Alibaba

China Releases a Tech Dragon: the BAT

Isolated from American competition, Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent dominate China and have grown remarkably for a decade. Now they are legitimate rivals to the American tech giants. (From the latest Techonomy Magazine)

China is No Longer a Technology Copycat or Underdog

Kevin Zhou grew up in China and came to the US in 2009 to study. He's now a seasoned tech journalist who travels between the US and China and works to explain the different tech...

Beijing Cracks Down on Video and E-Commerce

It seems like I write about the latest Internet crackdown far too often these days, as Beijing focuses on a wide range of industries where it wants to clean up what it sees as unhealthy...

Tencent’s WeChat Trounces Alibaba at Chinese New Year

I remember a time not long ago when we China tech reporters used to write annual stories about the number of people who sent billions of simple Lunar New Year text greetings over their mobile...

Rhetoric Eases, but Troubles Remain in Alibaba Piracy Spat

After reaching a fever pitch last week, rhetoric in the high-profile spat over piracy between e-commerce giant Alibaba and one of China’s main business regulators appears to be softening as the two sides move towards...

Alibaba’s Ma Eyes New Partner in Apple’s Cook

The headlines are buzzing today with news about newly listed Alibaba, led by word that the e-commerce giant may explore an electronic payments tie-up with global gadget leader Apple. I’ll be quite frank and say...

Five of China’s Top Ten Richest Are Techies

The headlines are buzzing about the latest Hurun Report listing the richest people in China, which has a decidedly tech flavor this year that hints at trouble ahead for the overcharged Internet sector. The report...

Tencent Beats Alibaba to Banking License

Earlier reports of e-commerce leader Alibaba’s strong political ties appear to be overstated, following word that archrival Tencent has become the first of China’s major Internet firms to win a highly sought banking license. Both...

Alibaba Picks NYSE, Plays with Yahoo, Football

It’s been two weeks since I’ve written a post exclusively about leading e-commerce company Alibaba, so I thought I’d end the week with a round-up of a few company news bits including its selection of...

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