Lessons Alibaba can learn from Amazon

Alibaba's revenue increases, profits drop

Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba, issued its first quarterly earnings report since its initial public offering in September. Results were in line with analysts' expectations and revenue came in stronger than expected.

While there's still tremendous room for growth, because less than half of the Chinese population is still not online, some eyebrows have been raised as investors see hints of Alibaba branching outside of China.