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How Big is Alibaba? It’s not just the “Amazon of China”— it’s also the Dropbox, PayPal, Uber, Hulu, ING Direct and more…

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Alibaba, which filed for its IPO on May 6, isn’t just the “Amazon of China”—it’s also the Dropbox, PayPal, Uber, Hulu, ING Direct, and more. Though Google has its fingers in a similarly high volume of pies, its enterprises, unlike Alibaba’s, are exclusively digital.
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Alibaba’s distinct businesses resemble more than a dozen major Western companies, by our count—a phenomenon we’ve sketched out in the graphic below. In the text that follows, we unravel some of that complexity—and explain how Alibaba has expanded on its way to a New York listing.

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