Alibaba Group

China is both ahead of and behind Amazon in cashier-less stores

Today Amazon is officially opening Amazon Go, a cashier-less grocery store in Seattle that lets shoppers buy items without paying cash, swiping a card, or interacting with a single human being.<p>The opening marks a watershed moment in retail, signaling a future of automated, AI-powered shopping and …

eCommerce

5 Reasons I'm Buying JD.com Stock

Investors shouldn’t dismiss JD.com as a “second rate Alibaba”.<p>Shares of <b>JD.com</b> (NASDAQ:JD), the second largest e-commerce player in China after <b>Alibaba</b> …

Stocks

SGX's Doubly Bad Idea

Singapore is racing Hong Kong to the bottom in weakening shareholder rights.<p>The city-state's exchange said Friday it will allow companies with …

Hong Kong

#78: Google gives away free K80 GPUs; Chinese researchers benchmark thermal imagery pedestrian trackers; and AI triumphs against dermatologists in diagnosis competition

<b>AI beats panel of 42 dermatologists at spotting symptoms of a particular skin disorder:</b> <i><br>…R-CNN + large amounts of data beats hundreds of years of</i> …

Machine Learning

Trudeau heads to Davos to pitch investment opportunities in Canada

Justin Trudeau is on his way to Switzerland where he'll try to persuade some of the world's richest and most powerful corporate titans to invest in …

World Economic Forum

Decoding Dropbox’s Value Ahead Of Its IPO

<b>Morning Report:</b> <i>Let’s take another look at Dropbox’s value through the prism of secondary transactions.</i><p>After news broke that Dropbox had privately …

Dropbox

Macron hosts 140 business leaders in bid to lure investment

France's President Emmanuel Macron is hosting 140 world business leaders in a bid to convince them to invest and hire in France - and to persuade the French themselves of the merits of his economic policies.<p>Macron wants to promote his business-friendly policies, including measures to ease France's …

World News

Automation and the future of work | McKinsey Global Institute

The future of work in an age of automation is one of the hottest trending topics over the past few years. By now, there is widespread acknowledgement …

Automation

What Is Tron? Cryptocurrency's Budding Founder Justin Sun Wants To Change The Internet

As the cryptocurrency craze continues, with Bitcoin leading the way, a slew of smaller, cheaper projects are emerging that investors are getting …

TRON

US - China relations: the gathering storm?

Technology and Investment<p><b>Facebook’s new look: made in China?</b> Did Mark Zuckerberg deemphasize media content on Facebook’s newsfeed to boost his …

China

China Seriously Doubts Objectivity of US 'Pirate Site' List

Late last week, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) released an updated version of its “Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets,” …

China

Wealth Of China's Richest Man Tops $50 Bln For First Time

China’s Internet giant Tencent Holdings boasts one of the world’s largest stock-market capitalizations and networks of Internet users. Its chairman Ma Huateng can now add this feather to his cap: he has passed a wealth milestone that no other mainland Chinese individual has reached to date.<p>Ma’s …

Business

Education technology is a global opportunity

$8.15 billion. That’s the amount global investors staked in edtech companies in the first 10 months of 2017.<p>Education used to be simple: there was a blackboard, a teacher and desks in a classroom. Today, a student can practice English online, upload homework through a portal and learn chemistry …

Education

I don’t understand Bitcoin: billionaire

“I DON’T really understand Bitcoin”.<p>These words came from a video I was watching, where world famous Chinese entrepreneur and billionaire Jack Ma was …

Cryptocurrency

AI Beat Humans at Reading! Maybe Not

News spread Monday of a remarkable breakthrough in artificial intelligence. Microsoft and Chinese retailer Alibaba independently announced that they …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon’s next big growth business: advertising

For more than two decades, Jeff Bezos has famously sacrificed profit for growth, persuading Wall Street that Amazon.com was best served pouring money …

Advertising

Ministry decries inclusion on 'notorious' list

The Ministry of Commerce challenged on Thursday the objectivity and accountability of "notorious markets" list by the United States.<p>The list, …

China

Beijing Says U.S. Piracy List Lacks Objectivity, Relies on Third Parties

China’s commerce ministry said the latest edition of an annual U.S. list of markets with rampant piracy lacked objectivity and relied too much on …

News (China)

Alibaba plans to hire elderly people with handsome pay

Alibaba Group, a Chinese e-commerce giant, is recruiting people over 60 to work as "senior research fellows" for the shopping habits of middle-aged …

News (China)

Singapore exchange to allow dual-class shares for IPOs

Singapore’s stock exchange will allow companies to list with dual-class shares this year, as bourses battle to attract more blockbuster initial …

Markets

Google and Tencent agree to cross-license patents

Tencent and Google, two of the biggest global tech titans, are to cross-license patents on a broad range of products and technologies and said they …

Patents

Alibaba fund invests in music-powered Taiwanese gym operator Space Cycle

Alibaba Group is indirectly moving into lifestyle and fitness with the Alibaba Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund II leading an RMB 100 million B Round in gym …

News (China)

Alibaba Launches Cryptocurrency Mining Platform | Investopedia

For Alibaba (BABA), the Chinese e-commerce behemoth with its sights set on global domination, the cryptocurrency world was never too far away. …

Cryptocurrency

Tesla’s roaring start to 2018 is costing short sellers $1 billion

Tesla Inc.’s roaring start to the year has left short sellers about $1 billion in the red.<p>Tesla TSLA, +1.58% shares overcame steep losses and a rocky …

Markets

Trump-Ma Honeymoon Ends As Alibaba Lands On U.S. Blacklist

The inclusion of Alibaba’s Taobao marketplace on the latest edition of a US blacklist for piracy signals the US is taking a tougher line on trade …

Business

Apple Successfully Avoids $50 Billion in American Taxes

Apple, the world’s most valuable company, has always proudly trumpeted its California roots. But the most American of all tech companies has never …

Facebook names American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault, first African-American, to all-white board

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook has named one of the nation's most prominent black corporate leaders, American Express' Kenneth Chenault, to its board of directors.<p>The appointment, which gives the social media giant the guidance of a highly regarded finance executive and the first black director on its …

Business

5 'Strong Buy' Stocks from Wall Street's Best-Performing Analysts

Whip out your buy list, bulls.<p>Which stocks have the most bullish sentiment right now from the best analysts on Wall Street? These are the analysts …

Stocks

Alibaba plans to hire 60-year-old workers on $60,000 salary

Young techies take note: You are not the only one earning high salary. Alibaba plans to pay 350,000 yuan to 400,000 yuan ($54,466 to $62,247) annual …

News (China)

Internet of Things Finally Shows Signs of Becoming a Mass Market

A year ago at CES 2017, the proverbial Internet of Things looked full of promise, but also fairly immature.<p>Many top electronics, home appliance and …

Internet of Things