Alibaba and PlaceIQ have discussed potential product improvements, some of which are part of a multiyear road map, while others can be done immediately.
The deal gives PlaceIQ massive scale – and a material amount of revenue. The platform measures about 100 million customers in the US “really, really well,” McCall said, but Alibaba’s customer base dwarfs that.
“Everything is mind-boggling in scale,” he said, because of Alibaba’s massive reach in a country with 1.3 billion people. “It’s 300 million users here, 600 million there.”