Tech firms light up Taobao Maker festival

Image credit: TechNode/ Shi Jiayi As China's millennials and generation Z emerge as powerful buyers and creative…


Alibaba refreshes core values on 20th anniversary, adds work-life balance

Alibaba's new core values released Tuesday. (Image credit: Alibaba) Included in internet conglomerate Alibaba's six new…


Sneakerheads are China’s latest set of unlikely blockchain users

Shan Jichao, a 28-year-old sneakerhead, posing with his favorite pair. (Image credit: Shan Jichao) Collecting sneakers…


Jack Ma steps down in final departure from Alibaba

A volunteer introducing a replica of Taobao’s first office  at the Taobao Museum during the Taobao Maker Festival 2018.…


China blocks US video-conferencing tool Zoom

A booth displaying an empty conference room with Zoom's video conferencing tools. (Image credit: Zoom)…


Alibaba acquires NetEase Kaola for $2 billion

(Image credit: NetEase Kaola) Alibaba Group announced today that it has acquired NetEase’s cross-border e-commerce unit…


Weibo pulls Instagram-like social app Oasis from app stores

A screen shot of the Oasis official Weibo account. (Image credit: TechNode) Chinese microblogging platform Weibo pulled…


Alibaba and NetEase Kaola reportedly settling $2 billion deal this week

A screenshot of the NetEase Kaola homepage. (Image credit: TechNode) Alibaba’s rumored acquisition of Kaola, NetEase’s…


Weibo testing new social lifestyle app, Oasis

Screenshots of Weibo's new Oasis app. (Image credit: TechNode) Chinese microblogging platform Weibo on Monday launched…


China’s gay dating app Blued reportedly eyeing $200 million US IPO

(Image credit: Bigstock/ProstoFhoto) Chinese gay dating app Blued is planning a US initial public offering (IPO) that…