Posts Tagged: alipay


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8 of the best April Fools’ pranks from Asia’s tech community

Happy April Fools’ Day, everyone! We’re celebrating with a list of today’s best stunts by tech companies all around Asia. ...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Tencent versus Alibaba: a complete guide to an increasingly fierce rivalry (INFOGRAPHIC)

Tencent (HKG:0700) is the world’s fourth largest web company, and Alibaba is on the verge of history’s largest tech IPO. Both o...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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WeChat and Alibaba hit as China bans online payments made using QR codes, virtual credit cards

WeChat and Alibaba hit roadbumps as China bans online payments made using QR codes, virtual credit cards

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) issued an edict late yesterday that bans two particular things: epayments made via QR codes, and onl...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 2:10 pm
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2 of China's web giants want to become banks as China reforms banking industry

2 of China’s web giants want to become banks as China reforms banking industry

China is set to launch a trial program to shake up the nation’s state-owned banks, allowing five new private banks to be set up in the...

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 6:55 pm
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Xiaomi payments could be the next step toward a web empire

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun registered an electronic payment company in Beijing late in December last year, according to the Beijing Municipal A...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 4:32 pm
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Wallet wars: A visual peek inside China’s PayPal

In the US, when people think of online payment services, there’s really not much to think about at all. Most of us simply bind our credit ...

  • January 18, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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8 tech trends to watch in China for 2014

The new year is a time for reflection, but it’s also a time for looking forward. In this regard, we’ve taken a broad look at some of the...

  • December 24, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Grab your popcorn: Alibaba and WeChat go head-to-head and tit-for-tat over movie tickets

Somewhere in China, someone is about to purchase a movie ticket on his or her smartphone. And that ticket purchase could tip the power balan...

  • December 19, 2013
  • at 5:07 pm
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Alibaba founder Jack Ma is FT's person of the year

“Godfather of China’s scrappy entrepreneurial spirit”: Alibaba’s Jack Ma is FT’s person of the year

While Time magazine was busy weighing up the Pope and Edward Snowden, the Financial Times has been looking elsewhere for its most influentia...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 12:34 pm
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Alibaba’s Jack Ma slams monopoly power as banks introduce new curbs on mobile payments

Alibaba’s Jack Ma slams monopoly power as banks introduce new curbs on online payments

Mobile commerce, online savings funds, and QR code-based m-payments are all under threat in China right now. The People’s Bank of China (P...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 9:41 pm
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China's central bank considering tough regulations on online payments

After last week’s clampdown, China reportedly considering tough regulations on online payments

Late last week, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) moved to curb the rapid growth of online payments by banning in-person payments made usi...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 12:56 pm
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Alibaba will hand out 1 million virtual credit cards next week

Alibaba’s third-party payment system Alipay next week plans to issue one million “virtual credit cards,” according to the company&...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 11:44 am
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Uber picks a Chinese name as it officially launches in China

Uber picks a Chinese name as it launches officially in China

App-connected limo service Uber revealed its Chinese name and brand today at an official launch event in Shanghai. It comes six months aft...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 3:03 pm
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Alibaba hops on China’s taxi-booking craze as it launches cab-hailing feature for Alipay Wallet

Alibaba, China’s leading e-commerce firm, has introduced a new feature in its Alipay Wallet mobile e-wallet app that lets users hail t...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 2:03 pm
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Sina launches Weibo Wallet app

Sina Weibo takes the fight to WeChat, wants to be your mobile wallet

Sina Weibo, China’s top Twitter-like social network, has updated its iPhone and Android apps with something it’s calling Weibo P...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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9 ways that e-commerce titan Alibaba diversified and went social in 2013

Alibaba’s much-vaunted IPO didn’t happen in 2013, but China’s e-commerce titan still provided enough action to qualify it ...

  • December 24, 2013
  • at 11:32 am
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World’s largest Bitcoin exchange BTC China no longer accepts Chinese currency, global prices tumble

The world’s largest Bitcoin exchange by transaction volume, BTC China, has announced on its official Sina Weibo account it will no ...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 7:01 pm
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Alibaba doubles down on NFC payments as Alipay partners with major Chinese retailer

Alibaba, the Chinese internet giant that’s quickly expanding into financial services, announced on Saturday that it would partner with Yin...

  • November 18, 2013
  • at 2:20 pm
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