Alibaba partners with China Telecom on low-end smartphones

Alibaba is partnering with China Telecom to sell low-end smartphones in an effort to expand the e-commerce giant’s sales in less developed parts of China. Alibaba said the handsets, sold as Tianyi Taobao devices, will have an app to access …

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Israeli QR code firm Visualead bags backing from Alibaba

Visualead, an Israeli firm specialising in so-called visual QR code technology, has secured funding from Alibaba, as well as entering into an agreement with the Chinese giant for use of its technology. Although undisclosed, the Wall Street Journal reported that …

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