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By Chris Dawson March 8, 2017 - 12:12 pm

Alibaba sues fake cat food Taobao seller

Alibaba is suing another Taobao marketplace seller, this time for selling counterfeit cat food. The lawsuit, filed on the 3rd of March with the Shanghai Fengxian District People’s Court, claims the defendant broke several of the trading platform’s regulations prohibiting the sale of trademark-infringing merchandise. Taobao bought

LVMH’s Tag Heuer launch on Alibaba’s TMall

Premier watch brand, Tag Heuer, has launched a flagship store on, becoming the fifth brand owned by luxury goods giant LVMH to set up shop on Alibaba. Other LVMH flagship stores on Tmall are cosmetics brands Make Up For Ever and Guerlain, beauty brands

Alibaba revenues jump 54% in Q3

News in from China. Alibaba has delivered some stellar results for the third quarter in 2016. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. reported a 54% year on year increase in revenues in the third quarter 2016. In China that quarter ends on the 31st December. 82% of China’s

Alibaba to use Olympics to grow users and services

Alibaba have agreed a partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to become the official “Cloud Services” and “E-Commerce Platform Services” Partner, as well as a Founding Partner of the Olympic Channel. The deal will see them have rights to every Olympic and Olympic Winter

President Elect Trump opens the door to deals for the UK and China

Whatever you think of the US President Elect one thing is certain - President Trump's uncoming inauguration is generating a lot of interest around the world and, priding himself as a business man, he wants to do business. .@BorisJohnson joins us in Washington to discuss president-elect

Alibaba takes on Taobao counterfeit sellers

Alibaba has said that it will be suing two Taobao sellers who they believe are selling counterfeits on the Chinese marketplace. The case regards the sale of Swarovski watches and is believed to be the first case of its kind. Alibaba has filed a case in

Alibaba acquires Irish start-up Showtime

Alibaba's movie division, Alibaba Pictures, has invested in Irish movie analytics Showtime. The firm offers data analytics to the film industry disturbers and cinema owners. The idea is that with information about performance, cinemas can make operational improvements. And cinema is big business in

Alibaba is expanding in Thailand

Alibaba is a big ecommerce player in Asia, China in particular, and indeed across the world. And a recent deal with the government in Thailand will further cement its dominant market position there. By far the most popular business to consumer marketplace in Thailand is Lazada.

11.11: A Chinese record for global ecommerce

When we reported Alibaba's Singles Day sales for 2016, Tamebay reader Scott commented saying "Do these numbers sound legit? Amazon apparently did 86 items a second in the UK on Black Friday, Alibaba did 175,000? That’s such a huge discrepancy, it doesn’t sound possible. Insane

#tamebay@10, Singles’ Day, Amazon and eBay’s Xmas ad [video]

Here's the latest of our YouTube video round ups. I take a look at Tamebay's 10th party, Amazon and Black Friday, eBay's new TV advert and Singles' Day. To find more video content from Tamebay you can visit our channel here. (And if the video isn't

Alibaba smashes all Singles Day sales records

Alibaba smashed all sales record on their annual 11/11 Singles Day extravaganza shifting RMB 120.7 billion ($17.79 billion) in gross merchandise volume in just 24 hours. Thats up around a third on last year's Singles Day. Other records smashed were RMB 98.97 billion ($14.6 billion) in

Royal Mail, RETruly, webinar, party and ebook: video round-up

Here's the latest of our YouTube video round ups. To find more video content from Tamebay you can visit our channel here. (And if the video isn't showing in your browser, you can view it on YouTube here.) Here are the stories mentioned in the video: Royal

Alibaba Group now using GS1 standards

Alibaba have announced that they will be requesting GTINs and use GS1 data pool standards from seller on their platforms. By inviting brand owners to adopt GS1 standards, Alibaba are recognising the huge benefits that standards can bring, including managing their supply chain efficiently, complying with

Alibaba founder calls for more global free trade

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has used the occasion of the of the G20 summit in China to call for more free trade and less protectionism across the globe to help unfetter commerce and help small and medium businesses, according to reports. Ma has called

Alibaba reports stellar Q216 results

Alibaba is doing very well and has reported really impressive second quarter results. The Chinese ecommerce giant saw a Q2 active buyers total of 434 million across all the Alibaba marketplaces. That's a growth rate of 18% year on year. But the really exciting

eBay and Alibaba bid for Allegro

Following on from the news that Polish marketplace Allegro is up for sale, it's not surprise that eBay are interested in acquiring the largest marketplace in Poland. Allegro accounts for more than 50% of the Polish ecommerce market and has 14 million registered users so it's

Alibaba launch program to stamp out counterfeits

Alibaba have launched The Intellectual Property Joint-Force System to fight counterfeits. China is rife with imitation and fake goods, even to the extent that tons of electrical goods shipped to the west each year appear to have the Conformité Européene Mark (CE Mark), but in

Alibaba’s Jack Ma wants a digital China to Europe ‘Silk Road’

Jack Ma has appealed to the G20 to create a digital 'Silk Road' trade route between Asia and Europe to speed the passage of goods and cut red tape. This would allow small Chinese retailers to more easily sell to the West and potentially for

Royal Mail launches online registration for Tmall

Royal Mail has launched an automated online-registration tool on its Tmall Global storefront with the aim of helping more British brands sell their products in China. The online-registration tool brings a low-cost market entry solution within reach of British companies that would previously not have been

Alipay strikes deal with Samsung Pay in China

A deal between Samsung and Alipay (Alibaba's payments division) will make the pair the biggest provider of mobile payments in China. Apple had hoped to strike a deal but has been trumped in what's a big win for Samsung Pay. Fan Zhiming of Alipay says: “Alipay