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Yahoo's Top Lawyer Says Leaked Internal Memos Are "Uncool" (According to -- Oops -- A Cool Leaked Internal Memo)

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At Yahoo’s Friday regular weekly FYI meeting for employees, one of the topics for its Q&A moderation system that got read in front of the crowd was that there should be a “shout-out” to recently promoted general counsel Ron Bell for his new hardline public stance against leaks at...
Yahoo's Top Lawyer Says Leaked Internal Memos Are "Uncool" (According to -- Oops -- A Cool Leaked Internal Memo)

In A Dramatic Power Play, Google Allegedly Forces An Android Parter To Cancel A Phone At The Very Last Minute (GOOG)

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On Monday, we wrote about a huge threat to Google and Apple that you've probably never heard of: Aliyun, a mobile operating system from Chinese Internet company Alibaba. It's a huge threat because Aliyun is increasingly popular in China. That's scary to Google for two reasons: The Chinese Internet is already...
In A Dramatic Power Play, Google Allegedly Forces An Android Parter To Cancel A Phone At The Very Last Minute (GOOG)

Eyeing $4.5B In Sales This Year, Phone Maker Xiaomi Looks To Emulate A 340-Year-Old Chinese Medicine Company

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Who do the idols idolize? Lei Jun, the CEO of Android handset and OS maker Xiaomi, is arguably the face of tech entrepreneurship in China as a long-time angel investor and serial entrepreneur behind companies like Amazon-acquired Joyo.cn and the recently IPO-ed YY. He’s been called the “Steve Jobs of...
Eyeing $4.5B In Sales This Year, Phone Maker Xiaomi Looks To Emulate A 340-Year-Old Chinese Medicine Company

Microsoft debuts Chinese online store to push Surface preorders

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Microsoft has launched a Chinese version of its online store in order to begin taking preorders of its Surface RT tablet in the world’s most populous nation, WPDang reports. The 32GB Surface without the Touch Cover is selling for RMB 3688 ($590), while the 32GB and 64GB versions with the...
Microsoft debuts Chinese online store to push Surface preorders

Ahead Of Its Rumored IPO, Alibaba Buys A $586 Million Stake In Sina Weibo

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Alibaba, China's biggest e-commerce company, just announced that it is paying $586 million for an 18% stake in Sina Weibo, the online ad company's Twitter-like social media platform. Alibaba will have the option to raise its stake to 30% in the future. The official announcement noted that the deal should bring...
Ahead Of Its Rumored IPO, Alibaba Buys A $586 Million Stake In Sina Weibo

Alibaba names long-serving VP Jonathan Lu Zhaoxi as iconic CEO Jack Ma's successor

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Jack Ma, the charismatic founder of Alibaba, surprised many when he announced plans to step down as CEO of the Chinese e-commerce giant in May, and now the company has named his successor: 13-year veteran Jonathan Lu Zhaoxi, its Group Executive Vice President. Since establishing the company in 1999, Ma, a former...
Alibaba names long-serving VP Jonathan Lu Zhaoxi as iconic CEO Jack Ma's successor
Chinese Case Maker Reveals Potential iPhone 5 Design

Google's SPDY wins new allies in plan to rebuild Web plumbing

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A technology to improve the fundamental HTTP Web technology wins some endorsements from Facebook, Akamai, Alibaba, and F5. But about that encryption requirement... [Read more]...
Google's SPDY wins new allies in plan to rebuild Web plumbing

Acer taps Alibaba's Aliyun OS for new smartphone

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The company says that the device will be made available in China and hit store shelves on Friday. [Read more]...
Acer taps Alibaba's Aliyun OS for new smartphone

FINALLY: Yahoo Officially Announces Plan To Monetize Alibaba Stake

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At long last, Yahoo has announced a plan to monetize its stake in Chinese internet company Alibaba. It's complicated, and it will be in stages, but the process has begun, and Yahoo says it will get about $7.1 billion in short order, via Alibaba's repurchase of half of Yahoo's stake...
FINALLY: Yahoo Officially Announces Plan To Monetize Alibaba Stake

Taobao to offer Xiami's music streaming service across its e-commerce site in China

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Taobao, China’s online retail giant, revealed today that it would roll out functionality for Xiami, a popular social music-streaming service, to its website by the end of the month. As described in a report from Sina Tech, when users access the “My Taobao” page, an embedded function on the lower right-hand side labeled...
Taobao to offer Xiami's music streaming service across its e-commerce site in China

Alibaba steps up battle with Android

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Alibaba seeks to weaken Google's dominance of the Chinese smartphone market with subsidies and other support for its rival Amos operating system....
Alibaba steps up battle with Android
Tradesparq brings a social networking approach to sourcing foreign suppliers

Yahoo To Give Shareholders $3.65 Billion (YHOO)

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Yahoo has closed a deal to sell a portion of its stake in Chinese Internet company Alibaba, netting $4.3 billion for the company. In a memo to employees, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says she will return $3.65 billion of that money to shareholders. Yahoo will be keeping $650 million. Here...
Yahoo To Give Shareholders $3.65 Billion (YHOO)

Alibaba Group Launches Daily Deals Site Juhuasuan Overseas In Hong Kong & Taiwan

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Alibaba Group announced that it has launched Juhuasuan Overseas, a combination of C2C retail platform Taobao Marketplace and group shopping site Juhuasuan, in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Juhuasuan Overseas will offer merchandise and services from selected Taobao sellers in the same daily deals format as the original Juhuasuan, which is...
Alibaba Group Launches Daily Deals Site Juhuasuan Overseas In Hong Kong & Taiwan

Mobile App Roundup: iPhone 5 sales, AdWords and a Chinese challenger for Android

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Analysts predict over 10 million iPhone 5 Sales for Sept. — Topeka Capital Market analyst Brian White has predicted Apple will sell somewhere between 10 and 12 million new iPhone 5s in September reports VentureBeat. With the iPhone launching on Sept. 21, that will mean between 1.1 and 1.3...
Mobile App Roundup: iPhone 5 sales, AdWords and a Chinese challenger for Android

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer era begins with a lift as firm posts 'solid' results

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First set of results under new chief executive beat analysts' expectations as Meyer says Yahoo's future is 'incredibly bright'Yahoo beat analysts' expectations on Monday as it posted its first set of results under Marissa Mayer, the former Google executive who took over the troubled internet firm in July.Mayer said her...
Yahoo's Marissa Mayer era begins with a lift as firm posts 'solid' results

Alibaba rumored to purchase 15-20% stake in Sina Weibo

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The latest rumor making its way through the Chinese Internet sphere is too juicy not to report. According to TechNode, several insiders are reporting that Alibaba has invested in Sina Weibo to the tune of a 15-20 percent stake in the micro-blogging service. Frankly, I’m highly skeptical about this, but...
Alibaba rumored to purchase 15-20% stake in Sina Weibo

How Solo Founders Beat the Odds and Get Into Top Accelerators

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Prestigious startup accelerators in the U.S. — like 500 Startups, TechStars and Y Combinator — generally “select against” solo applicants. But why reject entrepreneurs trying to follow in the footsteps of lone founders like Sara Blakely (Spanx), Jack Ma (Alibaba) or Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)? “We believe being a single founder...
How Solo Founders Beat the Odds and Get Into Top Accelerators

Tencent, Alibaba founders rumored to explore financial services joint-venture

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The shifting landscape of China’s Internet has led to some interesting partnerships and cooperation between competitors. The founders of Tencent and Alibaba are believed to be teaming up with a Chinese insurance company on a project to provide “Internet financial services.” Caixin reports that, according to sources, Jack Ma, the...
Tencent, Alibaba founders rumored to explore financial services joint-venture

Yahoo confirms layoff of 2,000 employees in bid to renew company

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Chief executive of beleaguered internet giant says Yahoo needs to return to its 'core purpose' with a trimmed down workforceYahoo has announced a massive round of layoffs as the troubled internet company struggles to turn around its fortunes.In a statement, the company confirmed earlier reports that it was cutting 2,000...
Yahoo confirms layoff of 2,000 employees in bid to renew company

First Tim Cook, now Mark Zuckerberg is spotted visiting China

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Facebook’s own Mark Zuckerberg has taken a jaunt to China, apparently for fun, but we suspect also for business. The level of his celebrity has made it so that wherever he goes, he is followed. Mark and American-Chinese girlfriend Priscilla Chan were spotted and snapped pottering around Shanghai. Recently Apple’s Tim...
First Tim Cook, now Mark Zuckerberg is spotted visiting China
Images surface of Motorola's XT907 for Verizon -- a budget RAZR for back to school?

VC Interest in China Drops Due to Political and Economic Uncertainty

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The narrative that international venture capitalists were looking to the Far East for the next big thing appears to have changed, as investments in China are down, both in terms of dollars and deals, as noted by the San Jose Mercury News. 2012 saw $3.7 billion dollars invested and 202 deals...
VC Interest in China Drops Due to Political and Economic Uncertainty

Viral Video: Alibaba Makes a Funny

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Chinese Internet company Alibaba Group made a series of Web videos recently poking fun at odd situations that then turn into buying opportunities on the e-commerce site. The company that once wrangled with Yahoo has made a foray into the U.S. market, which these videos below seem to be...
Viral Video: Alibaba Makes a Funny

SEC watch: Investment firm Silver Lake files for $7.5 billion private equity fund

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Silver Lake, a US-based private equity firm focused on leveraged buyout and growth capital investments in (primarily large-cap) technology companies, has filed documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicating its intent to raise a private equity fund to the tune of (at least) $7.5 billion. The fund, which...
SEC watch: Investment firm Silver Lake files for $7.5 billion private equity fund
Facebook’s open-source hardware project gets new momentum, new allies, and new specs

Alibaba's Extravaganza

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Alibaba Group Holding founder Jack Ma regaled the audience at the massive, somewhat over-the-top celebration of the 10th anniversary of the company's Taobao online shopping site, the Chinese equivalent of eBay....
Alibaba's Extravaganza

Tencent found guilty of infringing music copyright, handed fine of...$2,400

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A Chinese court has found Tencent guilty of copyright infringement for its online music service and slapped it with a paltry fine of $2,407 (RMB 15,000), Beijing Daily reports. The Music Copyright Society of China (MCSC) has taken to its website to declare a victory, even if the win is largely...
Tencent found guilty of infringing music copyright, handed fine of...$2,400

Same-day delivery's for suckers - now a Chinese ecommerce giant has three-hour delivery

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A couple of days ago, we flagged Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers partner Mary Meeker’s presentation at the D11 conference, and looked at the special attention she paid to China. Among the many data points she had to share about the world’s biggest Internet market, Meeker included a slide that...
Same-day delivery's for suckers - now a Chinese ecommerce giant has three-hour delivery
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