Archive for the e-commerce Category

Alibaba faces firestorm as row with regulator escalates ahead of earnings | South China Morning Post

Posted in e-commerce, Internet World on January 30, 2015 by thomas4infosoc

Alibaba Group executive chairman Jack Ma Yun is set to face a barrage of questions when the e-commerce giant reports quarterly earnings today, spurred by a government regulator’s blistering accusation of widespread fraud and other illegal activities at the company’s popular online shopping platform….

Alibaba faces firestorm as row with regulator escalates ahead of earnings | South China Morning Post.

Alibaba Group: China’s E-commerce Empire — China Internet Watch

Posted in e-commerce on June 17, 2014 by thomas4infosoc

Alibaba Group: China’s E-commerce Empire — China Internet Watch.

Alibaba Group is the largest online and mobile commerce company in the world in terms of gross merchandise volume (GMV) in 2013, according to the IDC GMV Report.

They operate their ecosystem as a platform for third parties, and they do not engage in direct sales, compete with their merchants or hold inventory.

Read more: http://www.chinainternetwatch.com/7695/alibaba-group/#ixzz34t2h99ww

Flattering News Coverage Has a Price in China – NYTimes.com

Posted in e-commerce, etctetera on April 11, 2012 by thomas4infosoc

Flattering News Coverage Has a Price in China – NYTimes.com. provides an interesting look into a decrepit media system.

Social Networking Use in China AmCham Podcast

Posted in e-commerce, etctetera, Internet World on February 14, 2012 by thomas4infosoc

AmCham China. Craig Watts, market intelligence director for GroupM, discusses a report he wrote exploring an ongoing transformation in who uses the Internet in China, and why.

The podcast is from November, but interesting nonetheless.

 

Chinese Authorities Repeal Domestic Preference in IT Procurement

Posted in Business and Economics, e-commerce, News Clip on July 15, 2011 by thomas4infosoc

China’s Ministry of Finance and other government agencies recently abolished the national government’s procurement policy giving priority to “indigenous innovation” products. He Hongfeng, a professor at the Nankai University School of Law, said that the United States government and European governments had pressured the Chinese government to do so, claiming discrimination against overseas companies.

via Chinese Authorities Repeal Domestic Preference in IT Procurement | Marbridge Consulting – China Hardware & Software News and Market Research.

2010 McKinsey Study on internet behavior of Chinese consumers

Posted in e-commerce, Internet World on November 15, 2010 by thomas4infosoc

Combining the latest 2010 results on the extensive annual consumer survey started since 2005 and McKinsey 2010 Digital Consumer researches in China, India and Malaysia, Insights China has released its second report from the 2010 Annual Chinese Consumer Study.This report, titled “Digital nation on the Rise: Profiting from China’s Internet Revolution” focuses on how internet behavior in China is creating new opportunities and challenges for online marketers.

via McKinsey Solutions – InsightsChina – News.