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Amazon on the Yangtse – tackling Alibaba on its home turf Sometimes you need to take a step back and absorb the breadth of events in the digital era. One recent event should be cause for a serious pause. Amazon, forecast at present to burn $US800 million next quarter, has

Amazon on the Yangtse – tackling Alibaba on its home turf Sometimes you need to take a step back and absorb the breadth of events in the digital era. One recent event should be cause for a serious pause. Amazon, forecast at present to burn $US800 million next quarter, has

Figures release by iResearch China demonstrate the extraordinary power Alibaba wield in the Chinese ecommerce market, where it controls nearly 85 per cent of the mobile shopping market. According to Resonance Chinas, “The numbers are impressive with mobile Taobao and mobile Tmall making up 84.5 per cent of China’s RMB

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba.com has signed a deal with Bigcommerce to provide for the sourcing of products from Alibaba.com’s extensive network of Chinese wholesale suppliers. Effective immediately, the Alibaba.com Wholesale solution is available to Bigcommerce’s 70,000 stores and online merchants. This will give them access to more than 30,000 products

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has played a big hand today, spinning out all of the company’s $US40 billion worth of shares in Alibaba into a new independent company called Spinco. “The stock of the new company will be distributed pro rata to Yahoo shareholders, resulting in SpinCo becoming a separate

Having raised $US21.8 billion, Alibaba has set the record as the biggest IPO in the US. However, surprisingly, it is only one of two tech companies in the top ten. Facebook is the other. In both cases, investors were buying on extraordinary expectations, rather than traditional valuation models such as earnings

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba looks set to eclipse the world’s biggest previous IPO — the 2008 of Visa — with a $US68 listing price that values the business at $US167 billion. The pricing reflects excitement around the IPO, and the confidence of the underwriters given that the price is at the

When Alibaba floats later this week, it is expected to be the largest IPO ever — exceeding even that of Visa in 2008. And while much of the attention will focus on the headline number in the early days after it it goes public, research outfit Ovum suggests that there

  A profile on Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Target’s omnichannel experience  and Twitter as a retailer were the three big conversation charters in the omnichannel social stream this week. But just as interesting were the sources of those shares; the BBC, a Target management conference and a pop music webzine.

China is looking more and more like an accelerating demon in contemporary commerce. Aside from all the obvious characteristics, its embrace of Singapore-styled capitalism is becoming almost theatrical in its breadth. We noted earlier the big bet placed by China’s telecom regulators in creating space for a local mobile phone