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Taiwanese authorities have ordered the e-commerce company to leave Taiwan within six months.
Alibaba's Tmall online marketplace for consumers in China plays host to retailers like Apple and Nike, which pay Alibaba a commission on all sales. Amazon decides to suck it up and join the list.
The company's revenue was up 40 percent and its mobile revenue was up a whopping 448 percent. Alibaba's profit, however, dipped 28 percent to $964 million.
Popular messaging app creates new shopping site with top retailer Walmart and e-commerce giant Alibaba as partners.
Despite earlier efforts to scrub counterfeit items from its listings, the Chinese online retail giant allowed counterfeiters to list their wares, according to a new lawsuit from several luxury goods makers.
Already dominant in its home country, Alibaba plans to do a lot more around the world in the coming year.
While Apple's CEO Tim Cook may be optimistic, Apple Pay faces obstacles before it can garner support from Chinese banks.
The Chinese online retailer in recent years has also taken stakes in US retail firms ShopRunner and 1stdibs and opened its own US online shop, 11 Main.
The biggest online retailer in China has seen its stock slump in 2015, but it bounced back up Thursday.
Ma's company currently has more than 34,000 employees. The hiring freeze will last through at least the end of 2015.