*Alibaba Group* (www.alibaba.com) makes it easy for anyone to buy or sell online anywhere in the world. We are a family of Internet-based businesses that encompasses business-to-business trade- Alibaba.com, retail- Taobao, payment- Alipay, business management software- Alisoft and classified listings-Yahoo! Koubei. The Group was founded in 1999 by Jack Ma, a pioneer who has aspired to help make the Internet accessible, trustworthy and beneficial for everyone. The privately held Alibaba Group reaches Internet users in more than 240 countries and regions, and employs 12,000 people in more than 40 cities in mainland China as well as in Hong Kong, Taiwan, London and Silicon Valley.