US government now targeting Alibaba
Published in Cloud
Wednesday, 19 January 2022 12:00

US government now targeting Alibaba


Worked so well for Huawei

Having damaged Huawei, the US government is now setting its sights on destroying Alibaba’s cloud business to protect its own cloud businesses.

Jack Ma appears to be alive
Published in News
Thursday, 21 January 2021 12:03

Jack Ma appears to be alive


At least for 50 seconds

Billionaire Jack Ma’s 50-second video reappearance has done little to resolve Alibaba’s troubled relationship with regulators that is making some investors hesitate about owning the Chinese e-commerce giant’s shares.

Alibaba and Tencent’s plans to buy iQIYI stall
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Baidu wants too much money

Talks between Alibaba and Tencent to buy Baidu’s video streaming service have stalled over the price tag.

Alibaba wants to invest more in the cloud
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Peak in demand following coronavirus

Alibaba said it will invest $28 billion in its cloud infrastructure over three years after a boom in demand for business software as the coronavirus outbreak peaked in China.

Xilinx provides Alibaba Cloud FaaS with AI Acceleration
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Big contract

Xilinx has scored a big result by providing mega-etailer Alibaba with AI Acceleration.

Alibaba frees itself from US chip shackles
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First self-designed chip, Xuantie 910

Alibaba, China's largest e-commerce company, unveiled its first self-designed chip, Xuantie 910, based on the open source RISC-V instruction set architecture.

Jack Ma outed as a communist
Published in News
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:49

Jack Ma outed as a communist


China’s most famous capitalist

Jack Ma, the creator of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, has been outed as a Communist Party member.

Alibaba develops AI inference chip
Published in IoT
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:01

Alibaba develops AI inference chip


Out next year

Alibaba will set up a dedicated chip subsidiary and aims to launch its first self-developed AI inference chip in the second half of 2019 that could be used for autonomous driving, smart cities and logistics.

Alibaba gets Xilinx FPGA for its F3 cloud
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Faster deep learning and IO

Back in October 2017 Alibaba, a $502,179 billion company announced that it had chosen Xilinx for next generation FPGA acceleration in their public cloud.   

Alibaba has 40 quantum cats
Published in News
Monday, 05 March 2018 12:16

Alibaba has 40 quantum cats


China investigates potentially dead and alive moggies

Alibaba Cloud and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) built a superconducting quantum computing cloud powered by a quantum processor with 11 quantum bits (qubits) of power.