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6 hrs ago | Hindustan Times

1 billion in Flipkarts war chest but can it be Indias Alibaba

A $1 billion fundraising by online retailer Flipkart shows that online retail on the subcontinent has potential to grow like China, where consumers spent almost $300 billion online last year.


Related Topix: Flipkart, Amazon, Internet, Science / Technology

6 hrs ago | ZDNet

Chinese hospitals tap Alipay for e-payment, medical appointments

Several hospitals in China have signed up to tap Alibaba's e-payment platform, Alipay, to enable patients to book medical appointments, pay their bills, and receive test results via their mobile devices.


Related Topix: Alipay, World News, China, Asia, Travel, Asia Travel, China Travel, Hangzhou, China Travel,

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Clash of the Titans: Tencent, Alibaba, and the Battle for Digital Dominance in China

While Tencent and Alibaba duke it out to become the dominant digital platform in China, it's really the user that benefits from their creative advances, technical innovation, and new initiatives.


Related Topix: Tencent, Science / Technology, Internet


Snapdeal founder keeps close eye on Alibaba IPO

Kunal Bahl, founder and CEO of Snapdeal. For Tom Lee column mind of 7/30/2014 Photo: Kunal Bahl, Snapdeal With Alibaba poised to raise $20 billion from a monster initial public offering in the United States, no doubt a Goldman Sachs or Morgan Stanley would love a piece of the next foreign e-commerce giant likely to go public.


Related Topix: Stanley, Internet, Science / Technology

Mobile Marketer

Alipay's ecommerce solution for luxury brand expansion in China

Luxury and premium brands that have entered the Chinese market have done so by establishing a physical presence in China.


Related Topix: Internet, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Opinion

Mon Jul 28, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio -

7.28.14:The Fuel Walk, The Power Of Whale Poo, And The Biggest Company You've Never Heard Of

The oil boom is on in McKenzie county, North Dakota. More than 4000 wells have been drilled since 2008, and the county expects to be pumping for decades .


Related Topix: McKenzie County, ND


Africa e-commerce firm expands to new markets

Online retailer Jumia, a would-be African Amazon set up by German venture capital firm Rocket Internet, is expanding into three new markets - Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon, the company said on Monday.


Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Internet, Science / Technology

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Nation

Banning American IT

"De-IOE" must be one of the world's ugliest acronyms, and for American IT firms it is also one of the least popular.


Related Topix: Computers, Opinion

Did the New York Times Get Alibaba Excluded From China's Private Bank Pilot?

The approval of private banks in China is being hailed as a step forward in the country's economic reform.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Tencent,

Sat Jul 26, 2014


China's billionaires are pimping their jets

When a Chinese customer asked for the interior of his new Bombardier Challenger 850 jet to be covered with pricey black carbon fibre, the designer was shocked -- but happy to oblige.


Related Topix: Civil Aircraft, Bombardier Aircraft, Aircraft, Bombardier Challenger 850

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Investor's Business Daily

China Internet Kingpins Jockey For Leadership

A recent rumor about Ctrip buying Expedia's eLong is part of a trend that finds China's big Internet companies looking for acquisitions.


Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology, Asian-American, Chinese-American

New York Post

Investors hope Alibaba will acquire Yahoo

Thanks to an intriguing report making the rounds of Wall Street, investors are hoping that Alibaba's Jack Ma - who is planning to launch the biggest tech IPO in history this fall - or another Asian savior will swoop in with an offer to buy Yahoo! Shares of the Sunnyvale, Calif., tech company rose for a second day, gaining more than 4 percent to ... (more)


Related Topix: Sunnyvale, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Yahoo! Japan

Seeking Alpha

Baidu 2Q2014 Earnings: Have A Good Time... The Sun Can't Shine Everyday

Baidu reported 2Q14 results ahead of consensus on strong ARPU and customer adds.


Related Topix: Baidu, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Science / Technology, Internet

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Standard

Alibaba IPO starts to lose some of its glitter

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba is scheduled to be listed soon. The latest poll by Bloomberg shows that the consensus amongst analysts on the valuation of the company is set as low as US$154 billion , which is US$100 billion short of the projection made three months ago by star analyst Carlos Kirjner of Sanford Bernstein & Co.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Internet

The New Zealand Herald

China Connection: Opening the e-commerce oyster

In this, the fifth of a six-week series on exporting to China, Paul Lewis explores the massive e-commerce opportunity there It seems like an 'Open Sesame' for New Zealand exporters - a Chinese e-commerce behemoth with more than 230 million users every day.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Internet, Seafood, Life, Food

The Economist

Schumpeter: Unplugged and unproductive

AT FIRST glance it would appear that China has gone online, and gone digital, with great gusto.


Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology, Cloud Computing, Science, Computer Science, Marketing

Customer Interaction Solutions

Internet giants busy in M&A market [China Daily: US Edition]

The Chinese merger and acquisition market continued to be active in the first half of 2014, with listed Internet giants all striving to acquire good assets.


Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology

Wed Jul 23, 2014

International Business Times

Alibaba Okays Yahoo Request to Sell 140 Million Shares Via IPO, 68 Million to Be Sold to Shareholders

Yahoo!, which owns a 24% stake in Alibaba, said that the Chinese e-commerce giant that is launching an initial public offering sometime in August has agreed to the tech firm's request to reduce the maximum number of shares it sells in the launch to 140 million from the initial plan of 208 million.


Related Topix: Startups, Yahoo!, Internet, Science / Technology, World News, China, Taobao

Is Alibaba Or SoftBank About To Buy Yahoo?

At the current valuation, any of those companies could buy Yahoo and get the current core business for negative $4 billion .


Related Topix: SoftBank, Financial Services, Investment Services, Business News


What to Watch in The Day Ahead; Thursday, July 24

Amazon is expected to report a loss of 15 cents per share in the second quarter, sharper than the 2 cents per share loss posted a year ago.


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