Alibaba Group Holding Ltd

Alibaba Shows off Its Generative AI Tech, to Roll Out in All Apps

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Tuesday showed off its generative AI model – its version of the tech that powers chatbot sensation ChatGPT – and said it would be integrated into all of the company’s apps in the near future. Called Tongyi Qianwen, the AI large language model drafted invitation letters, planned trip itineraries and […]

Marketmind: Asia Stocks Bounce as Dovish Central Banks Lift the Mood

Asian stocks put in a strong showing on their return to full trading globally after the Easter break, with Australian investors coming back to a 1.3% rally in their equity benchmark. In Japan, where it had been trading as usual over the holiday period, the Nikkei jumped 1.4% after new Bank of Japan Governor Kazuo […]

Instant View: Alibaba to Split into Six Units

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it plans split its business into six main units covering e-commerce, media and the cloud, adding that each will explore fundraising or initial public offerings. Alibaba’s U.S.-listed shares rose 7% in pre-market trading. Here are comments from analysts: THOMAS HAYES, CHAIRMAN AT GREAT HILL CAPITAL, NEW YORK “This is the […]

China to Double Down on Push to Be Self-Reliant in Tech, Premier Says

China’s science and technology policies should aim to build its strength and self-reliance, while the role of the government in pooling resources for key technological breakthroughs needed to be leveraged better, Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday. The nation effectively countered external attempts to suppress and contain China’s development over the past five years by […]

At China Political Meeting, Internet Bosses Are out, Chip Execs Are In

Tencent Holdings founder Pony Ma and others from China’s crackdown-hit internet sector will be absent from this year’s parliamentary sessions, as Beijing boosts representation from the tech hardware sector, delegate lists show. Nearly 3,000 members of the National People’s Congress (NPC) will gather in Beijing on Sunday for its first meeting since Xi Jinping secured […]

Alibaba and Ant Venture to Launch RISC-V Chips for Payments

Alibaba Group Holding’s chip unit T-Head and Alipay, the payment service under Alibaba’s financial affiliate Ant Group, will release computing chips for secure payments based on the RISC-V instruction set architecture, the two entities said. The development comes as Chinese companies continue to invest heavily in chips, in the wake of U.S. export restrictions targeting […]

Hedge Funds Unimpressed by Chinese Internet Giants’ Peppy Earnings

A set of bumper earnings reports from the likes of Baidu Inc and other Chinese internet giants isn’t impressing hedge funds and other investors who have cut exposure to the stocks and seem to be waiting for more good news. For the now, investors remain wary of a market overshadowed by simmering Sino-U.S. tensions over […]