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Alibaba and Marriott International have established of a joint venture to cash in on the growing number of Chinese international travellers. The joint venture will manage the Marriott’s storefront on Fliggy, Alibaba’s travel service platform. It will also market directly to Alibaba’s customer base, linking between Marriott’s loyalty programs and

Following its Australian launch last year, Alibaba’s Cloud computing division is bringing its global start-up competition to Australia. Haymarket HQ, an Australian start-up hub with a focus on Asia, has partnered with Alibaba Cloud to bring the [email protected] Cloud start-up contest to the region. “We see a growing trend in

Groceries, Amazon, Whole Foods Market

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has opened three new supermarkets in China this week, continuing its expansion into the world of bricks and mortar retail. Alibaba has ambitions to transform conventional retail — a strategy it calls New Retail — by leveraging its substantial consumer reach, rich data and technology to


The 11th of July, 2017 — also known as Prime Day — was the biggest-ever sale day in Amazon history. How big? Amazon won’t say, exactly. The Seattle-based retailer doesn’t reveal revenue or gross merchandise volume for the 30-hour event. It did reveal that this year Prime Day “grew by

Alibaba has increased its stake in Southeast Asian e-commerce platform Lazada from 51 per cent to approximately 83 per cent. The deal values Lazada at US$3.15 billion, reflecting a significant increase in the value of Lazada since Alibaba first acquired its majority stake in April 2016. Lazada, which will continue

Australia Post Parcel lockers

Blackmores CEO Christine Holgate will be the new Managing Director and Group CEO of Australia Post, continuing the company’s transformation to a parcel and eCommerce company. Holgate succeeds Ahmed Fahour who resigned in February following a public dispute over his $5.6 million salary after seven and half years in the

Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent. These are the digital giants that have taken control of consumer interactions. In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2021, 20 per cent of all activities an individual engages in will involve at least one of the top seven digital giants. The prediction

Chris Tung, CMO Alibaba Group

Alibaba has unveiled a suite of digital marketing tools during the Cannes Lions Innovation festival which will allow marketers to use real time data to segment and target Chinese consumers. Sign up to Which-50’s Digital Marketing Newsletter It’s the first time the Chinese ecommerce giant has had a presence at

Last week, Alibaba (BABA US) hosted its annual investor day in Hangzhou, China. It has increasingly become China’s marquee technology and investor event as investors, media and other stakeholders gather to hear from Alibaba founder and Chairman, Jack Ma and his management team. So, what did we learn from the

Alibaba has reported its strongest quarterly revenue growth since the company’s IPO. For the quarter ended March 31 revenue increased 60 per cent to $US5.6 billion. Alibaba’s revenue for the full year was $US23 billion, an increase of 56 per cent year-over-year. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter “Alibaba