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Cyber Sovereignty Must Rule Global Internet

Lu Wei | Posted 12.18.2014 | 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 12.01.2014 | 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 11.11.2014 | 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.

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...

Tiananmen, Kissinger, Alibaba and the 40 Million Thieves

Greg Autry | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Greg Autry

Twenty-five years ago -- June 4, 1989 -- China's People's Liberation Army gunned down thousands of defenseless civilians gathered for peaceful prote...

Midnight at Yahoo

Mary Buffett | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
Mary Buffett

Thus far, Yahoo's stock price is way above its benchmark when she arrived. She moved quickly to become the face of the tattered brand. She ordered everybody back to the office, which was a smart move. Some of the early acquisitions, like Tumblr, have raised the right kind of eyebrows. So why aren't there Champagne corks popping over in Sunnyvale?

Europe's High Court Has No Business Telling Google How to Edit Its Search Results

Peter Scheer | Posted 07.14.2014 | Technology
Peter Scheer

The EU court decision is an embarrassment. It reads like a bureaucracy interpreting tax regulations, not a high court balancing first principles of free speech and individual privacy.

Alibaba Can Go Public, But Can It Go Global?

Josh Green | Posted 07.12.2014 | Technology
Josh Green

The world is littered with the carcasses of foreign companies that have tried and failed to enter China. But, similarly, how many Chinese companies have succeeded in making the leap beyond China's borders?

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...

Huge Tech Company You've Probably Never Heard Of Files For MASSIVE IPO

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2014 | Technology

(Reuters) - Alibaba Holdings Inc (IPO-ALIB.N) will seek to raise $1 billion in what could become the largest technology debut in history, the Chinese ...

7 E-commerce Trends Small Businesses Need to Know in 2014

Annie Jie Xu | Posted 03.09.2014 | Small Business
Annie Jie Xu

The unifying factor of 2014's 7 e-commerce trends is that they benefit both consumer and business alike. Better e-commerce means a memorable shopping experience for consumers with more options, better services, and lower prices.

The Picket Fenced Internet: Why Free Communication Is Over...If It Ever Existed?

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 09.30.2013 | Technology
Eric Yaverbaum

The glory days of the World Wide Web are now long in the past for all of us. In the post-Snowden era, the open Internet will only be experienced in history books - the ones that aren't censored, anyway.

From My Experience As CHINICT's Founder: 5 Best Practices to Build and Run a Business in China As a Foreigner

Franck Nazikian | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Franck Nazikian

Over the past few years, I have been asked what it takes to be successful as a foreigner in China. Here are a few thoughts inspired by my tales as an entrepreneur in the Internet industry in the Middle Kingdom.