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Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA)

Alibaba is a Chinese multinational technology conglomerate that specializes in e-commerce, retail, internet, and technology. The company was founded in 1999 by Jack Ma and has grown to become one of the largest companies in the world. Alibaba operates multiple businesses, including the popular e-commerce platforms Alibaba.com, Taobao, and Tmall.

Alibaba.com is a business-to-business (B2B) online platform that connects manufacturers and wholesalers with buyers around the world. Taobao is a consumer-to-consumer (C2C) platform that allows individuals and small businesses to sell products directly to consumers. Tmall is a business-to-consumer (B2C) platform that hosts online stores for major brands and retailers.

In addition to e-commerce, Alibaba also operates businesses in cloud computing, digital media and entertainment, and financial technology. Alibaba Cloud is a leading provider of cloud computing services in China and internationally. Alibaba Pictures is a film and television production company, while Youku is a video streaming service. Alipay is a popular mobile payment platform in China.

As of 2021, Alibaba has a market capitalization of over $500 billion, making it one of the world’s most valuable companies. The company is headquartered in Hangzhou, China, and has operations in over 200 countries and regions.

Founders:
Jack Ma, Joseph C. Tsai, Zhang Ying, Jianhang Jin
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