Alibaba’s First Earnings to Test Mettle, Investor Enthusiasm

Alibaba's headquarters in Hangzhou | Source: Reuters

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s first full quarterly report card to Wall Street investors on Tuesday will be scrutinized by the hopeful seeking validation for lofty stock price targets and studied by the few skeptics searching for inauspicious signs.

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UPS Expects to Top 2013 E-Commerce Record

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United Parcel Service Inc. said it expects six days during this holiday season to surpass its single-busiest shipping day last year, a workload sure to put its yearlong preparation to the test as online retail sales rise.

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Julie Wainwright of The RealReal on Why Experience Matters

Julie Wainwright | Source: Courtesy

In the latest instalment of Founder Stories, BoF talks to Internet veteran Julie Wainwright about what she learned from the ‘dotcom’ crash, launching a digital business in a tech culture that is ageist and sexist, and how she took luxury resale site The RealReal from zero to $100 million in revenue in just three years.

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