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.


Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Chinese ecommerce titan Alibaba is making yet another investment in an American company by pouring $120 million into Kabam, a developer of o...

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 10:39 am
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Alibaba has a second attempt at making a social network

Alibaba has a second attempt at making a social network

Ecommerce titan Alibaba has a new social network. It’s a sort of Instagram that’s based around tagging brand names that appear in your p...

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 7:08 pm
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WeChat first: a new frontier in China beyond Android and iOS

As WeChat slowly opens up to the world, no developer that wants to break into China should write it off as too closed to consider.

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 4:06 pm
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Jack Ma: The C2B business model is an “undeniable trend”

Jack Ma says that recent advances in big data will make B2C business models obsolete. Firms must customize their products or die.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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1 year and $92 billion later, Alibaba’s massive mutual fund starts to stagnate

Yuebao now holds RMB 574 billion (US$92 billion) in assets. That makes it the fourth-largest money market fund in the world.

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 8:22 pm
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How Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent will dominate China’s movie industry in 3 years

Beyond the big screen, China's internet giants lie in wait as dominant future avenues to reach audiences, and they're all hungry for origina...

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Alibaba’s updated IPO prospectus reveals new details about UCWeb acquisition

The deal cost Alibaba US$479 million in cash and 12.3 million company shares for the remaining one-third of UCWeb.

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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12 must-read tech stories in China this week

Chinese tech companies like Alibaba, Zhaopin, Qihoo, and Yongche continue their march overseas. Read on to find out what the top tech storie...

  • June 15, 2014
  • at 7:10 pm
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Alibaba teams up with China Post to make nationwide 24-hour delivery a reality

China Post is the country’s biggest postal service, and has offices pretty much everywhere, including rural areas.

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 9:53 pm
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With $1B funding, Flipkart fires salvo at Amazon: We’re going to be the Alibaba of India

Can Flipkart be India's Amazon? That's a moot point as Flipkart has another benchmark. US$1 billion funding puts it in the same position as ...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 10:32 pm
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China set to regulate smart TVs and foreign TV shows

China’s boom in smart TVs and foreign TV shows is about to be hit with a serious clampdown

China’s online video sites have boomed in recent years, with surprisingly little in the way of regulation compared to the nation’...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 7:38 pm
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Alibaba puts itself on the map, buys Autonavi in $1.5 billion deal

Alibaba puts itself on the map, buys Autonavi in $1.5 billion deal (Updated: shareholders approve)

Today Autonavi confirmed it has accepted the Alibaba deal for that acquisition price, pending the approval of shareholders.

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 7:15 pm
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Alibaba inks deal with Mad Men and Hunger Games studio for exclusive content on its set-top box in China

Users of Tmall's set-top box in China next month will be able to watch shows and movies like Mad Men, Twilight, and The Hunger Games.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 12:31 pm
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Alibaba picks NYSE for IPO

Alibaba chooses New York Stock Exchange, not NASDAQ, for IPO

Ecommerce titan Alibaba has confirmed that it’s choosing the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for its upcoming IPO.

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 10:36 am
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Tencent, Innovation Works cash out on a $434 million acquisition of a company you’ve never heard of

Chinese Universe Publishing and Media Company bought a 100 percent stake in Elex Technology Company for RMB 2.7 billion.

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 12:46 pm
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Alibaba issues new IPO filing, reveals people spent $272 billion on Taobao and Tmall in past year

Alibaba issues new IPO filing, reveals people spent $272 billion on Taobao and Tmall in past year

China’s ecommerce titan Alibaba filed new information with the SEC overnight. It includes details about spending and growth on its two mai...

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 11:02 am
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SOTW - weekend reading

10 of our hottest tech stories, lists, and features for your weekend reading

Two steps forward and one step back is how we would describe Asia's tech scene of late. Here are all our biggest stories from the past week.

  • June 14, 2014
  • at 4:51 pm
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Jack Ma talked him into it: all the dirt on Alibaba’s acquisition of UCWeb

Today, UCWeb founder and CEO Yu Yongfu gave an interview to foreign media to discuss his company's role within Alibaba moving forward.

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 3:58 pm
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