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Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Mar 18, 2014

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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It's been expected for months, but there's news this week that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has chosen the United States for its initial public offering. Analysts say the company is worth some $140 billion. But what exactly is Alibaba, and why launch an IPO in the U.S.? Plus, you may have heard of Oculus Rift, the screen-capable goggles that promise to put you in the game like never before. But is virtual reality the future of gaming?


It’s been expected for months, but there’s news this week that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has chosen the United States for its initial public offering. Analysts say the company is worth some $140 billion. But what exactly is Alibaba, and why launch an IPO in the U.S.? Plus, you may have heard of Oculus Rift, the screen-capable goggles that promise to put you in the game like never before. But is virtual reality the future of gaming?

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