• 2005-08-14

    * 阿里巴巴笑了

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    阿里巴巴收购了雅虎中国,马云笑得那个欢啊,连美国时代杂志也禁不住在8月13号让他登上了其网络版首页头条。当然,时代关心的是Yahoo,所以它的报道角度就没有Yahoo China被收购的影子,而只有Yahoo投资阿里巴巴,意欲与ebay竞逐中国市场的全球背景下的大手笔。虽然坊间传说Yahoo意在日后反购阿里巴巴并拿下中国的拍卖市场,但就我看来,精明的马云可能也不是那么好占便宜的。

    Time Magazine的文章有一段写得很漂亮。如果你知道圣经中David以小搏大、用一个小石头打败巨神Goliath的故事,你就能领会文中马云力战Ebay总裁Meg Whitman的妙喻了。

    To date Ma has reveled in playing David against Meg Whitman's Goliath — even though Taobao surpassed eBay in the second quarter of this year in terms of the value of transactions done on its site. Now that Yahoo! is giving him $1 billion to go after Whitman and eBay, his 'David' days are over(笑死人). But the fight for the world's next great e-commerce market had just begun. ……

    《时代》全文:http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1093026,00.html

    另附Washington Post所用的AP的照片(很像数码合成,但美联社这样的大通讯社应该不可能,估计是趁他们侧耳嘀咕的时候用长焦镜头拉近,造成空间感缩短后的“暧昧”效果。够绝。):

    Alibaba chief Ma Yun, left, talks with Yahoo COO Daniel L. Rosensweig.

    Alibaba chief Ma Yun, left, talks with Yahoo COO Daniel L. Rosensweig. (By Elizabeth Dalziel -- Associated Press)
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