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

This year’s 11.11 Shopping Festival, China’s 24-hour online-shopping blowout sale, is different this year. Previously an almost exclusively Chinese event, in 2014 Alibaba Group, the host of the...

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

(This story was originally published by Multichannel Merchant) On Nov. 11, millions of Chinese consumers are expected to go online to shop during an event called the 11.11 Shopping Festival. To those...

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

Alibaba Group announced today it has launched its travel website as an independent brand and business unit to tap China’s booming online tourism services market. The website, Taobao Travel, is an...

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

Alibaba Group’s China wholesale website, 1688.com, is opening up to suppliers from other countries with the addition of 24 South Korean brands. Little known outside of China, 1688.com is host to...

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

Alibaba Group’s cloud-computing unit will supply the latest version of its mobile operating system for the flagship smartphone made by rising Chinese mobile-phone manufacturer Meizu. The Meizu MX4...

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

A month before Chen Xiaohong officially launched 12308.com, a Shenzhen, China-based bus-ticket booking website, he realized there might be such as thing as too successful. Having spent more than a...