US Internet stocks are getting something of a boost today from Yahoo's (YHOO) better than expected earnings. The company posted earnings of 38 cents per share on revenues of $1.09 billion. Analysts had the company earnings 37 cents on revenues of $1.08 billion. Most importantly, the company showed growth in its core display ad business. Display revenues climbed 2% year over year to $409 million. What's more, search revenues climbed 9% from last year for the 9th consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth. Much of the company's growth can be traced back to its 24% stake in Alibaba, which grew earnings by 110% from last year on 66% growth in revenues. Alibaba is expected to have its IPO in the near future, giving YHOO a chance to cash in on its stake. However, will YHOO still be attractive to investors without Alibaba? (VIEW LINK)