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Alibaba Cloud to hold first ever ACtivate Philippines Online Conference

May 14, 2020 - 6:34 PM

It’s happening on May 20, 10 am to 5 pm

Alibaba confirms huge Hong Kong public listing worth at least $13 billion

Nov 15, 2019 - 7:11 PM

The enormous IPO will come as a boost for authorities wrestling with pro-democracy protests that have tarnished the financial hub's image for order and security and hammered its stock market

ALIBABA. In this file photo, Daniel Zhang, executive chairman and chief executive officer of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, speaks during a ceremony to announce a strategic partnership between the Alibaba Group and Universal Beijing Resort in Beijing on October 17, 2019.  File photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

Chinese consumers smash 'Singles' Day' shopping record

Nov 12, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Consumers in China spend $1 billion via Alibaba platforms in the first 68 seconds of 'Singles' Day,' also called '11.11'

This photo taken on November 11, 2019 shows workers sorting out packages at a delivery company warehouse on "Singles' Day" -- the world's biggest 24-hour shopping event -- in Yangzhou in China's eastern Jiangsu province. - Chinese shoppers set new records for spending during the annual "Singles' Day" buying spree despite an economic slowdown and worries over the US trade war, with state media calling it a sign of China's rising economic strength. E-commerce giant Alibaba said consumers spent $38.3 billion on its platforms on November 11 during the world's biggest 24-hour shopping event, up 26 percent from the previous all-time high mark set last year. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

Smooth succession: Jack Ma eases out of a thriving Alibaba

Sep 09, 2019 - 6:42 PM

Ma plans to put his vast fortune – among China's biggest at $41 billion – into initiatives serving his first love, education

Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Tech giants vow to double number of women managers by 2022

May 15, 2019 - 11:31 PM

Alibaba, BNP Paribas,, IBM, L'Oreal and Uber were some of the high-profile companies to sign a pledge at the second 'Tech For Good' summit taking place in Paris

Maurice Levy (L), chairman of the Supervisory Board of Publicis Groupe, IBM TECH FOR GOOD. President and CEO Virginia Rometty (C) and Jean-Paul Agon CEO of L'Oreal arrive ahead of a "Tech For Good" meetup at Hotel Marigny in Paris on May 15, 2019, held to discuss good conduct for technology giants. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP, GCash, GrabPay, PayMaya: Who’s leading the mobile payments war in PH?

Apr 02, 2019 - 12:51 PM

Take a close look at how the competition is playing out so far

Why the Philippines has been slow to adopt e-wallets

Mar 18, 2019 - 6:42 PM

And why that's about to change

Alibaba takes stake in Chinese video platform Bilibili

Feb 15, 2019 - 3:55 PM

Bilibili carves out a following by allowing viewers to add comments on livestreams of anime cosplay performances and video tutorials for popular online games

Alibaba's Jack Ma, NBA star Yao Ming among honored by Chinese Communist Party

Dec 18, 2018 - 5:49 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping leads a ceremony at Beijing's imposing Great Hall of the People to mark the anniversary of the launch of 'reform and opening up'

Alibaba's co-founder Jack Ma (C) attends a celebration meeting marking the 40th anniversary of China's "reform and opening up" policy at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 18, 2018.  WANG ZHAO / AFP

Alibaba hits another 'Singles Day' record but growth slows

Nov 12, 2018 - 9:04 AM

Although retail sales in China have been steady, the outlook is uncertain as the economy slows and concerns rise over the impact of the trade war with the United States

'Ababis' and 'Star Wnrs': Knockoffs thrive in China e-commerce

Nov 11, 2018 - 4:10 PM

Would you go for 'Ababis' over Adidas, 'Star Wnrs' over Star Wars, and 'Caiwen Kani' over Calvin Klein?

This photo illustration taken on November 6, 2018 shows of counterfeit sport shoes in Beijing. - As China held its massive annual "Singles Day" online sales event on November 11, shoppers could still find cheap imitations on Alibaba's Taobao app despite the company's efforts to curb sales of counterfeit goods. (Photo by FRED DUFOUR / AFP) / TO GO WITH China-e-commerce-fraud,FOCUS by Ludovic Ehret

Alibaba's Ma calls trade war 'stupidest thing in the world'

Nov 05, 2018 - 10:19 PM

'Trade is to form ... peace. Trade is to communicate...nobody can stop free trade' says Jack Ma, the Alibaba e-commerce tycoon

STUPIDEST. File photo of Alibaba founder Jack Ma. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/ AFP

Alibaba, Russian tech firm agree to joint e-commerce venture

Sep 11, 2018 - 8:14 PM

The new company will be called AliExpress Russia – based on the name of an existing Alibaba platform

#HustleEveryday: 10 Jack Ma quotes to inspire the entrepreneur in you

Sep 11, 2018 - 11:28 AM

With the announcement of his retirement, we compile some of Jack Ma’s most famous quotes

Jack Ma to retire in September 2019 – Alibaba

Sep 10, 2018 - 10:15 AM

The company finally confirms earlier reports from the New York Times and Bloomberg TV

CONFIRMED. Alibaba confirms a report that its cofounder and chairman, the 54-year-old Jack ma, will be stepping down. Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Jack Ma to unveil succession plans, not imminent retirement – report

Sep 09, 2018 - 9:30 PM

(UPDATED) The South China Morning Post, owned by Jack Ma's Alibaba, quotes a company spokesman as saying that 'Ma remains the company's executive chairman' and will only 'provide transition plans'

CHINA'S RICHEST. Alibaba founder Jack Ma was in Manila to receive a doctorate degree and offer insights on e-commerce and technology. Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma announces plans to retire at 54

Sep 08, 2018 - 10:42 AM

(2ND UPDATE) The Chinese business magnate retires on Monday, September 10 as he devotes his time to philanthropy focused on education

JACK MA. Jack Ma, Chairman of Alibaba Group, speaks with reporters following his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, January 9, 2017 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

House Minority leader, Starbucks and Alibaba, Apple hits $1 trillion | Midday wRap

Aug 03, 2018 - 2:02 PM

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Starbucks and Alibaba join forces as China coffee war brews

Aug 02, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Starbucks products ordered by mobile apps will be brought to customers by, Alibaba's food-delivery unit

THE STARBUCKS-ALIBABA TEAM-UP. A customer walks out of a Starbucks coffee shop in Beijing on August 2, 2018.   Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

Planned deal between PLDT's Voyager, Tencent might not push through

May 14, 2018 - 6:45 PM

There's no progress in talks between PLDT unit Voyager Innovations Incorporated and Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Limited, according to Manuel Pangilinan

China's 'men only' job culture slammed in new report

Apr 23, 2018 - 2:45 PM

The 99-page report by Human Rights Watch analyzes more than 36,000 job advertisements posted between 2013 and 2018 on Chinese recruitment and company websites and on social media platforms

Alibaba doubles investment in southeast Asia e-commerce firm Lazada

Mar 19, 2018 - 3:29 PM

One of Alibaba's founders, Lucy Peng, will also take over as chief executive officer of Lazada

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[OPINION] Xi Jinping – in Duterte's footsteps, so to speak...

Jan 02, 2018 - 11:33 AM

The 'best' and 'worst' in Asia 2017

Sebuah rekor kembali dicetak Alibaba pada Singles’ Day

Nov 13, 2017 - 1:14 PM

Perusahaan yang didirikan Jack Ma mencetak US$ 25 miliar dalam 24 jam

Foto diambil pada 9 September 2016 oleh Uni Lubis/Rappler

Dominguez, Jack Ma to meet in China for PH e-commerce dev't

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:50 PM

The Department of Finance is looking into building a logistics backbone for MSMEs and popularizing China's 3-1-0 online loan initiative in the Philippines

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III (center) standing beside Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma (right) during a courtesy call to President Rodrigo Duterte (left) on October 25, 2017. Photo from Malacañang

FAST FACTS: Get to know Chinese business magnate Jack Ma

Oct 30, 2017 - 10:52 AM

The self-made billionaire and former English teacher is the founder of China's biggest e-commerce company, Alibaba Group

CHINA'S RICHEST. Alibaba founder Jack Ma was in Manila to receive a doctorate degree and offer insights on e-commerce and technology. Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

PH internet 'no good'? Telcos, PCC react to Jack Ma

Oct 26, 2017 - 8:55 PM

PLDT and Globe say they're working to improve services, while the Philippine Competition Commission describes Jack Ma's disappointing experience as a 'wake-up call' for the telcos

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Oct 26, 2017 - 11:15 AM

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A peek into Jack Ma's 24-hour Manila visit

Oct 26, 2017 - 9:34 AM

The Chinese business icon manages a packed schedule while experiencing Metro Manila traffic and the country's notorious slow internet

JACK MA. The Alibaba founder visits Manila for a day. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Alibaba's Jack Ma: PH internet 'no good'

Oct 25, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Rather than pointing fingers, the Chinese tycoon urges the private sector to grasp the opportunity and invest in better internet infrastructure for guaranteed returns

Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Aegis Juris fratman, Cayetano, Jack Ma | Evening wRap

Oct 25, 2017 - 8:47 PM

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Jack Ma optimistic PH could be world's best in fintech

Oct 25, 2017 - 8:45 PM

(UPDATED) 'The Philippines has the opportunity to develop the best fintech services in the world because you have so many mobile phones,' says the Chinese tycoon

Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Jack Ma: Alibaba to keep investing in PH

Oct 25, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The Chinese business icon reiterates Alibaba's long-term commitment to the Philippines, where it plans to build up e-commerce through partnerships with Lazada and Globe Telecom

Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

LIVE: Jack Ma in Manila

Oct 25, 2017 - 10:19 AM

Watch the livestream of Ma's exclusive press conference on Rappler

Level up your Kris Kringle game with Lazada’s newest Taobao Collection

Oct 20, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Alibaba’s Taobao Collection is now in PH, giving us access to millions of unique products through Lazada

Jack Ma resmi menjadi penasihat e-commerce Indonesia

Aug 23, 2017 - 11:39 AM

Wapres Jusuf Kalla mengatakan dengan menjadi penasihat e commerce Indonesia perusahaan Jack Ma Alibaba bisa melebarkan sayap di Tanah Air

PENASIHAT. Menkominfo Rudiantara bersama CEO PT Alibaba, Jack Ma. Jack akhirnya menerima undangan dari Pemerintah Indonesia secara resmi untuk menjadi penasihat e-commerce. Foto: Kementerian Komunikasi dan Informatika

Philippine retail industry gears up for the future

Aug 14, 2017 - 7:45 PM

While e commerce is a force that won t be held back traditional brick and mortar retailers are in the best position to take advantage of that revolution according to the Philippine Retailers Association

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio during the Philippine Retailers Association Stores Asia Expo '17 at the SMX Convention on August 10, 2017.

Ecommerce a huge opportunity for ASEAN nations but PH may top them all

Apr 28, 2017 - 11:38 PM

All the ingredients are in place for the Philippines to be the world capital of ecommerce just as it once was for SMS and now is for Facebook penetration according to Lazada’s CEO Inanc Balci

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

Apr 20, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The decision by the Olympic Council of Asia OCA to debut the new category during the games in the eastern city of Hangzhou raised eyebrows

E-SPORTS IN ASIA GAMES 2022. The Olympic Council of Asia and Alisports of China announce their partnership to bring e-sports to the official sports program of the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. Image from

Globe’s tie-up with Ant Financial to bear fruit by Q4

Mar 17, 2017 - 5:34 PM

The partnership with the Alibaba group will inject fresh capital into new digital payment and micro lending services to bolster GCash says Globe CEO Ernest Cu

Alibaba unit invests $200M in South Korea's Kakao Pay

Feb 21, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The investment is part of a larger strategic partnership to connect Ant Financial s 450 million users worldwide with Kakao Pay

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 9: Jack Ma, Chairman of Alibaba Group, speaks with reporters following his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, January 9, 2017 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Jack Ma's Ant Financial invests in Globe's Mynt

Feb 18, 2017 - 9:04 PM

The deal represents the Alibaba group s first investment in the Philippines and gives Mynt access to the digital payment giant s technology to improve its GCash service

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Dec 23, 2016 - 9:16 AM

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Rodrigo Duterte, Alibaba, Nokia vs Apple | Evening wRap

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:36 PM

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U.S. returns Alibaba website to counterfeits blacklist

Dec 22, 2016 - 3:57 PM

The US put a division of the Chinese e commerce giant Alibaba back on a blacklist of notorious markets known for selling counterfeit goods and violating intellectual property rights

Chinese spend billions on Singles' Day

Nov 13, 2016 - 12:34 PM

Gross merchandise volume Alibaba s key measure of online sales was 120 7 billion yuan 17 8 billion this year – more than the GDP of Jamaica and well up from 91 2 billion yuan in 2015

Alibaba sales growth soars into the cloud

Nov 02, 2016 - 9:29 PM

The company often compared to eBay or Amazon of the United States expands outside its core e commerce business in sectors ranging from sports to entertainment

ALIBABA'S JACK MA. Alibaba founder Jack Ma speaks during 'A Conversation on Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Globalization' at the foreign ministry in Bangkok on October 11, 2016.  File photo by Munir Uz Zaman/ AFP

Bahkan Jack Ma tidak bisa selesaikan dilema ‘e-commerce’ Indonesia

Sep 16, 2016 - 5:26 PM

Perencanaan e commerce antara pemerintah dan perusahaan tak kunjung jadi

CEO Alibaba Jack Ma saat berpidato di Konferensi COP 21 di Paris, pada 5 Desember 2015. Foto oleh Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

Apa kata mereka tentang tawaran pekerjaan untuk Jack Ma?

Sep 13, 2016 - 9:47 AM

Pemain e commerce lokal mengatakan perlunya pemerintah segera mengeluarkan aturan terkait industri e commerce

Presiden Jokowi (kanan) saat bertemu pendiri Alibaba,  Jack Ma (kiri) di Tiongkok, pada 8 September 2016. Foto dari Facebook/LuhutBinsar.Pandjaitan

Jack Ma galau terima tawaran jadi penasihat Komite E-Commerce Indonesia

Sep 12, 2016 - 11:35 PM

Direktur Urusan Publik Alibaba untuk kawasan Asia Pasifik Rico Ngai mengatakan Jack Ma merasa terhormat bisa membantu Indonesia tetapi mereka tetap menanti dokumen penawaran resmi dari pemerintah