Alibaba Singles’ Day sales soar to £17.9bn The Chinese ecommerce giant has announced that sales reached £17.9bn in the first nine hours of its one-day shopping event, up 25% from the same point last year. Read more.

Voi Technology raises $85m for e-scooter service The micro-mobility startup has secured $85m in series B funding, in a round led by Balderton Capital, JME Ventures and Creandum. Voi operates in 38 cities across 10 European countries and currently has 4 million registered users. Read more.

Deliveroo launches pick up service The new concept will allow customers to order food for collection from restaurants that don't offer delivery. Deliveroo has said that 700 restaurants in 13 UK cities have already signed up to Pickup, including major brands Byron, Pizza Express and Giraffe. Read more.

WhatsApp moves into ecommerce Facebook is adding a shopping catalogue feature to WhatsApp, in a bid to begin monetising the app. WhatsApp users cannot yet purchase items in-app, but can browse products from small businesses linked to the WhatsApp Business app. Read more.

Disney+ launches globally Disney's new video streaming service, Disney+, will launch in the US, Canada and the Netherlands next week and will be available in the UK, Germany, Italy, France and Spain in March 2020. Read more.

Lenovo Q2 profits jump 20% Chinese computer business Lenovo has reported a 20% year-on-year jump in profit for its second quarter. Lenovo’s net profit in the quarter to September rose to $202m, beating analysts' expectations and reflecting a growing demand for its products. Read more.