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.

Alibaba has teamed up with BMW to develop a range of “digitalised experiences for the car and home” for all new BMW models sold in China from the first half of 2018. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter With the collaboration, Alibaba will help the automaker integrate smart speakers

Child, VR, China, Shanghai

by Paul Shetler and Marcelo Silva This is the final installment of the China Digital Playbook, an ongoing series authored by digital transformation experts Marcelo Silva and Paul Shetler. Chinese digital competition has grown enormously over the last decade, and looks likely to kick into exponential pace. That means that

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Alipay has launched its “Double 12” Global Shopping Festival in Australia for the first time in partnership with Westfield. Less well known than Double 11 or Singles’ Day, Double 12 could also be big business for Australian retailers. Held annually on the 12th of December, Double 12 is Alipay’s flagship

Alibaba and Ford will work together in the areas of connectivity, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, mobility services and digital marketing. They will jointly identify new opportunities to redefine consumer retail experiences and explore solutions for sustainable mobility. The parties revealed last week that they have signed a letter of intent.