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Alibaba Mobile Business Group Elevates Young Li to Head of International Business Department

Alibaba Mobile Business Group, part of Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment, has announced the appointment of Young Li as Head of International Business Department. In this new role, Young Li will be in charge of the overseas business of UCWeb, a key division within Alibaba Mobile Business Group. Prior to this, Young Li was the head of UC News where he played a key role in spearheading the product’s success in markets such as India and Indonesia. Young Li has also led the UC Browser product team in key markets of South East Asia and Russia.

UC News is a big-data powered content distributor, serving as a one-stop source of trending and curated news content covering all popular categories that Indian users can consume on the go, with featured channels including news, cricket, technology, entertainment, movies, lifestyle, health, humor, etc. UC News has crossed 100 Million Monthly Active Users (MAUs), rapidly growing in India and Indonesia market since its launch in June 2016. The platform recently announced the We-Media Reward Plan 2.0 for self-publishers, bloggers and independent writers with an initial investment of INR 50mn with its ‘Super 1000’ initiative, UCWeb plans to recruit 1000 We-Media writers in India and Indonesia who will be able to earn at least INR 50,000 per month, generating varied content across diverse categories.

UCWeb’s strength in technology is helping UC News process millions of data request and content of massive origins everyday with the help of its 3 big data clusters set-up in India. The UC We-Media program where people get an opportunity to create, to write, share thoughts and engage with their followers on UC News is set to expand to 30,000 contributors by the end of 2017, producing over 10,000 pieces of content daily.

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