Posts Tagged: Jack Ma



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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Alibaba buys 50% stake in Chinese soccer team for $192 million

Many fans were surprised that Alibaba didn't buy the local team in Hangzhou, where Alibaba was founded and is based.

  • June 5, 2014
  • at 12:32 pm
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How does Alibaba respond when China cracks down on investment products? It launches another investment product.

Chinese tech giant Alibaba rolled out its second investment-themed offering today, and it’s probably not what followers of the company...

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 6:19 pm
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Chinese WeChat users sent out 20 million cash-filled red envelopes to friends and family within two days

Last week WeChat, the popular Chinese messaging app, launched a feature letting users based in China gift money to friends and family. The f...

  • February 5, 2014
  • at 2:15 pm
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If you want to do a startup in Asia, you should go live abroad first

Lots of people are asking what is a secret formula for building a successful startup in Asia. Well, one way is to go study abroad at a top f...

  • November 26, 2013
  • at 4:02 pm
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More chat app silliness: Tencent allegedly blocks invites to Laiwang on rival app WeChat

Alibaba has continued its relentless promotion of its latecomer chat app Laiwang, and it looks like WeChat, its biggest competitor, has begu...

  • November 1, 2013
  • at 3:24 pm
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(VN) Premiere- Crocodile in the Yangtze (The Alibaba Story)

Ho Chi Minh City Meetup: premiere screening of Alibaba documentary ‘Crocodile in the Yangtze’

For our next Tech in Asia Meetup in Ho Chi Minh City, we are honored with the chance to present the premiere local screening of Crocodile in...

  • October 1, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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China Telecom teams up with Alibaba on apps, payments, and data

A Reuters report today revealed phones sold by China Telecom (NYSE:CHA; HKG:0728), the country’s third-largest telco, could come pre-ins...

  • September 18, 2013
  • at 5:58 pm
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Jack Ma Says He Doesn’t Give a Crap About Rival Jingdong or its CEO

Apparently retirement isn’t doing much to keep former Alibaba CEO Jack Ma out of the limelight, or out of the center of controversy. I...

  • May 22, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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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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A portrait of China’s biggest tech CEOs: visionaries, copycats, and playboys

I interviewed about a dozen native Chinese people in Beijing to find out a) who they saw as their entrepreneurial celebrities and b) what th...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 3:18 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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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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4 ways China’s web giants will beat state-owned banks in consumer finance

In recent months, China’s web giants – namely Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), Alibaba, and Tencent (HKG:0700) – have been applying for f...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Alibaba’s Jack Ma quits WeChat, tells followers and celebrities to use his upstart messaging app instead

Jack Ma believes in his baby, Laiwang, and he wants you to as well. Yesterday Alibaba chairman Jack Ma continued his public push for Laiwang...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 12:11 pm
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Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Alibaba’s Jack Ma joins Silicon Valley luminaries as sponsor of major science prize

As we saw at Jack Ma’s final speech as Alibaba CEO, the e-commerce magnate has a passion for science. Today, the Alibaba founder is th...

  • September 27, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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UCWeb overtakes Opera as India’s top mobile browser, adds Jack Ma to board (INFOGRAPHIC)

Did UCWeb just snatch the India mobile browser crown from Opera? That’s what the company claims, citing Statcounter data that puts its...

  • August 22, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Why Alibaba’s Future Looks Bright

With founder Jack Ma stepping down from the role of CEO, skeptics will doubt whether Alibaba can continue to grow strongly without its found...

  • May 21, 2013
  • at 11:45 am
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