Posts Tagged: Alibaba

Alibaba Group is one of the largest internet companies in the world. Headquartered in Hangzhou, China, Alibaba generated a revenue of US$6.5 billion for the first nine months of fiscal year 2013, with a net profit of US$2.85 billion. Its businesses include Alibaba, a B2B trading platform, Taobao, an eBay-like C2C shopping site, and Tmall, a B2C shopping portal. Alibaba also has its own payment platform, called Alipay, which has no transaction fees. The company was founded by Jack Ma, then an English teacher, in 1999.

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Alibaba IPO will make it biggest internet company in China and third biggest in the world

Alibaba will be the third-biggest internet company in the world by market cap if analysts' estimates hold up.

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Taking stock of Jakarta Founder Institute grads: Who’s still standing?

Now that the Jakarta Founder Institute (JFI) has been running since 2011, Tech in Asia feels its time to reflect on its progress, and take i...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Seeing strong demand, Alibaba raises share price range for this week’s IPO

Seeing strong demand, Alibaba raises share price range for this week’s IPO

Today Alibaba amended its SEC filing to indicate that the Chinese ecommerce titan will likely debut somewhere between $66 and $68 per share.

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 9:57 am
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Alibaba and Tencent are beating Apple Pay to the punch in China

Two of China's internet giants are already investing money to merge their e-commerce businesses with the country's retail vendors.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 7:15 pm
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Alibaba vs Amazon in an infographic

Comparing two e-commerce giants, Amazon and Alibaba, in an infographic.

  • August 30, 2014
  • at 4:39 pm
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WeChat and Alipay ramp up ecommerce race with new features for online and offline merchants

Alibaba has an edge in terms of the number of merchants already on board its Taobao marketplace, but WeChat has an advantage in its huge mob...

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 12:22 pm
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Masatoshi Kumagai saw the future and built a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs

GMO Internet Group is the Japan leader for online payments, web hosting, cloud storage, online security, and domain names.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 11:22 am
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Alibaba introduces self-pickup delivery spots in Hong Kong as it flexes its logistics muscles

The Chinese ecommerce giant is steadily flexing its logistics muscle in overseas markets.

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Here are all the must-see numbers on Alibaba ahead of record-breaking IPO

To get a sense of the scale of Alibaba – both in China and up against ecommerce titans like Amazon – we’ve put together this infograph...

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 10:20 am
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Seeing strong demand, Alibaba raises share price range for this week’s IPO

The 9-month bachelor party: here’s everything Alibaba invested in or acquired in 2014

Alibaba invested in or bought outright multiple companies, spending so much money that some have referred to 2014 thus far as Alibaba's "bac...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Alibaba issues new IPO filing, reveals people spent $272 billion on Taobao and Tmall in past year

Alibaba’s pre-IPO roadshow videos are a must-watch

If you're confused about the ecommerce giant's business model as it prepares to go public in the US, watch these clips.

  • September 11, 2014
  • at 8:20 pm
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Rakuten confirms Ebates acquisition, Ebates CEO admits Alibaba threat encouraged his decision

Rakuten’s international business just got a shot in the arm.

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 5:24 pm
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Alibaba to raise up to $24 billion in biggest ever US IPO

Alibaba to raise up to $24 billion in IPO, could soon be valued at more than Amazon

Remember when Facebook $16 billion raised in May 2012? Alibaba is about to blow that to pieces.

  • September 6, 2014
  • at 6:45 pm
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Tencent’s and Baidu’s $814M joint venture with Wanda signals the coming tide of in-store WeChat payments

China's largest tech corporations are rushing to penetrate an industry that's historically not tech-savvy - brick-and-mortar retail.

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 1:57 pm
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Jack Ma is now China’s richest person. How far is he from becoming the richest on earth?

Ma's net worth is now $21.8 billion, even before his company goes public in what's expected to be the biggest IPO for an internet company in...

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 11:44 am
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10 inspiring quotes on entrepreneurship, for and by entrepreneurs in Asia

10 inspiring quotes on entrepreneurship, for and by entrepreneurs in Asia

Get inspired by heroes close to home.

  • August 23, 2014
  • at 1:40 pm
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Youku reaches half billion visitors for first time, but share price tumbles on pessimism

Youku reached 500 million monthly unique visitors for the first time, the company said today in its Q2 2014 earnings report.

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 11:19 am
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