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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald