Amazon Expands Web Services To China

Amazon will roll out its Amazon Web Services suite to China starting in 2014, TechCrunch reported on December 18.

AWS China will compete with Alibaba, a major force in regional eCommerce. Alibaba’s service mirrors aspects of Amazon’s, like commercial solutions for merchants and a cloud-computing platform called Aliyun.

The move could stir competition in the regional eCommerce market. As Market Platform Dyanmics CEO Karen Webster explained in a recent piece of commentary, Alibaba is on the cusp of significant growth opportunities.

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