Business / Trendsetter

Alibaba's shares down for second day

[2014-09-24 10:28]

Shares of Alibaba edged down for two straight days after its blockbuster debut on Friday, as investors weighed the stock.

All you wanted to know about Alibaba

[2014-09-17 11:32]

Alibaba's growth from a start-up employing 18 people in 1999 to a worldwide company employing 22,000 is down to its ability to harness the world of internet commerce.

Alibaba kicks off Asia roadshow in HK

[2014-09-15 17:49]

Alibaba Group kicked off its Asia roadshow in Hong Kong where the Chinese Internet behemoth was earlier refused listing due to its partnership structure.

What the world is saying about Alibaba's IPO

[2014-09-10 16:37]

As the BBC points out, "the largest US IPO is now a Chinese company," so here's a look at how Chinese and international media are reporting on Alibaba's impending IPO.

Alibaba IPO has Wall St 'eagerly' waiting

[2014-08-27 10:24]

Perhaps its brand already has had an impact in the US and globally, but China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group will certainly deepen it even further when it lists on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) - reportedly - sometime after Labor Day next month.

'Ice Bucket'challenge to raise awareness

[2014-08-19 18:22]

With Ice Bucket Challenge spreading among China's Internet celebrities, an association in China is channeling people's attention toward rare disorders.

Alibaba to launch e-commerce platform for used cars

[2014-08-20 09:42]

Alibaba Group signed an agreement with China Grand Auto Services Co Ltd, the country's largest passenger vehicle dealer, to set up an online trading platform for secondhand cars.

Vendors switch to mobile repairs

[2014-08-20 07:42]

Industry insiders have warned independent handset dealers to find a new cash cow.

Amazon to open Shanghai platform

[2014-08-20 23:55]

The US e-commerce giant seems ready to capitalize on the massive purchasing power of Chinese customers, as it kicked off a planned foray into the Shanghai FTZ.

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer leaves board

[2014-08-20 03:34]

Steve Ballmer, the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, has left the software company's board in order to spend more time on his new project.

Alibaba film unit finds possible accounting issues

[2014-08-15 15:09]

Chinese e-commerce giant's recently acquired film unit said that a review has uncovered possible accounting irregularities.

Huge IT layoffs trigger labor friction

[2014-08-15 05:50]

Labor unrest is expected to spread following massive layoffs at several IT giants, with experts calling on multinationals to take the issue seriously.

Telecom carriers link onto $300m trans-Pacific optical fiber project

[2014-08-13 04:28]

Two subsidiaries of China's top telecom carriers are joining a Google Inc-led project to build a new trans-Pacific submarine fiber optic cable system connecting Asia and North America.

Internet helping big data improve daily life

[2014-08-12 13:21]

Big data is often known as next-generation technology, but attempts made by large Chinese Internet firms have shown that the technology is not that far from today's everyday life.

China's 'silicon valley' to expand

[2014-08-09 15:30]

Zhongguancun, China's iconic technology park, is to expand out of the capital under the coordinated development initiative for Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei.

Fears grow over Microsoft's ax

[2014-08-05 06:56]

Fears and frustration are mounting among employees at Microsoft Corp's Nokia segment in China as the 5,000-person group is likely to take the strongest layoff hit across the globe.

More Chinese pay through mobile phones

[2014-08-02 17:37]

Payments through mobile phones in China rose 707 percent year on year in 2013, a research report said on Saturday.

CNPC signs IT contracts with Huawei

[2014-08-02 08:11]

The worry of overseas technology companies that the State-owned enterprises may favor local vendors is gradually becoming a reality.

Kabam gets $120m Alibaba investment

[2014-08-02 08:11]

Kabam Inc received a $120 million investment from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd as part of a plan to distribute titles including Lord of the Rings in China.

China's Huawei shows interest in LatAm

[2014-07-31 10:55]

China's Huawei Technologies showed its interest in the Latin American market with the opening in Panama City of its 2nd Information and Communications Technology Expo.