On Nov. 26 E-commerce giant Alibaba Group announced the upgrading of its cloud computing unit and the restructuring of Tmall, Alibaba’s online retail platform, in an internal letter.
Alibaba Cloud, or Aliyun, the cloud computing subsidiary of China’s tech giant Alibaba Group, opened its first data centers in the United Kingdom on Oct. 22, catering to the growing demand for its services in Europe.
The Computing Conference, one of the Alibaba Group’s largest and most renowned events, opened on Sept. 19 in Hangzhou. Executive chairman Jack Ma, as well as his successor, Alibaba’s current CEO Daniel Zhang, both spoke about Alibaba’s future at the main forum on opening day.
At the 2018 Computing Conference in Shenzhen on March 28, Simon Hu, Alibaba Group senior vice president and Alibaba Cloud president, announced that Alibaba will commit efforts in the Internet of Things (IoT), which will become Alibaba Group’s new focus after e-commerce, finance, logistics, and cloud computing.
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) announced plans to introduce Alibaba Cloud ET City Brain. Artificial intelligence will be fully applied to the Malaysia transportation management, urban planning, environmental protection and other fields. In the first phase, AI will be applied to 281 road crossings in Kuala Lumpur.