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Alibaba Pictures is the company to watch in Chinese entertainment

Strategy uses collision of entertainment, technology to disrupt the market

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Steven Spielberg, left, and his Amblin Partners production company are among the many content partners working with Alibaba Pictures, part of the sprawling business empire of Chinese tycoon Jack Ma, right.   © Reuters

Two years into Alibaba Group Holding's push into entertainment, its movie arm has a growing pipeline of produced and acquired content. Alibaba Pictures is regularly doing domestic and Hollywood deals for film production, financing and distribution. And it is making unconventional moves in cinema software, online videos, ticketing apps and film crowdfunding.

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