Southeast Asian online marketplace Lazada, owned by Alibaba, is joining forces with Uber and Netflix to launch a new digital loyalty program in Singapore. The membership program, LiveUp, gives members access to rewards and discounts on online shopping, food delivery and Uber rides, as well as a free 6-month Netflix

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) decision to deny some of Australia’s major banks the ability to bargain collectively with Apple and boycott Apple Pay might have opened a whole new door for digital wallets in Australia. Take our Which-50 reader survey and go into the draw for a


Alibaba Group, PwC, Blackmores and Australia Post have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore blockchain technology to curb food fraud. Take our Which-50 reader survey and go into the draw for a chance to win a pair of Sony H.ear Bluetooth headphones or 1 of 5 Google Daydream VR

When Australian online retailer Vinomofo launched its Singaporean operation before Christmas they filled their new warehouse with enough wine to last for two months. Or so they thought. A mere 48 hours after launch the company had all but sold out of its stock and needed to air freight more

You might have read that chairman of Alibaba, Jack Ma, has given $26 million to Newcastle Uni. The contribution will fund a range of scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter This is the biggest donation Newcastle Uni has ever received, and as an

After nine months on the ground, Alibaba officially opened its Australian and New Zealand headquarters in Melbourne over the weekend. Further strengthening ties with Australia, Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma met with prime minister Malcolm Turnbull to discuss trade and donated $26.4 million to fund a new scholarship

Alibaba revenue grew to $US7.7 billion in the December quarter, up 54 per cent year-on-year. The company also raised its full-year guidance, forecasting its revenue will rise 53 per cent for the fiscal year, up from its earlier forecast of 48 per cent. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter


Alibaba has inked a deal with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to provide the organisation with services in cloud computing, ecommerce and media until 2028. The deal covers the next six Olympic games, the first three will be held in South Korea, Japan and China. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular

Australian online retailer Adore Beauty has quietly closed the doors of its Tmall storefront, opting for a different approach to cross-border trade. Adore Beauty opened the store on Alibaba’s global marketplace in April 2016 as a way to enter the Chinese market, selling a limited range of organic Australian beauty

Alibaba’s Jack Ma has met with US president-elect Donald Trump in New York, promising to create one million jobs in the US in five years. Similar to its focus in Australia, Alibaba wants US small businesses and farmers to sell products and services through Alibaba’s platforms to China and Asia.