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Slow local take-up for location based services

Local businesses have yet to catch on to the potential that location based services can have on their organisation.

The power of presence: Leveraging on location based data

Location based services can potentially benefit more businesses through its innovative use to enhance current operations.

Closer to you: The appeal of location based mobile services

Location based services is the new marketing tactic that companies are considering in order to forge better relationships with their customer base.

Alibaba's results affirm growth but margins slide

BEIJING: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's e-commerce and mobile businesses surged in the September quarter, far outpacing its rivals' and glossing over weakening margins and decelerating earnings growth.

Baidu boosts location-based platform with new services, US$10mil investment

Baidu Inc launched on Wednesday a service that helps retailers advertise on the smartphones of nearby users as China's dominant search engine company expands its location-based technology to drive growth.

Alibaba to buy out UCWeb in China's biggest Internet merger

BEIJING: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd says it will buy all the remaining shares of mobile browser firm UCWeb in the biggest merger in Chinese Internet history, as the e-commerce giant steps up its spending spree ahead of its US listing.

Facebook rolls out 'nearby friends' feature

Facebook on Thursday began rolling out a feature allowing users of its mobile app to use smartphone location to discover friends near them.

Baidu eyes buying its way into more mobile screens in China

Chinese Internet company Baidu Inc is poised to make more acquisitions this year to entice smartphone users to tap into its services, a strategy that will put it on a collision course with bigger rivals like Tencent Holdings Ltd.

China's Tencent firms up online-to-offline muscle with review site buy

China's Tencent Holdings Ltd has bought 20% of Dianping, the country's largest restaurant review and business listing site, as the social media leader lands a blow in Chinese Internet firms' battle to link online content with offline services.

HK shares of Tencent and peers helped by acquisition moves

HONG KONG: China's Hong Kong-listed Internet stocks are riding high thanks to an investment frenzy by Chinese tech companies as core players spend to build the foundations for future growth.