Global unease, from commerce to currencies, rattles raw materials

THEY make an intriguing posse: about 160 “scouts” in jeans and muddy boots, jumping out of cars with ropes in hand, plunging deep into corn (maize) and soyabean fields across the American Midwest. They are not just farmers. They include commodity traders and hedge-fund managers. Their quest: to predict this year’s harvest by using ropes […]

Ecommerce Search Upstart Twiggle Named a 2018 Gartner Cool Vendor in Digital Commerce

PRESS RELEASE: Next generation search technology generating more than 8% uplift in conversion for leading retailers, focuses on harnessing customer intent to improve ecommerce search TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 14, 2018– Twiggle, a company pioneering the use of artificial intelligence in ecommerce search, announced that…Read More

Trumps says he told his Commerce Department to lift a trade ban on Chinese phone company ZTE

REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Illustration/File Photo President Donald Trump has instructed his Commerce Department to help get a Chinese telecommunications company get “back into business” after the US government cut off access to its American suppliers. The US accused ZTE of misleading American regulators after it settled charges of violating sanctions against North Korea and Iran. As one […]

Campbell’s Soup blasts new tariffs after Trump’s Commerce secretary used its soup can to defend them

CNBC Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross used cans, including a can of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup, to explain that President Donald Trump’s new tariff on steel and aluminum is not too bad. Campbell’s Soup told Business Insider it does not support the new policy. “Any new broad based tariffs on imported tin plate steel – an […]

Trump reportedly shreds commerce secretary Wilbur Ross for falling asleep in meetings: ‘Wilbur has lost a step’

Joe Raedle/Getty Images President Donald Trump has soured on Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, according to Axios. Trump reportedly criticized 80-year-old Ross for falling asleep during meetings. Ross is no longer the lead negotiator in trade talks with China, the report said. President Donald Trump has lost faith in Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, criticizing Ross for […]

THE DIGITAL COMMERCE AND GEN Z REPORT: How retailers and brands can reach and appeal to the next generation of consumers

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Generation Z, also known as iGen or Centennials, is arguably the most pivotal generation to the future of retail. By 2026, the majority of Gen Zers will reach adulthood, […]

Stripe wants to modernize commerce for the internet age

Back in 2010, Patrick and John Collison cofounded Stripe, which quickly gained a following thanks to how easily it let developers integrate a payment system with a few lines of code, something that financial tech giants like PayPal lacked at the time. More than seven years later, the Y Combinator alumnus has matured; its mission of […]

Commerce Department Sides with Boeing, Confirms 300% Tariff on CSeries

US Commerce Sides with Boeing, Confirms 300% CSeries Tariff Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not […]

Accenture aims to take AR and VR commerce into the mainstream

Virtual reality may be stalled with consumers, but it might be catching on with enterprises. That’s one of the messages delivered recently by the “extended reality” team at Accenture, the big tech and business consulting company. Extended reality applies to augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality applications. To see a company like Accenture embracing […]