Libaba in 2011: Competing in China & Beyond

Alibaba in 2011: Competing in China & Beyond

Though Alibaba was the market leader in the Chinese e-commerce market, it failed to make a mark in the lucrative Chinese web search market.Do you think Alibabas strategy of launching eTao, an online shopping search engine, would help it combat competition with Baidu?why (not)?Do you think Alibabas decision to acquire it 40% percent stake in Yahoo! China would help it again some momentum in the Chinese web search market? Why (not)?