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 The technology inside the new convenience store, opening Jan. 22, 2018 in Seattle, enables a shopping experience like no other –  including no checkout lines. (Kyle Johnson/The New York Times)

Five years ago Amazon started working on a secret project: how to eliminate the checkout line in stores. Amazon executives reasoned that most other as(...)

Web Summit CEO Paddy Cosgrave will bring financial technology conference Moneyconf to Dublin next summer. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The company behind the Web Summit is to relocate one of its subsidiary conferences to Dublin from Madrid next year It denied the timing of the annou(...)

An electronic board shows the November 11th Singles’ Day sales figure of more than 57.1-billion yuan (€7.4 billion) generated by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group shopping sites. Photograph: EPA

It’s an understatement to say that Alibaba is a cunning marketeer. The company has invented a version of Valentine’s Day on which single people, espec(...)

Alibaba founder Jack Ma gives a thumbs-up as he arrives to speak to investors at an initial public offering roadshow in Singapore. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Jack Ma isn’t the only billionaire winner of Alibaba’s initial public offering. The record-setting stock sale also gave a jolt to the fortunes of the (...)

Jack Ma: By launching Taobao out of the same apartment from which he had launched Alibaba.com, Ma was able to imbue the new project with the same culture of his existing company. Photograph: EPA/Rolex Dela Pena

In 2002, the year Alibaba.com first became profitable, founder Jack Ma gathered a handful of employees in his office and told them there was a secret (...)

Assembling the ingredients for traditional mince pies can prove a headache in China, and we spent hours scouring markets and local shops(...)