Ant Financial, Alibaba’s financial services affiliate, said it plans to turn its Alipay payment app into a much bigger and broader platform where users can access 40 million online and offline services in China. The plans, announced by the company on Tuesday, would intensify Alibaba’s battle against other Chinese super-apps like Tencent’s WeChat and Meituan Dianping, which also serve as gateways...
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When Andy Wilson’s company received its first successful client referral through ChatGPT, he was shaken to his core. The founder and CEO of Logikcull, a San Francisco–based legal technology company, Wilson “had the exact same reaction to ChatGPT as I had to the internet browser in the early ’90s,” he said. “But this time I knew it would be even bigger than...
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