As part of its attempts to crack down on the sale of counterfeit products, Alibaba has launched legal action against two fake Swarovski watch sellers on its Taobao platform. Alibaba has filed a lawsuit with Shenzhen Longgang District People’s Court against the sellers, claiming RMB1.4 million (US$200,000) in damages for


Alibaba’s digital media and entertainment group plans to invest $7.2 billion over the next three years. The new CEO of the Alibaba’s entertainment business plans to put serious money into funding content to expand the Chinese internet giant’s footprint in the entertainment industry, according to an internal memo seen by

Alibaba officially launched its cloud business in Australia today, but the Chinese internet giant says it isn’t here to take on Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. Well, not yet anyway. Last week Alibaba revealed it was opening a data centre in Sydney and setting up a dedicated workforce based

Alibaba’s annual shopping event Singles’ Day is off to a strong start and looks likely to surpass last year’s total. In the first two hours of Alibaba’s mega shopping day US$7.2 billion (RMB 48.6 billion) of gross merchandise volume (GMV) was settled through Alipay on Alibaba’s China and international retail

November 11 is Remembrance Day, the anniversary of Gough Whitlam’s dismissal and the day Ned Kelly was hanged. Thanks to the purchasing power of Chinese consumers another event held on November 11 is making its mark on Australia: Alibaba’s Singles’ Day. Download the CMO of Tomorrow report produced by the Which-50 Intelligence


Founded in 1999, Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba wants to be in business for 102 years, ensuring its reign spans three centuries. So perhaps it’s unsurprising Alibaba has patiently taken years to develop new business lines — such as finance and cloud computing — in-house. Download the CMO of Tomorrow report produced by

As the financial media speculates about Twitter being acquired by Salesforce, Alphabet (the parent company of Google) or even Apple, companies outside the Californian tech scene have received little attention as potential suitors. There’s now clear interest, appetite and capacity for cross-border megadeals in online tech, as Tencent’s acquisition of

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When I first visited China in 2012 I was fascinated with how surprisingly international the cities of Beijing and Shanghai felt, how different everything in the world of eCommerce was and just just how much opportunity existed for international brands launching into China. So, roll forward four years and here

Missouri-based face scanning start-up EyeVerify has been acquired by Ant Financial, the financial affiliate of Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba. Which-50 and ADMA are introducing a one day classroom-based digital transformation education program for senior executives lead by visiting US subject matter expert Courtney Hunt PhD.  Places are strictly limited. It’s another sign

Tencent is now China’s most valuable tech company, surpassing its rival Alibaba in terms of market capitalization last week. Lesser known in the west than Alibaba and Baidu, Tencent owns QQ, WeChat, Weixin and Qzone which have hundreds of millions of users. To illustrate the size of the Chinese giant,