Posts Categorized: Business

China ecommerce

China Leads Asia in VC Investments in E-Commerce; Sadly Acquisitions Are a Rare Sight [STATS]

Earlier today we looked at a report that has counted up $6.9 billion in investments among Asian e-commerce sites from 2010 to the present da...

  • June 13, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Philippine Government Gets Better, Undergoes IT Overhaul

Philippine Government Gets Better, Undergoes IT Overhaul

It’s good news that the Philippine government is now slowly saying goodbye to the traditional work routine. Government offices used to be ...

  • June 12, 2013
  • at 8:28 pm
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Dropmysite Now Turns E-mails Into Business Insights

Dropmysite Now Turns E-mails Into Business Insights

Singapore-based startup Dropmysite now goes beyond back-ups. In an announcement today, it says it will now offer a service for current Dr...

  • June 12, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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china-mobile-feixin-fetion

WeChat Competitor Feixin: 100 Million Users, But Low Activity Levels

Over the past year, Tencent’s WeChat has exploded. So much so, in fact, that you might forget that other mobile messaging services wer...

  • June 11, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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TS24: A Groundbreaking Vietnamese Startup That Builds Software For Government

In Vietnam, there are hundreds of startups. But most of them are in the consumer space. Big and small companies are always jumping into gami...

  • June 10, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Rakuten America

Rakuten Helps American Merchants Make Faster Deliveries With Logistics Company Acquisition

Japanese e-commerce titan Rakuten (JSD:4755) has revealed today that it’s acquired California-based logistics company Webgistix for an...

  • June 7, 2013
  • at 1:25 pm
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NYSE LITB

China’s First Tech IPO of 2013 Has Just Hit the New York Stock Exchange

Here’s a new tech ticker for you: $LITB. That’s the stock market moniker for Chinese B2B e-commerce site LightInTheBox (NYSE:LITB), whic...

  • June 6, 2013
  • at 10:02 pm
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Beijing taxi finder apps

Beijing Government Makes a Taxi Finding App With One Ludicrous Flaw

Taxi finding apps are a hot topic right now in the Chinese startup ecosystem – both for their success, and for their being under incre...

  • June 6, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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In 2012, Vietnam Lost Almost $400 Million Due to Viruses?

In 2012, Vietnam Lost Almost $400 Million Due to Viruses?

According to ICTNews, BKAV, Vietnam’s leading anti-virus software company, has reported that Vietnamese people lost almost $400 millio...

  • June 5, 2013
  • at 4:01 pm
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Asia ecommerce stats 2013

Asian E-Commerce Sites Net $6.9 Billion in Investment in Past 3 Years, But Exits Still Tiny [STATS]

Asian e-commerce companies have attracted $6.9 billion across 383 deals – through funding, acquisitions, and IPOs – from 2010 to...

  • June 13, 2013
  • at 10:35 am
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tokopedia

Indonesia’s Tokopedia Raises Fresh Funds From Softbank Ventures Korea

Indonesia’s C2C marketplace Tokopedia has concluded a financing round led by Softbank Venture Korea with previous investors CyberAgent Ven...

  • June 12, 2013
  • at 11:03 am
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PayrollHero Expands Out of the Philippines, Tackling Southeast Asia

PayrollHero Expands Out of the Philippines, Tackling Southeast Asia

It looks like the Philippines and Canada-based payroll solutions provider PayrollHero, is gaining momentum and slowly positioning itself in...

  • June 11, 2013
  • at 4:31 pm
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99designs

99designs: “There’s raw talent in Indonesia and Philippines”

Founded in 2008 by Mark Harbottle and Matt Mickiewicz, Australian crowdsourcing design site 99designs has grown to become the go-to site for...

  • June 11, 2013
  • at 9:08 am
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IBM Helps the Biggest City in the Philippines Transform to a Smart City

IBM Helps the Biggest City in the Philippines Transform to a Smart City

Public safety is a government responsibility that is tough to oversee as it covers vast areas of concern such as traffic, crime, and other e...

  • June 7, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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FreeCharge India

The Story of Sequoia-backed FreeCharge and its Success in India

FreeCharge was founded on August 2010 by Kunal Shah and Sandeep Tandon. The service allows users to top-up their mobile phones for “free...

  • June 7, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Smart vs Globe in Philippines

Globe vs Smart: Philippine Telcos Continue Stiff Competition

The competition in the telco space in the Philippines is rather tough. With only two huge leaders in this arena, both grapple to be the top ...

  • June 6, 2013
  • at 5:33 pm
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China ecommerce sales

China’s Top Electronics Retailer Opens a Virtual Storefront on Tmall

China’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailer of home electronics and gadgets has made a new move to embrace e-commerce today. Gome (HKG:0493)...

  • June 5, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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startups SEA

Eye on Southeast Asia: 6 Tips for Growing and Managing a Multi-Country Startup Operation

In the last few years, the startup scene in Southeast Asia has received a lot of attention with a few successful startups expanding regional...

  • June 5, 2013
  • at 3:30 pm
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