Posts Categorized: Ecommerce



Meet 500Trends, a social e-commerce site with flavors of Amazon, Pinterest, and Instagram

Lots of startups around the world have combined e-commerce with social elements, hoping that person-to-person engagement can entice users to...

  • November 18, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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China controversy over child-like sex doll

Chinese e-commerce site draws anger for global sales of child-size sex doll

A Chinese e-commerce site that helps Chinese manufacturers sell goods globally is getting into big trouble for one very creepy product being...

  • November 16, 2013
  • at 1:02 pm
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Alibaba’s e-wallet nears 100 million users, will be an independent brand

After the dust settled on China’s Single’s Day shop fest, e-commerce titan Alibaba’s third-party payment system Alipay ...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 11:03 am
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BuyingIQ is a new Indian startup that helps you compare prices and deals

With the growth of e-commerce, price comparison sites seem to be on the rise also. Actually, the market for product search and price compari...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Chinese clothing e-tailer Vancl gets $100 million more funding, probably not bothering with IPO

Chinese clothing e-tailer Vancl, which sells Muji/Uniqlo-esque cheap yet funky clothing on the web, has wrapped up its seventh round of vent...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 8:10 pm
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Xiaomi Hongmi review by TechinAsia

Xiaomi brings in an astonishing $90 million in sales within 24 hours during Chinese e-commerce blowout

Xiaomi dominated China’s Singles Day sales blitz this year, raking in a mind-blowing RMB 5.53 ($90 million) within 24 hours, and passing t...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 12:18 pm
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In a spending frenzy, Chinese e-shoppers obliterate America’s Cyber Monday

Today is 11/11, China’s equivalent of America’s Cyber Monday shopfest. Even before the day is over, Chinese e-shoppers have obliterated ...

  • November 11, 2013
  • at 2:45 pm
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Taobao smashes mobile shopping record, over $100 million in sales in less than 1 hour

Just one hour into China’s annual Single’s Day shopping blitz, Taobao, China’s leading e-commerce marketplace, racked up R...

  • November 11, 2013
  • at 12:15 pm
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Struggling LivingSocial quits South Korea market, sells out to Groupon for $260 million

Daily deals site LivingSocial announced today it will sell LivingSocial Korea, the company that owns group buying site Ticket Monster (a...

  • November 8, 2013
  • at 4:15 pm
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Alibaba doubles down on NFC payments as Alipay partners with major Chinese retailer

Alibaba, the Chinese internet giant that’s quickly expanding into financial services, announced on Saturday that it would partner with Yin...

  • November 18, 2013
  • at 2:20 pm
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Uber launches in Tokyo

App-connected limo service Uber glides into Tokyo

Here comes Uber, rolling into its seventh city in Asia. Today, US-based Uber has launched tentatively in Tokyo. The app-connected limo servi...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 4:03 pm
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Elevenia, a joint venture marketplace between XL Axiata and SK Planet opens in Indonesia

Elevenia.co.id is a joint venture project between Indonesian telco XL Axiata and South Korean online and mobile service firm SK Planet.

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 5:20 pm
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Indonesia’s e-money adoption has bright future

There’s a good indication that Indonesian society will adopt electronic transactions more rapidly in the coming years.

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
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China’s Jingdong ends 11/11 shopping spree, sees customers spending $1.6 billion

Alibaba’s Tmall wasn’t the only hotspot for deals during yesterday’s 11/11 online shopfest in China. Jingdong (also known as JD) showe...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 5:30 pm
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China cyber monday sales

China’s ‘Cyber Monday’ ends with $5.7 billion spent in 24 hours on Alibaba’s e-stores

China’s 11/11 online shopfest – the country’s equivalent of America’s Cyber Monday – has just finished. ItR...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 12:13 am
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eBay quietly arrives in Indonesia under the name Blanja

eBay and Telkom Indonesia quietly roll out their joint-venture project called Blanja.com.

  • November 11, 2013
  • at 1:07 pm
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Tmall International for global merchants

As China’s online shopping bonanza day starts, Alibaba’s Tmall sees $500 million spent in first 20 minutes

It has just turned November 11 in China, commencing the nation’s craziest day of online shopping discounts and spending. It’s called 11/...

  • November 11, 2013
  • at 12:28 am
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E-commerce sites gear up for China's billion-dollar online shopping bonanza on Monday - 2013

E-commerce sites gear up for China’s multi-billion-dollar online shopping bonanza on Monday

November 11 is the craziest day on the Chinese internet. And that’s saying something. The date has been known as Single’s Day fo...

  • November 8, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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