Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Alibaba Makes a Funny

Chinese Internet company Alibaba Group made a series of Web videos recently, poking fun at odd situations that then turn into buying opportunities on the e-commerce site.

The company that once wrangled with Yahoo has made a foray into the U.S. market, which the videos below seem to be aimed at.

And they’re pretty funny:


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik