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By Susan Wang | Feb 16, 2015 | 17:27

Interactive technology will allow audience participation during the annual TV event, which is expected to draw at least 800 million viewers this year. Alibaba's cloud-computing company is providing the network bandwidth to handle heavy social-media traffic from mobile phones.

By Alizila Staff | Feb 16, 2015 | 15:50

Some well-known Hong Kong retail chains are offering discounts over the Chinese New Year holiday to attract more mainland shoppers to pay using the Alipay Wallet O2O app.

Map of Jakarta, Indonesia
By Jim Erickson | Feb 11, 2015 | 12:33

To improve the online shopping experience in the world's fourth most-populous country, Alibaba Group's global B2C shopping website is striking deals with domestic e-payments providers and regional logistics companies.

By Susan Wang | Feb 10, 2015 | 17:55

Singling out Alibaba "for helping consumers save, spend, and be entertained," the influential business magazine ranks the e-commerce giant No. 3--right behind Apple--out of 50 global companies.

By Jim Erickson | Feb 9, 2015 | 12:55

Alibaba Group's minority stake in Meizu signals more cooperation between the companies: Meizu will receive support in selling phones on Alibaba's giant online marketplaces, while Alibaba tries to get its YunOS mobile operating system into more consumers' hands.

Illustration of Alibaba package drone
By Jim Erickson | Feb 4, 2015 | 18:12

In a three-day trial, Alibaba Group's Taobao Marketplace and Shanghai YTO Express Logistics Co. are flying packages of ginger tea to online shoppers in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou using remote-controlled quadcopters.