In Our previous article about Yahoo future ( What Yahoo should do), We ever mention that Yahoo Inc still a great blue chip commodity in IT World business due regard all of Yahoo Inc subsidiary division which still have strong acceptance in IT World personal or business mindset user. While We already saw that Microsoft Inc already withdraw Their proposal to acquire Yahoo, maybe They still think, soon afterward Alibaba Inc prepares Their move to be next in line. Some of Us then might say, who is Alibaba by the way? How come there's gonna be news about Alibaba plan to acquire Yahoo?
While maybe some of Us still don't get worldly means about Alibaba Inc brands, for those of Us which usually involve in business to business trade in small, medium and also large scale, Alibaba Inc already evolve to be one of biggest online marketplaces from business-to-business international & domestic China trade ; retail & payment platforms ; shopping search engine and finally cloud computing services. We really sure that Alibaba plan to acquire Yahoo could likely happen soon & easily because Their power are more than enough.
Until this article posted, Alibaba Inc now already has business group and its affiliated entities now have more than 22,000+ employees across some 70+ cities and regions, including China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. And that would not definitely big mistakenly analyzed if one of great factor why Alibaba Inc could be tremendous big now is because of China's rapid growth economic level.
Alibaba Inc CEO, Jack Ma also one of a kind, unique, great businessman & very clever IT World leader nowadays when He shares why He choose name of Alibaba. "One day I was in San Francisco in a coffee shop, and I was thinking Alibaba is a good name. And then a waitress came, and I said do You know about Alibaba? And She said yes. I said what do You know about Alibaba, and She said ‘Open Sesame'. And I said yes, this is the name! Then I went onto the street and found 30 people and asked Them, ‘Do You know Alibaba?’ People from India, people from Germany, people from Tokyo and China, They all knew about Alibaba. Alibaba is a kind, smart business person, and He does help the village. So, easy to spell & globally known. Alibaba opens sesame for small to medium sized companies. We also registered the name Alimama, in case someone wants to marry Us!"
The heart & business main focus of Alibaba group come from Alibaba.com which is could be name as one of the world’s largest online business-to-business trading platform for small businesses. They founded in Hangzhou in eastern China, now has four marketplaces. Alibaba.com serves to bring importers and exporters from more than 240 countries and regions ; 1688.com developed for domestic B2B trade in China ; Alibaba.co.jp focused on facilitating trade to and from Japan through an associated company and Aliexpress.com which allows smaller buyers to buy small quantities of goods at wholesale prices. Followed that, Alibaba.com now was listed in HKSE at the IPO price of HK$13.5 on 6 November 2007, raising HK$13.1 billion (US$1.7 billion) in second largest IPO sale of an Internet company after Google Inc. So, which one of Us still doubt with Alibaba plan to acquire Yahoo?
Actually Alibaba & Yahoo have previous business deal when Alibaba already made business strategic partnership when acquiring China Yahoo Inc! which is Yahoo Chinese portal with focus on essential Internet services including news, email services and search engine. All of Us would rightly understand that impact of Yahoo brand name would empower & boosted Alibaba brand to another sector & level. Could We imagine from Yahoo mail, search engine, Yahoo news, financial services, & other Yahoo great services would simply widespread Alibaba business coverage not just start from B2B but gonna reach also on personal business consumer also? What We think are about going to some same level such as e-bay then Amazon. Though maybe still faraway step, please don't get shocked because We never knew right, because IT World industrial outgrowth nowadays has really moved in lightning speed, maybe Alibaba only needs a merely short time to reach same level as ebay & Amazon.
Maybe if Alibaba plan to acquire Yahoo already succeed, what about from now, We get used to hear new IT brand name like Yahoo Alibaba or Alibaba Yahoo? Which one comes with better rhyme?
From Our own IT World analysis, would be a best thing for Them to differently exist on Their own IT World position though They now come in same IT World business holding company. The thing is, compares with Microsoft plan to acquire Yahoo, We prefer on other option, which is Alibaba plan to acquire Yahoo. That's a simple choice because Microsoft Inc already has Bing, Microsoft live-mail services, hotmail, MSN News & until now Microsoft Inc still one of biggest IT World business in software development ; major great mobile OS vendor & Their latest great design in entertainment department, XBOX 360 Live. That's not interesting business plan, boring & swipe away healthy competition over IT World business company rather than if Alibaba plan to acquire Yahoo.
Finally, in closing of Our IT World article today, let see together if this interesting upcoming news gonna be fully realized in action or not. Have a great luck, dear Alibaba people!