Posts Categorized: E-commerce


Uber Shanghai

Uber hits China with Shanghai rollout, but prices temporarily in US dollars

Weeks after launching in the cities of Taipei and Seoul, now the American online car booking service Uber is rolling into mainland China for...

  • August 23, 2013
  • at 11:06 am
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After Singapore and India, Shopify launches in Indonesia and Malaysia

Last month, Canada-based e-commerce platform Shopify partnered with Singapore’s SingTel as its distribution partner in Asia. The e-commerc...

  • August 22, 2013
  • at 5:14 pm
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Indonesia’s flagship airline spotted using China’s top payment gateway

While we’ve been hearing about how Chinese internet giant Baidu is planning to enter Indonesia, we’ve also stumbled upon another interne...

  • August 21, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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After acquiring Glamybox, VanityTrove ready to launch next month in Vietnam

VanityTrove seems to think that the beauty box subscription market in Vietnam is over $1 billion, but is it really worth that much?

  • August 20, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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It’s official: Rakuten and MNC’s joint venture in Indonesia is OVER (UPDATED)

(Update: Reino tells us that the reason behind this break-up is that the partnership between the two parties was not working that well ̵...

  • August 20, 2013
  • at 4:24 am
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Tokopedia on 4th anniversary: 13.4 million products sold last year

Tomorrow is a big day for Indonesians as it will be the country’s 68th independence day, but it’s also a big day for a particular ma...

  • August 16, 2013
  • at 5:19 pm
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JD Singapore ecommerce

With help from a local partner, Chinese e-store Jingdong launches in Singapore

China’s top B2C e-commerce site has spread its wings today and landed in Singapore. Jingdong has partnered with Singaporean e-tailer iKnow...

  • August 15, 2013
  • at 9:38 pm
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China’s 591 million web users, infographic

All the facts and stats on China’s 591 million web users (INFOGRAPHIC)

As we noted recently when we looked at the newest stats from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), China now has 591 millio...

  • August 15, 2013
  • at 4:48 pm
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PPTV acquisition rumors include Alibaba

Alibaba and Hunan TV to buy PPTV? PPTV says no

Here’s a rumor that’s simply too juicy not to pass along: Chinese tech blog 36kr is reporting that according to an unnamed Chine...

  • August 15, 2013
  • at 1:11 am
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Report: Baidu invests in Renren group buying site Nuomi

(UPDATE: The majority stake acquisition in Nuomi has now been confirmed by Baidu). A couple weeks ago, we heard that Baidu was poking around...

  • August 23, 2013
  • at 10:02 am
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Line adds Line Music, Line Mall and video calling

Line will roll out music service, e-commerce, and video calls later this year

Line is revealing a lot of stuff at the messaging app’s annual event in Tokyo today. The three major new features coming to Line app have ...

  • August 21, 2013
  • at 4:15 pm
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Rakuten Singapore

Rakuten wants to bring kawaii to Singapore, plans site launch later this year

Japanese e-commerce titan Rakuten (JSD:4755) opened an office in Singapore at the start of this year, even though it doesn’t operate a sit...

  • August 20, 2013
  • at 5:40 pm
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Carousell users get a new storefront with launch of SheShops Marketplace

Given that 70 percent of users of mobile commerce startup Carousell are female and fall within the 16 to 34-year-old range, the team saw a g...

  • August 20, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Report: Tencent wants to get into online groceries

Well here’s a headline I wasn’t expecting: according to a report in Southern Metropolis, Chinese tech giant Tencent is intereste...

  • August 17, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Singapore startup The Luxe Nomad

Luxury travel deals site The Luxe Nomad gets funding worth $700,000

Singapore-based luxury travel startup The Luxe Nomad has secured yet another funding round to boost its growth. Today’s sum is an exact S$...

  • August 16, 2013
  • at 3:02 pm
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WearYouWant: this Thai e-commerce site is ready for the next big step

Inspired by Miinto, WearYouWant is a B2B2C fashion e-commerce site. The site was founded back in 2011 with just one developer, one sales man...

  • August 15, 2013
  • at 5:45 pm
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China’s mobile payment market has tripled since last year

If you’re wondering why companies all over China’s web are getting into e-payments and web and mobile banking, wonder no further...

  • August 15, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Taembe.vn: The New Diapers.com For Vietnam

Taembe, Vietnam’s Diapers.com, gets funding to take on baby goods e-commerce in Vietnam

Taembe, Vietnam's Diapers.com, just got an early stage round of funding that will allow the fledgling baby goods startup to tackle the Vietn...

  • August 14, 2013
  • at 4:45 pm
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