Welcome to Alibaba Group’s live coverage of CES 2017. If you’re in Las Vegas, come visit us in the convention center’s Central Hall, booth number 10700. If you’re just browsing Alizila.com to see what we’re up to, come back regularly to this page for updates.
This year, we’ve divided our booth into different zones — Alihome, Alicity and Aliworld — that showcase the best parts of our services and ecosystem. Alibaba turns big data into smart apps for homes and cities. And we enable our partners and developers to expand their applications beyond ecommerce and trade to smart living and digital.
Enjoy the show and stop bythis pageanytime for more about what’s going on at CES 2017. And resources for the media can be found here.
Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017
9:10 p.m. PST…Alizila’s Tom Brennan was onsite just ahead of CES 2017’s open. In the below video, he walks us through what Alibaba is up to at the Consumer Electronics Show. If you stop by the Alibaba booth, you’ll see smart appliances, payment systems in action and demonstrations of how we’re facilitating B2B transactions around the world.
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017
If Your Fridge Could Talk…
8:00 p.m. PST…Next time you reach for that late-night yogurt, your refrigerator may have something to say about it. Thanks to Alibaba’s operating system, YunOS, we’ve entered an era of fridges that go beyond the ubiquitous “smart” designation. Your icebox can now offer up personalized recipe recommendations and customized dietary advice. In the video below, you’ll see how YunOS-powered devices can do everything from inventorying their own contents to advising you what you’re short on and need to order. They can then even lodge and pay for the order, all without your having to raise anything more than a finger or your voice.
Taking a Virtual Spin in the YunOS Car
8:45 p.m. PST…There’s been a lot of talk this past year about taking the driver out of the car. The YunOS-powered car in the below video likes the driver just fine. In fact, it treats the driver like a king or queen, responding to voice commands, reminding you about those movie tickets you ordered, getting you to the theater on time and into a parking spot it reserved before you arrive –and paying automatically as you leave.
Friday, Jan. 6, 2017
Smile to Pay
11:37 a.m. PST…Remember when credit cards were supposed to be safer and easier than carrying cash? Well, new developments in biometrics technology are on track to make the preverbal plastic obsolete. This new tech from Ant Financial, an affiliate company of Alibaba Group, scans hundreds of “feature points” on your face to make payments even more convenient and secure. All you have to do is flash those pearly whites.
Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017
Alibaba Is Much More Than Just E-Commerce
7:36 p.m. PST…Yin Jing of Tmall.com explains how the Chinese company has evolved far beyond its original business into the broader categories of technology and data.
Bringing CES to China
7:42 p.m. PST…Jessica Beinecke, the American host of a video blog that’s hugely popular in China, tells us how CES resonates with her Chinese audience.