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 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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China’s top tech CEOs join in on ‘ice bucket challenge’ craze for ALS

Youku CEO Victor Koo and OnePlus founder Pete Lau have already completed the challenge and kicked off the trend among the other Chinese tech...

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 11:24 am
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$2.8 billion spent on Southeast Asian startup acquisitions since 2008: report

In a report released today by Singapore-based venture capital firm Monk’s Hill Ventures, contributing writer Cheryl Ho claims more than US...

  • August 11, 2014
  • at 6:21 pm
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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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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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Temasek puts $30M into JD.com and Cheetah Mobile

Temasek puts $30M into US-listed Chinese internet companies, JD.com and Cheetah Mobile

Temasek put US$17.2 million into ecommerce site JD.com, and another US$12.8 million into security software firm Cheetah Mobile.

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 10:41 am
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Social media in China beyond WeChat and Weibo

Life beyond WeChat and Weibo: 15 niche social networks in China

They’re not meant to replace WeChat or Weibo – indeed, many of these specialist social apps integrate with the country’s top social ne...

  • August 6, 2014
  • at 9:58 am
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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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