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  1. Alibaba surges 13.6pc as Microsoft's Yahoo bid excites market

    Posted Feb 05th 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So, Bien Perez and Frederick Yeung Shares of mainland e-commerce giant Alibaba.com jumped 13.56 per cent yesterday as intense speculation on the company's future gripped the market following Microsoft Corp's stunning US$44.6 billion hostile offer to buy Yahoo. Alibaba.com, partly controlled by Yahoo, closed at HK$20.35, up from HK$17.92 on Friday last week. ...

  2. Alibaba faces competition scrutiny in IPO

    Posted Sep 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Alibaba.com, whose parent is preparing for a US$1 billion share sale in Hong Kong, will compete with 40 per cent shareholder Yahoo in the online search engine marketing business, raising concerns the group's internal competition may hurt the interests of Alibaba investors, sources said. Alibaba.com is a subsidiary of the mainland's largest e-commerce ...

  3. Tradesparq sets out to rival Alibaba

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Watch out, Alibaba.com. Here comes Tradesparq, a start-up aiming to provide buyers and suppliers with a more efficient and cost-effective way to verify potential trade partners. Established in 2010, the Shanghai-based business-to-business (B2B) trading platform is trying to get a step ahead of Hangzhou-based Alibaba.com, the world's ...

  4. Alibaba Group gets US$1.6b investment

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com In a deal that may well sweep aside recent speculation about a public listing, Alibaba Group received a US$1.6 billion tender offer for shares from an investor group led by DST Global, Silver Lake and Chinese private equity firm Yunfeng Capital. According to a person familiar with the transaction, Alibaba shareholders, which include ...

  5. Haier Zing smartphone marks Alibaba link-up

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Alibaba Group is stepping up efforts to get other leading domestic and global smartphone brands to adopt Aliyun, its self-developed mobile operating system, ... the high-profile launch in July last year of the initial handset on the Aliyun platform, the K-Touch Cloud-Smart Phone W700 from Beijing Tianyu Communication Equipment. A spokeswoman for Alibaba said talks ...

  6. Alibaba.com accelerates expansion efforts in US

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alibaba.com, the world's largest business-to-business e-commerce services provider, has stepped up its expansion in the United States with the acquisition of online search specialist SingleFeed, its third corporate takeover in the country. San Francisco-based SingleFeed was bought for an undisclosed amount this week by Alibaba.com's US business unit, Vendio Services. Last ...

  7. Alibaba splits online retailer into three

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mainland e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding has implemented a sweeping restructuring of Taobao, its online retail services unit, in a bid to stay ahead of the competition and better ... to our company and shareholders,' chairman and chief executive Jack Ma Yun said in an internal e-mail to Alibaba Group employees. The group's other subsidiaries are Hong Kong-listed ...

  8. Alibaba unit offers a cloud of its own

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com With an eye to expansion outside its core e-commerce market, Alibaba Group yesterday unveiled its own mobile operating system and smartphone to run ... A subsidiary, Alibaba Cloud Computing (AliCloud), developed the new mobile operating system and plans to integrate the software in other mobile internet devices, including media tablets, in the months ...

  9. Yahoo! in US$1b purchase

    Posted Aug 09th 2005, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... Stuart Biggs US firm set to acquire 35pc stake in Chinese e-commerce outfit, Alibaba Yahoo! will pay almost US$1 billion for a 35 per cent stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba ... it is no surprise that Alibaba has become a target for foreign internet firms. Last month, another report in Forbes dubbed Alibaba one of China's 'most coveted low-hanging fruit', ...

  10. Media tablets, cheap laptop sales boost Alibaba

    Posted Dec 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Alibaba.com, the world's largest business-to-business e-commerce services provider, has seen a steady climb in small-quantity orders of media tablets and cheap laptop ... That demand helped overall turnover on AliExpress increase 35.3 per cent in November compared with October, according to an Alibaba.com spokeswoman. Launched in April this year as a value-added ...




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