What to Make of Alibaba's U.S. Investments

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May 6 (Bloomberg) -- Jon Erlichman and Cory Johnson report on Alibaba's U.S. investment strategy on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

Which is known for its big media and telecom investments.

They also have e-commerce investments and he led that strategy.

Before he had come to ali baba, he was making investments in us-based companies.

A invested in online sports retailer and had headlines for investing in shop runner which is run by scott thompson.

But since his arrival, they have been ramping up with some of these investments will stop they invested in lift and first hymns.

They invested in the parenting company of tango.

They want to be in the conversation of being a service like ebay or amazon, on the road to generate a lot of money -- 15 alien or 20 billion long-term.

Many u.s. technology companies have failed to get into china.

Ebay and amazon among them.

What do you make of the investments alibaba is making in u.s. companies and moving on u.s. turf question are we will see what kind of business they try to get here.

It's given them the opportunity to try new things as they get into it.

We will also see how they reported when a file.

It will be interesting in part because it results in some of the companies they've required will be rolled into the trailing results.

Company -- companies will say it's actually organic and will count as part of revenue.

Could some of these investments lead to outright acquisitions?

They have in china.

It seems like they are testing the water.

The easy thing to do is buy stakes as opposed to doing full acquisitions.

The regulatory or government issue -- get someone from a company like the pretty used to making purchases of stake and you take it from there.

Jon erlichman, our senior west coast correspondent.

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