Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has launched an "internet car" — the Car’OS RX5 — the first vehicle incorporating its YunOS operating system, in collaboration with China’s SAIC Motor Corp.
Worldwide platform companies have a market value of over US$4.3 trillion and employ millions directly and indirectly, according to a newly published survey from non-profit research group The Center for Global Enterprise (CGE).
Supermarket and retail giant Woolworths is taking its business into one of the world’s giant consumer markets, sealing a deal with China’s largest online business-to-consumer market, Alibaba’s Tmall Global.
It’s a far cry from the local postie delivering parcels and letters to our homes and businesses, with Australia Post’s new partnership with Alibaba’s 1688.com and the commencement of distribution of Aussie wines in the huge Chinese market.
Telstra has joined the ranks of the world’s top 100 most valuable brands for the first time this year with a brand value of $12.7 billion.
Analyst firm IDC predicts that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will achieve 5% more than its stated target of US $8.18 billion or RMB 50 billion in sales for the 11.11 Chinese online shopping festival, with IDC predicting new records will be set.
Alibaba has done a deal with Aussie software company Bigcommerce to give merchants “greater global access to products and services” and integrate Bigcommerce’s “easy-to-use” e-commerce platform.
The balance of power in global commerce is moving east. The float of Chinese Internet merchant Alibaba is the largest in history. Blame Forest Gump.
In separate announcements, two of China’s most innovative websites have announced they will list on the US stock market. The world is changing.
After a four month search, Yahoo has finally announced their new CEO.
There appear to be two possible bids either on the table or in the next room for Yahoo! Will there be a bidding war between Microsoft and Alibaba?
With the rumours swirling of a Microsoft-led takeover of Yahoo!, my advice to Alibaba's Jack Ma is to buy your company out of Yahoo! as fast as possible.
Is this the end of the line for Yahoo? Their CEO sacked and suggestions that the company is up for sale (at the right price). Perhaps Alibaba's CEO Jack Ma is the man for the job.
Listings for iPad 2 cases over at Alibaba.com have reportedly been ordered removed by an unnamed company which everyone presumes to be Apple, and while some examples of the cases due for removal are still online, isn't the attempt to remove the listings a bit like closing the barn door after the horse has bolted?
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