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Alibaba debuts virtual reality technology at Taobao Makers Festival

Alibaba debuts virtual reality technology at Taobao Makers Festival The Alibaba Group, an e-commerce organisation, launched its virtual reality (VR) shopping programme at its 'Taobao Makers Festival' over the weekend.The Alibaba Group launched its VR strategy in March by establishing the GnomeMagic Lab to develop technologies and supporting infrastructure.

Who are 2016’s top tech billionaires? Don't worry, they're all men

Who are 2016’s top tech billionaires? Don't worry, they're all men While 2016 has been a tumultuous year for lots of companies, tech billionaires continue to dominate the ranks of the world’s wealthiest people.Irish IT solutions firm ERS Computer Solutions takes a look at who and what makes up the Rich List of Tech.

WTF: Yahoo's new name is weird

WTF: Yahoo's new name is weird That includes Yahoo’s digital advertising, email, media assets and various apps.Altaba's primary assets will be a 15% stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group and 35.

China's largest internet company wants to give free internet to Indians

China's largest internet company wants to give free internet to Indians Chinese giant Alibaba could soon join the growing number of entities that are pushing free internet access in India.With the free internet access, Alibaba is aiming to further grow UCWeb’s presence in India.

Selling counterfeit goods in China could put you in prison for a week — if one billionaire gets his way

Selling counterfeit goods in China could put you in prison for a week — if one billionaire gets his way Amazon is plagued by counterfeit sellers – and so is its biggest rival.But more recently, Ma has joined Amazon in trying to do something about the rash of counterfeit products on his e-commerce platform.

While you were out striking on International Women's Day, China asked people to go shopping

While you were out striking on International Women's Day, China asked people to go shopping As women around the world go on strike in celebration of International Women's Day, retailers in China are jumping on the bandwagon too.The dominant shopping sites T-mall and Taobao, which are both run by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, have plastered this slogan on their sites: "Queen's Day: Reveal your beauty.

India has 100 Forbes list billionaires for the first time

India has 100 Forbes list billionaires for the first time For the first time in three decades of the Forbes World's Billionaires List, there are over 100 Indian billionaires.Mukesh Ambani, meanwhile, continues to be India's richest man with a net worth of $23.

Alibaba is making moves in the world's fastest-growing e-commerce market

Alibaba is making moves in the world's fastest-growing e-commerce market The Chinese internet giant has started working out of a shared office space in India's Silicon Valley, Economic Times reports.This comes a few months after Alibaba announced its first India office in Mumbai a stone's throw away from rival Amazon's headquarters.

Amazon just cleared its biggest hurdle for payments in India

Amazon just cleared its biggest hurdle for payments in India Incidentally, Paytm is backed by Alibaba, Amazon's biggest rival in Southeast Asia.There's also PhonePe, an e-wallet launched by Flipkart (Amazon's biggest rival in India) last September.

China's answer to PayPal is coming to the rest of Asia

China's answer to PayPal is coming to the rest of Asia On Wednesday, Ant Financial, which runs Alipay, announced its merger with HelloPay.While HelloPay is hardly as ubiquitously used in Southeast Asia as Alipay is in China, the merger should pave the way for Alibaba's plans to spread Alipay outside of China.

How Softbank is adding spice to the Amazon-Alibaba battle in Indian e-commerce

How Softbank is adding spice to the Amazon-Alibaba battle in Indian e-commerce Venture Beat recently published a piece headlined 'India’s e-commerce battle is not Indian anymore' that highlighted the battle between Amazon and China's Alibaba Group in the world's fastest-growing e-commerce market.And that is Japanese telecom and investment giant Softbank which is suddenly the buzzword in India's e-commerce world.

Stripe's deal in China is huge for western stores keen to welcome Chinese shoppers

Stripe's deal in China is huge for western stores keen to welcome Chinese shoppers With this deal, retailers who use Stripe to process payments will now be able to welcome Chinese shoppers onboard — the majority of whom use the two Chinese platforms when they shop online.Far fewer use credit cards.

China's version of Amazon's cashier-less store is here

China's version of Amazon's cashier-less store is here It recently debuted a pop-up cashier-less cafe called Tao Cafe.The 200 square metre (2,152 square foot) Tao Cafe is the brainchild of Taobao, which is owned by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.

Guy fools Google and Apple Maps into naming a road after him

Guy fools Google and Apple Maps into naming a road after him One guy managed to get the government and a group of official mapping apps to list a road named after him.In 2013, Ge Yulu, an artist in Beijing, found a street that didn't carry a street sign.

Amazon's new Prime Now warehouse in Singapore is absolutely massive

Amazon's new Prime Now warehouse in Singapore is absolutely massive After years of preparation, Amazon has finally launched its same-day Prime Now delivery service in Singapore.To achieve the rapid delivery times, Amazon's opened its largest Prime Now warehouse to date, at 100,000 square feet of space near the Jurong district.

PayPal ties up with one of China's biggest tech firms, to court China's ravenous shoppers

PayPal ties up with one of China's biggest tech firms, to court China's ravenous shoppers As Chinese consumers continue to spend more money online, one of China's biggest tech companies wants to profit from their spending on overseas websites.And for those PayPal merchants, they get Baidu's 100 million users.

You can now pay for fried chicken by just scanning your face

You can now pay for fried chicken by just scanning your face It's now way easier to pay for a bucket of fried chicken in China.A KFC restaurant in Hangzhou, China is testing a new facial recognition payment system that lets you pay for your meal by simply smiling at a camera.

Asia's richest man greets 40,000 employees dressed as Michael Jackson

Asia's richest man greets 40,000 employees dressed as Michael Jackson Jack Ma, Alibaba CEO and Asia's richest man, turned up at his company's 18th anniversary birthday bash dressed as Michael Jackson.He first rode onstage in a black motorcycle, before getting off and striking a number of poses, in a black and gold outfit similar to Jackson's iconic Dangerous World Tour suit.