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Articles tagged “alibaba”

Online Travel

GoPro Stock Soars 30% on IPO Opening Day

GoPro caught the IPO boom and it ain't over yet with Alibaba and others on tap. It's good news for Travelport, which is also trying to IPO, but the euphoria doesn't necessarily translate.

GoPro Stock Soars 30% on IPO Opening Day

Online Travel

Alibaba IPO and OpenTable Acquisition Highlight Relationship of Travel and Local

Just as we've seen the blending of business and leisure travel over the years, we are now entering a period where "travel" and local, from hotels digging into community culture and travel providers offering restaurant services and tours, will get mashed together in new ways.

Alibaba IPO and OpenTable Acquisition Highlight Relationship of Travel and Local

Media and PR

Tencent Buying Stake in Digital Mapping Provider NavInfo For $187 Million

Tencent Buying Stake in Digital Mapping Provider NavInfo For $187 Million

Online Travel

Alibaba Group Buys China’s Most Popular Mobile Mapping Service for $1.5 Billion

More validation that the next battle for search starts with the physical world you can discover with the smartphone in your hand.

Alibaba Group Buys China’s Most Popular Mobile Mapping Service for $1.5 Billion

Online Travel

Alibaba’s Mega U.S. IPO Would Mean Huge Things for China Travel Competition

This script is getting very familiar. There is a helluva competition going on in China's online, mobile and call center travel businesses, and the biggest players (Ctrip, Qunar, eLong and now Taobao Travel) are coming to the U.S. to raise some big bucks, intensifying the competition.

Alibaba’s Mega U.S. IPO Would Mean Huge Things for China Travel Competition

Online Travel

Alibaba to Let Chinese Users Buy Airline Tickets Online Without Credit Cards

This is big news for airlines, and big news for online travel in China. Expect a surge in mobile and desktop booking, as well as other players to come up with equally flexible payment methods.

Alibaba to Let Chinese Users Buy Airline Tickets Online Without Credit Cards