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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work