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(SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS BREAKINGVIEWS, CHINA EDITOR, JOHN FOLEY, SAYING: "So Alibaba, China's biggest e-commerce group is buying the 72 percent it doesn't already own in a U.S.-listed mapping company called AutoNavi. Now why is it doing this? The answer is that it's part of a land grab in every sense of the word. China's Internet giants are desperate to keep up with the Joneses and while Alibaba is a killer when it comes to matching buyers and sellers on its online marketplaces, rival Baidu is really the dominant online mapper. And Tencent, the third of the triad, is really trying to raise its game to do with its kind of location-based smartphone services. So what Alibaba's doing is it's paying the equivalent of $1.6 billion (USD) for the whole company just to make sure that it's not left behind in this race to capture market share. "Now the strategic logic for this deal is partly based on this hot topic at the moment of 'O2O' commerce, that means online to offline. It means where your smartphone points you to the nearest branch of Uniqlo or the nearest karaoke bar, whatever it is that you need at that time. So Alibaba whose business is to match buyers and sellers can, in theory, integrate these mapping products and give a new dimension to customers trying to find what they want and also then pay for it using Alibaba's own payment service - Alipay. So the idea is that they're trying to build their ecosystem - this is a word that we hear a lot from companies like Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent - to capture more mindshare to make sure that more of what consumers do happens on its platforms and its apps. "So what's the financial logic for the deal? Well the answer is there probably isn't any for the short term, at least. Alibaba's paying $1.6 billion equivalent to own AutoNavi, that compares with $1.1 billion just a few months ago when it bought its first stake. But really China's Internet companies aren't thinking about return on investment. They're thinking about eco-share, they're thinking about mindshare, they're thinking about land grabs. And investors so far have been very happy to watch them spend, in some cases billions of dollars, just to try and fight tooth and claw for a bigger share of the growing Internet pie. So Alibaba's not going to be thinking about a return on investment, it's going to be thinking about edging its rivals out. And this deal will probably help it to do just that." ENDS