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(Bloomberg View)   So if Alibaba is about to IPO at a valuation of $153B, and Yahoo is worth $39B, and Yahoo owns 24% of Alibaba, that makes Yahoo's core business worth   (bloombergview.com) divider line 43
    More: Fail, Alibaba, IPO, Yahoo, core business, valuations, Groupon Inc., AOL Inc., Zynga Inc.  
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2014-03-17 11:59:50 PM  
Wait, wait, wait... so if the train left Chicago at how many miles per hour?
 
2014-03-18 06:51:42 AM  
Six unpaid interns editing copy!
 
2014-03-18 06:52:32 AM  
Its amazing what you can say with numbers. Like how Marissa Mayer is a 10.
 
2014-03-18 06:52:42 AM  
I was told there would be no math.  So was Marissa apparently.
 
2014-03-18 07:16:16 AM  
Potato?
 
2014-03-18 07:18:03 AM  
Economics involves a surprising amount of numbers-from-ass.  Keep that in mind the next time you try to invest.
 
2014-03-18 07:29:00 AM  
Alibaba is superb. An average person with $1000 can leverage that into a product manufactured for pennies and sold for $10, without any of the previous difficulties of international manufacture.

Stick that on Amazon FBA, and BAM, 2 hour/week business that brings in more than the average income.

All it takes is a little research to find a gap in the market, of which there are millions, and more every day as people's lives incorporate other products and become more complex.


To do the same 15 years ago required that research..... plus a manufacturing base..... plus 5 figure startup capital.... plus a distribution network.... plus a retail arm..... plus warehousing...plus and plus and plus...

We're in pretty incredible times for those with just a modicum of entrepreneurial nouse.
 
2014-03-18 07:31:49 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-18 07:42:43 AM  
It's not exactly news to Wall St. that Yahoo's only asset of value at this point is its stake in Alibaba.

Heck, it wouldn't surprise me if they arrived at the IPO valuation for Alibaba by extrapolating from Yahoo's market cap.
 
2014-03-18 08:08:17 AM  
about three-fiddy.
 
2014-03-18 08:10:35 AM  
i57.tinypic.com
 
2014-03-18 09:08:15 AM  
No matter what you search for, Alibaba has it. Usually pallets of it, loaded into containers ready to ship to your driveway. Need 100,000 Brittany Spears keychains? Come and get 'em!
 
2014-03-18 09:19:40 AM  
And if you bought YHOO at 16 around a year or so ago, you're worth brazillions!!1!

/only if you bought enough shares. which I didn't. dammit.
 
2014-03-18 09:33:54 AM  
LOL down in a link from last thurs re: denver mj jobs, the article shows nug-clipping jobs, but then down below the offsubject teasers are about the nuggets v clippers basketball game=).
 
2014-03-18 09:54:01 AM  
2.28B
 
2014-03-18 09:57:54 AM  

Bungles: Alibaba is superb. An average person with $1000 can leverage that into a product manufactured for pennies and sold for $10, without any of the previous difficulties of international manufacture.

Stick that on Amazon FBA, and BAM, 2 hour/week business that brings in more than the average income.

All it takes is a little research to find a gap in the market, of which there are millions, and more every day as people's lives incorporate other products and become more complex.


To do the same 15 years ago required that research..... plus a manufacturing base..... plus 5 figure startup capital.... plus a distribution network.... plus a retail arm..... plus warehousing...plus and plus and plus...

We're in pretty incredible times for those with just a modicum of entrepreneurial nouse.


I had, literally, never heard of it until this thread.
 
2014-03-18 10:07:12 AM  
Alibaba is the dark, scary place of the Internet. Looks all shiny and bright on the outside until you get into the depths and find it has cost you more than your ex spouse. I've had neither the nerve nor skills to get involved, but I know people who took that scary ride.
 
2014-03-18 10:10:02 AM  

Mr_Fabulous: Bungles: Alibaba is superb. An average person with $1000 can leverage that into a product manufactured for pennies and sold for $10, without any of the previous difficulties of international manufacture.

Stick that on Amazon FBA, and BAM, 2 hour/week business that brings in more than the average income.

All it takes is a little research to find a gap in the market, of which there are millions, and more every day as people's lives incorporate other products and become more complex.


To do the same 15 years ago required that research..... plus a manufacturing base..... plus 5 figure startup capital.... plus a distribution network.... plus a retail arm..... plus warehousing...plus and plus and plus...

We're in pretty incredible times for those with just a modicum of entrepreneurial nouse.

I had, literally, never heard of it until this thread.


It's quite the interesting place. I browse there from time to time just to look at stuff. It is kind of amazing to see how cheaply they can make something. And all the various "brands" selling the exact same item with a different label amuses me.
 
2014-03-18 10:10:52 AM  
So in other words, if you take away yahoo's profitable stuff, it's not profitable? Shocking.
 
2014-03-18 10:11:24 AM  

pkellmey: Alibaba is the dark, scary place of the Internet. Looks all shiny and bright on the outside until you get into the depths and find it has cost you more than your ex spouse. I've had neither the nerve nor skills to get involved, but I know people who took that scary ride.


So... it's like a treacherous cave with 40 thieves? That's what you're saying?
 
2014-03-18 10:13:23 AM  

Bungles: Alibaba is superb. An average person with $1000 can leverage that into a product manufactured for pennies and sold for $10, without any of the previous difficulties of international manufacture.

Stick that on Amazon FBA, and BAM, 2 hour/week business that brings in more than the average income.


Fill in the blank: If it sounds too good to be true _______________.

Yeah, you can find inventory pretty easily for your physical or online storefront on Alibaba. People still need to be convinced to buy the things and you still need to find a way to get the goods to them (or pay someone to do it for you). Oh, and you need somewhere to put the 500 pairs of jeans you bought for two bucks a pop.

Did I mention the IRS?
 
2014-03-18 10:15:23 AM  

Bungles: Alibaba is superb. An average person with $1000 can leverage that into a product manufactured for pennies and sold for $10, without any of the previous difficulties of international manufacture.

Stick that on Amazon FBA, and BAM, 2 hour/week business that brings in more than the average income.

All it takes is a little research to find a gap in the market, of which there are millions, and more every day as people's lives incorporate other products and become more complex.


To do the same 15 years ago required that research..... plus a manufacturing base..... plus 5 figure startup capital.... plus a distribution network.... plus a retail arm..... plus warehousing...plus and plus and plus...

We're in pretty incredible times for those with just a modicum of entrepreneurial nouse.


One of these days I'm going to have to get around to ordering a hundred thousand or so ball-pit balls from them to fill up the house on April 1st while the missus is at work.

That's if she's still married to me after I set up a full size Weeping Angel outside the bedroom door while she's asleep this Halloween.
 
2014-03-18 10:17:35 AM  

Fourstring: So in other words, if you take away yahoo's profitable stuff, it's not profitable? Shocking.


No, I think it is saying if you take away all of yahoo's profitable stuff, you still have the entire of yahoo left.
 
2014-03-18 10:36:53 AM  

MikeyFuccon: Bungles: Alibaba is superb. An average person with $1000 can leverage that into a product manufactured for pennies and sold for $10, without any of the previous difficulties of international manufacture.

Stick that on Amazon FBA, and BAM, 2 hour/week business that brings in more than the average income.

Fill in the blank: If it sounds too good to be true _______________.

Yeah, you can find inventory pretty easily for your physical or online storefront on Alibaba. People still need to be convinced to buy the things and you still need to find a way to get the goods to them (or pay someone to do it for you). Oh, and you need somewhere to put the 500 pairs of jeans you bought for two bucks a pop.

Did I mention the IRS?

 
I wouldn't, personally, recommend buying a product that already exists.... because millions of other could be too, and happy to sell for less.Create your own, then source manufacturers through Alibaba, that's how to make the cash. And where to put them? That's why I mentioned FBA on Amazon. Together, they're a turnkey business.You still need to work out that niche of course. No-one can ever shortcut that.As for taxes...ummmm, do them, just like any other small business.
 
2014-03-18 10:44:38 AM  

Target Builder: Bungles: Alibaba is superb. An average person with $1000 can leverage that into a product manufactured for pennies and sold for $10, without any of the previous difficulties of international manufacture.

Stick that on Amazon FBA, and BAM, 2 hour/week business that brings in more than the average income.

All it takes is a little research to find a gap in the market, of which there are millions, and more every day as people's lives incorporate other products and become more complex.


To do the same 15 years ago required that research..... plus a manufacturing base..... plus 5 figure startup capital.... plus a distribution network.... plus a retail arm..... plus warehousing...plus and plus and plus...

We're in pretty incredible times for those with just a modicum of entrepreneurial nouse.

One of these days I'm going to have to get around to ordering a hundred thousand or so ball-pit balls from them to fill up the house on April 1st while the missus is at work.

That's if she's still married to me after I set up a full size Weeping Angel outside the bedroom door while she's asleep this Halloween.


Well, April 1st is in a couple weeks, so you can still fill up the house if you start now.
 
2014-03-18 10:47:12 AM  

xria: Fourstring: So in other words, if you take away yahoo's profitable stuff, it's not profitable? Shocking.

No, I think it is saying if you take away all of yahoo's profitable stuff, you still have the entire of yahoo left.


Yeah, but what you're left with isn't profitable.
 
2014-03-18 11:04:24 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Its amazing what you can say with numbers. Like how Marissa Mayer is a 10.


What, on a scale of 1 to 1010?
 
2014-03-18 11:13:37 AM  

Mr_Fabulous: Bungles: Alibaba is superb. An average person with $1000 can leverage that into a product manufactured for pennies and sold for $10, without any of the previous difficulties of international manufacture.

Stick that on Amazon FBA, and BAM, 2 hour/week business that brings in more than the average income.

All it takes is a little research to find a gap in the market, of which there are millions, and more every day as people's lives incorporate other products and become more complex.


To do the same 15 years ago required that research..... plus a manufacturing base..... plus 5 figure startup capital.... plus a distribution network.... plus a retail arm..... plus warehousing...plus and plus and plus...

We're in pretty incredible times for those with just a modicum of entrepreneurial nouse.

I had, literally, never heard of it until this thread.


That's because you don't make things.
 
2014-03-18 12:42:11 PM  

Tellingthem: Mr_Fabulous: Bungles: Alibaba is superb. An average person with $1000 can leverage that into a product manufactured for pennies and sold for $10, without any of the previous difficulties of international manufacture.

Stick that on Amazon FBA, and BAM, 2 hour/week business that brings in more than the average income.

All it takes is a little research to find a gap in the market, of which there are millions, and more every day as people's lives incorporate other products and become more complex.


To do the same 15 years ago required that research..... plus a manufacturing base..... plus 5 figure startup capital.... plus a distribution network.... plus a retail arm..... plus warehousing...plus and plus and plus...

We're in pretty incredible times for those with just a modicum of entrepreneurial nouse.

I had, literally, never heard of it until this thread.

It's quite the interesting place. I browse there from time to time just to look at stuff. It is kind of amazing to see how cheaply they can make something. And all the various "brands" selling the exact same item with a different label amuses me.


Especially, when you can spot obviously brand name products without the label for 1/10th the price.
 
2014-03-18 01:17:51 PM  

Githerax: Economics involves a surprising amount of numbers-from-ass.  Keep that in mind the next time you try to invest.


Are you alleging that pre-IPO company valuations aren't rigorously determined based on actual and reliably forecast earnings, plus tangible assets? Why, such a statement would imply that the whole stock market is built on popsicle sticks and bubble gum. It's as if you believed that the backbone of our capitalist economic system wasn't a place where a company was nobly tested in the crucible of the free market, but instead was just a chop shop where people with lots of money were able to turn that into even more money. For shame!

/Murrica
 
2014-03-18 03:55:08 PM  

Pick: No matter what you search for, Alibaba has it. Usually pallets of it, loaded into containers ready to ship to your driveway. Need 100,000 Brittany Spears keychains? Come and get 'em!


When I go searching for something I come across alibaba and it's always like NO I don't need a cargo container of it. I just want ONE.
 
2014-03-18 04:18:54 PM  
$750 million? It's still a positive number, right?
 
2014-03-18 05:13:34 PM  

jigger: Pick: No matter what you search for, Alibaba has it. Usually pallets of it, loaded into containers ready to ship to your driveway. Need 100,000 Brittany Spears keychains? Come and get 'em!

When I go searching for something I come across alibaba and it's always like NO I don't need a cargo container of it. I just want ONE.


Well why are you searching on a wholesaler and manufacturer marketplace then?
 
2014-03-18 05:25:14 PM  

Bungles: jigger: Pick: No matter what you search for, Alibaba has it. Usually pallets of it, loaded into containers ready to ship to your driveway. Need 100,000 Brittany Spears keychains? Come and get 'em!

When I go searching for something I come across alibaba and it's always like NO I don't need a cargo container of it. I just want ONE.

Well why are you searching on a wholesaler and manufacturer marketplace then?


Alibaba comes up high in many web searches. That's the only reason I know what it is-- looking for a canvas zipper tote bag without any logos approx. the size of tablet.

Oh cool, here they are only $1.50 each. I just need to know 499 people who also want one.
 
2014-03-18 05:35:05 PM  

exactly three days: Bungles: jigger: Pick: No matter what you search for, Alibaba has it. Usually pallets of it, loaded into containers ready to ship to your driveway. Need 100,000 Brittany Spears keychains? Come and get 'em!

When I go searching for something I come across alibaba and it's always like NO I don't need a cargo container of it. I just want ONE.

Well why are you searching on a wholesaler and manufacturer marketplace then?

Alibaba comes up high in many web searches. That's the only reason I know what it is-- looking for a canvas zipper tote bag without any logos approx. the size of tablet.

Oh cool, here they are only $1.50 each. I just need to know 499 people who also want one.


Just think how exciting having 100 bags would be though!
 
2014-03-18 05:41:09 PM  
Alibaba's great in case you ever have to be reminded that yes, you can buy 200 pounds of frozen squid.
 
2014-03-18 07:22:07 PM  

gopher321: [i57.tinypic.com image 521x820]


They don't teach the quadratic formula in school these days? Kids are dumb.
 
2014-03-18 07:58:38 PM  
They can make a plastic ball for $0.015, but they still haven't figured out how to make a 6" Habitrail hamster tube section for less than $10.00 each.
 
2014-03-18 10:38:34 PM  

SpaceBison: gopher321: [i57.tinypic.com image 521x820]

They don't teach the quadratic formula in school these days? Kids are dumb.


I've been drinking and I just started trying numbers in my head. Got 12 pretty quick, though.
 
2014-03-18 11:22:14 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: [img.fark.net image 600x615]


Holy fark, I laughed way too hard at that.
 
2014-03-19 01:01:38 AM  
Or, if you don't want 500 of something, AliExpress is still pretty darn cheap for buying in small quantities.
 
2014-03-19 01:21:48 AM  

nytmare: They can make a plastic ball for $0.015, but they still haven't figured out how to make a 6" Habitrail hamster tube section for less than $10.00 each.


http://acepet.en.alibaba.com/collection_product/hamster_tube/1.html  doesn't appear to list prices...
 
2014-03-19 03:17:35 PM  
Okay, so you can get wholesale stuff really cheap.

Are there any requirements for all manufacturers listed there, to do product safety testing and comply with chemical safety rules in the countries where they do business? UL / CEA / CCC safety certifications? FDA / EMEA compliance? Are compliance reports and test results readily obtainable for all the products listed?

,

It sounds like the response to this is going to be. "....no, but just look how cheap this stuff is!"
 
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