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Innovations Changing Our Lives

Ruth Young | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Ruth Young

Of the top 100 companies in the 1955's Fortune 500, only 12 percent remain in the coveted list today; a testament to our country's dynamic and constan...

Yahoo Is For Sale, Maybe For Nothing?!?!

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business

Yahoo is up for sale. The strange thing is, the Internet giant might be worth nothing.  Yahoo’s said in its Tuesday afternoon earn...

Chinese Service Sector Eunuchs: Bigger but Impotent

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

The government's refusal to loosen the reins of control and welcome both bottom-up entrepreneurialism and foreign investment in "sensitive" areas prevents service industries from flourishing.

Alibaba Buys Hong Kong's South China Morning Post Newspaper

AP | Judah Robinson | Posted 12.14.2015 | Media

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Friday it's buying Hong Kong's leading English-language newspaper, the South China Morni...

Sold! Billionaire Buys Hong Kong's Top English-Language Newspaper

Associated Press | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.11.2015 | Media

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Yahoo Going Back To The Drawing Board With Alibaba Spinoff

AP | Judah Robinson | Posted 12.10.2015 | Media

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo's long-running identity crisis is spiraling in a new direction now that the company is abandoning a year's wo...

Yahoo!'s Board Rejects CEO's Strategy

Ira Kalb | Posted 12.09.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

After a few days of deliberation, Yahoo!'s Board rejected Marissa Mayer's strategy to spin-off its 15 percent stake in Alibaba estimated to be worth $31 billion into a new company called Aabaco.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

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 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.