It's no secret that the television will be the next great tech battleground. But what is less clear -- and what will ultimately prove most profitable to tech-oriented investors -- is which company will be the last one standing.

In the video below, Motley Fool analyst Lyons George discusses Alibaba, a Chinese Internet giant that deals in e-commerce, online auctions, and -- as early this week -- "smart television" operating systems. With an IPO expected any day now, Alibaba's entrance into the projected $265 billion next-gen TV market is raising investor eyebrows around the globe.