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Facebook was the worst company in the industry this year, according to our readers. In 2017 Uber had a rough year. It’s toxic culture and corporate governance were scrutinised after engineer Susan Fowler published an account of the sexism inside the ridesharing business. The year featured an investigation into its

Globe China southeast asia

Southeast Asia’s internet economy is expected to exceed US$240 billion by 2025, a fifth more than previously estimated, as more consumers use their smartphones to go online. The joint study from Google and Temasek first published in 2016, encompasses ride-hailing, ecommerce, online travel and online media. The latest report, released

NAB Alipay

NAB will soon accept Alipay as a payment method through its point-of-sale terminals as part of a new deal between the two finance companies. The bank announced today it is testing the Chinese payment method with a small group of its business merchant customers in November, before a wider roll

Alibaba Singles Day 2018

It was a busy weekend for Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba which processed US$30.8 billion (AU$42 billion) of gross merchandise volume (GMV) during its annual 24-hour sale, known as double eleven or Singles’ Day. The final figure for the sale, which measures the value of transactions processed via Alibaba’s marketplaces on

Alibaba Group has officially kicked off its 2018 11.11 Global Shopping Festival in China’s capital Beijing, promising this year’s mega-event will be the largest-ever in terms of scale and reach. “This year marks the 10th anniversary of 11.11. On the back of China’s explosive digital transformation, the Festival’s astounding growthover

Alipay

Local businesses enjoyed a bump in spending from Chinese visitors who came to Australia during the nation’s Golden Week holiday, October 1 to October 7, according to figures from Alipay. Of all nations visited during the holiday, Australia’s Alipay transaction volume ranked 9th, up 105 per cent on 2017. This

Hybrid cloud

Alibaba Cloud is catching up to its rivals in APAC by extending its services outside of China and adding new capabilities, says data and analytics company GlobalData. The company forecasts that an insatiable trend of product launches by cloud providers, riding on the back of increased adoption of cloud services,

KPMG International and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, plan to form a global alliance to provide digital transformation to businesses of all sizes and across multiple industries initially in Asia-Pacific and Europe. The alliance, announced at Alibaba’s largest global customer and partner event, the Computing Conference

Alibaba A.I. Labs is launching service robots for the hospitality sector starting in October. The autonomous robots will perform some of the functions of hotel staff and guests will be able to control the bots through voice commands, according to Alibaba. The news was made at The Computing Conference 2018 in

Alibaba Group revealed some of the retail technology it is pitching to Australian businesses in Sydney today at its E-Commerce Expo. The Chinese giant is attempting to entice more Australian brands into the lucrative Chinese market through its wide-reaching ecommerce platforms and retail technology, while also attempting to drive the uptake