Tuesday, April 21, 2009

alibaba.com name origins

Interesting bit of Internet news, one of the world's biggest Internet companies is Alibaba.com and Jack Ma, the CEO, got inspired for the name while in San Francisco:


Ma, who has been dubbed the father of the Chinese Internet, said he chose the Arabian Nights-inspired name for his e-commerce company because it is meaningful to people around the world. He said the name stuck after a San Francisco waitress replied "Open, Sesame!" to Ma's request for her thoughts when he said "Alibaba.""


INTERVIEW-China's Alibaba taking aim at U.S. market.
Updated: 21 Apr 2009 11:04:19 PST
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 27 (Reuters)


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