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  • NAB to roll out support for Alipay

    NAB has become the first of Australia’s big four banks to support the Alibaba Group-backed Alipay mobile payment platform.

    Written by Rohan Pearce19 Nov. 18 09:59
  • Why an AIibaba chief scientist says we shouldn't fear AI

    Alibaba’s chief scientist and associate dean of machine intelligence and technology, Xiaofeng Ren, dispels the doomsday scenario that artificial intelligence (AI) will replace humans, but instead insists it will provide useful and practical services.

    Written by Jennifer O'Brien17 May 18 11:22
  • Alibaba Cloud opens Sydney data centre

    The cloud computing arm of Alibaba has opened its first data centre in Sydney, the latest in a string of new centres launched globally this month.

    Written by George Nott28 Nov. 16 13:20
  • ​Alibaba Group debuts internet-connected car

    Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group, has teamed up with automotive manufacturer, SAIC Motor Corp, to launch the first mass-produced internet car.

    Written by Byron Connolly07 July 16 10:55
  • Walmart to boost its e-commerce investment in China

    China's e-commerce market hasn't been easy for Walmart to crack, but the U.S. shopping giant isn't giving up. The company is investing even more in its e-commerce operations there, by taking full control of a Chinese online retailer.

    Written by Michael Kan23 July 15 18:14
  • Why SoftBank's Pepper could become the iPhone of robots

    It can't cook or clean or do laundry, but SoftBank's Pepper could become the first breakout humanoid consumer robot and the vanguard of an era of mechanized, cloud-connected assistants.

    Written by Tim Hornyak19 June 15 21:01
  • Foxconn, Alibaba join SoftBank in global robotics push

    Japanese mobile carrier, SoftBank, is teaming up with Apple manufacturer, Foxconn Technology Group, and Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group, in a global push to manufacture and sell robots for the home and workplace.

    Written by Tim Hornyak18 June 15 17:28
  • Alibaba expands Cloud to US to challenge Amazon, AWS

    Alibaba the Chinese e-commerce giant is expanding its IaaS Cloud offering named Aliyun into the US and in doing so will take on America's largest e-commerce company, Amazon and its Cloud computing division Amazon Web Services.

    Written by Brandon Butler10 June 15 03:46
  • Alibaba's UC Browser found leaking users' data

    A mobile browser owned by China's Alibaba Group contained privacy risks that could have exposed users' personal data, according to a security group.

    Written by Michael Kan22 May 15 16:18