Posts Categorized: Ecommerce

Alibaba to raise up to $24 billion in biggest ever US IPO

Alibaba to raise up to $24 billion in IPO, could soon be valued at more than Amazon

Remember when Facebook $16 billion raised in May 2012? Alibaba is about to blow that to pieces.

  • September 6, 2014
  • at 6:45 pm
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KakaoTalk goes into the mobile payment business with KakaoPay

KakaoTalk adds in epayments to its messaging app. But at the moment this is just for South Korea and for Android users.

  • September 5, 2014
  • at 7:48 pm
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Who will take the mcommerce tide in India at its flood?

India's ecommerce players are busy figuring out the ways to score in a diverse mobile-first market. Who is best placed to ride this rising t...

  • September 3, 2014
  • at 12:57 pm
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This startup wants to bring every online store in Asia onto a single platform

This startup wants to bring every online store in Asia onto a single platform

In the last six months, they have seen a monthly user growth rate of 20 percent, with their users actively saving over 5,000 new products on...

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 8:59 pm
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Why Flipkart is shutting down its electronic wallet PayZippy

Here's why India's ecommerce poster-boy Flipkart is phasing out its electronic wallet, PayZippy.

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
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WeChat and Alipay ramp up ecommerce race with new features for online and offline merchants

Alibaba has an edge in terms of the number of merchants already on board its Taobao marketplace, but WeChat has an advantage in its huge mob...

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 12:22 pm
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Singapore’s HipVan raises $1.4M from LionRock Capital and Toivo Annus

Singapore-based ecommerce startup HipVan has completed its $1.4M series A financing round led by LionRock Capital and Skype co-founder Toivo...

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 12:30 am
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Line takes aim at Rakuten and Amazon, to launch five new ecommerce services

The chat app is going to roll out four of the services by the end of 2014.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 3:59 pm
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Are online reviews trustworthy? Malaysia’s TrustedCompany believes so

Are online reviews trustworthy? Malaysia’s TrustedCompany believes so

However, it is worth noting that while online reviews are a good indication of whether a store is trustworthy or not, it is by no means fool...

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 2:55 pm
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This startup lets Indonesians get their hands on rare goods from different countries

Yuwono Wicaksono, founder of the pint-sized, Jakarta-based ecommerce site GudangImpor, wants his budding company to become the hub for Indon...

  • September 5, 2014
  • at 8:03 pm
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Want to party on a boat? This Airbnb for boats and yachts is your best bet

Renters can choose from options such as a luxury motor yacht in Sydney to a submarine in Bali.

  • September 5, 2014
  • at 2:40 pm
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Red Dot Payment raises Series A round to bring payment solution to Southeast Asia

Red Dot Payment raises series A round to bring payment solution to Southeast Asia

They have secured an undisclosed amount of Series A funding from two investors - GMO Global Payment Fund and Wavemaker Pacific.

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 11:51 pm
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Fashion brands in China work hard to get dedicated followers on WeChat

Fashion brands in China work hard to get dedicated followers on WeChat

WeChat, China’s most popular mobile messaging app, has already become a handy tool for businesses in China to engage with Chinese customer...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 2:29 pm
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Alibaba vs Amazon in an infographic

Comparing two e-commerce giants, Amazon and Alibaba, in an infographic.

  • August 30, 2014
  • at 4:39 pm
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Tripvisto wants more Indonesians take on tours, gets seed funding from East Ventures

Tripvisto’s CEO Bernardus Sumartok assures everyone that the new startup won’t share the same fate as its ‘older brother’.

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Indian price comparison site PriceBag raises $2M

Product discovery and price comparison engine PriceBag.com, owned by Gurgaon-based Accentium, raised US$2 million in funding from undisclose...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 10:33 pm
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Why is Uber sweating in India? The low-down on tricky payment rules

The RBI issued a circular cracking down on card-less payments, rumours are flying about Uber shutting in India. Here's what you need to know...

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 7:35 pm
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What makes this Indian real estate portal uncommon

With nearly 400,000 listings, CommonFloor is one of the top property portals in India. Co-founder Sumit Jain shares the story of hurdles, pi...

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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