Leisure and dining held court amidst the ongoing scramble for the right physical-online mix.
Alibaba reported $25.4 billion in GMV for the 24 hours of Singles’ Day, while JD.com reported $19.1 billion for Nov. 1 to 11.
China’s largest ecommerce company could drive sales of $24 billion in 24 hours, according to a Citigroup estimate.
The Chinese web giant saw sales shoot up 61 percent in the second quarter.
Williams will be joined by “surprise guests” and a number of Chinese celebrities.
The e-commerce player is launching a global “academy” focused on new developments in consumer and business technology.
The Swiss luxury operator is seeking damages that could reach well beyond $100 million.
Reports have resurfaced that Alibaba is forcing brands to choose between JD.com and Tmall.