Alibaba blames politics as Taobao retains place on US government naughty list

It hasn’t been a great couple of weeks for Alibaba in the U.S.. First affiliate Ant Financial’s proposed acquisition of MoneyGram collapsed due to objections from the U.S. government, now

Another blockbuster quarter for Alibaba as revenue surges 61%

Alibaba’s stellar financial performance continues unabated after the Chinese e-commerce giant again beat analyst expectations thanks to impressive growth in its core business at home. The firm r

Alibaba’s Ant Financial partners with Hutchison to develop its Alipay service in Hong Kong

Ant Financial, the Alibaba affiliate that operates payment service Alipay and other digital finance products, has continued its Asia expansion with a move into Hong Kong. Alipay and Alibaba’s My

Alibaba is back on U.S. blacklist of “notorious marketplaces”

The USTR dropped its annual blacklist calling out marketplaces that are rife with counterfeit and pirated goods this week. Many of the shopping centers and sites listed in this “Special 301&#82

Alibaba Launches English Version Of Anti-Counterfeiting Tool

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has launched an English-language version of TaoProtect, one of its counterfeit reporting system. Used on Tmall and Taobao (Alibaba’s top B2C and B2B platforms, respe

Alibaba Teams Up With China’s Largest Telecom To Sell Smartphones To Rural Customers

Alibaba has partnered with China’s biggest telecom operator to sell low-cost smartphones to people in rural areas for prices as low as 299 RMB ($48). The deal with China Telecom, which has 186 milli

Alibaba’s Latest Marketing Campaign Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Alibaba marketplace Taobao will celebrate Valentine’s Day by sending gay couples to the U.S. and other countries where same-sex marriage is legal. To be sure, the event, We Do, is a publicity ploy l

Data From Alibaba’s E-Commerce Sites Is Now Powering A Credit-Scoring Service

Alibaba Group affiliate Ant Financial Services has unveiled a new credit-scoring system that uses data from the e-commerce giant’s sites to gauge users’ creditworthiness. Dubbed Sesame Credit, the

Yahoo China Shuts Down Its Web Portal

<a target="_blank" href="">Yahoo China</a>, which is operated by Chinese e-commerce and Internet services behemoth Alibaba Group, has closed its Web portal. The site now displays a

Alibaba Bans Messaging App WeChat, Pushes Weibo Instead

A fleeting affair between two of China's biggest tech successes has ended acrimoniously after e-commerce giant Alibaba banned sellers from using Tencent's popular messaging app, WeChat.

China’s E-Commerce Market Grew To $190B In 2012, Driven By Mobile Users and Social Media, Says CNNIC

China’s e-commerce market racked up a whopping 1.3 trillion RMB ($190 billion USD) worth of transactions in 2012, according to a report by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) (

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

The <a target="_blank" href="">US announced on Thursday</a> that <a target="_blank" href="http:

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

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

<img class="shot2" src="" /> A couple of weeks ago, <a href="">Yahoo Japan</a> (<a href="

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

<img src="" /> Big news from the Asian web world today. <a href="">Yahoo Japan</a> (<a href="https://beta.techcrunch

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

<img src="" width="199" height="117" />Alibaba is best known for its international B2B e-commerce and sourcing market place <a href="h

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 investig