I was catching up on some Planet Money podcasts recently and decided to listen to one about the Internet site Alibaba.
I guess I was rather ignorant about who Alibaba is and what you can buy there. I was thinking it was a social network, probably because of its affiliation with Yahoo. Boy was I wrong.
You can think of Alibaba like Amazon or Ebay, except you can buy way more on Alibaba — you can get a used 747 airplane, or an oil tanker, or 500 million tiny screws.
The story goes on to tell about how American startups are using to build their supply chain and some cool products. If your looking for a really interesting 15 minutes, check out the episode below.