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  • Tokyo Olympics Jan 15

    How Alibaba Plans to Change the Olympics

    Chinese tech giant Alibaba wants to be a game-changer at the Olympics with its cloud computing and other services. Alibaba is perhaps best known globally as an online retail platform. But Alibaba chief marketing officer Chris Tung has detailed plans to change how broadcasters, fans and organizers experience the Olympics.

  • China Nov 20, 2019

    Last Campus Protesters Hold out as Hong Kong Schools Reopen

    Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown, but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last anti-government protesters remained holed up on a university campus, surrounded by police. City officials tried to restore a sense of normalcy as primary and secondary classes resumed. Workers began cleaning up debris blocking a major road tunnel, but it was unclear...

  • CEO Nov 11, 2019

    Alibaba Breaks Singles Day Record With Over $38 Billion in Sales and Climbing

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba set a sales record on Singles Day, the world’s largest 24-hour shopping event. Gross merchandise value (GMV), a figure that shows sales across Alibaba’s various shopping platforms, surpassed last year’s 213.5 billion yuan record (nearly $30.5 billion) on Monday afternoon local time, and kept rising through the rest of the day.

  • Donald Trump Jan 6, 2019

    CES 2019: Chinese Tech Firms Lay Lower Amid Trade Tensions

    The CES 2019 gadget show, which kicks off Sunday, will showcase the expanding influence and sway of China’s rapidly growing technology sector. But some of its firms are stepping back from the spotlight amid rising U.S. national-security concerns over Chinese tech and a trans-Pacific trade war launched by President Donald Trump. Last year, a top executive of the Chinese telecom...

  • BOSTON Apr 18, 2018

    Boston-Based Wayfair Creates ‘Way Day’ to Help Boost Sales

    Online furniture seller Wayfair is calling April 25 Way Day and will offer discounts that it says are comparable to its Black Friday deals.

  • China Mar 1, 2017

    Click for Candy: How Online Retailers Boost Impulse Buys

    Supermarket layouts are carefully calibrated to tempt people into impulsive purchases, and now food makers are trying to adapt their strategies as people do more of their shopping online. Part of the worry for companies is that shoppers won’t get to see their products as they would at a store, where people often decide they want an item only after...

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