Alibaba

Australia is now the third largest importer into China on Alibaba’s Tmall platform, according to a new report from the internet giant. Trailing only Japan and the US, Australia displaced Germany for third spot in 2017 in terms of value of goods sold by international vendors. Tmall is the Alibaba-owned

cows, Australia, agriculture, farm

Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com is partnering with Australian beef exporter InterAgri to launch a blockchain-enabled traceability system aimed at providing greater transparency about the provenance of beef sold in China. InterAgri also plans to sells premium Pure Black Angus Beef sourced from Australian farmers to Chinese consumers via JD.com. The new

Alibaba

After making investments in bricks and mortar department stores, supermarkets and electrical retailers, Alibaba is adding home improvement to its list of retail investments. The Chinese ecommerce giant has taken a 15 per cent stake in EasyHome, a Beijing-based home improvement supplies and furniture chain operator, for US$865 million (RMB5.45

Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com is opening its first Australian office in Melbourne later this month. Similar to Alibaba which opened an office in Melbourne 12 months ago, JD’s operations will focus on getting Australian businesses to list their products on its online marketplace. It’s an opportunity for local brands, franchisees

Alipay

Taxi drivers will soon be able to accept payments via Alipay thanks to a new agreement between Cabcharge and Ant Financial. Following a testing period, Cabcharge will switch-on the payment feature across its 22,000 vehicles, which account for approximately 97 per cent of taxis in Australia. Ant Financial is the

Alibaba Group

Alibaba’s shares fell 5.9 per cent today after the company announced its Q3 revenue surged 56 per cent and it is acquiring a 33 per cent stake in its payment affiliate Ant Financial. Ant Financial, which operates Alipay, was spun out from Alibaba in 2011 ahead of its 2014 IPO

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has joined forces with Alibaba to promote Australian beef and lamb products to Chinese consumers. Over the Australia Day long weekend, MLA’s ‘True Aussie Beef and Lamb’ logo was added to 160 Australian products from 14 suppliers on Alibaba’s Tmall ecommerce platform. WHICH-50 Reader Survey:

American Airlines and Fliggy, Alibaba’s travel service platform, are forming a strategic partnership providing travelers in China the ability to directly purchase American’s services and products. In addition, eligible Fliggy loyalty program members will be able to enjoy select elite status benefits of American’s AAdvantage program. The partnership between American

Alibaba claims their artificial intelligence model has bested humans for the first time in the world’s premiere machine reading-comprehension test, paving the way for more advanced consumer facing AI. WHICH-50 Reader Survey: Help us improve Which-50 by taking our annual reader survey. You can also win prizes including Google Home,

Alibaba AI Labs, which leads the development of Alibaba’s consumer AI products, and semiconductor company MediaTek, have announced a strategic collaboration in IoT initiatives including smart home protocols, customised IoT chips and AI smart hardware, with the aim of fostering the development of a connected world in the IoT era.