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Alibaba Files IPO in the U.S.
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Msg#: 4669106 posted 7:06 am on May 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

[online.wsj.com...]

Alibaba Files IPO in the U.S.

Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. officially filed plans to offer shares in the U.S. in a deal that would value the company at more than $100 billion, confirming the scale of its e-commerce operations ahead of what is expected to be one of the largest stock listings in history.

The filing showed that Alibaba is growing quickly and is very profitable, but the 2,300-page document didn't include some key information, such as the revenue for Alibaba's main marketplaces, how much the company makes from advertising or who will serve as the company's new directors after the IPO.

 

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Msg#: 4669106 posted 1:59 pm on May 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

Alibaba is showing up all over the search results when you look for stuff. I don't know if the results are properly geographically targeted since it's a global marketplace which could be a huge distraction for shoppers, esp. people that don't realize it's not all within their jurisdiction at first glance.

FYI, that link requires a subscription or a login.
Got a better link?

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Msg#: 4669106 posted 2:32 pm on May 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

[reuters.com ]

Looking at the way it will be controlled, I would not touch this with a bargepole.

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Msg#: 4669106 posted 2:36 pm on May 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

Better Link?

Alibaba, arguably the world's biggest e-commerce company, filed paperwork on Tuesday that sets the stage for what could be the biggest initial public offering in U.S. history.

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Alibaba is often described as a mix of eBay (EBAY, Fortune 500), Amazon.com (AMZN, Fortune 500) and Google (GOOG, Fortune 500). It's so huge that it dwarfs Amazon and eBay, although few outside of China are familiar with the company -- or its many subsidiaries.

http://money.cnn.com/2014/05/06/investing/alibaba-ipo/index.html [money.cnn.com]

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Msg#: 4669106 posted 3:50 pm on May 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

What's interesting about this company is the potential for a huge audience.

The checks and balances afforded in IPO may expose the risks in greater detail. It'll be interesting to see where the problems exist, and where the potential can really be seen.

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Msg#: 4669106 posted 7:04 am on May 15, 2014 (gmt 0)

If only I would have held on to my Yahoo stock when it did nothing for several years.

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Msg#: 4669106 posted 10:59 am on May 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

Alibaba IPO is worth closer to US$200bn!

[edited by: bill at 5:30 am (utc) on May 20, 2014]
[edit reason] No links to your blog please [/edit]

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