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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.

Yahoo Is Shutting Down Businesses Left And Right

AP | Posted 06.22.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo's email service in China will close this summer as part of an arrangement worked out with its partner in that country, Al...

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...

Yahoo Just Closed A $7.6 Billion Deal

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 11.18.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo has completed a long-awaited $7.6 billion deal with China's Alibaba Group, generating a windfall that could help ease the...

Yahoo To Sell Half Of Its Stake In Alibaba For $7.1 Billion

AP | Posted 07.20.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After years of mortifying missteps, Yahoo Inc. finally has something to boast about: a multibillion-dollar windfall from a savv...

Yep, China Has Cloned Pinterest

Reuters | Melanie Lee | Posted 05.29.2012 | Technology

By Melanie Lee SHANGHAI (Reuters) - It is a marriage made in heaven for shopping addicts. Social shopping, the merger of social network...

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...

Uh-Oh! Huge Yahoo Partner Reportedly Wants Out

Reuters | Stephen Aldred and Prakash Chakravarti | Posted 02.07.2012 | Technology

By Stephen Aldred and Prakash Chakravarti HONG KONG (Reuters) - Alibaba Group is seeking up to $4 billion in debt financing, sources sa...

The Unholy Mess That Is Yahoo

Bill_Robinson | Posted 01.01.2012 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Let's investigate the simple numbers about Yahoo's businesses which the Wall Street Journal explains; I don't think they add up.

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...

Is This Who Will Buy Yahoo?

Posted 12.01.2011 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic PALO ALTO, California (Reuters) - Jack Ma, the founder and CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is keen on buying Yahoo I...

Chinese Site Bans Web Tools Used To Evade Filters

AP | JOE McDONALD | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology

BEIJING — A major Chinese online commerce site has banned sales of software used to bypass Internet censorship amid Beijing's efforts to block t...

Yahoo, Alibaba, Softbank Come To Agreement

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 09.28.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo Inc. has settled a dispute tarnishing a key investment in China, but the truce didn't bring much peace of mind to the emba...

PayPal Ends Major China Partnership--After One Year

Posted 08.03.2011 | Technology

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - EBay's online payment unit, PayPal, will end its year-old partnership with AliExpress, the wholesale website of Alibaba.com, ...

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...

Yahoo, Alibaba Reach Deal Over Alipay Controversy

Posted 07.31.2011 | Technology

By Nadia Damouni and Jennifer Saba NEW YORK | Tue May 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc has resolved a dispute with Alibaba Group over t...

Yahoo, Alibaba Reaffirm Committment While Internal Battle Wages

AP | By CHRISTINA REXRODE | Posted 07.16.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Yahoo Inc. and Chinese Internet company Alibaba Group tried to present a united front Sunday as they worked on a dispute that has caused t...

Yahoo's Battle With China Partner Intensifies

Posted 07.14.2011 | Technology

By Jennifer Saba and Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc's battle with Alibaba Group intensified on Friday as they issued contradictor...

Yahoo's Major China Partnership Sours

Posted 07.11.2011 | Technology

By Jennifer Saba NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alibaba Group's latest message to Yahoo sounds a lot like the last one: it wants its shares back. CEO Jac...

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...

CEO, COO Of E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Resign

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SHANGHAI — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says two of its top executives are resigning to take responsibility after a probe discovered more than 2...

Managing China: Stimulating Creativity in a Sea of Convention

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

To liberate ambition -- the dragon in the heart -- latent in every Chinese, a leader must perform the hat trick of making subordinates feel safe enough to dive into shapeless seas.