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Alibaba.com is a B2B e-commerce company. Alibaba’s primary business is to serve as a directory of Chinese manufacturers connecting them to other companies around the world looking for suppliers. According to iResearch, it was the largest online B2B company in China in 2006 based on the number of registered users and market share in China by revenue. Yahoo is currently a 40% share holder in the parent Alibaba Group.
They operate two marketplaces; the first is an international marketplace based in English tailored to global importers and exporters in China; the second is a Chinese marketplace that focuses on suppliers and buyers trading domestically in China.
In the end of 2008, Alibaba launched B2B sites in 6 non-English language versions, which help native traders source products online easily. The sites are:
Aliyun is a mobile operating system owned by Alibaba a Chinese B2B ecommerce company.
Alibaba has announced that they will be spinning out Aliyun OS and creating a separate company.
Google claims that Aliyun OS is a non-compatible version of Android. Alibaba claims that Aliyun is an “open source Linux” and not part of Android. Aliyun hopes to be the mobile operating system for the Chinese market.