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

(This article has been updated as of 19:10, July 29, 2015.) Alibaba Group today announced plans to accelerate the global rollout of its cloud-computing business by investing $1 billion in Aliyun, the...

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

Aliyun, Alibaba Group’s cloud computing arm, pledged to protect user data while encouraging other players in the fast-growing cloud industry to work together to ensure the security of the cloud-...

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

Alibaba.com has expanded a free service that offers refunds to disgruntled buyers who use the international wholesale trading platform to purchase goods from overseas suppliers. Under the B2B website...

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

Alibaba Group has hired two veterans of China’s music industry to run a new music division as the e-commerce giant continues to build out its digital entertainment businesses. The company on July 15...

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

(This story was originally published by Internet Retailer) Online shopping is catching on in the rural villages of China. In fact, online purchasing by rural residents grew 18% faster than that of...

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By Jim Erickson | Jul 20, 2015 | 10:11

Unilever, the global consumer-goods giant behind well-known brands such as Lipton tea and Dove soap, has formed a strategic partnership with Alibaba Group that calls for the companies to work...