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RPT-As giant U.S. IPO nears, Alibaba's China e-commerce crown slips

Alibaba's dominance of online retail in China faces its biggest-ever challenge as the firm founded by Jack Ma in an apartment 15 years ago lines up a U.S. initial public offering that could value the firm at around $140 billion.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Travel, Asia Travel, China Travel, Internet, Science / Technology, Startups, Facebook

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Sohu Has A Hidden Gem

The search engine market is always so tempting. Whoever controls the "entrance" of the Internet controls the gate to making products popular in a short time.

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

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Reuters

Hong Kong shares fall with Tencent a big drag, China slips

Hong Kong shares fell on Wednesday after U.S. stocks skidded, with Internet giant Tencent the biggest drag, while Chinese markets were knocked off three-week highs as banks fell.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Financial Markets

Seeking Alpha

QVOD Tries Tested Tactic To Evade Piracy Fine

An important step in China's ongoing battle against piracy is showing signs of being undermined, with word that a Shenzhen company that received a record fine for copyright violations was attempting to avoid the penalty through use of an old trick.

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Related Topix: Baidu

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Baidu: Dissecting China's Internet Giant

Baidu is one of China's BAT trio of tech giants, alongside Tencent and Alibaba .

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

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Forbes.com

China's Alibaba And Tencent Gobbling Up Everything In Sight

Jack Ma, the leading light behind Alibaba Group, was drunk when he agreed to take a stake in Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club, at least according to Hui Ka Yan, the seller.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, World News, China, Asia, Internet, Science / Technology, Media, Sohu.com, Computers, Search Engines

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Reuters

For Alibaba, a challenge is to turn mobile into money

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd [IPO-ALIB.N] may have dominated online retail on personal computers, but is some way from replicating that leadership in shopping by smartphone and other mobile devices.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, World News, China, Asia, Internet, Science / Technology, Computers

South China Morning Post

Tencent's WeChat platform to benefit from 58.com partnership

Founded in November, 1998, Tencent has grown into one of China's largest Internet service portals.

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Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, World News, China, Asia, China Travel, Internet, Science / Technology, Hong Kong, China Travel, Alibaba

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Bloomberg

Tencent Buys $736 Million Stake in Craigslist-Like Site

Tencent Holdings Ltd. , Asia's largest Internet company, agreed to buy a $736 million stake in a Craigslist-like site to bolster its online content as it seeks to compete with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Tencent will buy a 19.9 percent stake, amounting to 36.8 million Class A and B ordinary shares in Chaoyang, China-based 58.com at $20 each, the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Local Search, China, World News

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Bloomberg

Tencent Buys 20% of China's 58.com for $736 Million

Tencent Holdings Ltd. agreed to buy a 19.9 percent stake in 58.com Inc. for $736 million, as Asia's largest Internet company adds to investments this year that include purchasing a stake in e-commerce website JD.com Inc. Tencent will buy 36.8 million Class A and B ordinary shares in Chaoyang, China-based 58.com at $20 each, according to a statement ... (more)

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Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology, World News, China, Baidu

West Australian

Tencent to buy 20 per cent in 58.com for $736 million

Tencent Holdings Ltd, China's biggest listed tech firm, will buy a 20 percent stake in online classifieds company 58.com Inc for $736 million as the company looks to boost its presence in the e-commerce business.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Internet

Reuters

Tencent to buy 20 pct in 58.com for $736 mln

Tencent Holdings Ltd, China's biggest listed tech firm, will buy a 20 percent stake in online classifieds company 58.com Inc for $736 million as the company looks to boost its presence in the e-commerce business.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Internet, Local Search

Reuters

Tencent to buy 20 pct in 58.com for $736 mln

Tencent Holdings Ltd, China's biggest listed tech firm, will buy a 20 percent stake in online classifieds company 58.com Inc for $736 million as the company looks to boost its presence in the e-commerce business.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Internet

Seeking Alpha

QVOD, Shenzhen Govt Face Off Over Record Fine

An exciting showdown that could become a landmark case in copyright protection is shaping up in Shenzhen, where a company accused of rampant piracy is refusing to pay a record fine formally levied this week by the city government.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Internet giant becomes China's most valuable brand [China Daily: Hong Kong Edition]

Tencent Holdings Ltd has been crowned the most valuable Chinese brand in 2014, according Hurun Report, a leading authority on China's wealthy, on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Independence Community Bank, Banking, Financial Services, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Baidu, Internet, Science / Technology, Best of 2007

Hispanic Business

Tencent stepping further into e-finance

The five companies are the first group of securities firms to set up online finance businesses on QQ.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Marketing

Global Voices Online

Meet Xiaobing, the (Fun? Annoying? Creepy?) Chatbot Taking Over China's Weibo

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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Related Topix: Robots

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Business Wire

Forrester: What Digital Wallet Growth in China Means For Businesses

The growth is attributed to the burgeoning eCommerce market, explosive growth of smartphone penetration, and mobile payment technologies in recent years that have made digital wallets a convenient payment option.

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Related Topix: Forrester Research, Advertising, Alibaba

Barron's

Tencent: More Mobile Gamers; JP Morgan Ups PT

According to J.P. Morgan , more WeChat and Mobile QQ users are playing mobile games.

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Tue Jun 24, 2014

Seeking Alpha

The Developer Of Candy Crush Seeking To Expand Despite Recent Setbacks

King Digital Entertainment , which is the largest game developer on Facebook , and owner of the popular game Candy Crush recently had its IPO in February 2014.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Gaming, Farm Heroes Saga, iPhone and iPad App

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