Updated from 11:30 a.m. EST to include comments from analyst, another source and the recent share price.SUNNYVALE, Calif. ( TheStreet) -- Alibaba's CEO Jack Ma has been to known to pull a few surprises every now and then, and buying all of Yahoo! ( YHOO) could be the biggest of all. Sources close to the matter said that Alibaba could potentially acquire all of Yahoo!. Reuters reported that Alibaba has hired a Washington-based lobbying firm for the first time in its history, which could be a precursor to a bid for all of Yahoo!.
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