Recently, I have been studying the mobile internet sector in China closely, and I have talked to most of the major players. Many people told me Alibaba is a player I should watch out for.

Although currently Alibaba Group has no substantial mobile business, it has huge ambition in the mobile internet sector, and has been quietly acquiring assets.

One of the key investment they have done so far is Guangzhou based UCWeb. UCWeb is the leading mobile web browser in China. It is the second most popular WAP application in China after Tencent’s QQ. (QQ has about 25% total WAP traffic, according to an internal report from China Mobile. UCWeb has about 6% and another 4% for its mobile video service, Uodoo.) UCWeb has about 60 millions visitor every month.

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Sherman So

Author of Red Wired: China's Internet Revolution, the first book to completely survey the nature of China's internet. (http://redwiredrevolution.com/) She previously was the lead China technology reporter...