Neowin News Feed for: Alibaba Neowin News Feed for: Alibaba en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Tencent is developing its own chips, touts efforts in semiconductor R&D <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Chinese tech giant Tencent has revealed that it has a long-term plan for semiconductor chip manufacturing. The company has also reportedly developed three chips till now and plans to develop more. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Karthik Mudaliar) Wed, 03 Nov 2021 09:44:01 +0000 China is cracking down on monopolistic businesses, starting from tech giant Alibaba <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Chinese Communist Party has launched an antitrust probe against Alibaba Group, Jack Ma&#039;s e-commerce and tech giant. The probe follows the government&#039;s recent crackdown on business monopolies. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Thu, 24 Dec 2020 05:56:01 +0000 Indian court summons Alibaba, Jack Ma on former worker's complaint <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>An Indian court has summoned Jack Ma, Alibaba&#039;s founder, and the firm, in a case in which a former employee alleges he was wrongfully fired after he objected to fake news on UC Web and UC Browser. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usman Khan Lodhi) Sun, 26 Jul 2020 09:46:01 +0000 Get this Complete Side Hustle Hacker Bundle at 97% off for just $29.99 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With today&#039;s highlighted deal, you can become your own at-home boss! With 16 hours of content, these courses will help you launch your own business and drive it to success. Get today via Neowin Deals! <a href="">Read more...</a> (News Staff) Sat, 13 Jun 2020 16:46:01 +0000 Xiaomi smartphones are tracking usage habits and browsing data of their owners [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Security researchers have discovered that Xiaomi tracks the browsing habits of everyone that uses its Mi Browser or Mint browser including their search queries, browsing history, and more. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Rajesh Pandey) Fri, 01 May 2020 07:32:01 +0000 Canalys: Baidu becomes the second-largest vendor in the smart speaker market during Q2 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The analyst firm, Canalys, has revealed that Baidu is the second-largest vendor of smart speakers, ahead of Google, but behind Amazon. The news is interesting as Baidu only sells speakers in China. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 26 Aug 2019 16:00:01 +0000 Get this Complete Start A Side Business Bundle for only $25 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With today&#039;s highlighted deal, start making major income on the side with 30+ hours of courses on drop shipping, importing, eBay sales &amp; more while saving hundreds of dollars with Neowin Deals! <a href="">Read more...</a> (News Staff) Sun, 18 Aug 2019 15:46:01 +0000 NAB launches trial of Alipay, full rollout on the cards in early 2019 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Having shared its strategy earlier in the year, National Australia Bank will roll out support for Alipay to its point of sale terminals next year after conducting a pilot with selected merchants. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Boyd Chan) Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:30:01 +0000 Apple's iPhone models were the best selling phones on Singles Day <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It has been revealed that Apple beat Huawei and Xiaomi in phone sales during Alibaba&#039;s annual Singles Day event. It made more than $14 million (RMB100 mil.) in sales but the exact amount is unknown. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:58:01 +0000 Alibaba plans to establish chip subsidiary as part of cloud and IoT efforts <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Alibaba is setting up its own company that will make customized AI inference chips. That chipset is expected to launch in the second half of 2019 as part of the firm&#039;s cloud and IoT businesses. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ruel Revales) Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:52:01 +0000 Alibaba's Jack Ma to retire, successor announced <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Chinese conglomerate Alibaba has announced that its founder, Jack Ma, will be stepping down as chairman next year. He is to be succeeded by the company&#039;s present CEO, Daniel Zhang. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sharath Ravishankar) Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:08:02 +0000 Google invests $550 million in Chinese online retailer <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google is reportedly investing $550 million in Chinese e-commerce platform in an attempt to expand its efforts in the Asian market, though it&#039;s still unclear how this will be done. <a href="">Read more...</a> (João Carrasqueira) Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:48:02 +0000 Alibaba to buy full control of delivery startup in a $9.5 billion deal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Alibaba is buying all the remaining outstanding shares of as part of the Chinese e-commerce giant&#039;s efforts to further deepen its stake in the country&#039;s food and local services delivery market. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Mon, 02 Apr 2018 09:54:01 +0000 Alibaba's Tmall sets new Singles' Day $1.5bn record <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Alibaba&#039;s Tmall has set a new record for sales on a Singles&#039; Day. The firm managed to make $1.5 billion worth in sales in just three minutes and one second, a whole 56 seconds quicker than in 2016. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sat, 11 Nov 2017 16:32:01 +0000 Chinese retailers aim to be greener on Singles' Day <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With Singles&#039; Day quickly approaching, some Chinese online retailers have addressed how they plan to reduce the impact on the environment of the humongous shopping spectacle set to take place. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:14:01 +0000 China cracks down on VPN vendors, targets Alibaba and other retailers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Cyberspace Administration of China has cracked down on major VPN vendors, instructing them to carry out a complete cleanup of harmful information and &quot;submit a rectification report by a deadline&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Jawad ) Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:58:01 +0000 Alibaba is going to start selling luxury cars from a vending machine in China <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Once the building-sized vending machines are setup towards the end of 2017, customers can make their choices and payments using their phones, and receive their new car from the fully automated system. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Richard Tyr Blewitt) Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:48:02 +0000 Alibaba unveils its smart speaker; The Tmall Genie will soon be available for $73 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Tmall Genie, Alibaba&#039;s digital smart speaker powered by the AliGenie voice assistant, is launching in a limited beta on July 17 for ¥499 ($73.39) with general availability slated for August 8. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stergios Georgopoulos) Wed, 05 Jul 2017 23:56:01 +0000 Alibaba is reportedly preparing to launch an Amazon Echo rival for the Chinese market <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a move to compete with Amazon for the lucrative Chinese e-commerce market, Alibaba will launch a smart speaker targeting domestic customers, allowing them to shop online through voice commands. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stergios Georgopoulos) Sun, 02 Jul 2017 12:40:01 +0000 Alibaba fires four cybersecurity employees after hacking its system to hoard mooncakes <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As China celebrates its mid-autumn festival, the demand for its mooncakes skyrockets. This led four Alibaba employees to hack the company&#039;s system, to bring in more cakes to them for free. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:32:01 +0000 Report: Verizon to acquire Yahoo in $5 billion deal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Verizon is getting ready to announce its purchase of struggling company Yahoo by Monday, according to sources close to the matter. It will take over the company&#039;s core business for $5 billion. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Mon, 25 Jul 2016 06:56:01 +0000 Microsoft and Alibaba sign deal to fight piracy in China <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s relationship with China has always been a bit strained; on the one hand, the country has a massive economy, but on the other, Windows is pirated heavily in this region. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Fri, 09 Jan 2015 14:10:01 +0000 Alibaba and Philips team up to make the 1440p Philips i966 smartphone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Alibaba, also known as the &quot;Amazon&quot; or &quot;eBay of China,&quot; has teamed up with Philips to create their flagship YunOS-powered smartphone, which has some pretty interesting specs. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Johns) Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:16:01 +0000 Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba plans US debut <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2036112966Alibaba.png" alt="" /></div>Alibaba, the massively popular Chinese e-commerce company which specializes in business-to-business and retail trading, has revealed that they will be planning a US debut under the domain <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jett Goldsmith) Wed, 11 Jun 2014 06:23:37 +0000 Google responds to Acer controversy, says its for their own good <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has a surprising response to the controversy surrounding supposed threats it made towards Acer for planning to release a device running Aliyun, a Chinese fork of Android: it&#039;s for your own good <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Sat, 15 Sep 2012 23:42:11 +0000 Acer pull device launch press conference following Google “concerns” <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/11021812481719772255ac.jpg" alt="" /></div>Google have officially flexed their Android muscles. We&#039;re not talking about a new version of the OS or new features, but instead strong-arming Acer into pulling a device from launch. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:43:28 +0000 Google to Acer: Use another OS on your phones and you'll regret it <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/241536846android-blue-bg.png" alt="" /></div>Acer was all prepped and ready to release a new smartphone for Asian markets, running an OS called Aliyun, until Google stepped into the picture with an ominous threat: stick to Android, or you&#039;ll pay <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:08:59 +0000 Yahoo! selling half of stake in Alibaba back to company <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1182943487t.jpg" alt="" /></div>The struggling Internet company has announced plans to sell half its stake in Alibaba Group, a Chinese Internet company that specializes in e-commerce. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Mon, 21 May 2012 14:03:10 +0000 AOL continues looking into a Yahoo merger <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1182943487t.jpg" alt="" /></div>Rumors that AOL was interested in purchasing Yahoo were reported here last month and it appears that AOL is now taking the next steps in investigating a possible merger; Reuters is reporting that they have... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Christopher White) Tue, 09 Nov 2010 00:56:14 +0000