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China's Alibaba Group taps smart TVs for online shopping

Michael Kan | July 24, 2013
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group plans to enter the country's smart TV industry with a set-top box product for streamlining online shopping on big screen televisions.

However, there is a risk that other manufacturers will shy away from Alibaba's software. Last year, the company's mobile operating system came into conflict with Google over accusations its OS was in fact another version of Android. Alibaba has denied the claim, but the dispute has threatened to drive away major Android vendors from using its OS.

 

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