bill - 1:48 pm on Sep 11, 2010 (gmt 0)
China's Alibaba Group may rethink Yahoo ties [news.yahoo.com]
"If Yahoo begins to compete with Alibaba for customers in China, we will have to re-evaluate our relationship with Yahoo further in light of this activity and the intentions it implies," said Alibaba Group's spokesman John Spelich.
This statement is the latest in a series of clashes between the two companies. Earlier this year, Alibaba called Yahoo reckless for the latter's comments it would stand by Google after Google threatened to pull out of China.
Yahoo also sold its stake in Alibaba.com late last year, surprising Alibaba executives near their 10-year anniversary.