Alibaba News Roundup: AliExpress Spain Wins E-Commerce Award; Alibaba Cloud Recognized For Energy Efficiency Tools

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Alibaba News Roundup: AliExpress Spain Wins E-Commerce Award; Alibaba Cloud Recognized For Energy Efficiency Tools

This week, cross-border e-commerce platform AliExpress was celebrated at Spain’s annual ADSLZone Awards organized by one of the country’s top publishing groups.

In other news, Alibaba Cloud’s tools for maximizing data center energy efficiency also had a moment in the spotlight. The company took first place at Global Call 2023 organized by a United Nations agency.

AliExpress Crowned Best In E-Commerce at Spanish Industry Awards

AliExpress took first place in the Best E-Commerce category at the 13th edition of Spain’s ADSLZone Awards this week.

It has been a poster year for AliExpress’ operations in Europe.

The site overtook Amazon this year to become the biggest e-commerce platform in Europe, according to a report by consultancy Cross-Border Commerce Europe.

Last month AliExpress expanded delivery options for Spanish customers in partnership with European logistics service InPost, and launched its first Euro-Zone credit card.

The platform also offered a wide range of discounts and expedited shipping options to European users during this year’s 11.11 and Black Friday sales.

Alibaba Cloud’s Technology for Maximizing Data Center Energy Efficiency Recognized by UNIDO

Technology developed by Alibaba’s cloud computing arm for maximizing data center energy efficiency won first prize at Global Call 2023, an initiative from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Global Call identifies and awards innovative technologies from the private sector in clean tech and sustainable land management to address climate change.

Alibaba Cloud’s tools improve the energy efficiency of data centers via controling energy-consuming devices, rescheduling and relocating computing tasks to times and places with greater renewable energy availability.

“This technology can improve cost-efficiency and reduce carbon emissions in data center operations, ultimately contributing to the development of environmentally friendly and low-carbon computing power supply for society as a whole,” said Wang Zhaoyang, General Manager, Global Data Center, at Alibaba Cloud.

It also incorporated waste heat recovery technology to capture the heat produced during server operations.

Alibaba’s CEO Eddie Wu Places Strategic Bets on Platforms, AI and Global Network

Eddie Wu is counting on Alibaba Group’s track record of innovation, artificial intelligence and a $63 billion war chest to propel the internet juggernaut into its next growth phase.

He set three priorities for the operating businesses to follow: technology-driven internet platform businesses, AI-driven technology businesses and a global commerce network.

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Black Friday Shoppers Aliexpress Unveils Discounts

AliExpress Unveils Black Friday Discounts and Lines Up Shoppertainment For the Sales

AliExpress has unveiled its discounts for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, when millions of products across a wide range of categories will go on sale across the international online retail marketplace.

Aside from one of its biggest discounting drives ever for Cyber Week, AliExpress is also looking to entertain consumers with livestreams, and ease the convenience of shopping with free and fast shipping and free returns in select markets.    

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Q&A:’s President Zhang Kuo Sees European Growth Opportunities

Wholesale marketplace has spotted an opportunity to grow in Europe as the migration of small businesses online accelerates across the region.

Advances in artificial intelligence and the proliferation of digital tools are combining to ease cross-border trade,’s President Zhang Kuo told Alizila in a recent interview.

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Jumpstarter 2023 Winner Allegrow Biotech

Alibaba’s Jumpstarter 2023 Competition Crowns Winning Start-Ups

Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund announced the winners of this year’s Jumpstarter entrepreneurship competition following a final round of judging last week.

Hong Kong-based start-up Allegrow Biotech took first place for its hydrogel microparticles and biomimetic coatings, while six other start-ups were also recognized for their achievements ranging from environmental impact to innovation.

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Alibaba Cloud Showcased How Artificial Intelligence Can Reshape Retail During 2023’s 11.11

For retailers, nowhere was there a bigger display of AI in action than during the world’s largest shopping festival, 11.11. 

In China, Taobao tapped Alibaba Cloud’s large language model Tongyi Qianwen to serve digitally savvy Chinese consumers and give merchants access to the latest AI tools.

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