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Alibaba and Haier Create Logistics Joint Venture

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. will invest 2.82 billion Hong Kong dollars ($360 million) in Chinese appliances maker Haier Electronics Group Co., as part of a deal between the two companies to form a logistics joint venture.

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Yahoo Increases Share Buyback Plan to $5 Billion and Announces Debt Deal

Yahoo’s board, which just met, has increased its share buyback authorization by $5 billion, a move which should keep its already Alibaba-lifted stock in place for the short term. The Silicon Valley Internet giant also said it was doing a $1 billion debt offering of convertible senior notes and that it intends to use the money for things like stock buybacks and possible acquisitions. Yahoo has been aggressively purchasing its own stock under the tenure of CEO Marissa Mayer.

Fanatics Created a $1 Billion Sports E-Commerce Powerhouse — Now Here Come the Apps

If it wants to grow its own brand, its new apps will have to stand out.
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Snapchat Is Mulling Another Huge Round at a $3.5 Billion Valuation

Yes, we know: Cray cray.
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Alibaba: NYSE, Nasdaq Approve Partnership Structure Proposal

The New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market have each agreed to let Alibaba Group Holding’s founder and senior management team have control over the board of the Chinese e-commerce giant if it seeks to list its stock on the exchanges, Alibaba said.

Now That the Core Matters for Yahoo, Here Are the Charts and Numbers to Assess It

Building your core is the key to success, I am told.
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ShopRunner’s Scott Thompson: We’re Building So Much More Than an Amazon Prime Competitor

What exactly is ShopRunner building, and why does it need $200 million in cash?
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Alibaba Leads $206 Million Investment in ShopRunner

The Chinese e-commerce giant continues its U.S. push ahead of its planned IPO.

Alibaba Defends Corporate Structure in Lead-Up to IPO

Talks between the successful Chinese Internet company and the Hong Kong stock exchange fail, which could lead to Alibaba’s U.S. stock market debut.
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Alibaba Plans U.S. Listing

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is now planning to list its shares in the U.S., after talks with the Hong Kong stock exchange for an initial public offering in the city broke down, said a person familiar with the situation.

Yahoo Hits a 52-Week High