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Alibaba will let you find restaurants and order food with voice in a car  TechCrunch · 5 days
Competition in the Chinese internet has for years been about who controls your mobile apps. These days, giants are increasingly... more
JD founder cautions logistics business must tighten belt  TechCrunch · 6 days
Alibaba’s arch-foe JD.com has long prided itself on owning and controlling its logistics services: couriers are treated as in-house staff and paid a basic income. But that will end soon as costs... more
Jack Ma defends the 'blessing' of a 12-hour working day  BBC · 6 days
Alibaba's billionaire founder sparked intense debate after pressing for a 9am to 9pm working day and a six-day week. more
Alibaba Founder Defends Overtime Work Culture as 'Huge Blessing'  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Jack Ma in remarks posted on the company's WeChat account said, "I personally think that being able to work 996 is a huge blessing." more
Uber is expected to seek $10 billion in IPO  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Uber is reportedly making its S-1 publically available tomorrow, according to Reuters. According to the IPO paperwork, Uber will sell around $10 billion worth of stock, Reuters sources say. If... more
Alibaba Creates 'Video Fingerprints' to Fight Piracy  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Alibaba's security lab has created 'fingerprints' for all original videos on Taobao and Tmall, said He Yuan, a senior algorithm expert at the lab. more
Yahoo spin-out Altaba is selling its entire Alibaba stake and closing down  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Bye-bye, Altaba . The Yahoo spin-out created to house Yahoo’s lucrative stake in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan announced today that it will sell its... more
Yahoo spinout Altaba is selling its entire Alibaba stake and closing down  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Bye bye, Altaba . The Yahoo spinout created to house Yahoo’s lucrative stake in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan, announced today that it will sell... more
Chinese developers use GitHub to protest long work hours  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Chinese tech workers are protesting long work hours, and they’ve taken the fight to GitHub. If you checked... more
Grab is talking to Ant Financial and PayPal about spinning out its financial services business  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Grab, the $16 billion-valued ride-hailing firm that acquired Uber’s Southeast Asia business last year, is in talks with... more
Tencent-backed news app Qutoutiao nabs $171M from Alibaba  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
The race to give Chinese users their daily dose of news intensifies as Qutoutiao, a rival to TikTok parent Bytedance, net an installment of sizable backing. Alibaba is injecting $171 million in... more
Daily Crunch: Chinese giants fund ride-hailing challenger  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1.... more
Alibaba, Tencent and other major names form $1.45B ride-hailing venture  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
For the last two years, Didi has been the dominant car-hailing force in China and its success has spawned a handful of competitors initiated by both internet firms... more
Hong Kong-based fintech startup Qupital raises $15M Series A to expand in mainland China  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Qupital, a fintech startup that bills itself as Hong Kong’s largest trade financing platform for SMEs, has closed a $15... more
Alibaba acquires Israeli startup Infinity Augmented Reality  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Infinity Augmented Reality, an Israeli startup, has been acquired by Alibaba, the companies announced this weekend. The deal’s terms were not disclosed. Alibaba and InfinityAR have had a strategic partnership since 2016, when Alibaba... more
Yunji, a startup that enables social commerce via WeChat, files for $200M US IPO  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
China’s Pinduoduo was all the rage in 2018 as the ecommerce upstart quickly rose to challenge Alibaba and raised $1.63... more
Alibaba acquires Israeli VR startup Infinity Augmented Reality  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Infinity Augmented Reality, an Israeli virtual reality startup, has been acquired by Alibaba, the companies announced this weekend. The deal’s terms were not disclosed. Alibaba and InfinityAR have had a strategic partnership... more
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