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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...

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.

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...

Is Mobile Advertising Dead?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 06.11.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

After years of scrambling to capture the mobile advertising market as their primary source of revenue, it would seem that Apple is about to cut them off at the knees.

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...

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.

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...

Person of the Year, 2014?

John P. David | Posted 01.31.2015 | Media
John P. David

Last year, I had great responses from a blog post and survey about TIME's Person of the Year, so I decided to revisit the topic as we start to look back on the people and events that shaped the news in 2014.

Early Influences Can Open Up the Future

Jack Nadel | Posted 12.23.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Entrepreneurs not only provide us with critical innovation and keep us at the forefront of global markets, they also create ways to gain financial independence. So why has the percentage of start-ups in the U.S. dropped significantly in the last 35 years?

Unanswered Questions for a Consequential Autumn

Terry Connelly | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

In the American democracy we have collectively (or by passive default) chosen to have at the moment, to serve and assuage our divergent biases, the question is whether a governing plurality, as Jack Nicholson said, is "as good as it gets."

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...

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...

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.

China's Top Entrepreneur Has Never Used His Own Website

The Huffingoton Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

Jack Ma, founder of the sprawling e-commerce empire Alibaba that is on track to hold the largest-ever IPO, delivered the commencement speech earlier t...

From IPO To Rental Boyfriends: Everything You Need To Know About China's Alibaba

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 05.07.2014 | World

Why is everyone talking about Alibaba? Because this private Chinese e-commerce company filed paperwork on Tuesday to begin selling stock to the publ...

South China Morning Post Reporter Quits Over Major Controversy

Reuters | Posted 09.20.2013 | Media

By Pete Sweeney SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Hong Kong journalist has quit in a controversy over disputed remarks that Jack Ma, founder of Ch...

Too Old To Be CEO At 48?

AOL Jobs | Claire Gordon | Posted 01.17.2013 | Fifty

Baby boomers aren't retiring. Recession-battered savings, and the prospect of a decades-long retirement, have left them clinging to their jobs, keepin...

Major Yahoo Partner May Offer $9 Billion To Jump Ship

Reuters | Melanie Lee | Posted 04.10.2012 | Technology

By Melanie Lee SHANGHAI (Reuters) - If anyone can pull off the labyrinthine deal between Alibaba Group and Yahoo Inc, it's Jack Ma, who...

Alibaba's Jack Ma: 'If It Hurts The Environment, It's Not Good For Society'

Posted 12.20.2011 | Technology

By Adam Najberg, Wall Street Journal Jack Ma may be no Bill Gates, but he says his views on philanthropy and the social responsibility of companies...

8 Tech Execs Who Could Turn Yahoo Around

AP | Posted 11.07.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES (RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) -- The search has now begun for a person willing to lead one of the world's most popular Internet...

Jack Ma: Split Yahoo Into 'Smaller Pieces'

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.02.2011 | Technology

Jack Ma has a suggestion for Yahoo: Break up into smaller pieces. Ma, the CEO of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, spoke with Kara Swisher at the...

Alibaba's Ma Offers Yahoo Some Advice: Break Up

Posted 08.01.2011 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic and Sarah McBride PALOS VERDES, Calif./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alibaba founder Jack Ma didn't shed new light on his negotia...

Can Alibaba's Jack Ma Win Back Trust?

Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Jack Ma is furious. It's been two weeks since the lead founder of Alibaba Group, China's largest e-commerce enterprise, told the world about the scand...