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  • Alibaba Group’s Taobao Removed From “Notorious Markets” List By U.S.

    Alibaba Group’s Taobao Removed From “Notorious Markets” List By U.S.

    The US announced on Thursday that Taobao Marketplace, owned by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, has been removed from its yearly list of the world’s most “notorious markets,” a distinction they earned for being rampant with pirated and counterfeit goods. Read More

  • Jack Ma Flies Thousands of Miles to Palo Alto, Still Doesn't Want to See Carol Bartz

    Burn! According to sources, Alibaba Group’s CEO Jack Ma is in town and he’s not even paying a courtesy call to his estranged partners at Yahoo. Ma was spotted dining with Taobao CEO Jonathan Luk and other Alibaba executives at Fuki Sushi in Palo Alto last night, and a spokesperson for the company confirmed they were in town for meetings. Another source close to the company, who… Read More

  • Cross-Border Ecommerce Ventures Formed By Taobao And Yahoo! JAPAN Take Off

    A couple of weeks ago, Yahoo Japan (Japan’s biggest website) and Taobao (China’s largest e-retailer) agreed to launch a cross-border initiative under which both services will link their online shopping services starting June 1. Well, today’s that day. Read More

  • 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 Alibaba.com, 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