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History and Milestones
February
Alibaba Group raises US$82 million from several first-tier investors in the largest private equity commitment ever in the Chinese Internet sector.
June
Alibaba Group organizes its first Netrepreneur Summit, a gathering of Internet entrepreneurs, and honors the first 10 Netrepreneurs of the Year.
The first Netrepreneur Summit
July
Aliwangwang, a personal computer-based instant messaging tool that facilitates text, audio and video communication between buyers and sellers, is launched on Taobao Marketplace.
December
Alipay is launched as a third-party online escrow payment platform.
Alibaba Group's 5th anniversary celebration