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Chinese Ecommerce Giant Alibaba Spins Off Aliyun Mobile OS Team, Puts $200M In Their Pockets

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http://techcrunch.com – Chinese web and eCommerce giant Alibaba will spin off the team developing Aliyun, its first mobile OS, Reuters is reporting. This is the OS that Google claims is an inappropriate fork of Android (a fork too far?). Mountain View’s main beef is that Aliyun is incompatible with Android but could easily be compatible, although you’re skating on pretty thin ice when you’re apparently a fully paid up member of the open source club — more on all the various ins and outs here. News of the spin off came in an internal memo sent yesterday by Alibaba CEO Jack Ma. TechInAsia (IT news)