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Alibaba Group Launches 2016 11.11 Global Shopping Festival

Alibaba Group announced the launch of its 2016 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, unveiling more than three weeks of marketing promotions, entertainment programs, and new product offerings from around the world to engage Chinese consumers on the world’s busiest and largest shopping day.

Published by: Business Wire
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Alibaba Single's Day becomes "Single's Month"

Officially, Single’s Day is about 3 weeks away, but the shopping spree has started earlier. Alibaba announced in 20 Oct in Hong Hong that this year’s Single’s Day campaign would be extended from 24 hours to 24 days, starting from 21 Oct and ending on the Single’s Day weekend.

Published by: Advangent
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Alibaba steps into the VR world

Alibaba plans for “immersive shopping experience” via virtual reality for its more than 400 million users.

Alibaba takes stake in Groupon

Alibaba bought 33 million shares of Groupon, making it the fourth-largest shareholder in the online deals website that has lost 86 percent of its value since going public more than four years ago.

Alipay sets its sights on Europe

In its biggest push out of Asia yet, Alipay — the payment app run by Alibaba's affiliate Ant Financial — will launch in Europe this summer.

Another Alibaba Singles Day countdown gala in the making

Banking on the pull of star power and light entertainment to drive conspicuous consumption, Alibaba will again host an 11.11 countdown event leading up to the midnight start of its 2016 11.11 Global Shopping Festival.

B2B: A Golden Opportunity For Online Retailers

B2B sales are expected to represent nearly 30% of the global market within the next three years, according to a study by Frost & Sullivan. Retailers need to get the ball rolling and make the most of the opportunities that this market offers them and their e-commerce activity.

Chinese internet giant Alibaba invests in Gfresh

Chinese seafood e-commerce website Gfresh has secured $20 million investment from Chinese internet giant Alibaba and Legend Capital, the investment arm of Legend Holdings, parent company of PC maker Lenovo Group.

Published by:  TechInAsia
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Counterfeits not just an issue of quality

Alibaba group founder Jack Ma’s comments that fake goods often have the same or better quality to branded products comes as no surprise to those on the frontlines of anti-counterfeiting efforts.

Indonesia wants Jack Ma as its e-commerce advisor

As a follow-up to its completed e-commerce road map, Indonesia’s e-commerce steering committee of 10 ministers led by Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution is on the hunt for a prominent industry executive advisor.

Mars goes all-in with Alibaba in China

Mars Inc. takes a deliberate step into e-commerce in China, making all of its brands in the country available on all Alibaba platforms including Tmall.com and Rural Taobao.

Nestlé strengthens partnership with T-mall

Nestlé strikes partnership with China's e-commerce giant Alibaba to boost its online sales and further penetrate the lucrative Chinese market.

Tmall attracts 5,400 foreign brands

More than 5,400 foreign brands from 53 countries are selling goods on Tmall Global, an online marketplace Alibaba Group launched in 2014 to take advantage of China’s relaxed rules on consumer purchases from foreign websites.

U.S. SEC investigates Alibaba’s accounting methods

U.S.-listed Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba disclosed Wednesday that it is being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its accounting practices and whether there have been any violations of the U.S. securities laws.

Uber expands cooperation with Alibaba’s Alipay

Uber is expanding its cooperation with Alibaba’s online-payment affiliate, allowing Chinese users to pay for rides with Alipay while traveling outside mainland China.

VR and AR help boost Alibaba Singles’ Day sales

With a little help from virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality(AR) gamification, Alibaba sold over US$7 billion worth of goods during the first two hours of Singles Day.

Will Alibaba get a handle on counterfeiters?

Could this be the year that Alibaba finally gets a handle on the fake products available on its sites? Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma seems to thinks so.

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