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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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”