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Here are today’s top ecommerce news.

1. Alibaba’s biggest investments of 2016

The company posted record-breaking sales numbers, of course, but it also spent the year splashing cash on investments all over the world. From Lazada to DiDi Chuxing. check out this list to see how much Alibaba spent on the biggest companies.

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2. Hong Kong based Easyship expands to Singapore

Easyship integrates with more than 80 different shipping services including those from leading couriers such as DHL, FedEx and UPS, at prices discounted up to 70% compared to retail. This helps buyers to choose the best available option for a particular destination based on item specifications (type, weight and dimension) and provides visibility on delivery time, cost, reliability, and tracking.

After a rapid growth in Hong Kong, it is now expanding its operations to Southeast Asia with Singapore as its first location.

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3. Amazon calls 2016 holiday season its best ever

Amazon.com Inc said it shipped more than 1 billion items worldwide this holiday season, which the top online retailer called its best ever, and its shares rose 1.6 percent in afternoon trade.

The Amazon Echo home assistant and its smaller version, Echo Dot, topped the best-sellers list, said Jeff Wilke, chief executive of Amazon’s worldwide consumer division, in a press release.

Alexa and Amazon Dash, a one-button ordering service, are making it easier for shoppers to “skip the trip,” and will put more pressure on rival retailers as they try to garner in-store and web traffic.

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