In some cases, Alibaba said, sellers were using the apps to guide shoppers outside of the online payment process run by Alipay, an Alibaba affiliate.
But mainly, consumers are far more accustomed to using Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's affiliate Alipay and Tencent Holdings Ltd's WeChat Pay, which have been available for several years and work on all mobile devices, including iPhones.
In third place is Lucy Peng, chairwoman of Ant Financial Services Group, the payment affiliate of Alibaba Group.
WeChat Pay and Alipay, the payment service operated by Ant Financial, an affiliate of Alibaba Group, dominate the market.
Ant Financial, Alibaba Group's financial service affiliate, announced last Tuesday that it has teamed up with 352 cities in 25 provinces to facilitate government-backed smart city projects, which its rivals - Baidu Inc and Tencent Holdings - also have their eyes on.
The mobile payment tool, run by Ant Financial Services Group, an affiliate of Alibaba Group, rolled out the new service that allows some of its users to stay updated on topics of interest to them and get in touch with people who share these interests online.
Alibaba and its payment affiliate, Ant Financial, also announced last year that they would each invest Rmb3bn to develop a food-delivery service called Koubei.
Last October, Mr Jia pledged 85 per cent of his personal shares in LeEco's Shenzhen-listed affiliate, Leshi Internet Information & Technology Corp, for loans to support various projects by unlisted LeEco, according to a Leshi exchange filing.
Its sales are strong in India, where its Maruti Suzuki affiliate controls about half of the market, but analysts have said the company will need to find a partner to adapt to the industry shift towards the electrification of cars.
Ant Financial Services Group, an affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba and owner of Alipay, announced the ten airports are in Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, New Zealand, and Thailand; the top travel destinations for tourists from the Chinese Mainland.
Alibaba's popular online payment affiliate said the fee will start from October 12.
Hangzhou-based Ant Financial, the financial services affiliate of Alibaba Group, which operates China's biggest ecommerce platform, raised $4.
Marriott began accepting Alipay, the mobile payment service run by Alibaba Group's financial affiliate, in its China hotels and some international locations this year.
Ant Financial, the financial affiliate of Alibaba, raised $4.
This year there was uproar in the north-western city of Aktobe after it was reported that the local affiliate of China National Petroleum Corporation was requiring workers to take Chinese language tests.
The shift marks a partial de-escalation of its market-share battle with Alipay, the payment service run by Alibaba's financial affiliate Ant Financial.
HONG KONG — An online payment affiliate of Alibaba Group, the Chinese e-commerce giant, said on Tuesday that it had raised $4.
9tn) in 2015 transactions on Alipay, Alibaba's payment affiliate, according to research by Credit Suisse published in February.
Two people close to Caixin said discussions were under way for Ant Financial, the payments, banking and asset management affiliate of US-listed Alibaba, to buy an undisclosed holding.
Shared likeness Its manufacturer, Xiaoyi, which makes home security cameras, is a China-based affiliate of local smartphone maker Xiaomi.