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Business was brisk at the HHB Music House on a recent Thursday night. The live music venue, located just a short taxi ride from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s headquarters, was crowded, with virtually all of the dozen or so tables and booths occupied by Jack Ma fans ordering Alibaba-themed cocktails with their Alibaba mobile app in the dark and listening to cover songs by the house band.
Hong Kong privacy watchdog urges WhatsApp to pump brakes on policy changes, offer alternatives for users
WhatsApp has informed its more than two billion users that they will need to agree to a new policy allowing it to share data with its parent company, Facebook. The move has prompted concerns about how the data might be used, but WhatsApp maintains the information collected will not include the content of messages.
Nintendo Co Ltd has shipped one million Switch consoles in China since it launched the device in the world’s largest video games market at the end of 2019, its Chinese partner Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Jan 11.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China plans to push tech giants including Ant Group, Tencent and JD.com to share consumer loan data to prevent excess borrowing and fraud, two people with knowledge of the matter said, in Beijing's latest tightening of scrutiny.
The box looked like an old VCR, the controller was comically large, and it was made by one of the most boring companies on earth. Somehow, the Xbox triumphed and gave Microsoft Corp the first-and last-successful video game console brand from an American company since Atari.
Alibaba antitrust probe presents new challenges for China’s regulators 12 years after implementation of anti-monopoly law
Beijing has been cautious when it comes to regulatory probes but few of the previous cases rival Alibaba’s in terms of business complexity and market size. Regulatory probes into abuse of market position usually ended in fines being imposed, according to the Post’s review of past cases.
Joe Biden will be sworn into office in two weeks and it is not clear whether he plans to implement Trump’s new order, which is meant to take effect in 45 days. Alipay has more than one billion users and 80 million merchants in China but the app was only downloaded 207,000 times in the US last year.
China’s Internet erupted in mirth at America’s troubled democracy after supporters of President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol, comparing the chaos to the Hong Kong anti-government protests of 2019.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese software applications, including Ant Group's Alipay mobile payment app, the White House said, escalating tensions with Beijing two weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd plans to raise at least $5 billion through the sale of a U.S. dollar-denominated bond this month, four people with knowledge of the matter said, amid regulatory scrutiny of co-founder Jack Ma's empire.