Alibaba News

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

Alibaba Group on Sept. 19 became a public company when its shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange in the largest initial public offering in U.S. history. Shares in Alibaba’s IPO were...

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...

By Jim Erickson | Jul 14, 2014 | 12:19

Warehouses, essential though they may be to the global supply chain, are dull.  Even when they are outfitted with a robot army, it’s hard to get worked up over a minimalist shelter where boxes of...

By Melanie Lee | Jul 8, 2014 | 11:52

As the world’s largest Web and smartphone market, China has become a hotbed for mobile commerce. More than 140 million Chinese are using mobile devices to purchase goods and services, and with demand...