It’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Vs, Inc. (AMZN), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) In New Talent Battle

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) is snapping up talent from rival, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and fellow technology giant Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) in a new talent acquisition battle, a report from Reuters reveals.

According to the news organization, three positions posted by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) were available for people in Seattle with two specifying the Chinese electronic commerce giant’s Silicon Valley offices.

Data from LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) show that, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) are already losing talent to the Chinese company, Reuters notes. Apart from the two tech industry juggernauts, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) wants talent from Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), the news organization added.

Several recruiters in the area, Reuters went on, have already taken note of the talent acquisition drive of Alibaba.

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Reuters quotes Jerry Taylor, president of Executive Recruiters Inc in Bellevue, Washington, saying that the Chinese company is looking for new blood, particularly developers, from, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) in the Seattle area.

By the end of last year, Tiger Global Management, founded by Chase Coleman, owned about 5.82 million Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) shares. Meanwhile, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group owned about 11.16 million, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares by the end 4Q2014. Citadel’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stake increased a whopping 4,544% quarter over quarter by the end of the December quarter.

As for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Jeffrey Ubben’s ValueAct Capital owned about 74.24 million shares in the company by the end of 2014. ValueAct remained the institutional investor with the largest stake in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) by the end of the year.