• Yahoo Japan And China's Taobao Announce Cross-Border E-Commerce Tie-Up

    Big news from the Asian web world today. Yahoo Japan (Japan’s biggest website) and Taobao (China’s largest e-retailer) have agreed to launch a cross-border initiative under which both services will link their online shopping services starting June 1. Through the tie-up, Yahoo Japan and Taobao merchants will be able to sell products to buyers in each other’s markets. For… Read More

  • Alibaba Turns 10 – Aims To Create 100 Million Jobs, Employ 10 Million People

    Alibaba is best known for its international B2B e-commerce and sourcing market place, but also operates Taobao – the “eBay of China” and largest C2C Internet retail web site, Alimama – an online advertising exchange and affiliate network – as well as Alipay, China’s most popular third-party online payment system modelled after Paypal but… Read More

  • Google Under Investigation For Tax Evasion In China

    Google is being investigated for tax evasion by the Chinese Inland Revenue Department following a tip off from an “informant” alleging wrong doing. According to local reports, the investigation into Google includes evasion of business and personal tax, and tax on employee options. At least some of the investigation relates to how Google has previously treated transactions from… Read More