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About Alibaba
   Alibaba (Alibaba.com) is a global inter-enterprise (B2B) e-commerce best brands,
is currently the world's largest online trading exchange market and
business communities. Alibaba was founded in late 1998 and headquartered in
Hangzhou, and set up overseas in Silicon Valley, London branch. Alibaba
(Alibaba.com) is a global inter-enterprise (B2B) e-commerce brands, is the
world's largest online trading markets in the world. Good location, solid
structure, excellent service to make Alibaba the world's first merchant has
2.2 million e-commerce website, a global business network to promote the first site to
be business people as "the most popular website among enterprises .
" Outstanding results to Alibaba, and various people's attention.
Sutherland served as the first Director General Alibaba consultant, U.S. Department
of Commerce, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, SMEs in the European Union and
other government and private agencies to local businesses recommended by Alibaba.
Alibaba founder Jack Ma, CEO of the renowned "World Economic
Forum," selected as "future leaders", Asian Business
Association of the United States selected as "business leaders",
is 50 years, first as "Forbes" Cover Chinese entrepreneurs, and
has been invited as the world's leading institutions of higher education at
MIT, Wharton Business School, Harvard University lectures.
May 2002 Mayun Rong Teng Japan's largest "day
after" Magazine Cover, "Nikkei" magazine spoke
highly of the Sino-Japanese trade Alibaba contribution to the field:
"Alibaba has to break even, as the entire Internet world proud.
"Alibaba has set up four years, 400 dozen languages worldwide famous
news media reports on Alibaba tracking has never stopped by the media as"
truly world-class brand. "
SARS outbreak in 2003, highlighted the value of the network business, the company
was to become the preferred business platform for global enterprises, the website
continued rapid development of the indicators, of which the level of activity on behalf
of commercial sites and sites important indicator of quality - daily new supply and
demand information compared to same period last year 3 to 5 times. Alibaba China by
1.4 million members of the sample survey found that three months in the SARS
period 42% of the total business deals, performance contrarian up 52% of enterprises
to further consolidate the world's first commercial platform Alibaba
position.
Detection of the world's leading authority on global commerce site
Alexa.com and trade class ranking site investigation, Alibaba ranked No. 1.
"Listening to customers, satisfy customer needs" is the
foundation of survival and development of Alibaba, the survey showed: Nearly half of
Alibaba's online membership through word of mouth and use that Alibaba
Alibaba; the Alibaba business platform by industry members percentage of total
membership reached Nearly half of collaborators.
The Dream Team from the world's elite team is the cornerstone of Alibaba
buildings, perfect combination of strong team, target firm conviction, to go 102 this
year (late 20th century the century .22 the year count for one year, can be said that Ali
Baba to walk three centuries) in the enterprise to realize their mission: "Let
the world is not difficult to do business!"
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Alibaba's
Alibaba Group: Alibaba Network - China International station station station Taobao
Alipay Japanese Chinese word of mouth Yahoo Yahoo network software Alibaba Ali
Ali Mama
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Site Overview
◆ Alibaba (Alibaba.com) is a global inter-enterprise (B2B) e-commerce brands, is
the world's largest international trade, the most active online trading
market and business community, has integrated the B2B, C2C, search engines and
portal. Headquartered in Hangzhou, eastern China, in Mainland China has 16 sales
and service centers, with branches in Hong Kong and the United States. As of
December 31, 2006, the company has more than 3,500 full-time employees. Become
the world's first network has more than 8 million business e-commerce
sites, over 220 countries and regions around the world daily business and business to
provide 8.1 million commercial supply and demand information to be business people
as "the most popular B2B website" .
◆ Alibaba outstanding achievements made by the public attention. WTO
Director-General Sutherland as the first Alibaba consultant, U.S. Department of
Commerce, the Japanese economy, Trade and Industry, Federation of European SMEs
and other government and private agencies to local businesses recommended by
Alibaba.
Alibaba two-time MBA from Harvard Business School case study in the United States
launched the academic enthusiasm; consecutive five times by the U.S. financial
magazine "Forbes" named one of the world's best
B2B site; many times by the relevant institutions as the global the most popular B2B
website, China Business class outstanding site, China 100 best sites, Best Trade
Network; by domestic and foreign media, foreign venture capitalists in Silicon Valley
and praised and Yahoo, Amazon, eBay, AOL shoulder to shoulder in the top five
Internet business school representatives.
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Site History
◆ 2003, 5 months, invested 100 million yuan Alibaba personal online trading
platform launched Taobao (Taobao.com), creating the world's largest
personal trading site, in July 2004, but also additional investment of 350 million yuan,
in October 2005, additional investment of 1 billion yuan again. As of December 31,
2005, Taobao, the number of online products more than 16.63 million, the number of
breaking 13.9 million registered members, the fourth quarter of 2005, turnover
reached 3.03 billion yuan, accounting for 70% of China's C2C market
share leader in China's distant individuals e-commerce market.
◆ 2003, 10 months, Alibaba create an independent third party payment platform -
Alipay, entered the field of electronic payment now, Paypal and domestic industry
have been banks, China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank and China Merchants
Bank, the international VISA International organizations to establish strategic
cooperation with major financial institutions, to become the largest independent
third-party electronic payment platform. As of December 2005 data, by
Alipay's average daily trading volume in Taobao had more than 20 million
yuan, and the momentum of growth remains rapid.
◆ 2005, 8 months, Alibaba and the world's largest portal, Yahoo reached a
strategic cooperation, Alibaba merger all the assets of Yahoo in China, Alibaba
become China's largest Internet company. Alibaba currently owns the
following business: B2B (mainly with Alibaba), C2C (Taobao, an auction), electronic
payment (payment Po), portal + search (Yahoo).
◆ 7 Alibaba Group dated 28 start the listing process in Hong Kong, Alibaba to the
Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing Committee submitted its first formal listing
application will be Alibaba's B2B (business-to-business) companies listed
in Hong Kong.
◆ As a subsidiary of Alibaba Group, Alibaba.com is China's leading B2B
e-commerce company. From the total amount of user access point of view, the global
import and export enterprises in international trade websites (www.alibaba.com) and
for domestic trade buyers and sellers of domestic trade website (www.alibaba.com.cn)
is the most Welcome to B2B online trading platform. Alibaba SMEs around the world
to provide an effective B2B e-commerce solutions.
◆ Alibaba International station's leading online B2B marketplace, global
buyers and importers looking for in this country from China and other manufacturing
suppliers. As of December 31, 2006, Alibaba International station has come from
more than 200 countries and regions more than three million registered users.
◆ Alibaba China Station is a leading B2B online marketplace. As of December 31,
2006, Alibaba in China China's stand has more than 16 million registered
users.
◆ Ali Mama (www.alimama.com) is a new trading platform, first introduced its
"Advertising is a commodity" concept, to show ads for the first
time as a commodity in the trading market, so buyers and sellers can clear to see.
Advertising is no longer a part of people's patents, Ali Mama buyers
(advertisers) and sellers (web master) to easily find each other!
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Chronology
* December 1998 17 Ma and the other founders in Hangzhou, China released its first
online trading market, known as "Alibaba Online"
* Alibaba Group in June 1999 the official carrier.
* October 2000 to promote the company for the better sellers in China's
export trade, launched the "China Suppliers" service.
* June 2001 to better serve the company as an international seller, available on the
international station, "trust pass" member.
* March 2002 launched China Station "trust pass" membership
program, and better service in China's domestic trade sellers and buyers
users.
*     October       2003     launched      the    exchange     of     software     tools
"Tradelink", which can make the buyer and seller to
communicate in real time through the network.
* March 2005 Alibaba China launched keyword bidding service.
* Hong Kong in April 2007 launched the "China Suppliers"
services, and promote export trade.
* August 2007 to submit a listing application to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
* Successful listing in October 2007.
April 11, 2008, Alibaba strategic level products, "Wang Pu
(winport)" official opening experience, the reporter learned from Alibaba,
the strategic-level product name is called, the product is based on enterprise-class
e-commerce platform that will help small and medium first step in expanding the
business enterprise.
According to the relevant responsible person said that Alibaba, Alibaba,
"Wang Pu," now consists of three platforms: enterprise
information display platform of enterprise marketing platform and business
communication platform; Alibaba in the future, "Wang Pu," will
gradually expand more to help SMEs the basis of e-commerce application platform.
February 14, 2009, Alibaba's corporate success and the return of Ali Mama
network cooperation, the return of the industry as a boss, the return of network and
therefore to a better light with a clear network of people through the return to Taobao
shopping network will return return up to 50% of people in cash, so by the majority of
web users return the favor.
Alibaba Financing Events:
October 1999, introduced including Goldman Sachs, Fidelity Investments (Fidelity
Capital) and the Singapore Government Technology Development Fund the first
phase of five million U.S. dollars, including Angel Fund;
January 2000, was Japan's Softbank (SOFTBANK) injection of 20 million
U.S. dollars;
February 2002, the third round of financing, Japan Asia Investment Company injected
five million U.S. dollars;
February 2004, received 82 million U.S. dollars in strategic investments. Investors
include Softbank, Fidelity Investments, Granite Global Ventures and TDF Ventures
Ltd. and three other companies;
August 2005, formed a strategic alliance with Yahoo. Alibaba actual cash income of
250 million U.S. dollars. These include Yahoo's 70 million U.S. dollars (to
purchase ordinary shares), and Softbank's 180 million U.S. dollars (buying
convertible bonds). Taobao to become 100% holding company. Yahoo become the
largest shareholder, with 40% of the shares. Ma and his team for the second-largest
shareholder, with 28.2% stake in Softbank, the third largest shareholder, with shares
of 16%
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Cultural ideas
Alibaba's corporate culture
Since its inception in 1999, Alibaba, Alibaba value system based on a strong corporate
culture has become the cornerstone of Alibaba Group and its subsidiaries. Our
commercial success and rapid growth in the spirit of entrepreneurship and
innovation-based, and always focus on customer satisfaction.
Alibaba Group's six core values, which dominate all our actions, is an
important part of the company's DNA. In the hiring, training and
performance evaluation of the company's management system integrated
into the six core values. When new employees join Alibaba, their headquarters in
Hangzhou, a two-week induction training and team building courses, the courses
focus on the company's vision, mission and values. Moreover, in our
regular training courses, training and corporate team-building activities should
reinforce these elements.
Alibaba from Hangzhou, China first began to grow 18 entrepreneurs in 20 offices on
three continents with more than 5,000 employees of the company. We strive to create
for the staff can be positive, flexible and results-oriented environment to work closely
together in the family. No matter how much we grow as a company, a strong shared
values, so that we maintain a common corporate culture and Ali House.
Alibaba's dream: the development of new business by way of creating a
different world
Alibaba's mission: to make the business world is not difficult
Alibaba's vision:
The establishment of a sustainable development of the company 102
One of the world's top ten websites
As long as businessmen must use Alibaba
Alibaba values
Customer first, employees second: focus on the customer's concern, to
provide advice and information to help customers grow
Teamwork: Sharing shared, I am small I accomplish
Embracing Change: Breaking through the self, to meet the changing
Honesty: integrity, commitment
Passion: never give up, optimistic
Dedicated: a professional attitude and the mentality to do ordinary things
extraordinary
"I think customer first, employees second. Without them, there is no such
site. Only they're happy, our customers will be happy. The customers are
encouraged to language, words of encouragement, but also make them like mad Like
to work, which allows us to continually develop the website. "- Ma
Quotations
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Awards Honor
· Alexa.com international trade, the most popular website; the most popular
e-commerce site
* Forbes magazine for seven consecutive years "Best B2B Web
site," one of the
* Fortune magazine six most small business entrepreneurs welcome the site of the
world
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Network platform
Alibaba site includes two adjacent markets:
Alibaba International Station (www.alibaba.com) a leading online B2B marketplace,
global buyers and importers looking for in this country from China and other
manufacturing suppliers. As of June 30, 2007, Alibaba International station has come
from more than 200 countries and regions more than 3.6 million registered users.
Alibaba China Station (www.alibaba.com.cn) is a leading B2B online marketplace. As
of June 30, 2007, Alibaba in China China's stand has more than 21 million
registered users.
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Business Activities
* Universities
Alibaba and China are more than 70 leading universities, by Alibaba Institute for
professors and students to provide e-commerce training courses. Alibaba annually
invites more than 100 university professors to study in Hangzhou based e-commerce
core curriculum. Upon successful completion of courses of study, the professors
return to their university e-certification courses for students. Through the program,
China's future business leaders get the real e-business skills to enhance
their future employers and their organizations value.
* Alibaba Network Business Conference - Entrepreneur of the Year summit Alibaba
Alibaba Alibaba held each year in Hangzhou, network operators the General
Assembly. Up to 10,000 merchants to participate in activities they engage in dialogue,
learning from the use of the Internet for business trade the experience of other
entrepreneurs. The campaign eventually "top ten network
operators" to pull down the curtain ceremony, the award is the
award-winning e-commerce and the human contribution to the community.
* Lake swordfight
Alibaba in 2000, the activities held in the first round this lake, which brought together
businessmen, government officials and industry leaders to discuss joint cooperation of
all stakeholders to further develop the Internet industry and e-commerce methods.
Recent session of the West Lake swordfight, including the world's leading
internet companies from the speakers and main speakers as former U.S. President Bill
Clinton.
Alibaba to become China's first Internet companies 20 billion dollars
Financing into the global Internet, the second
China's leading B2B e-commerce company Alibaba Group's
flagship company, and Alibaba.com Limited (Stock code: 1688) in October 2007 at
the Hong Kong Stock Exchange started trading on the Main Board.
Alibaba listing on the first day, opening price 30 Hong Kong dollars, representing an
issue price of 13.5 Hong Kong dollars rose 122%, became the first Chinese Internet
market value of more than 20 billion U.S. dollars of the company, taking into account
after the close of the exercise of the over-allotment option of the funds raised, Alibaba
become the world's second-largest Internet financing. Alibaba midday
closing price of 35.75 Hong Kong dollars.
Management team, 18 Founder and over 100 guests attended the listing ceremony of
Alibaba, Alibaba shares witnessed the opening transaction.
Jack Ma, Alibaba Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to the guests at the
launch ceremony, said: "We welcome new investors in Hong Kong and
around the world to join, and we build a world-class e-commerce company. Today is
an important Alibaba milestone, a symbol of e-commerce development will usher in a
new era, the global benefit of SMEs. We hope to build the first eco-systems and
e-commerce infrastructure to enable SMEs to grow their business in China and the
world. "
David Wei, CEO, said: "We listed in Hong Kong is an important milestone
for the company. Alibaba was founded in 1999, aims to help small and medium
enterprises around the world via the Internet to develop their business. Today, we have
become a public company Our goal remains the same. We will use the resources
brought by the Listing and brand awareness to expand our member communities, as
they add more business value. "
Alibaba and its parent company Alibaba Group, the first sale of the global total of
858,901,000 shares, of which 227,356,500 shares sold by the company, Alibaba
Group, by the sale of 631,544,500 shares. International underwriters exercise
over-allotment option, the additional sales Alibaba Group 113,678,000 shares.
8 based investors to participate in Alibaba's global offering, including
Yahoo, AIG Global Investment Corporation (Asia) Ltd., Foxconn (Far East) Limited,
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Ltd., Cisco Systems International
BV and Kowloon respectively Warehouse Group Limited Chairman Mr Peter Woo,
the Kwok family (Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited, the controlling shareholder) and
Mr. Kuok Hock Nien.
Based investors total investment of 2.1 billion Hong Kong dollars (274 million U.S.
dollars), while investors have agreed to share all the basic lock on the date of listing
of 24 months. Start callback mechanism, based on a total investment of 2.1 billion
Hong Kong dollars, or about 18% of the scale of the global offering.
26 noon in the public offering, the public offering of more than 258 times
oversubscribed, the freezing of funds up to 450 billion Hong Kong dollars, the Hong
Kong stock market to create the highest ever funding freeze. Hong Kong stock market
had a record freeze funding is Belle International (1880) in May 2007 to 446.3 billion
Hong Kong dollars recorded, the following is the world's largest IPO of
2006 events --- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China's 411.5 billion
Hong Kong dollars, and in April 2007 Mainland Real Estate Country Garden 333
billion dollar commercial frozen funds.
Goldman Sachs (Asia) Limited and Morgan Stanley Asia Limited as its global
offering of the Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Sponsors; the two companies,
together with Deutsche Bank Hong Kong branch of the joint bookrunners and joint
lead managers ; NM Rothschild & Sons (Hong Kong) Limited for the
company's financial adviser.
6 Day, Alibaba set up specially invited to 8 years 8 customer representatives to Hong
Kong to participate in public ceremony to witness this on Alibaba and SME bosses are
for the moment. Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma said earlier that a company has three
represents, on behalf of clients interests first, the second representative of the interests
of staff, is the first three represents the interests of shareholders.
For investors, they attached even greater importance, Alibaba and its customer base
--- hundreds of millions of small and medium enterprises, growth of these enterprises
and self-adaptability to face the environment has already experienced nearly 20 years
The baptism of the market, once they have mastered the way the world via the
Internet for their growth will face an explosive growth. Wall Street Journal that
"Alibaba has China, the world's most populous country more
than 2 / 3 of B2B business market and a growing number of SMEs list."
And Alibaba is the world's most realistic way to small and medium
enterprises, "because they are almost grown up together, with options to
globalization." Analysys International CEO at Young, said:
"More and more Chinese companies are beginning to feel the Internet to
help them improve the power of business, prompting more and more popular Alibaba
service."
Internet experts Jiang Qiping that this also represents the trend of world economic
development. Traditional view that the Asian economic development model should be
representative of Japan, "Toyota economies of scale", but
Alibaba's listing will be replaced by China's experience in a
landmark event in the Japanese experience, this is "China's
economic rise in the sample."
Alibaba B2B market, the Alibaba Group will integrate its five corporate resources, Ali
will make its users to find reliable business partners and consumers, with these
partners to complete the transaction, the management of their enterprises, information
flow, capital and logistics services. Through a variety of services, to maximize the
positive feedback amplification of the network effect. Undoubtedly, the Alibaba
Group, and the overall strength enough to Google, eBay, Yahoo, Amazon the
world's major Internet giants compete (market value of the four after a
minimum of 35.7 billion U.S. dollars). By virtue of this so-called "Dharma
five fingers" of punching, Ma is expected ahead of schedule,
"Alibaba should be in 3 years to become strong global Internet 5 and 10
years, the Internet 3, a strong" dream.
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Mythical figures
"Alibaba and Sishitaidao" a "fantasy" in a
very famous story, a vivid portrait of a medieval Arab empire in the life story: born
poor, impoverished woodcutter Alibaba to firewood in the way accidentally
discovered the treasure in bandit groups. He easily get a large number of treasures, but
he was not entirely for themselves. In addition to troubles for the robber who had
plotted to kill Alibaba. Alibaba has been clever, witty, Jieruchou maid Mo
Jina's help, it saved the day, and defeated the bandits. Mo Jina has
destroyed the three robbers wit evil plans, so that the two robbers died in his
companion's sword, the other 37 criminals being burnt to death by her with
boiling oil. She also used the opportunity offered dance, with a dagger stabbing bandit
chieftain. Finally, the Alibaba half of the treasure-house of property given to her and
let his son marry her. Works easy to understand language, plot twists and turns are
wonderful, vividly express people's desire and pursuit of a better life.
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Alibaba and Society
Support for entrepreneurs, creation of economic opportunities worldwide
Alibaba since its inception in 1999, its core mission is to make it easy to do business
with merchants all over the world.
Alibaba has come from more than 200 countries and regions more than 19 million
members, its membership base mainly composed of entrepreneurs and small and
medium enterprises.
We believe that the power of the Internet and open and equitable global trading
environment combined to create a grassroots economic opportunities and alleviate
poverty in the world play a major role. By providing SMEs with cost-saving products
and services marketing platform, Alibaba in developing countries and developed
countries to create jobs and economic opportunities play an important role.
Corporate social responsibility activities
Alibaba think the first thing to establish a sense of responsibility in their model
corporate citizen. Established values-based Alibaba a strong corporate culture,
Alibaba efforts to ensure its employees and affiliates to work together to give their
clients, colleagues and local communities in a positive impact. In addition to our own
internal procedures, the company was entrusted with a unique responsibility - with the
global business community more than 19 million registered members to share ideas,
and they exert a positive influence. Exciting events include:
Entrepreneur Training
Over the years, Alibaba has business in China and around the world to provide
management training courses, to share our e-commerce, global trade, value
management and corporate social responsibility experience.
Universities
Alibaba and China are more than 70 leading universities, by Alibaba Institute for
professors and students to provide e-commerce training courses. Alibaba annually
invites more than 100 university professors to study in Hangzhou based e-commerce
core curriculum. Upon successful completion of courses of study, the professors
return to their university e-certification courses for students. Through the program,
China's future business leaders get the real e-business skills to enhance
their future employers and their organizations value.
Alibaba Network Business Conference - Entrepreneur of the Year summit Alibaba
Alibaba Alibaba held each year in Hangzhou, network operators the General
Assembly. Up to 10,000 merchants to participate in activities they engage in dialogue,
learning from the use of the Internet for business trade the experience of other
entrepreneurs. The campaign eventually "top ten network
operators" to pull down the curtain ceremony, the award is the
award-winning e-commerce and the human contribution to the community.
Lake swordfight
Alibaba in 2000, the activities held in the first round this lake, which brought together
businessmen, government officials and industry leaders to discuss joint cooperation of
all stakeholders to further develop the Internet industry and e-commerce methods.
Recent session of the West Lake swordfight, including the world's leading
internet companies from the speakers and main speakers as former U.S. President Bill
Clinton.
Community volunteers
Alibaba Group encourages its employees to actively participate in community service
activities. Group often provide their employees to participate in community activities
and charitable projects to facilitate the opportunity.
Sua mode
December 29, 2008 in Jiangsu Province Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of
the world's leading e-commerce companies - Alibaba (China) Network
Technology Co., Ltd. jointly create a "sub-station in Jiangsu Alibaba
International Electronic Commerce" formally launched. The two sides will
use Alibaba's corporate data and business information, aimed against the
world's top regional e-commerce platform. According to statistics, more
than 4,000 Alibaba Jiangsu Province, "China Suppliers" at the
date of the first settled in the platform.
Foreign Trade "winter" mode upgrade completed
In fact, openness and dependence on foreign trade as a higher provinces of
Jiangsu's export business has been very much agree with
Alibaba's e-commerce services, there are already thousands of SMEs in the
use of Alibaba "China Supplier" service to develop the
international market and are get a good return, but there are still many enterprises in
Jiangsu did not use e-commerce.
"The main reason, there is insufficient understanding of the advantages of
e-commerce, there is too much reliance on the traditional trade channels, there is a
lack of determination to advance the cost of inputs, etc.," said Liang
Chunxiao, vice president of Alibaba Group, "Sua mode"
integrates Jiangsu Foreign Economic and Trade Office of the policy guidance, overall
coordination and management capacity, and Alibaba in e-commerce for many years of
experience and advantage, "compared to a single government, enterprise
single 'core' driver, a government guidance and market
operation phase combined, efficient and practical, the country's leading
e-commerce platform, will effectively promote the foreign trade enterprises in Jiangsu
province high-speed development. "
It is reported that, in addition to "sub-station in Jiangsu Alibaba
International Electronic Commerce" on-line the initiatives, Alibaba will,
and Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of Jiangsu Province, in cooperation

				
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