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Alibaba Forms Alliance with Samsung, Louis Vuitton and Others to Combat Counterfeit Goods

19 Jan alibaba

By Aditya Srivastava, The Tech Portal

On 4th of January, Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba sued two vendors for selling fake Swavrovski watches, and since then, they ramped up their attempts  to combat counterfeit goods. Their brand new partnership with 20 new companies is first step in the process. (more…)

Alibaba to Take China’s Intime Retail Private

11 Jan 140507-alibaba-office-624x394

Alibaba said Tuesday it would team up with the founder of China’s Intime Retail (Group) Co. to take the department-store operator private in a deal worth up to 19.8 billion Hong Kong dollars (US$2.6 billion). Alibaba already has a 28% stake in Intime from a US$692 million investment it made in 2014. Alibaba’s shareholding would increase to about 74% after the deal. (more…)

Alibaba Announces Proposal to Privatize Intime Retail

10 Jan 140507-alibaba-office-624x394

Alibaba Investment Limited (“Alibaba”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Alibaba Group Holding Limited  (“Alibaba Group”) announced today that Alibaba, together with an entity wholly-owned by Mr. Shen Guo Jun, founder of Intime Retail (Group) Company Limited (“Intime”) (together, the “Joint Offerors”), have requested the board of directors of Intime to put forward to shareholders a proposal to privatize the department store operator by way of a scheme of arrangement. (more…)

Alibaba Is Setting up Its First India Office in Mumbai, That Too Near Rival Amazon’s HQ

2 Jan alibaba-e1449603425968

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba has been aggressively working on setting up a team to lead its India operations but lacking an office space in the country. Now the company is giving further creditability to its expansion efforts in the country with plans to set up its first office in Mumbai, reports Business Standard. (more…)

Alibaba Aims to Work with Brands to Battle Counterfeiting

26 Dec 140507-alibaba-office-624x394

Alibaba said Friday it would establish an advisory board of brands and trade associations in order to safeguard intellectual property. According to a company spokesman, Alibaba will work with representatives from international brands and smaller enterprises in the U.S. and elsewhere to fight counterfeiting. Board members will serve rotating terms and meet for the first time in March. (more…)

Alibaba Sues

22 Dec 140507-alibaba-office-624x394

Alibaba is suing the Chinese website, which allegedly links merchants with people willing to falsify purchases and write positive comments that can drive sellers up in Alibaba’s rankings. That process is called “brushing.” The suit in Hangzhou is seeking 2.16 million yuan ($310,000).’s site is no longer online, instead redirecting to an e-commerce website. (more…)

Executives from Alibaba Affiliate Ant Visit Silicon Valley to Seek Investment Opportunities

9 Dec alibaba

By Aastha Chugh, The Tech Portal

A team of executives from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s banking and payments department recently visited Silicon Valley to look for potential investments. The visit is also said to have been made with an eye upon Ant’s initial public offering which is expected to come in 2017. (more…)

Thailand and Alibaba Group Sign Agreement to Help Thai SMEs Succeed in Online Commerce

8 Dec alibaba

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak and Alibaba Group’s Executive Chairman Jack Ma today witnessed the signing of a Letter of Intent that will see Thailand and Alibaba cooperate on a range of initiatives to develop e-commerce in the country through providing training to SMEs and individuals, and exploring ways to enhance the country’s logistics capabilities to support Thailand 4.0 and Digital Economy strategies. (more…)

Alibaba’s YunOS Gaining Popularity in China

29 Nov alibaba

Alibaba’s mobile operating system YunOS will have 14% of the Chinese market by the end of the year, making it the second-largest mobile OS in China after Google’s Android, the South China Morning Post reported. Shipments of YunOS-powered smartphones this year are expected to exceed 100 million units. (more…)

Alibaba Looking to Diversify Offerings as Steady Growth Predicted for the Near Future

26 Nov alibaba

By Aastha Chugh, The Tech Portal

The year seems to be particularly kind to e-commerce stores. Couple that — pun intended — with the recent Singles Day and Chinese e-tailers at least, are very happy. Earlier this month, China’s biggest e-commerce player, Alibaba had announced that merely 20 hours into the Singles Day event and it had managed to top its last year’s sales record of $14.3 billion. According to predictions, this huge income this Singles day wasn’t just a one time phenomenon. (more…)