Alibaba has gone from an ecommerce company to its own economy. The Tmall Global Shopping day, Alibaba’s Single’s Day event, recorded 120.7 billion RMB (17.8 billion USD) in sales in one day. They also revealed some interesting plans for the coming future.

Robotics, AI, AR, and VR will be adopted across sectors like ecommerce, logistics, service sector, and finance to make user’s daily life smarter.

YunOS, a cloud-based data and service oriented operating system for the Internet of Things, will power a wide range of smart devices including smartphones, wearables, Internet cars, robots, and smart household appliances.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com