Eventbrite acquires Spanish tickets business Ticketea This is the latest European acquisition by Eventbrite, which bought Ticketscript in 2017. the move gives the business a firmer position in Spanish speaking countries. Read more.

Alibaba announces plans to invest $320m in Thailand The business is moving to capitalise on growing demand in China for Thailand's consumer goods and holidays. The funds will be invested in a digital hub located in the Eastern Economic Corridor. Read more.

Clothes recycling app Regain launches in the UK Regain allows users to recycle unwanted clothes and in exchange, they receive digital coupons which can be redeemed at UK retailers. Regain's partners include Boohoo, Asics, and Superdry. Read more.

Amazon Prime membership hits the 100 million mark The announcement by CEO Jeff Bezos in an annual letter to shareholders is the first time the ecommerce giant has revealed the number of Prime users. Amazon generated $9.72bn in revenue from subscription services in 2017. Read more.

Amazon expands international ecommerce offering with new global shipping feature The core Amazon service remains available in a select number of countries. The new service will allow international users to have products purchased through Amazon's app shipped to their locations. Read more.

Doddle unveils AI-driven Facebook chatbot to make returns easier The chatbot, which runs on Facebook Messenger, is able to ask for information from the customer regarding returns which is then fed back to Doddle in real time. The service is also able to create a QR code to reduce in-store waiting time. Read more.