Nov 18, 2019

Jack Ma Foundation dishes out cash to African ‘netpreneurs’

Alibaba founder Jack Ma awards R15 million in prize money to 10 entrepreneurs from across the continent.

Nov 12, 2019

Alibaba’s Singles’ Day rakes in record $38.4bn

The Chinese retailer says the $38.4 billion figure is an increase of 26% compared to 2018.

Sep 25, 2019

Alibaba and WFP Unveil Next Generation of Machine Learning Technology in the Fight Against Hunger

Today, Alibaba Group and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced the launch of “Hunger Map LIVE,” a groundbreaking global hunger monitoring system that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and data analytics to predict and track the magnitude and severity of hunger in over 90 countries in close to real-time.

Sep 25, 2019

Alibaba Cloud Spurs Industry Innovation for China Gateway Customers

Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, today showcased the success of its customers who have made use of Alibaba Cloud’s technologies to ramp up innovation.

Sep 11, 2019

Jack Ma provides valuable lessons for Africa’s ICT leaders

Jack Ma retired yesterday, leaving the Alibaba building after two decades. Analysts say African entrepreneurs and ICT leaders should emulate his career and vision.

Sep 10, 2019

Jack Ma steps down as Alibaba chairman

After two decades building Alibaba into a $460 billion business, the Chinese businessman is now pivoting full time to philanthropy.

Aug 26, 2019

Ten tech giants join forces to beef up data security

The Linux Foundation has announced the formation of the Confidential Computing Consortium which aims to make it easier to protect sensitive data cross different computing environments.

Jun 18, 2019

New Internet users ‘hard to find’, says Mary Meeker

Global Internet users grew to 51% of the global population in 2018, indicating a mere 6% growth from 49% in 2017, a report says.

Apr 24, 2019

Alibaba Cloud Ranked First in Asia Pacific(*) by Gartner Market Share: IT Services in IaaS and IUS

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing and data intelligence arm of Alibaba Group, has been named first in Asia Pacific(*) market share for IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and IUS (Infrastructure Utility Services) in two consecutive years as per Gartner's latest report revealed earlier this month named Market Share: IT Services, 2018.

Jan 23, 2019

Cloud brings AI capabilities to the masses

Deloitte says the cloud is democratising access to artificial intelligence by giving companies the ability to use it now.

Nov 12, 2018

Singles' Day rakes in $30bn for Alibaba

The Chinese e-commerce site reveals it made more than R400 billion yesterday, during its annual Singles' Day sale.

Nov 7, 2018

China's president calls for global co-operation to create 'fairer' Internet

China and Xi Jinping have pushed for a bigger role in global Internet governance and called on nations to respect Beijing's 'cyber sovereignty'.

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