Press Releases

The following is a list of all the major press releases of Alibaba Group and its associated companies. For more news on Alibaba Group and the e-commerce industry, please visit Alizila, our corporate news website.

Alibaba Group Unveils U.S.-based Investment Organization Oct 23, 2013
International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition and Taobao Marketplace Sign Agreement to Combat Counterfeiting Online Aug 15, 2013
Yahoo! Inc.’s Jacqueline Reses Joins Alibaba Group Board of Directors Dec 5, 2012
Alibaba Closes US$7.6 Billion Share Repurchase and Restructuring of Yahoo! Relationship Sep 18, 2012
Motion Picture Association and Taobao Marketplace Sign Joint Initiative to Address Online Sale of Infringing Content Sep 7, 2012
Alibaba Cloud Computing and Haier Group Launch Aliyun OS-Powered Smartphone Jun 6, 2012 Shareholders Approve Privatization Proposal May 25, 2012
Yahoo! and Alibaba Reach Agreement on Comprehensive Plan for Alibaba Stake May 20, 2012
National Geographic Society Expands Scientific and Conservation Grantmaking in China Apr 26, 2012 Independent Board Committee and Independent Financial Advisor Recommend Approval of Privatization Apr 23, 2012 Reports Net Profit of RMB339.2 million in Q1 2012 Apr 23, 2012
Alipay Announces Plans to Boost Cash-On-Delivery Payment Mar 19, 2012
Alibaba Group Proposes Privatization of Feb 21, 2012 Announces Q4 2011 and FY 2011 Results Feb 21, 2012
Standard Chartered China Becomes First International Bank to Launch Alipay’s Express Payment Service Feb 15, 2012 Strengthens Positioning, Changes Chinese Name (Available in Chinese only) Jan 11, 2012 Reports 12 Percent Year-on-Year Profit Growth in Q3 of 2011 Nov 24, 2011
Taobao Mall Welcomes 38 New Leading Chinese B2C Sites Sept 19, 2011 Profit Grew 28 Percent Year-on-Year in Second Quarter of 2011 Aug 11, 2011
Alibaba Group, Yahoo!, and SoftBank Reach Agreement on Alipay Jul 29, 2011
Alibaba Cloud Computing Unveils Mobile Cloud Operating System Jul 28, 2011 Offers Buyers Cash Payment Option via Western Union Jul 14, 2011
Joint Statement from Alibaba Group and Yahoo! Inc. Regarding Alipay May 15, 2011
Alibaba Group Clarification with Respect to Alipay Status and Related Statements by Yahoo! May 13, 2011 Reports 37 Percent Year-on-Year Profit Growth in Q1 May 12, 2011 Makes it Easier for U.S. Retailers to Acquire Top-Quality Chinese-Designed Products Apr 26, 2011 Q4 2010 and FY 2010 Results Demonstrate Strong Financials and the Evolution toward a More Balanced Business Model Mar 17, 2011
Alibaba Group to Drive Major Investment in Logistics in China to Allow Merchants to Meet Growing Domestic Consumption Jan 19, 2011 Introduces Logistics Warehouse and Shipping and Logistics Management Services on AliExpress Jan 18, 2011
Taobao Reveals Online Shopping Trends for 2010 Jan 6, 2011 EGM Approves a New Pool of Shares for Share Option Scheme and Restricted Share Unit Scheme Dec 10, 2010 Board Approves a Special Dividend Dec 10, 2010 to Acquire Export Service Provider Shenzhen One-Touch Nov 15, 2010 Exceeds One million Paying Members in Q3 While VAS Keep Driving Margin Improvement Nov 11, 2010
Taobao Mall Launches New Independent Web Domain, Shares Strategy to Elevate Online Shopping Infrastructure Nov 1, 2010 and Infomedia 18 Announce New Sales Structure in India Oct 23, 2010
Taobao Appoints Peng Ye as Head of Taobao Mall Oct 12, 2010 Plans Upgrade to the China Gold Supplier Membership Sept 27, 2010 Launches Customer Service Operations in India Sept 10, 2010
Alibaba Group Launches Alizila, a Corporate News Website Covering, Taobao and the International E-commerce Industry Sept 9, 2010 Strenghtens Position as Go-To Supply Source for U.S. E-commerce Entrepreneurs with Acquision of Auctiva Aug 25, 2010 Year-on-Year Net Profit Climbs 45.7 Percent and Revenue Climbs 48.6 Percent in Second Quarter Aug 10, 2010
Taobao and Wasu Media Launch Digital Entertainment Products Platform, Digital Television Shopping to Broaden Consumer Choice Jun 29, 2010 Acquires Vendio, Continues to Advance Global E-commerce Platform Jun 24, 2010
Taobao and Yahoo! JAPAN Open E-Commerce Platforms to Allow Japanese and Chinese Merchants to Engage in Cross-Border Sales Jun 1, 2010 and UPS Join Hands to Launch a Global Disaster-relief Program May 14, 2010
Alibaba Group Earmarks 0.3 Percent of Annual Revenue for Conservation of Environment May 14, 2010 Reports Robust Growth in Customers in Q1 2010 May 13, 2010
Taobao and Yahoo! JAPAN Launch Cross-Border E-Retail Initiatives to Broaden Consumer Choice and Foster Small Business Growth May 10, 2010
UPS Establishes Alliance with May 4, 2010 Introduces Payment with PayPal on AliExpress Apr 27, 2010 Launches AliExpress to Bring Industry Leading Security, Choice, Flexibility, Convenience and Profitability to Small Wholesalers and Retailers Apr 26, 2010
Alipay Receives RMB5 Billion Investment from Alibaba Group Apr 12, 2010
Taobao to Help Small Businesses Grow More Effectively Mar 31, 2010 Q4 and FY 2009 Results Demonstrate that Investments in Customers, People and Technology are Driving Long-term Growth Mar 16, 2010
Alipay Surpasses 300 Million Registered Users Milestone Mar 14, 2010
Taobao Launches New Taobao App Store Jan 15, 2010
Taobao Teams Up With Hunan TV (Available in Chinese only) Dec 29, 2009 Completes Acquision of HiChina Web Solutions Dec 28, 2009 EGM Approves Renewal and Expansion of Continuing Connected Transactions Agreements with Alibaba Group Dec 15, 2009 Expands Market Leadership and Seeks to Enhance Benefits to Members Through Increased Synergies with Alibaba Group Nov 10, 2009 Spins Off Ali-Institute as an Individual Company Oct 29, 2009 to Buy Controlling Interest in HiChina, China's Leading Internet Infrastructure Service Provider Sept 28, 2009
Grameen Trust and Alibaba Group to Create Grameen China Initiative Sept 23, 2009
E-Business Entrepreneurs from Around the Globe to Convene in China for APEC SME Summit Sept 2, 2009
Taobao Sees Significant New Trends in Chinese Online Consumption Aug 20, 2009
Alibaba Group and Enter into Agreement to Inject Business Managment Software Division of Alisoft into Aug 17, 2009 Reports Strong Customer Net Additions with Paying Members Surpassing Half a Million in Q2 2009 Aug 13, 2009 Partners with CCB to Expand Loan Program for Small Companies Aug 3, 2009
Alibaba Group Forms Strategic Alliance with Bank of China on Online Payment Jul 23, 2009 Releases IPO Cornerstone Investors from Lock-Up Jun 4, 2009
Alibaba Group Helps Chinese Manufacturers Tap Growing Domestic Demand May 17, 2009
Jack Ma Gives Students 100 Reasons to Care about May 7, 2009 Reports Record High Total Customer Net Additions in Q1 2009 May 6, 2009 Gives International Suppliers a New Gateway to Global Trade May 5, 2009
Alipay Users Surge to 150 Million Apr 1, 2009
Alibaba Group Takes Additional Steps to Help SMEs in China Turn to E-commerce Mar 31, 2009 Announces Full Year 2008 Results Mar 19, 2009
Taobao Announces 2008 Full-Year Key Metrics Feb 11, 2009 Board of Directors Elects New Member; Increases Significantly Percentage of Independent Directors Dec 19, 2008 Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results Nov 11, 2008 Announces Major Initiatives for Buyers and Suppliers Nov 3, 2008
Alibaba Group Makes RMB5 Billion Investment in Taobao Oct 8, 2008
Alipay Hits 100 Million User Milestone Sept 21, 2008
Alibaba Group Combines Taobao and Alimama Sept 4, 2008 Announces 2008 Interim Results Aug 27, 2008
China Is Still Top Supplier to Global Buyers Aug 7, 2008 Helps Small and Medium Businesses Sell Direct To China Aug 2, 2008 Opens Taiwan Office Jul 24, 2008 Launches New China TrustPass Product for Individuals Jun 10, 2008
SoftBank an Create Joint Venture in Japan May 15, 2008 Announces First Quarter 2008 Results May 6, 2008 and Infomedia Form Strategic Partnership in India Apr 29, 2008 Announces Full Year 2007 Results Mar 18, 2008
Alibaba Group Launches Online Advertising Exchange Company Alimama Nov 20, 2007 Limited Trading Debut Nov 6, 2007 Opens its First European Office in Geneva Oct 2, 2007
New Alipay Service Allows Global Retailers To Sell Directly to China Consumers Online Aug 28, 2007
Taobao Releases Key Metrics for First Half of 2007 Jul 18, 2007 Appoints Maggie Wu as Chief Financial Officer Jul 10, 2007 and ICBC Enter Landmark SME Financing Cooperation Jun 29, 2007
Alibaba Group Appoints Andrew Tsuei to the Boards of and Taobao May 14, 2007
Alipay Releases 2006 Key Metrics Jan 31, 2007
Taobao Releases 2006 Key Metrics Jan 17, 2007
Alibaba Group Launches Business Software Company Jan 8, 2007
Alibaba Group and China Post Sign Cooperation Agreement Nov 22, 2006
David Wei Joins as President Nov 20, 2006
Alibaba Group Makes Strategic Investment in Oct 30, 2006
Alipay and China Construction Bank Introduces First Bank Card for Online Shoppig (Available in Chinese only) Oct 24, 2006 Develops Local Channel Sales Network for the First Time (Available in Chinese only) Aug 8, 2006
Taobao Launches B2C Services May 10, 2006
Yahoo! China Introduces Specialized Search Functions (Available in Chinese only) Mar 30, 2006
Alipay Introduces China's First Digital Certificate for Online Shopping (Available in Chinese only) Mar 13, 2006 Launches Innovative Trade Show Partnership Program Feb 21, 2006's China Marketplace Adopts Alipay (Available in Chinese only) Feb 10, 2006
Taobao to Remain Free for Three More Years and Create 1 Million Jobs (Available in Chinese only) Oct 20, 2005
Yahoo! and Form Strategic Partnership in China Aug 11, 2005 Launches Online Payment Solution in China Feb 2, 2005
Taobao Receives US$42 Million in New Funding Jul 19, 2004 Raises US$82 Million from First-tier Investors Feb 17, 2004
Alibaba is to land at Japan, as Planned Oct 17, 2002 Celebrates 1,000,000th Member Dec 27, 2001 Wins Landmark Intellectual Property Lawsuit in China Dec 11, 2001 Brings Trust to Online B2B Commerce for SMEs Sept 10, 2001 Launches Featured Buyer Program May 30, 2001 Names Savio Kwan Chief Operating Officer Jan 10, 2001 Partners with Four Leading Logistics Providers to Create Freight Forwarding Quotation and e-Contract System Dec 19, 2000
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