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Alibaba steps up battle with Android

Alibaba Amos Smartphones - BCC

Alibaba seeks to weaken Google's dominance of the Chinese smartphone market with subsidies and other support for its rival Amos operating system. The firm has set up a one billion yuan ($162m; £105m) programme to support app developers and is offering monthly payments to handset makers for every phone using its platform they sell.


China's Alibaba buys back half of Yahoo's stake


China's Alibaba Group said it bought back half the stake Yahoo Inc owned in the company for about $7.6 billion, moving closer to an initial public offering.


Google Objects to Acer-Alibaba Phone

Google objected to Taiwanese PC maker Acer's development of a smartphone that is powered by a rival mobile operating system, the launch of which was delayed this week.


Acer Postpones Launch of Alibaba-Powered Phone

Taiwanese PC maker Acer postponed the launch of its first smartphone using a mobile operating system developed by a Chinese company after its current software partner Google expressed concerns about the new device.

Senh: If Alibaba is coming out with a phone, it's probably time for Amazon to do it.


Alibaba Says Former Manager Suspected Of Bribery

A former manager at China’s largest e-commerce company, Alibaba Group, has been arrested by Chinese police under suspicion of accepting bribes from businesses owners, the company said Thursday.


Yahoo in talks to sell 15-25 percent of Alibaba: source

Yahoo Inc could be weeks away from selling 15 to 25 percent of Alibaba Group's stock back to China's largest e-commerce company, in a deal designed to eliminate complexities that had scuttled the parties' previous negotiations, a person familiar with the matter said.


Yahoo, Alibaba tax-free deal talks crumble: source


Yahoo Inc and its Asian partners, China's Alibaba and Japan's Softbank Corp, have called off talks over a tax-free sale of the U.S. company's Asian assets, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters.


Alibaba hires U.S. lobbying firm as it eyes Yahoo


China's Alibaba Group has hired Washington lobbying firm Duberstein Group Inc as it eyes a possible deal with Internet giant Yahoo Inc.


Yahoo to weigh deals for Asian assets: sources

Yahoo Inc is discussing a plan to slash its stakes in China's Alibaba Group and its Japanese affiliate as part of a complicated share transaction valued at roughly $17 billion, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.


Alibaba CEO 'Interested' in Buying Yahoo

Jack Ma, chief executive of Chinese Internet company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, told an audience at an event at Stanford University that he was "interested" in buying Yahoo Inc.


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