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TECH 31 May 2016 | 11:30 PM

Hong Kong protesters fight to save Cantonese version of Pikachu

Protesters in Hong Kong are calling for the reinstatement of the Cantonese usage of Pikachu, after Japanese videogame maker Nintendo announced it would begin using the Putonghua pinyin name in a Hong Kong version of the Pokemon game.

TECH 21 Apr 2016 | 9:01 AM

Alibaba's Jack Ma pledges not to interfere in SCMP editorial independence

The new boss of Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, Jack Ma, has promised not to interfere in editorial decisions, in an apparent bid to assuage concerns about the paper's independence under his e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

TECH 18 Apr 2016 | 8:23 AM

Twitter hires new exec in bid to win China advertisers

Twitter introduced a new head of operations for what it calls Greater China despite still being banned in the mainland, as it attempts to boost already booming advertising.

TECH 11 Mar 2016 | 12:58 PM

China's Internet regulator responds to apparent blocking of HK newspaper sites

China's Internet regulator, asked about the apparent blocking of some online accounts of Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, said that Internet service providers were responsible for online content and had the right to shut down websites.

TECH 05 Feb 2016 | 8:30 AM

China's Alibaba seeks sporting gold

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is looking to turn its hundreds of millions of users into sportsmen as it seeks to cash in on the country's growing sporting market, an executive said.

TECH 15 Dec 2015 | 4:28 AM

Alibaba agrees on US$266mil acquisition deal with South China Morning Post

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has agreed on a US$266mil (RM1.14bil) deal to acquire the South China Morning Post and other media assets of SCMP Group Ltd, a deal that has raised a question over the outlook for its editorial independence.

TECH 15 Dec 2015 | 3:21 AM

Alibaba to buy South China Morning Post in Hong Kong

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has agreed to buy Hong Kong's flagship English-language newspaper, the South China Morning Post (SCMP), in the most politically sensitive acquisition by the e-commerce giant to date.

Technology 26 Nov 2015 | 5:18 PM

Alibaba in talks with Hong Kong's SCMP Group for media assets: source

Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has approached the publisher of Hong Kong's South China Morning Post newspaper to discuss buying its media assets, a source familiar with the matter said.

TECH 23 Nov 2015 | 6:31 PM

Alibaba's Jack Ma in talks for stake in SCMP publisher

Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, is in talks to buy a stake in the publisher of Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, Bloomberg reported citing unidentified sources familiar with the matter.

Technology 18 Nov 2015 | 4:49 PM

Shunning protocol, Obama interviews Alibaba billionaire Ma

US President Barack Obama took time off at an Asia-Pacific summit on Nov 18 for an unusual task – putting questions to Chinese Internet billionaire Jack Ma and a young Filipina entrepreneur on government-business ties in a panel discussion.