Peel Smart Remote App has generated 100 billion commands

Peel has announced that its Peel Smart Remote app has generated 100 billion remote commands since launch three years ago.

Chinese firms speed up purchase of sports assets worldwide
Chinese firms speed up purchase of sports assets worldwide

A wealthy Chinese consortium is planning to complete a takeover of English football club Aston Villa immediately after the FA Cup final, according to media reports.

Yahoo to shut its China office
Yahoo to shut its China office

 American company Yahoo is closing down its operation and research center in Beijing, its only location in the country, and hundreds of staff are expected to be laid off.

100 mn people gift 'lucky money' via apps on Chinese New Year

 More than 100 million people sent gift money amounting to USD 652 million via mobile apps during the ongoing Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, according to an e-payment system run by Chinese Internet giant Alibaba.

Alibaba meets with China regulator, controversial report retracted

The head of China`s commerce regulator met with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd chairman Jack Ma on Friday to discuss combating fake products, the official Xinhua news agency reported, with the two adopting a conciliatory tone after a row over illegal business on the Internet company`s platforms.

China Premier calls for greater role in shaping Web
China Premier calls for greater role in shaping Web

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang today demanded a greater role for Beijing in shaping the global Internet, calling for "order" online as he failed to address his government's censorship of content it deems politically sensitive.

Alibaba shopping festival sells $2 bln in first one hour

 Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said about $2 billion worth of goods were sold on the e-commerce giant`s websites within the first hour and 12 seconds of its annual shopping festival.

Alibaba launches US shopping website: report

China`s e-commerce giant Alibaba has launched an American shopping website, a report said today, as the company continues a deal binge ahead of a widely anticipated US listing.

Alibaba sets record with $5.75 bn sales in one day

China`s biggest online shopping company, Alibaba has reportedly set record in online sales by processing goods worth more than 5.75 billion dollars in one-day shopping free fest.

Yahoo shuts down China site following steep drop in popularity

Yahoo has reportedly shut down its Chinese portal for news and community in order to adjust its operations strategy and redirects its users to a site run by Alibaba.

Yahoo China to end email service: Reports

Yahoo`s China arm will shut down its email service later this year, state media reported Friday, in a move illustrating the brand`s diminishing profile in the country.

Alibaba to reach out to Yahoo CEO on stalled deal

Alibaba Group and Japan`s Softbank will go directly to Yahoo`s chief executive, bypassing negotiators from the US Internet company, after talks over the sale of Yahoo`s Asian holdings broke down.

Yahoo-Alibaba talks at an impasse: Sources

Talks between Yahoo Inc and China`s Alibaba over the US Internet giant`s Asian assets have hit an impasse.

Yahoo board continues talks on Asian deal: report

A Yahoo! billboard is seen in New York`s Time`s Square January 25, 2010.

Yahoo, bidders at impasse over nondisclosure

Despite all the rumoured interest in Yahoo Inc, progress on a deal has hit a brick wall mainly due to the company`s lack of strategy and restrictive confidentiality agreement, people familiar with the situation said.

China says Google, foreign firms must respect laws

Foreign firms, including Google, must respect Chinese laws and customs, China`s foreign ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.

Alibaba slams Yahoo`s statement on Google

China`s largest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group, in which Yahoo Inc owns a 40 percent stake, has called the search giant`s comments on Google "reckless".