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By Alizila staff | Aug 4, 2015 | 18:09

A veteran international investment banker who spent much of his career building Goldman Sachs' China business, Evans will lead Alibaba's charge into global markets as the company bulks up its cross-border e-commerce operations.

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By Jim Erickson | Jul 29, 2015 | 16:34

Alibaba Group today announced plans to accelerate the global rollout of its cloud-computing business by investing US$1 billion in Aliyun, the e-commerce giant’s cloud-computing arm.

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By Jim Erickson | Jul 22, 2015 | 18:15

At an Aliyun-hosted industry conference, the company's president promises to safeguard data privacy and security by unveiling a “Data Protection Pact.”

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By Jim Erickson | Jul 22, 2015 | 8:00

To encourage greater trust and trade among its users, Alibaba Group's global B2B trading platform is offering refunds to some buyers if suppliers fail to live up to their purchase contracts.

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By Alizila staff | Jul 20, 2015 | 17:53

Alibaba Group has hired the Chinese balladeer and music-industry executive Song Ke to head up a new division as the e-commerce giant continues to build out its digital entertainment businesses.

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By Frank Tong | Jul 20, 2015 | 11:44

Alibaba says online purchases from rural residents grew 18% faster than that of city residents last year, and rural shoppers are also catching up in adopting new technology such as mobile shopping.