• Recode reports that Amazon may be planning its annual Prime Day promotion - which actually takes place over multiple days - for June this year.
The event usually happens in July, but was moved to October in 2020 because of complications created by the pandemic.
• The Wall Street Journal reports that "Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. said Monday that it would invest in measures to support merchants on its platform, two days after China’s antitrust regulator imposed a record fine against the company founded by Jack Ma for abusing its dominant position over vendors and rivals in the country’s e-commerce industry.
"In a conference call, Chief Executive Daniel Zhang said the company has reduced service fees and charges for vendors, and invested in improved technology and tools for them on its platform. The initiatives will cut further into profitability for the company, which said it would use existing liquidity to pay a $2.8 billion fine announced Saturday."
• The Verge reports that "Google is shutting down its mobile Shopping apps for both iOS and Android and directing users to its web Shopping site instead … The app allowed users to choose from among thousands of online stores and make purchases using their Google accounts. to quickly shop across thousands of stores and purchase stuff using your Google Account."