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What Does Alibaba's Huge Supply Play Mean?

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   1/31/2014 7:39:20 PM
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@Marc, it's interesting to take a look into a non-US example. The implications are really interesting... What do you think the biggest stumbling block to success for Alibaba? How long do they have to get a strong foothold with consumers before they lose momentum do you think?

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   1/31/2014 7:37:07 PM
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@Rich, thanks for a nice friday funny. That video brought back some memories.

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   1/31/2014 7:36:04 PM
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Oooh! I want tickets to that race.

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Rich Krajewski   1/31/2014 3:45:42 PM
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"IMO anything is ok as long as its ethical and useful. You should always justify why its being implemented. Usefulness plays a major role in it."

Judging by your emphasis on utility, it looks as if you may be a utilitarian. I fear that philosophy because it reduces humans to productivity equations (in the production of "happiness" to the greatest number of persons). Did you choose that philosophy early on? That is, did your engineering or undergraduate school require a course in ethics or morality, and was that what made you an adherent of that value system?

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nimantha.d   1/31/2014 10:52:54 AM
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Who knows everything is possible right now. IMO anything is ok as long as its ethical and useful. You should always justify why its being implemented. Usefulness plays a major role in it.    

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nimantha.d   1/31/2014 10:50:09 AM
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@marc: Yes a good one to have under your belt but what about the cost ? Surely it's a high luxury car   

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Rich Krajewski   1/31/2014 6:45:35 AM
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I found footage of some early delivery-drone tests. It didn't seem to go very well.



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Marc Herman   1/31/2014 1:47:57 AM
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I'd totally buy a ticket to an Amazon vs Alibaba delivery drone face-off. Like NASCAR but each car had a refrigerator strapped to the roof. One can really see possibilities.

 

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Rich Krajewski   1/30/2014 10:57:59 PM
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I hope they don't start experimenting with drones for delivery the way Amazon is.



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