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.
On our first-ever feature episode of the Tech in Asia podcast we're going in-depth on Alibaba with a guy who watched the company grow from the inside: Porter Er...
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Alibaba and its affiliate firm Ant Financial this afternoon launched MyBank, a new online bank for China.
Alibaba is backing Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and helping to promote it in China.
Hi everyone! I’m a former Alibaba Vice-President (from 2000-2008) who saw Alibaba grow from Jack Ma’s apartment into what it is today. I had a front-row seat to...
Ecommerce titan Alibaba is forming a RMB 6 billion (US$970 million) joint venture company to focus on web-connected on-demand services, such as food delivery.
Ant Financial and the whole Alipay business was not part of Alibaba’s record-breaking IPO last year.
1,000 Pepper robots will go on sale to consumers in Japan starting this Saturday - but their intended future as human companions remains uncertain.
Alibaba has announced it will pioneer a unique subscription-based video service for the Chinese market
“When are you going to come to invade America? When are you going to compete with Amazon?" - Jack Ma says he's asked that a lot.
A review of Porter Erisman's book Alibaba's World: How a Remarkable Chinese Company is Changing the Face of Global Business.
In another unreleased speech excerpt, Jack Ma explains why he started Alipay and the importance of limits for internet enterprises.
Xiu’s investment comes just days after several high-profile luxury brands filed a lawsuit against China’s biggest ecommerce company, Alibaba.
In this latest excerpt from a book of previously-unpublished speeches, Ma waxes philosophical on flattery, arrogance, and why his face looks weird.
Scan stuff pretty now.
A repeat wrist slap following similar calls in March.
Weibo hit 89 million daily active users in March, up 34 percent from the same time last year.
Face++ makes a cloud-based API and an SDK so developers can incorporate face recognition into their on apps. The startup has over 30,000 developers on board.
The investment in LeTV Sports was led by two of China's most prominent billionaires, Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma and Wanda Group chairman Wang Jianlin.
American messaging app Tango, which Alibaba put more than $200 million into last year, is expanding into ecommerce with the Chinese giant's help.
Tuniu, a NASDAQ-listed Chinese travel and tourism site, announced today it has secured a US$500 million investment led by ecommerce giant JD.
Say Ni Hao to Daniel Zhang.
A translated excerpt from an internal speech given by Alibaba chairman and founder Jack Ma, in which he talks about how Alibaba's top employees got to where the...