Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Commerce that is transacted electronically, as over the Internet.

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  • n. Commercial activity conducted via the Internet.

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  • n. commerce conducted electronically (as on the internet)

Etymologies

Shortened form of electronic commerce. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While we advanced our long-term e-commerce and e-book strategies last year, Children's Books also performed solidly, with revenue growth and strong customer metrics.

  • "If it is in a category like online travel or e-commerce, which is understood better out of the country, and if the company is catering to global customers, it makes a lot more sense to list on the Nasdaq or NYSE," said Mohanjit Jolly, managing director of global investment firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

    Overseas Listing May Benefit E-Commerce Firms

  • In China, Yahoo owns a roughly 40% stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding.

    Yahoo in Talks to Unload Japan Stake

  • The offer involves substantially cutting Yahoo's 40% stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and selling its 35% ownership position in Yahoo Japan , said people familiar with the matter.

    Yahoo Board Assessing Asian Deal

  • A group of investors including Silver Lake and Digital Sky Technologies agreed to invest $1.6 billion in Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba.

    What's News: Business & Finance

  • Of course, a big chunk of Yahoo's value is tied up in its Asian assets: a 40% stake in Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group and 35% of Yahoo Japan.

    Yahoo: From Bartz to Sum of the Parts

  • Investors and analysts say most of Yahoo's market value comes from its stakes in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and Yahoo Japan.

    Open to Big Changes, Board Will Hire Bankers for Advice

  • Business & Finance *** Yahoo has been exploring a potentially tax-free way to dispose of its roughly 40% stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba.

    What's News—

  • Yahoo is discussing a plan to substantially cut its 40% stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and sell its 35% ownership position in Yahoo Japan, said people familiar with the matter.

    Yahoo Discussing Plan to Cut Alibaba Stake to 15%

  • Since last year, Yahoo has been discussing a plan to substantially cut its 40% stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba and sell its 35% ownership position in Yahoo Japan Corp., which counts Softbank as another of its major shareholders.

    Corporate Watch

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