Alibaba News

By Melanie Lee | Oct 9, 2014 | 11:20

At more than $1 trillion, China is the world’s largest grocery market. Sheer size does not equal efficiency, however.  Economies of scale aside, when it comes to getting goods on the shelves, China’s...

By Stuart Whitmore | Oct 6, 2014 | 17:23

With its mild winters and endless summer, Surfer’s Paradise is the archetypal Queensland tourist town. Here in Australia’s tropical northeast, January temperatures regularly top 30°C and Trevor Beuth...

By Jim Erickson | Sep 19, 2014 | 23:28

(This story has been updated to reflect the sale of additional Alibaba shares on Sept. 22, making the company's IPO the largest in history worldwide.) Alibaba Group on Sept. 19 became a public...

By Melanie Lee | Aug 19, 2014 | 14:36

The city of the future may look a little like this: you swipe your phone to buy a ticket when boarding a bus that runs on a schedule derived from data about passenger loads. When you get to your...

By Susan Wang | Aug 15, 2014 | 11:02

Han Qiaoling, a young mother in Shandong Province, found a digital solution to a common problem facing stay-at-home moms. To help relieve the tedium of watching over her one-year-old infant and make...

By Stuart Whitmore | Aug 8, 2014 | 13:38

When e-mail began to replace letter writing, it threatened more than just standards of penmanship: it posed a direct challenge to a business model that dates back to 1840, when the British Royal Mail...