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China's Post '90s Generation: New Minds, Old World

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Twenty years ago, China's engagement with the world had barely begun. The Internet was accessible to only the privileged few. Parents still espoused "protective" values reinforced by their experiences during the instability of two man-made disasters.

The Wild and Weird World of Chinese Crowd-Funding

Akshan deAlwis | Posted 07.20.2015 | Impact
Akshan deAlwis

A new chapter was written in the saga of crowd-funding earlier this month as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) dipped for the first time into the murky waters of crowd-funding in the United States.

Amazon's New Discount Holiday Seems Awfully Familiar

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- Amazon seems to have taken a page from Alibaba's playbook. Since 2009, the Chinese Internet goliath has held a discount holiday, called "...

Digital Commerce in China: Cheap Tricks or Deep Love?

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Chinese marketers - indeed, marketers everywhere -- need to "rebuild" corporate structures to align assets. True, "pain from change" is unavoidable. But downward vortex of commoditization will be more difficult to bear.

Damon Beres

The One Site That Netflix Should Fear | Damon Beres | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business

Be afraid, Netflix. Be very afraid.

Alibaba To Launch Netflix-Like Video Streaming Service In China

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | Technology

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will launch an online video streaming service in China in about two months, hoping to emulate the U.S....

Matt Sheehan

Alibaba Helps Chinese LGBT Couples Say 'We Do' in West Hollywood | Matt Sheehan | Posted 06.11.2015 | World

BEIJING -- It took a trip across the Pacific, but this week seven Chinese same-sex couples finally had the chance to say “I do” in West Hollywood....

Matt Sheehan

Jack Ma Says Women Executives Are Alibaba's 'Special Sauce' | Matt Sheehan | Posted 05.21.2015 | World

HANGZHOU, China -- While Silicon Valley grapples with a major gender gap in its workforce, Jack Ma, the founder of Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Aliba...

Luxury Labels File Suit Against Alibaba Over Fake Goods

AP | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business

BEIJING (AP) — The owner of fashion brands Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent has accused Alibaba Group in a lawsuit of profiting from sales of counterfeit goods despite the Chinese e-commerce giant's pledge to combat the trade in fakes.

Alibaba Apologizes For Ad Seeking Candidates Who Resemble Porn Star

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business

Today, in questionable HR decisions: Alibaba has apologized and pulled a job ad seeking a "programmer encouragement specialist." Requirements for t...

Innovative Challengers at the Gates

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

Within retail banking, there have been two standout, truly disruptive innovations in the last 20 years, where a few banks applied mass marketing techniques to create something unique.

Robbins Geller Takes IBM and Alibaba to Task

Nancy Laws | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Nancy Laws

On the surface, the market seems to be shifting in a positive direction, but simply making time to stay informed, helps us to recognize similarities to questionable behaviors in the financial sector that caused the Great Recession.

Matt Sheehan

California Dreaming: Alibaba Helps LGBT Chinese Couples Get Married In Los Angeles | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.20.2015 | World

BEIJING -- Liu Xin and his boyfriend, Hu Zhidong, have opted for a destination wedding. They’re not heading to Venice, Hawaii or even Mexico. Rather...

Alibaba Pumps $590 Million Into Small Chinese Smartphone Company

Reuters | Paul Carsten and John Ruwitch | Posted 04.11.2015 | Technology

The e-commerce giant is testing ways to expand its mobile operating system in a shrinking, cut-throat handset market.

Why Alibaba Stock Is Tanking

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.29.2015 | Business

Alibaba stock plunged nearly 10 percent after the Chinese e-commerce giant reported sales that disappointed Wall Street and dealt with a regulatory spat in its home country.

Matt Sheehan

Meet The Steve Jobs Of China: Alibaba's Jack Ma | Matt Sheehan | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

A year ago, few outside of China knew the name Jack Ma. Today, he’s the most sought after man at Davos. The founder and face of Alibaba Group, “th...

Jesse Rifkin

Alibaba Agrees To Block U.S. Sales Of Recalled Products | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alibaba, the world’s largest e-commerce website, announced a plan this week to prevent recalled products from reaching American consum...

Cyber Sovereignty Must Rule Global Internet

Lu Wei | Posted 02.14.2015 | World
Lu Wei

The success of the Internet in China over the past 20 years shows that successful foreign companies in China respect China's market environment and abide by China's law and regulations. U.S. companies operating in China show that those who respect the Chinese law can seize the opportunity of China' s Internet innovation and create immense value, while those who chose opposition stand will be isolated by themselves and finally abandoned by the Chinese market.

Which of These Three Chinese Will Time Pick for Person of the Year?

George Chen | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
George Chen

The three picks by Time reflect the very different thinking and ideology of Chinese society, which is generally getting more divided rather than united under Xi's leadership. People just choose to believe in different things -- money, power or the long-awaited "Chinese dream" by some and, perhaps the entire nation, for freedom.

Alibaba's 'Singles Day' Was Bigger Than Black Friday And Cyber Monday's Online Sales Combined

AP | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba's sales in China totaled $9.34 billion on Singles Day, a day dedicated to the uncommitted, the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse...

Matt Sheehan

China's Record-Breaking Online Shopping Day In 6 Facts | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.12.2014 | World

BEIJING -- Turkey Day and Santa Claus might spur Americans to shop till they drop, but China's hundreds of millions of online shoppers have their own ...

The Cute CEO: For Women, Does Cute + Sweet = C-Suite?

Marie Woolf | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Marie Woolf

So it's not just my imagination. Marissa Mayer clones seem to be showing up with increasing frequency in business media lately.

Alibaba May Be Ascendant, But Bomoda Gives Brands Their Own "Open Sesame" For China

Saul Gitlin | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Saul Gitlin

In the classic tale, "Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves," the protagonist undergoes a rags-to-riches transformation to emerge as the sole guardian of a secret incantation ("Open Sesame") that grants him exclusive access to an immeasurable, hidden treasure.

Alibaba: Fast as a Rabbit, Patient as a Turtle

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
St. Gallen Symposium

If you want to understand the shift in global business, watch out carefully what is happening these days in New York. Alibaba Group is in for an unprecedented bonanza, launching the biggest IPO in history on Nasdaq.

How Do Alibaba's IPO and China's New Nationalism Fit Together?

George Chen | Posted 11.22.2014 | World
George Chen

Alibaba puts China on par with the United States in the rapidly increasing global competition for technological innovation and economic transformation. The GSK case reminds me of a popular book "China Can Say No," first published in China in 1996 and which signaled a new era for growing Chinese nationalism.