News Detail's institutional investors include SOFT is the world's largest marketplace for global trade and is the leading provider of online marketing services for importers and exporters. is the number one destination for buyers and sellers to find trade opportunities and promote their businesses online.

Alibaba's web properties have over 2,710,000 registered members from more than 216 countries, growing at a rate of over 3,000 members each day. was named "Best of the Web: B2B" 4 years in a row by Forbes magazine and selected as the most popular B2B website by readers of the Far Eastern Economic Review.'s institutional investors include SOFTBANK, Goldman Sachs, Transpac Capital, Fidelity Capital, Venture TDF, Pte Ltd of Singapore and Investor AB of Sweden.'s Board of Advisors includes Peter Sutherland, founding Director-General of the World Trade Organization and Masayoshi Son, President and CEO of SOFTBANK Corp.

Business Overview
Alibaba's websites allow users to browse company information and trade leads by 27 industry categories and 700 product sub-categories, ranging from textiles to electronics. operates three inter-linked web sites.