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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The Alibaba IPO is coming.

It is going to list its stock on the NYSE. It will trade under the ticker BABA. The StockTwits Alibaba stream has been running full-steam for months now. Here are three things you need to know about the IPO:

1. Alibaba dominates e-commerce in China. They once did $5.75 billion in sales over 24-hours. According to most estimates, that's an e-commerce world record. They own and operate, and

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2. The Alibaba IPO could turn out to be one of largest-ever IPOs by total proceeds. Yes, this IPO is huge. Here's a list of the largest U.S. IPOs in history, courtesy of @IPOTweet, before Alibaba:

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Alibaba has major investment and ownership stakes throughout China's tech scene. Take a look at this

list of companies Alibaba has acquired a stake in

. This is perhaps the sneakiest aspect of Alibaba -- that they are going all in on Chinese tech:

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