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  1. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    More funds flow to Alibaba's anticipated record-smashing IPO

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez and Agencies Chinese technology companies' share prices take a fall as funds flow into Alibaba's upcoming IPO Internet rivals hit by Alibaba's IPO popularity E-commerce powerhouse Alibaba is poised to become Asia's largest listed internet company later this week, but other Chinese technology firms likely feel that its initial public offering cannot ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    Alibaba in anti-piracy PR blitz

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 10:23am by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young Alibaba's PR blitz to be removed from the US list of Notorious pirates is likely to succeed, helping to improve its image as it courts new investors and moves toward a mega-IPO. E-commerce leader Alibaba has been on a quiet PR offensive for much of the last year, seeking to convince the US that its Taobao marketplaces aren't havens for pirates whose sales ...

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    Baidu becomes latest Sina Weibo suitor

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 03:31pm by Doug Young

    ... become the latest suitor to woo the popular social networking site. Word of Baidu's interest comes weeks after e-commerce leader Alibaba was also reportedly seeking a similar tie-up ... with more than 350 million registered users. The reports, which simply cite "informed sources", say that Baidu and Alibaba would actually co-invest in Sina Weibo, in a deal ...

  4. Alibaba advances on talk of asset injection

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So The launch by Alibaba Group, the parent of Hong Kong-listed Alibaba. com, of a new online advertising service, Alimama, drove up shares of Alibaba.com 9.89 per cent yesterday on speculation the new division would be injected into the listed firm. Alibaba Group vice-president for corporate affairs Porter Erisman said the company had no such plans, but analysts thought ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    Baidu's Walmart ties, Sina's e-payments

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 02:19pm by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young Sina's development of its own e-commerce services shows its talks for a Alibaba tie-up are dead, while Baidu's tie-up with Walmart's Yihaodian looks smart ... Alibaba is officially dead, while search leader Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) may have finally found a potent new partner in leading global retailer Walmart (NYSE: WMT). The two developments once again ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Baidu's Qunar hit by merchant revolt

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:39pm by Doug Young

    ... The revolt in many ways looks similar to what happened two years ago to e-commerce leader Alibaba, which saw a similar uprising of smaller third-party merchants on one of its B2C e-commerce platforms ... Clearly the agents weren't pleased, which has resulted in this mass exodus that looks like a bargaining ploy. As I wrote at the beginning of this commentary,  Alibaba experienced a similar ...

  7. Business

    Sohu seeks investors to drive growth

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... "My goals in life have changed, and work is very important now." In the past year Baidu and Alibaba, the mainland's largest e-commerce company, have made acquisitions to grow. Baidu ... Alibaba announced the US$294 million acquisition of a 28 per cent stake in Beijing-based mapping company AutoNavi. And last month, it agreed to pay US$586 million for about 18 per cent of Sina ...

  8. Western delusions

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... rather than using Google. Tencent, Sina and Alibaba have all become authentic great China brands on the internet. Westerners can rhapsodise about 'one billion consumers' but, at least ...

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    'Tis the season to reorganize

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:12pm by Doug Young

    ... China's leading Internet company.  But wait a minute, you're probably saying to yourself, didn't we also just see news of a major overhaul at e-commerce leader Alibaba, which recently reorganised itself into 25 major business units? Alibaba was hardly a leader in this sudden strange race to reorganise, with leading web portal Sina (Nasdaq: SINA) and top Internet search engine Baidu ...

  10. China search market does not have to evolve the US way

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Logan

    ... offering. Yet in terms of sales to SMEs, the present market winner is not a search company at all. That title belongs to business-to-business portal Alibaba.com, which has a US$68 million in annual ... the services of a dedicated e-commerce portal such as Alibaba more valuable than search engines, which attract visitors looking for 'free' MP3 files just as much as they do business users. ...




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