1. Amazon reportedly wants to buy RadioShack stores to better compete with Apple
Amazon is in discussion with RadioShack to buy some of the company’s brick-and-mortar stores after the troubled electronics chain files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Amazon isn’t the only company interested in the ailing RadioShack.
2. Staples buying Office Depot
This new stategy will help them to overcome the competition with creating a huge e-shop and about 4 thousand of offline stores.
3. B2Buy.com launches as a B2B marketplace
The reverse-auction trading portal provides an online payment option and lists 75,000 registered sellers. FedBid Inc., which operates an online marketplace for buyers in government agencies, schools and other public institutions, has moved into the commercial market.
4. Rocket Internet puts $586M into delivery hero, buys 9 other food startups
The Berlin-based e-commerce group that went public last year, is making some major consolidation moves in the food delivery business. The new food delivery assets will all become a part of a new division encompassing its on-demand food delivery businesses, creatively called the Global Online Takeaway Group.
5. Google, Microsoft, and Amazon pay to unblock ads
Google was the first company revealed to have paid for whitelisting with the popular advert blocking extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, but now it appears that Amazon and Microsoft have also paid Adblock Plus for whitelisting.