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By Melanie Lee | Oct 31, 2014 | 17:57

Alibaba's international platforms, AliExpress and Tmall Global, are vital to the Chinese e-commerce company's plans to take this year's 11.11 Shopping Festival to the world. Hear what Maggie Wu, general manager of Alibaba's global business-to-consumer division, has to say about their expansion efforts.

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By John W. Spelich | Oct 29, 2014 | 17:38

With China's biggest 24-hour online sale - the 11.11 Shopping Festival - fast approaching, merchants are vying for the attention of some of the world's most prolific consumers. Read on to learn more about how, and where, China shops.

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By Melanie Lee | Oct 28, 2014 | 12:36

Sporting enhanced services geared to make booking airline tickets, hotel rooms and holiday packages more convenient for Chinese consumers, Alitrip is poised to battle for a greater share of the country's $36 billion online tourism market.

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By Jim Erickson | Oct 24, 2014 | 17:46

1688.com, the B2B website that supplies many Taobao Marketplace and Tmall.com retailers with merchandise, is adding foreign wholesalers for the first time, starting with Taiwan and South Korea.

By Melanie Lee | Oct 21, 2014 | 18:17

Alibaba Group's cloud-computing arm refreshes its mobile operating system which will debut on two upcoming smartphones.

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By Jim Erickson and Susan Wang | Oct 21, 2014 | 12:00

At a developer conference hosted by Alibaba Group's cloud-computing arm last week, several start-ups were on hand to discuss how companies with meager I.T. budgets can achieve scale through cloud-based services.