Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. s delivery affiliate will continue to prioritize growth over profits as it builds the logistics network at the heart of the Chinese e-commerce giant s global expansion.While Cainiao Smart Logistics Network Ltd. needs funds to continue its investment in its distribution network, it only wants the backing of investors who endorse its model of incurring losses to build scale, Chief Executive Officer Judy Tong told partners at a conference in Hangzhou.Those losses have prompted a U.S. investigation into why largest shareholder Alibaba doesn t fully fold the smaller company into its own results.But she said both companies have provided data to prove they ve played by the rules.Founded in 2013 by Alibaba and a small group of initial backers that includes trucking companies, Cainiao underpins the commerce giant s expansion.It s building distribution hubs in remote provinces and around China s biggest cities, including one near Beijing that spans 37 football fields.The company handles some 42 million packages daily, or 70 percent of the country s deliveries, and provides a central system that directs delivery firms moving goods from seller to buyer.We don t want those who tell us every day you must make money tomorrow, she added.Unlike Amazon.com Inc. and JD.com Inc., Alibaba eschews owning its own transport network, preferring to farm out distribution.
A sign for Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd.'s AliPay service is displayed at a Zhejiang Transfar Co. facility during a media tour in Hangzhou, China.Alibaba Group affiliate Ant Financial Services, operator of Alipay, is looking to expand its operations in the United States with the purchase of biometric security technology company EyeVerify.The acquisition of EyeVerify is a critical part of our effort to make bold, yet thoughtful moves to continually enhance user trust, safety, and experience, Jason Lu, the vice-president of fraud risk management at Ant Financial, said in a statement on Tuesday.Hangzhou-based Ant Financial, which has reached a US$60 billion valuation, is to pay about US$70 million for EyeVerify, a Bloomberg report said, citing a person familiar with the transaction.EyeVerify will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ant Financial and continue to be based in Kansas City, Missouri.Earlier this year, Ant Financial and EyeVerify entered into a licensing agreement in which the US firm s Eyeprint ID technology was integrated into Ant Financial s payment authentication platform.
Ant Financial, the payments affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., acquired EyeVerify Inc., to expand services using the U.S. startup s biometric authentication technology for securing consumers online data and transactions.Ant is paying about $70 million for the Kansas City, Missouri-based company, according to a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be named because the details are private.EyeVerify, which uses pictures of the human eyeball to unlock mobile services, will become a wholly-owned unit of Ant Financial, according to a statement from the company.As its first investment in the U.S., Ant plans to use the technology to upgrade its own security systems and could eventually apply it to a future U.S.-targeted product.Formally known as Zhejiang Ant Small & Micro Financial Services Group, the Chinese company began using EyeVerify s EyePrint ID on its payment authentication platform earlier this year.With 450 million customers and services spanning online payments platform Alipay, peer-to-peer lending and wealth management funds, Ant plans to integrate EyeVerify s technology into more of its products.Acquiring a leading company like EyeVerify is a natural step for us to further invest in this very important area while taking a lead in this area globally, Jason Lu, vice president of fraud risk management at Ant Financial, said in an interview."Full integration will allow us to move faster and agile in a way that we can apply the technology in China and globalization strategy in India, and places where Alipay will expand into the next few years.
Massively popular file-hosting service Videomega has abruptly disappeared from the face of the Web, leaving behind a litany of unsettled payments and a slew of vexed uploaders, TorrentFreak reports.While the website dropped out of sight alongside the site admin almost a week ago, the reasons for the vanishing still remain unclear.Videomega first appeared on the scene in 2012, but has quickly made its way into Alexa s top 500, ranking ahead of competitors from the likes of Uploaded and 4Shared.Similar to other services in the niche, the website operated an affiliate program allowing uploaders to earn money from the videos they host based on the traffic they attract.Unlike some of its competitors, however, Videomega was more lenient with handling copyright complaints.This made the service particularly popular with third-party indexing websites looking to profit off of generating views.
I have 1.2m complete demographic leads from people in Denmark, 600k from people in Australia, and about 1.4m people who are higher level officers of firms in America ie CTO of US verizon .I've just been given this, and after a few test emails after a scrub proves that these emails go to a person of their caliber.What should I do to make returns on this list?Other than demographics, I don't know anything else about the Danish and Aussie leads.My business partner inherited this from a Lead411 Enterprise $3000 lead database query.I was thinking of just putting up affiliate links to software projects for the higher level officers, I saw a commission for a product thats 20% on a 20k product, but I'll aim for products of many different prices.
Alipay s market share by mobile transaction value reached 63.4 per cent in the first quarter, according to Analysys International.Alipay, the payment service provider owned by tech giant Alibaba Group, will begin charging Chinese users for money transfers made to personal bank accounts from next month.Starting from October 12, Alipay s individual users will need to pay a fee of 0.1 per cent on digital transfers to bank accounts where the accumulated sum exceeds 20,000 yuan HK$23,200 , the company said in a statement on Monday.The new charge is being imposed to offset rising operating costs, Alipay said in the statement.Alipay, controlled by Alibaba s financial affiliate Ant Financial, is the most popular payment service platform in China.In terms of transaction value of mobile payment, the market share of Alipay in the first quarter reached 63.4 per cent, a study by Beijing-based internet consulting company Analysys International showed.
Shares of Samsung Electronics Co. fell the most in almost three weeks after U.S. regulators and the company itself warned users of its Note 7 smartphones to immediately turn off and stop charging them.The cautions were issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Samsung, which are also in talks on an official recall of the devices as soon as possible.About three dozen of the phones, released just three weeks ago, had batteries that caught fire or exploded.The troubles come at a critical time for Samsung.The company rolled out the Note 7 last month to give it a head start on Apple Inc. s new iPhone, which were unveiled last week.Including a 3.9 percent decline on Friday, Samsung has shed about $19 billion in market value.Battery-making affiliate Samsung SDI Co. fell as much as 5.9 percent to 96,500 won, the lowest on an intraday basis in five months.The recent introduction of new products by the two leaders of the global smartphone market are critical to their competition, Bloomberg Intelligence analyst John Butler said in an interview.Samsung s troubles, and they re meaningful at this point, are a positive development for Apple and its competitive position vis-a-vis Samsung," Butler said.
A local Fox affiliate reports that Attorney General Brad Schimel, on behalf of Warden Michael Dittmann and the State of Wisconsin, has filed an appeal in the decision to free Brendan Dassey, a subject of the Netflix docuseries "Making a Murderer."The now 26-year-old Dassey was convicted — along with his uncle, Steven Avery — at age 17 of the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach.
I've recently got my first job as a marketer for an online business e-course seller.My employer wants me to help with setting up affiliate marketing for their course and generally raise sales.However, after looking at the course, it is very expensive for what seems to me like mostly "common-sense" information, without actually imparting any real knowledge.The content is not well thought out and it is clear to see that the course was something slapped together within a few days without effort.I really can't justify marketing this course to people as it is now, so I am in a dilemma of whether I can actually do this job but I still really need the job for work exp and money .In the ideal situation, I want to convince my employer to re-do the course and put in more time/effort into it, but I'm not sure how to do this without telling them that their course is absolute garbage.
Security sentient smut site Pornhub has decommissioned Flash and will swap to HTML5 in a bid to modernise and protect its estimated 60 million daily visitors.The site is famed for among other things offering a bug bounty to researchers who disclose security holes in the site upping payments and hiring staff to better compete with industry standards.Pornhub will now switch to the new industry standard HTML5 which sports better load times, power consumption, and avoids the battery of vulnerabilities that make Adobe Flash one of the exploit kit market's favourite p0wn platforms.The porn broker announced the switch on its dedicated subreddit.Pornhub's part of a colossal web conglomerate called MindGeek that operates several other adult sites, runs an affiliate marketing network, has over 1,000 people on the payroll and millions of paying customers.It's not difficult to see why an organisation of that scale would be keen to drop a buggy, proprietary plugin and instead adopt a standard.
If there is one threat to Google Search, it s that the majority of content created today lives inside social apps like Instagram and Snapchat and can t easily be indexed to show in search results.And, even when Google does manage to pull in a piece of content from a social network, it s nearly impossible to extract any context from the photo, which is essential if Google wants to monetize these searches with ads.But it seems like Google has now found a workaround, at least for fashion-related content.The search engine just launched a feature called Shop the Look to bring outfits posted by fashion bloggers into search results.Google is sourcing content and the links to buy clothes featured in the content from rewardStyle s LIKEtoKNOW.it, a company that lets fashion bloggers make money from their social posts.They do this by helping influencers send followers an affiliate link to buy the products featured in their social posts.
Hangzhou, the site of this year s G20 Summit, is famed for its lakes and historic buildings, but more recently it s known as the hometown of Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba.The internet giant took advantage of the summit s location to hold a series of high-level meetings, inking both deals and friendships in the process.Alibaba Partners With The UN Targeting Green FinanceAlibaba and Jack Ma have linked themselves to a handful of progressive causes over the past year as a part of the company s drive to increase brand reputation as precursor to their global expansion.Causes championed by Ma and Alibaba include environment, education, anti-counterfeit measures and now green finance.Yesterday, Alibaba s finance affiliate, Ant Financial Services Group, sealed an MOU with the United Nations Environment Program UNEP to promote green finance and environmental protection initiatives.It s part of a wider initiative by the UNEP to leverage partnerships with fintech companies to promote better environmental practices.2.Alibaba Signs Cooperation Agreement With Canadian GovernmentCanada s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, took a trip to the Alibaba headquarters during his time in Hangzhou, where he met with Jack Ma to discuss how to use e-commerce to stimulate trade between China and Canada.The occasion also marked the official launch of the Canada Pavilion on Tmall, Alibaba s China-focussed international shopping portal.Ma and Prime Minister Trudeau also agreed to work closely on initiatives to bring more Chinese tourists to Canada, including facilitating the use of Alipay and AliTrip in Canada.
This might be more of a programming question.If i'm selling a product on my website through Clickbank, how does Clickbank know which affiliate leaded the sale?Do I need to implement this in my website somehow?
Garena, the games firm that is Southeast Asia s most valuable tech startup, has closed additional funding from three new investors.They are SeaTown Holdings International, an affiliate of Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek, Indonesia s GDP Venture, and Mistletoe, a Japan-based fund from Taizo Son, the younger brother of SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son.The amount raised was not disclosed, and Singapore-headquartered Garena did not reveal a post-money valuation.That last valuation was $3.75 billion following a $170 million funding round in March from Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the Malaysian government s strategic investment fund, and Chinese tech giant Tencent, a long-term, existing investor.Its other investors include General Atlantic, the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, Keytone Ventures, and Skype co-founder Toivo Annus.Garena is best known for the gaming business it started in 2009, which accounts for most of its revenue, but today it also operates a payment service called AirPay and social commerce app called Shopee.
Samsung is really in a heap of trouble, even if it is mostly its mobile business that will directly be affected.The case with the exploding batteries on the Galaxy Note 7 has become a total mess, and Samsung will have no one else to blame.That s because the batteries in affected units apparently came from Samsung SDI, the company s own battery making affiliate.After this fiasco exploded literally for some , Samsung has reportedly decided to stop using those batteries in future production of the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7.It s not unusual for smartphone makers to source different parts from partner companies, but some, like Samsung and LG, do produce their own parts via subsidiaries and affiliates.In Samsung s case, the display, flash storage, RAM, and, in some models, processors come from Samsung s many businesses.
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After raising $4.5 billion at a $60 billion valuation earlier this year, Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial — which operates the Alipay payments service — is hungry to put some of that money to use to build out its business.The company, alongside key Alibaba investor Primavera Capital, is investing $460 million into Yum China, a new spinout from Yum Brands — the parent company of fast food giants KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.Primavera will be putting in $410 million, while Ant Financial will be putting in $50 million.Yum China will trade on the NYSE under the ticker YUMC starting November 1.OTO is a catchphrase that is used a lot in Asia and refers to the plethora of opportunities in the market to apply tech solutions to non-tech businesses, providing growth opportunities for both.In the case of Yum, the company plans to incorporate Alipay mobile and point of sale payment services across KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut restaurants, and also help them develop and run consumer loyalty programs and other commerce initiatives.
Brands Inc. agreed to sell a combined $460 million stake in its Chinese operations to Primavera Capital Group and Ant Financial Services Group, a deal that sets the stage for a spinoff of the business into a separate company next month.Primavera, a Chinese private equity firm, will invest $410 million in the spinoff, according to a statement Friday.Ant Financial, an affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., will put $50 million into the business.Primavera founder Fred Hu, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. chairman in charge of Greater China, will become chairman of the new company, which will be called Yum China.Yum, the sprawling fast-food empire that includes KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, announced plans last year to turn its Chinese operations into a publicly held company.The move followed pressure from investors, who felt the company would better serve local markets and increase shareholder value by operating separately.The spinoff remains on track to be completed Oct. 31, Yum said.The new company will then start trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker YUMC on Nov. 1.Yum shares rose less than 1 percent to $91.26 of 9:38 a.m. in New York.The stock had gained 24 percent this year through the close of trading on Thursday.The investors will buy the shares at an 8 percent discount to the average price of Yum China s stock between 31 days and 60 days after the spinoff, Yum said in the statement.
Here s our daily recap of what happened in marketing technology, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.Ibotta launches first app-to-app affiliate program Aug 31, 2016 by Barry LevineMoving beyond its previous playing field, the mobile shopping app is announcing customer cashback rewards for making purchases in other apps.PODCAST Marketing Land Live 26: A Google & local search roundtable conversationSep 1, 2016 by Matt McGee
Many people associate affiliate marketing with the selling of diet pills, teeth whiteners, and other controversial products.Although this darker side to performance-based marketing still exists, affiliate programs have moved to the mainstream, with major retailers and publishers now using them to drive sales of all sorts of products, from electronics to apparel.In a report from BI Intelligence, we examine the changing face of affiliate marketing and take a close look at the key players.We also outline growth opportunities for affiliate marketing and how we see this industry developing.Here are some of the key takeaways:Mainstream media publishers are helping legitimize affiliate marketing.In an effort to balance editorial integrity and revenue needs, publishers are taking a more native approach to affiliate marketing by embedding product links within organic content.Overall, publishers still generate the bulk of their revenue from advertising, but affiliate marketing is growing faster, per our sources.