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Here's A Twist: Obama Interviews Internet Billionaire, Suggests Investment Venture

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.18.2015 | Technology

U.S. President Barack Obama took time off at an Asia-Pacific summit on Wednesday for an unusual task -- putting questions to Chinese internet billion...

Portraits Showcase The Appeal Of Online Shopping Across China

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.11.2015 | World

From the vast steppes of Inner Mongolia to a snowy village in Harbin city, online shopping is making the world a little smaller. In January, Chinese p...

China's New Five-Year Plan Embraces the Third Industrial Revolution

Nathan Gardels | Posted 11.05.2015 | World
Nathan Gardels

BEIJING -- China's future development is about economic transformation. Through green growth and the application of Internet technologies, China can spur new opportunities and foster global sustainable development.

The Inexorable Logic of the Sharing Economy

Michael Spence | Posted 10.26.2015 | World
Michael Spence

MILAN -- The truth is that the Internet-led process of exploiting under-utilized resources - be they physical and financial capital or human capital and talent - is both unstoppable and accelerating. The long-term benefits consist not just in efficiency and productivity gains (large enough to show up in macro data), but also in much-needed new jobs requiring a broad range of skills. Indeed, those who fear the job-destroying and job-shifting power of automation should look upon the sharing economy and breathe a bit of a sigh of relief.

Yahoo Lands Search Deal With Google After Poor Third Quarter

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Unable to revive Yahoo's revenue growth on her own, CEO Marissa Mayer is hoping for a little help from her old friends at ...

Innovation in China: Promise or Pipedream?

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 10.17.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

If China fails to turbocharge its capacity to innovate, the country will experience a hard economic landing and social stability will be threatened. But can China evolve into an innovation powerhouse? The jury is out.

Alibaba Wants To Buy 'China's YouTube'

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.16.2015 | Technology

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it would buy all of the shares of Youku Tudou Inc that it does not already own in a deal valuing the Chinese...

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.