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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Open sesame!

Can anyone identify this corporate headquarters? Hint: it belongs to one of the largest tech companies in China. I'll be there for a meeting next week. (Click for larger version.)

I'm actually not sure how much I'm allowed to say about the meeting -- it will bring together professors from fields like math, computer science and economics to look at some big, big data sets :-)


Dan said...

Alibaba? I'm hoping to make it to Beijing next year for a conference (not clear that there will be money for that but here's hoping).

Enjoy your trip; I'm looking forward to reading about it.

Steve Hsu said...


gs said...

I couldn't find an ADR for Alibaba (but see ALBCF.PK). In other words, a technology company whose market cap, is half of Google's has decided not to list its shares in the USA.

Should we fault US regulatory policy or should we wonder about Alibaba.com? I don't know much about Alibaba; I've read that regulatory overreaction to the Internet bubble has stifled domestic IPOs and thrown out the entrepreneurial baby with the bath water.

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