Posts Categorized: E-commerce


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Klik-Eat’s challenges in scaling the food delivery business in Indonesia

Klik-Eat is one of Indonesia’s biggest online food delivery business. The team talks about their biggest challenge operating in the countr...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Flipkart’s new elearning category makes it as easy to search for courses as it is to find books

Browsing through, finding, and registering for an online course has just become as easy as buying a book. India’s largest e-commerce marke...

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 9:57 am
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Alibaba has a second attempt at making a social network

Alibaba has a second attempt at making a social network

Ecommerce titan Alibaba has a new social network. It’s a sort of Instagram that’s based around tagging brand names that appear in your p...

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 7:08 pm
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Berniaga partners Intel to bring underprivileged Indonesians up to speed on tech

  Berniaga.com, one of Indonesia’s heavy hitters in ecommerce, held a press conference today to announce its new partnership with glo...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 8:27 pm
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WeChat begins ecommerce push in Asia with taxi-booking feature

Singapore WeChat users can now book taxis inside app, more countries to follow in EasyTaxi partnership

WeChat users in Singapore can now book a taxi inside the messaging app thanks to a tie-up with EasyTaxi. It’s the first such move by WeCha...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 5:26 pm
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Habi Footwear co-founding team. (L-R) Bernadee Uy, Janine Chiong, and Paola Savillo,

Can Habi Footwear become the Philippine answer to TOMS Shoes?

We take a closer look at the life and times of social entrepreneur, Janine Chiong.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 6:50 pm
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Singapore online grocery store RedMart gets $23M from star-studded investors

Investors in this round include Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, Garena, SoftBank Ventures, and Visionnaire Ventures.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 12:09 pm
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The power of women in China’s booming ecommerce market

In China, there are more male online shoppers than female online shoppers. However, women are the ones really shaping the thriving Chinese e...

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 11:25 am
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Want to buy a nuclear-plant-ready face mask or a power saw? On Tolexo, you can

Books, clothes, and electronics; these we have become familiar with in stores like Flipkart. Latest online marketplace Tolexo sells heat gun...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 12:53 pm
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Tencent drops $3.2M on the company it hopes can be the Uber of laundry in China

Submitting an order from Edaixi’s website, native app, or WeChat account will dispatch a courier to pick up the laundry and bring it back ...

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 11:43 am
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Flipkart, India’s largest online retailer, raises $1 billion in fresh funds

India's ecommerce poster-boy Flipkart has raised over US$1 billion, and the announcement on this will be made in a week's time, The Economic...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 8:56 pm
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Chinese ecommerce site for babies that originated on Taobao secures $20M from Sequoia Capital

Miyabaobei originally opened its shop on Taobao, China's biggest online shopping marketplace.

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 12:31 pm
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Behind Urban Ladder’s $21M round: a sneak peek at ‘wardrobe configurator’ and ‘total furniture’

A wardrobe configurator is one example of the many innovations at Indian furniture etailer Urban Ladder, which has just raised US$21 million...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 8:38 pm
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TastyKhana adds new cities in India

TastyKhana keeps up pressure on Foodpanda in India by adding 10 new cities

Online food ordering service TastyKhana cooked up a major update today, more than doubling the number of Indian cities where it’s avai...

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 7:50 pm
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The good, the bad, and the ugly of launching a food delivery service in the Philippines

Philippine startup Metroplate relaunches as a food delivery service.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Former Catcha exec starts new fashion site, lets you shop directly from overseas marketplaces

Fashion marketplace FaveChic believes it can compete with the big boys in multiple markets in Southeast Asia.

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Expedia makes a big push for Asia with $659 million acquisition

Travel booking titan Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) is making a big push for new users and revenue streams in Asia today with the A$703 million (US$6...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 3:05 pm
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Flipkart launches budget smartphones, beats Google and Mozilla to the punch

Before Google's phone could arrive, Indian ecommerce leader Flipkart has pressed ahead by launching a range of budget smartphones, starting ...

  • July 2, 2014
  • at 7:55 pm
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