Jack Ma lost $1.4 billion as Alibaba shares slumped by almost 9 per cent. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

Jack Ma’s fortune dropped $1.4 billion on Thursday, the most among the world’s 400 richest people, as Alibaba Group Holding shares posted a record sl(...)

Alibaba handles more e-commerce than Amazon and eBay combined

Alibaba’s quarterly revenue fell short of analysts’ expectations, showing signs of a slowdown in the Chinese e-commerce company’s scorching growth.Ali(...)

Marissa Mayer: “Yahoo’s Geek Goddess” as ‘Vanity Fair’ has called her.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

To the list of books about transformative technology companies and their visionary leaders we can now add one about Silicon Valley’s wayward soul and (...)

In Beijing, Uber operates premium car service Uber Black and newly launched People’s Uber, which is priced to compete with regular taxis. Photograph: Emily Berl/The New York Times

Car-hailing apps such as Uber are facing a crackdown against “illegal” taxi drivers in Beijing, making the city the latest in a long line of trouble s(...)

Employees work at Alibaba.com Ltd’s headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Photograph: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg

We’ve had the Economist’s Big Mac index for many years now, but statisticians in China from Alibaba’s e-commerce portal believe they may have found a (...)

Billionaire Jack Ma,  the 50-year-old founder of China’s biggest e-commerce company Alibaba, saw added $25bn to his fortune.  (Photograph: Ashley Pon/Bloomberg)

The richest people on Earth got richer in 2014, adding $92 billion to their collective fortune in the face of falling energy prices and geopolitical t(...)

Yahoo senior vice president of mobile and emerging products Adam Cahan. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty

Yahoo is setting its sights on the growth of wearables and other mobile devices as the internet star of the last dotcom boom tries to transform itself(...)

A screengrab of the South China Morning Post which featured a front page image of former taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Screengrab: South China Morning Post

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern made a surprise appearance on the front page of Hong Kong's South China Morning Post this weekend, shaking hands(...)

An electronic board shows the November 11th Singles’ Day sales figure of more than 57.1-billion yuan (€7.4 billion) generated by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group shopping sites. Photograph: EPA

It’s an understatement to say that Alibaba is a cunning marketeer. The company has invented a version of Valentine’s Day on which single people, espec(...)

AOL   chief executive  Tim Armstrong has been credited with reviving a dying brand. Photograph: Reuters

At least two top-10 Yahoo shareholders are so unhappy with chief executive Marissa Mayer’s turnaround efforts that they are making a plea to AOL chie(...)