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  • Sep 22, 2014
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Alibaba Group

Alibaba is the world’s biggest e-commerce group. Founded by Jack Ma, it owns Tmall.com and its consumer-to-consumer business Taobao.com.

Popular Chinese taxi-booking apps leave smartphone-free travellers out in the cold

While millions of internet-savvy Chinese mainlanders benefit from escalating competition between two rapidly-growing taxi mobile applications fighting for dominance in the market, those without smartphones have found hailing a taxi in the street more difficult than ever.

Thursday, 30 January, 2014, 3:46pm

Chinese internet giants transplant 'red envelopes' holiday tradition to mobile cyberspace

Could the Chinese tradition of giving red envelopes with cash inside as gifts go digital during this year’s Lunar New Year holiday? That is what the new feature on Tencent’s flagship messaging mobile application WeChat, a “red envelope" add-on which went viral this weekend, aims to do.

27 Jan 2014 - 6:21pm

Alibaba's Jack Ma is 'delirious,' says real estate tycoon

Alibaba Group chairman Jack Ma Yun’s outspoken approach has not always made him friends among China’s average citizens, or the elite.

In the latest controversy the 48-year-old internet guru has upset some of the nation’s wealthiest real estate tycoons by pledging to drive down the soaring price of housing with “the power of e-commerce”.

16 Nov 2013 - 3:00pm 1 comment

Jack Ma slams e-business owners who don’t pay tax as 'immoral'

Alibaba Group chairman Jack Ma Yun stirred up a hornet's nest on Tuesday after it was reported he had accused tax-evading e-businesses of acting “immorally” in a TV interview.

16 Nov 2013 - 3:09pm

Alipay upgrades mobile application

In a move to strengthen its position in China's vast and increasingly competitive e-commerce market, Alipay has upgraded its mobile application for smartphones to a version that allows users to pay for purchases even when they are not connected to the internet.

17 Oct 2013 - 4:06am

Yahoo to keep bigger stake than planned in Alibaba after IPO

Yahoo said on Tuesday it would keep a larger stake in Alibaba Group than originally planned after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public, hoping to profit from the company’s future growth.

Alibaba is expected to file for an estimated US$15 billion IPO next year, valuing the operator of retail, auction and content websites at more than US$100 billion.

16 Oct 2013 - 3:21pm

Alibaba wants counterfeiters to go out of fashion from its online platform

Alibaba Group, the mainland's biggest e-commerce services provider, looks set to burnish its credentials with more foreign luxury brands after it forged an anti-counterfeiting pact with French fashion house Louis Vuitton Malletier.

16 Oct 2013 - 3:05am

Alibaba's quest to build a nationwide online retail network

Alibaba Group’s plans to revolutionise China’s retail industry, investing US$16 billion in logistics and support by 2020, will open up the country’s vast interior and bring access to hundreds of millions of potential new customers.

14 Oct 2013 - 3:32pm

Alibaba consortium buys US$200 million stake in US retail website

Alibaba Group has led an investment round of about US$200 million in fledgling US retail website ShopRunner, a source with knowledge of the deal said.

It is one of the largest US investments made by the Chinese e-commerce giant, which is preparing to go public, possibly in the United States.

17 Oct 2013 - 4:32pm

Alibaba open to IPO concessions

Alibaba Group would cut the number of partners the firm has and bind them to a three-year share sale ban if Hong Kong regulators accept a controversial management structure that is blocking its potential HK$100 billion initial public offering, a source close to the listing authorities told the South China Morning Post.

25 Sep 2013 - 4:13am 1 comment