Jack Ma steps down in final departure from Alibaba

By Emma Lee

Sep 10, 20192 min read A volunteer introducing a replica of Taobao’s first office  at the Taobao Museum during the Taobao Maker Festival 2018. (Image credit: TechNode/Emma Lee)Jack Ma, the legendary Chinese entrepreneur behind Alibaba Group, is…

China blocks US video-conferencing tool Zoom

By Emma Lee

Sep 9, 20191 min read A booth displaying an empty conference room with Zoom’s video conferencing tools. (Image credit: Zoom)Video-conferencing service Zoom was blocked in China starting Monday morning, joining a list of inaccessible internet service…

Alibaba acquires NetEase Kaola for $2 billion

By Emma Lee

Sep 6, 20191 min read (Image credit: NetEase Kaola)Alibaba Group announced today that it has acquired NetEase’s cross-border e-commerce unit Kaola for approximately $2 billion, and along with Yunfeng Capital will take a minority stake in NetEase Clo…