Going public has always been welcomed for any company even it's intention is just to raise funds.China based company has IPO this fall, many people are excited about it. Its aiming to gain popularity among the people of united states. With IPO, people feel they hold the power of the comapny.
I don't believe that the sale of Alibaba by Yahoo will have much of an effect on the opinion of the company by U.S. users. In the tech world, companies rise and fall everyday. Their popularity is not usually determined by business practices or copyright ownership, but by the everchanging attitudes of the public.
The sale will not make Yahoo more popular in the United States. Yahoo is already popular and more people already know about the company than they do about Alibaba. Although Alibaba is popular with some people, it just does not have the benefit of mass popularity that Yahoo already has.
No, the sale will not make Yahoo more popular in the United States. Yahoo is not a favored brand among Americans, having been replaced by Google years ago. Google has built up a great suite of websites and programs and I don't think anyone cares to abandon them for anything Yahoo will ever have to offer.