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On October 10, Alipay officially announced that it would introduce free deposit and monthly-pay rent service in eight cities. It is reported that the first batch of cities are Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Chengdu, Xi'an and Zhengzhou. If users’ Zhima Credit(芝麻信用)exceeds 650, they can enjoy deposit exemption and pay rent monthly. It is worth…

Gap of Market Value between Alibaba and Amazon is Just 1.3% Narrowing Nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Past Two Months. By September 22nd, Amazon’s market value was $456.5 billion and Alibaba's was $450.7 billion. Their gap was just 1.3%. Almost two months ago, the gap in market value between these two companies reached $100 billion.…

On September 14, Alipay and Cainiao Global held the Global Logistics and Supply Chain Conference (GLSC) in Shanghai, and announced that they will provide services for SMEs form the most basic payment to marketing, credit, and finance businesses. At the same time, the Ant Financial will use face recognition technology in the logistics industry, so…

Can battle-tested and awe-inspiring Amazon and Jeff Bezos beat Alibaba and Jack Ma? A “historical” turning point is seemingly at hand: Alibaba could soon top Amazon in market value. On August 24, by the time the stock market closed, Alibaba’s market value was $445.5 billion, only a limit up away from Amazon’s $455.2 billion. Since…

On the evening of August 14th, JD Group released the 2017 second-quarter earnings report. The financial data of JD Finance didn’t be listed on the reports, which marked the realization of the news— “JD Finance would be separated from JD Group”. With the end of Q2, JD Finance completed the separation, and its finance data…

After months of seesaw battle, the fate of Baidu Takeout may soon be decided, mostly likely to be taken over by ele.me. Currently, ele.me official responds that they have no comment on it, and Baidu has ambivalent attitude without responding clearly. According to what a core high-ranking figure told touchweb, Baidu Takeout ever negotiated with…

Two global technological forces are disrupting the peaceful ecological environment in Southeast Asia. They're not Silicon Valley technological companies like Google or Facebook. They are the two Chinese giants Tencent and Alibaba. The two companies provide the strongest financial support and the most successful business experience for venture capital firms in Southeast Asia. More and…

On July 6, Chinese bike-sharing start-up ofo announced a 700 million dollar funding round. The Series E funding was led by Alibaba, Hony Capital, and CITIC Private Equity, with additional investment from current investors Didi Chuxing and DST Global. CEC Capital served as the exclusive financial advisor to ofo in the transaction. This news is…

Hundreds of workers in bright yellow uniforms assemble small yellow bicycles at the Tianjin Flying Pigeon bicycle factory on May 19. The workers hurriedly attach the wheels and gears to each frame, and every 15 seconds a new ofo unit is born. Workers at the end of the line load each new bike into cardboard…