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In the media hullabaloo following Amazon’s announcement this month that it was buying Whole Foods Market, largely overlooked was the same-day news that Walmart was acquiring menswear e-tailer Bonobos. While Amazon did make a bigger splash with its $13.7 billion foray into organic groceries, Walmart beefed up an e-commerce stable that already includes the acquisitions of digital natives, Shoebuy, ModCloth and Moosejaw.

The virtual reality (VR) market in China is expected to reach $860 million in 2016 and accelerate to $8.5 billion by 2020. In the last six months alone, the Chinese VR market has seen a flurry of investments, partnerships and new ventures involving both local and international players. With capabilities in low cost, mass scale manufacturing, a hot investment climate, and international support, China could become the epicenter of the global VR market’s growth.

This week tracked 17 technology M&A transactions and 69 funding deals (totalling €286 million) in Europe and Israel.

Repeating the events of last year and showcasing their petty rivalry once again, Snapdeal founder Kunal Bahl and Flipkart founder Sachin Bansal had a verbal spat of words over investment giant Alibaba’s proposal to enter India directly.

Mobile messaging giant Line announced an interesting tidbit yesterday — the Japanese tech titan revealed plans to become a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO).

Just about 10 years ago, at a time when in-store purchases still dominated retail sales, some sceptics believed that e-commerce was just hype and the bubble would burst anytime.

B2B e-commerce is rapidly catching up with the burgeoning B2C e-commerce sector that has shaped the much celebrated startup success stories in India.While many players have started making a mark in the B2B e-commerce sector, there area plethora of opportunities still waiting to be unleashed.

Mobile tech company Quixey has released a new dynamic mobile ad format that shows the latest data from apps.

News that Bangalore-based e-commerce site Flipkart has raised $550 million more in funding puts the Indian startup into a new league, right up there next to the highest from Silicon Valley and China.

Chinese ecommerce retailer Alibaba is entering the online video space with an investment in Youku Tudou, the Chinese equivalent of YouTube.