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2009-06-16 09:45:00

BEIJING, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Golden Dragon Holdings, Inc. (Other OTC: GDHI) www.gdfbhk.com kicks off online B2B store in China's largest business-to-business portals www.alibaba.com, www.21food.com & www.EC21.com marking the company's debut into China's B2B marketing sector. The company's strategy is to expose the products it currently represents, and enroll distributors throughout China, S. Korea, Japan and Singapore and sell directly to consumers via the online store....

2009-05-07 14:28:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Alibaba.com, the world's leading B2B ecommerce company, is expanding its U.S. presence this year and has named Traction (www.tractionco.com), a leading San Francisco-based advertising agency, as its agency of record to develop advertising, brand and interactive communications. The agency will partner with Mediasmith (www.mediasmith.com), a leader in digital media strategy and execution. Alibaba.com enables small businesses and entrepreneurs to enter global...

2009-03-31 01:05:00

BEIJING, March 31 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Alisoft, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alibaba Group, today announced that it will offer free Internet-based management software to all 42 million small- and medium-enterprises (SMEs) in China as part of the Group's ongoing effort to make it easy for SMEs to do business using e-commerce. The software, called "Shopkeeper(TM)", comprises an accounting and finance module in the initial edition to be launched today; an inventory management and a...

2009-03-19 03:40:00

HONG KONG, March 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Alibaba.com Limited (HKSE: 1688) (HK.1688), the world's leading business-to-business e-commerce company, today announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2008. Full Year 2008 Highlights -- Total revenue of RMB3.0 billion in 2008, an increase of 39% as compared to 2007. EPS (diluted) was up 31% year-on-year to 26.71 Hong Kong cents and net income (profit attributable to equity owners) was up 25% year-...

2009-02-23 07:00:00

HONG KONG, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The global trade in sports balls may have taken a dramatic bounce for the better because of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, according to data collected by Alibaba.com (HKSE: 1688; 1688.HK), the world's largest business-to-business e-commerce company. Despite the downturn in the worldwide economy, interest in sports showed a significant upturn according to the figures revealed by search requests made on the online international marketplace. Soccer...

2008-12-22 06:00:00

RA'ANANA, Israel, December 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NICE Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE), the global provider of advanced solutions that enable organizations to extract Insight from Interactions to drive performance, today announced that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.com, the world's leading B2B e-commerce company, placed an initial order for NICE SmartCenter solutions for two of its VoIP contact centers. The NICE solution will provide Alibaba.com with a comprehensive quality...

2008-10-10 06:00:20

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba.com has announced plans to invest CNY 50bn ($732m) in its consumer auction site Taobao over the next five years. Taobao was founded in 2003, and is China's largest consumer-to-consumer auction site. It has 80 million registered users and over 1 million sellers. It also includes third-party service providers for payment, logistics, and verification, and a network of 400,000 web publishers in its affiliate marketing program. The company plans to open its...

2008-08-28 06:00:36

Alibaba.com, the top Chinese e-commerce firm, posted a 159 percent rise in net profit in the second quarter thanks to interest income from IPO proceeds, but its prospects are darkening as global woes cause small and midsize firms to cut spending. Alibaba, which operates an online business-to-business site connecting buyers and suppliers looking to import and export Chinese goods, is battling a turbulent macroeconomic outlook as it seeks to facilitate domestic Chinese and international...

2008-08-02 03:00:28

New "Export-to-China" Service to Tap China's Growing Buying Power HANGZHOU, China, Aug. 2 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Alibaba.com today announced the beta launch of Export-to-China, a new service which will enable international entrepreneurs and small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) to sell direct to China's growing number of buyers. Export-to-China will provide international suppliers with a Chinese-language online storefront on Alibaba.com's China marketplace, which has an active...

2008-07-07 06:00:10

China-based PC manufacturer Lenovo formed an alliance with chip giant Intel and Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba.com to provide personal computers for the SME sector. Alibaba will embed its e-commerce platform into the PCs, while Intel will provide support on internet security and services based on its chip platform. The first batch of PCs are expected to be released in September 2009.

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.