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Alibaba launches Silicon Valley data centre in US cloud push

Alibaba, the Chinese online retail giant, has announced that it will be expanding its cloud computing offering in the US with its first overseas data centre launching in Silicon Valley. The e-commerce group revealed in a blog post today that its cloud computing subsidiary Aliyun, would be setting up the new facility in the Californian tech… Read More

Alibaba pilots drone delivery service in China

Following the lead of online retail giant Amazon, Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba has today tested its first drone delivery service. Asia’s largest e-retailer promises to deliver ginger tea within an hour to customers across its flagship consumer-to-consumer marketplace Taobao, which holds an estimated 90 per cent market share in the country. The remote-controlled black and… Read More

Alibaba buys majority stake in Chinese online marketing giant AdChina

China’s ecommerce powerhouse Alibaba has today announced that it has bought a majority stake in AdChina, the country’s largest online marketing platform – a move aimed at cementing its advertising business. Alibaba has not disclosed the size of the deal nor the stake which it will hold in AdChina. The Shanghai-based company, founded in 2007, produced… Read More