suggesting other big box chains around the world are in the same situation.



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Amazon looking to buy some RadioShack stores to establish retail presence – report

Following the news that tech retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy, a new report claims that online megastore Amazon has expressed interest in buying some of the company’s brick-and-mortar locations.



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Protect yourself from the latest data breach

There are troubling signs that The Home Depot may have been hacked—so far the retailer has released a statement that says only that it is “looking into some unusual activity that might indicate a…

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Amazon asks FAA for permission to test its delivery drones

The online retailer created a media frenzy in December when it outlined a plan on CBS’ “60 Minutes” to deliver packages with self-guided aircrafts that seemed straight out of science fiction.

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