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.""
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Updated: 21 Apr 2009 11:04:19 PST
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 27 (Reuters)