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Alibaba appoints new CEO as revenues rise 45%

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba appoints a new its chief executive as it announces 45% revenue growth for the quarter.

08/05/2015  |  Full story...

Alibaba invests $200m in SnapChat

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is investing $200m in SnapChat, valuing the photo-messaging app at a whopping $15bn.

12/03/2015  |  Full story...

Amazon debuts Chinese ecommerce store with Alibaba

In a case of ‘if you can’t beat them, join them', Amazon has opened an online store on Alibaba’s Tmall site this week.

06/03/2015  |  Full story...

China ecommerce trends: Alibaba tests drone deliveries

Alibaba is testing delivering online orders via drones for its Taobao service with a one-off, three day campaign in China.

06/02/2015  |  Full story...

Yahoo to spin-off Alibaba shares in cost-saving drive

Yahoo plans to spin off the company's $40 billion stake in Alibaba will likely buy her at least another year to turn Yahoo's core business around.

29/01/2015  |  Full story...

Alibaba buys integrated ad platform AdChina

Alibaba has bought AdChina, an integrated advertising platform in China for an undisclosed sum, as the newly listed ecommerce giant looks to boost its ad operations

19/01/2015  |  Full story...

Ecommerce trends in 2014: Alibaba skyrockets, mobile dominates and Amazon takes on Google

Key trends to check your 2015 plans against:

• Chinese ecommerce boom: Alibaba IPO makes it more valuable than Amazon and eBay combined as Singles Day rivals Black Friday in the online shopping frenzy stakes.

• Mobile shopping explosion: Apple Pay gives users a viable reason to use their phones as credit cards as Google links purchasing habits in the real world based on ads exposed to online.

• Amazon’s power play for ad dollars: Biggest AdWords spender is ditching Google for its own ad platform powered by shopping habit data


18/12/2014  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence November 2014

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The winning formula for digital strategies continues shifting, as this month Facebook finally kills free organic reach after 3 years of reducing the earned media brands enjoyed. Earned is still possible in many social platforms, but without paid budgets, most people will never see your content.

Here are other big developments:
- Christmas ecommerce sales set to break all records
- High street retailers like Walmart now match Amazon prices
- Effectiveness of pre-rolls are compared to banners
- Twitter's market value downgraded as it struggles to maintain audience
- Google tests an "ad-free" web

Email us back if your team could use extra support for their 2015 digital plans. All these themes are included in more depth in our 2015 digital training.

Read November 2014

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Alibaba gets record $8bn sales on singles day

China's online retail giant Alibaba says it has pulled in almost $8bn (£5bn) in sales from its annual 'Singles' Day' shopping event.

12/11/2014  |  Full story...

Ecommerce marketing in China: Making the most of ‘singles day’ (infographic)

This week saw the annual Singles Day take place in China, and retailers are eagerly anticipating the sales that are about to come through their websites. This infographic from Dyn looks at how brands can make the most of a day that celebrates the bachelor (or bachelorette) lifestyle…

12/11/2014  |  Full story...

Yahoo close to investing $10bn in Snapchat?

Yahoo is reportedly close to investing $10bn in popular photo sharing app Snapchat, as the embattled internet giant continues its focus on mobile services to compete with the likes of Google and Facebook.

Watch this video from Bloomberg discussing the potential deal:

pioneer 'unlock' value for shareholders.

06/10/2014  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence September 2014

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This month's round-up of the research, trends and case studies impacting digital marketing.

- Internet of Things gets real
- Ecommerce goes social with Twitter
- Digital marketing effectiveness

Take a look and get back in touch if there's anything you'd like advice on about how it could impact you and your team.

Read September 2014

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Alibaba ‘as valuable as Facebook’ after biggest IPO in US history

Chinese online retailer Alibaba has smashed records with the largest public offering in US history - and is now as valuable as Facebook after just one day on Wall Street.

Watch this video from Bloomberg discussing the deal:

23/09/2014  |  Full story...

Chinese web giants team up for $813m ecommerce deal

Chinese entertainment firm Dalian Wanda (owner of the AMC cinema chain) is reportedly set to make a massive move into ecommerce via a partnership with Tencent and Baidu.

28/08/2014  |  Full story...

Yahoo profits drop but keeps share of Alibaba ahead of IPO

Yahoo has posted disappointing quarterly earnings, with quarterly profit $272.6 m, down from $335m a year earlier, as the web giant keeps a slice of Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba ahead of its IPO.

16/07/2014  |  Full story...

Alibaba buys mobile browser firm UCWeb

Ecommerce giant Alibaba has bought UCWeb, one of Chinas top mobile browser companies, in a deal that will give the firm 500,000 new smartphone users.

12/06/2014  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence March 2014

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As the web celebrates its 25th birthday, Tim Berners-Lee shares his thoughts about what's to come. To give you a window into the near future, Matt Cutts explains how Google voice search will remove keyboards, and wearable computers get another step closer.

New research this month showed that 1/5 of all ad spend globally now goes online. Facebook is trying to push that further, continuing to remove the free organic audiences brands enjoyed in the past, as they force companies to switch ad dollars to promote their posts.

This month's case studies that impressed us include Samsung's big win at the Oscars, McDonald's testing SnapChat and Garnier's social tactics in China.

The research is grouped in the sections matching digital channel strategies and training courses.

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Alibaba invests $215m in messaging app Tang

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has invested $215m in mobile messaging app Tango, as completion in the chat app sector heats up following Facebook’s $19bn purchase of WhatsApp.

20/03/2014  |  Full story...

Chinese web giants Weibo and Alibaba to float on US stock exchange

Two Chinese internet giants, online retailer Alibaba and social network Weibo, both plan to float on stock market, as the country's booming digital industry begins to expand overseas.

17/03/2014  |  Full story...

Yahoo closes China websites

Yahoo has shut down its portal, news sites and community services in China, handing over to partner Alibaba to run internet services in the country.

03/09/2013  |  Full story...

Alibaba buys 18% stake in ‘Chinese Twitter’ Weibo

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has bought an 18% stake in Sina’s Weibo microblogging site, for roughly $586m.

30/04/2013  |  Full story...

Jack Ma steps down from Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba

Jack Ma, founder of China's, is stepping down as chief executive but will remain chairman. Since forming the company in 1999, Ma, a former English teacher, has built up the company to become an ecommerce powerhouse. The company has 24,000 employees and is estimated to be worth $40 billion. By its own measure, Alibaba grew to surpass Amazon and eBay combined in terms of sales volume last year. In the first 11 months of 2012, it recorded $157 billion in transactions on its platforms. $3.1 billion of that came in a single day on the company’s 11/11 Shopping Festival.

16/01/2013  |  Full story...

Social media in China: Alibaba planning to buy stake in Twitter rival Sina Weibo?

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba is reportedly planning to invest in micro-blogging platform Sina Weibo, as it looks to expand its social media reach in China. The report, from China Business News, states that Alibaba plans to buy a 15-20% stake in the Twitter rival, which is hugely popular in China. The report said the investment would increase Sina Weibo’s value to between US$2bn and $3bn.

19/11/2012  |  Full story...

Yahoo sheds half of Alibaba stake for $7.6bn

Yahoo has sold back half of its stake in Chinese internet giant Alibaba for $7.6bn (£4.7bn), in a move that has fuelled speculation that the firm could use the cash to bid for a hot web property, such as Pinterest or Foursquare.

20/09/2012  |  Full story...

Yahoo finally sells $7.1bn stake in Chinese web giant Alibaba

Yahoo has finally reached an agreement with Alibaba Group for a phased sell off of its stake in China's biggest internet group, following years of negotiation. The deal will consist of a first phse, that will see Alibaba buy back half the 40% stake owned by Yahoo for $7.1bn, made up of at least $6.3bn in cash proceeds and up to $800m in newly-issued Alibaba preferred stock.

22/05/2012  |  Full story...

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