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Black Friday is coming but Chinese Singles' Day spending is way bigger
Black Friday is coming but Chinese Singles' Day spending is way bigger
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the entire Thanksgiving weekend is a celebration of shopping, especially online shopping. Americans spend over ...... 13 Nov 2017 - 1 comment
SoftBank to sell part of large stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba
SoftBank to sell part of large stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba
Japanese carrier SoftBank has announced it will sell about $8 billion worth of its shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. SoftBank ...... 07 Jun 2016
Yahoo board convenes as the company considers selling itself
Yahoo board convenes as the company considers selling itself
Struggling tech pioneer Yahoo! is considering selling itself, and the company's board of directors has met to consider a number of options. ...... 03 Dec 2015 - 2 comments
Starboard: Yahoo, please sell anything but your Alibaba stake
Starboard: Yahoo, please sell anything but your Alibaba stake
Activist investor Starboard Value has asked Yahoo to not sell their stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba but instead sell their core search ...... 19 Nov 2015
Alibaba to buy online video provider Youku Tudou
Alibaba to buy online video provider Youku Tudou
E-commerce giant Alibaba will buy Chinese online video provider Youku Tudou, following months of speculation and an initial offer from Baba in October. ...... 08 Nov 2015
Alibaba shows off $110 smartwatch
Alibaba shows off $110 smartwatch
China's Alibaba has announced their payments-focused smartwatch 'Pay Watch' this week, with plans to crowdfund the device through their online ...... 26 Sep 2015
Alibaba launches online video streaming service in China
Alibaba launches online video streaming service in China
Alibaba will launch a Netflix clone for China in the coming two months, as the online video streaming industry begins to pickup significantly ...... 15 Jun 2015
Alibaba gets into the smartphone business
Alibaba gets into the smartphone business
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has gotten into the smartphone business after taking a large stake in Meizu. The company has paid $590 million ...... 10 Feb 2015 - 1 comment
Ouya gets $10 million investment from Alibaba
Ouya gets $10 million investment from Alibaba
Reportedly, Alibaba has invested $10 million in Ouya, the Kickstarter darling that never made a splash with consumers. Ouya, which started ...... 02 Feb 2015 - 3 comments
Alibaba makes a massive play to get U.S. retailer awareness in China
Alibaba makes a massive play to get U.S. retailer awareness in China
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is planning a massive play to get U.S. retailer awareness in China, and access to hundreds of millions of Chinese ...... 18 Jan 2015
Rumor alert: SoftBank could look to merge with Yahoo
Rumor alert: SoftBank could look to merge with Yahoo
There have been quite a few rumors circulating this week that there could be a large tech merger in the near future. Reportedly, major Yahoo ...... 03 Oct 2014
Alibaba signs major deal to stream movies, TV in China
Alibaba signs major deal to stream movies, TV in China
Giant e-commerce site Alibaba has signed a new licensing deal with U.S. entertainment company Lionsgate in which Alibaba will stream the company's ...... 16 Jul 2014
Alibaba buys mobile browser UCWeb in China's largest ever Internet merger
Alibaba buys mobile browser UCWeb in China's largest ever Internet merger
E-commerce behemoth Alibaba has announced the acquisition of mobile browser firm UCWeb in what will be the largest merger in Chinese Internet history. ...... 12 Jun 2014
Alibaba buys major share in China's top auto navigation mapping system
Alibaba buys major share in China's top auto navigation mapping system
E-commerce giant Alibaba has paid $294 million for a 28 percent share in AutoNavi, China's top auto navigation mapping system. Says the press ...... 13 May 2013
Alibaba buys stake in Weibo
Alibaba buys stake in Weibo
E-commerce and auction giant Alibaba has purchased a large stake in Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter. The company bought an ...... 30 Apr 2013
Yahoo finally ready to sell Alibaba stake for $7 billion
Yahoo finally ready to sell Alibaba stake for $7 billion
Yahoo is preparing to sell off its most profitable venture of all time. The portal company seems finally ready to part with Chinese giant ...... 18 May 2012
Alibaba looking to buy Yahoo
Alibaba looking to buy Yahoo
According to multiple sources, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma is "very interested" in buying Yahoo. Says the chairman: We are very interested in ...... 02 Oct 2011 - 3 comments
Alibaba shows off new mobile OS
Alibaba shows off new mobile OS
Alibaba, one of China's largest e-commerce companies, has announced the launch of its own mobile OS today. The OS will run on smartphones and tablets. ...... 28 Jul 2011 - 1 comment
     

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Apple's newest product misses the entire holiday season, hits the stores in early 2018 Apple's newest product misses the entire holiday season, hits the stores in early 2018 (18 Nov 2017 12:20)
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