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Matt Sheehan

Jack Ma Says Women Executives Are Alibaba's 'Special Sauce'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 04.20.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Alibaba Stock Soars In Debut

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager invest...

Ben Walsh

How To Tell If You Should Buy Alibaba Stock, In 1 Simple Flowchart

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba just went public! Should you, a regular person, buy Alibaba stock? It may seem tempting, what with the stock jumpi...

Week to Week News Quiz for 9/19/14

John Zipperer | Posted 11.19.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Now that Scotland's not going anywhere, you have time to take our Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Jack Ma is now a very...

Company You've Never Heard Of Is Now Bigger Than Facebook

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business

The Chinese company Alibaba started trading on the New York Stock Exchange Friday after the biggest initial public offering in human history. It immed...

SHARES SURGE

Reuters | By Liana B. Baker, Jessica Toonkel and Ryan Vlastelica | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares surged by more than 40 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors j...

HERE IT COMES

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business

(Updates headline, indicated opening price, adds quote, background on first-day jump in IPOs) By Liana B. Baker, Jessica Toonkel and R...

Alibaba and the IPO Treasure

David Sable | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
David Sable

Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, is in fact the living incarnation of the original fictitious character.