Posts Categorized: E-commerce



Is Thailand’s top e-bookstore Ookbee competing with its own partners?

If you follow the Thai tech startup scene, there’s no way you’ve never heard of Ookbee, Thailand’s largest e-bookstore. It’s held up...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Rocket Internet continues its tear through Asia with the launch of vehicle classifieds platform Carmudi

Rocket Internet, the self-proclaimed “world’s largest incubator,” announced the official launch of Carmudi, a platform for...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 5:30 pm
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Milky Way founder: being a mother has made me a better businessperson

If there’s one thing you need to know about e-commerce in Singapore, it’s definitely booming in the past few years. Blogshops are hot, l...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Baidu in talks to acquire China’s most popular food review site Dianping for $2 billion UPDATE: Denied

UPDATE 10/24/2013 16:08 - Dianping has denied reports saying it is in acquisition negotiations with Baidu. Chinese search giant Baidu (NA...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 10:56 am
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Om nom nom! Takeaway.com acquires Vietnammm to take on Vietnam’s food delivery market

I’ve written about Vietnam’s four main players in the food delivery space and noted that Vietnammm was one of the key online ser...

  • October 23, 2013
  • at 8:55 pm
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Groupon’s fake vitamins in the Philippines could damage trust in e-commerce

In recent years, the emergence of daily deals sites has helped grow e-commerce in the Philippines. This alone tells us that Filipinos are no...

  • October 22, 2013
  • at 3:32 pm
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Alibaba looks set to avoid Hong Kong after getting NYSE, NASDAQ approval for IPO

Hong Kong or New York? That’s been the question for a year as analysts follow the course of Alibaba’s much-anticipated IPO. Over...

  • October 21, 2013
  • at 5:32 pm
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Most e-shoppers in India refer to social media before buying online

Report: 67% of e-shoppers in India refer to social media before buying online

Smartphones and feature phones are helping India’s youth get online more than ever before. They’re using the mobile web for fun, social ...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Pot calling the kettle black? Alibaba’s Alipay says WeChat is full of counterfeit items

Just a year or two ago, Alibaba’s Alipay was really the only game in town when it came to online payments in China. It dominated its c...

  • October 18, 2013
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6 facts that you should know about cash-on-delivery in Indonesia

One of the most popular ways for online shops to cater to users without credit cards or bank accounts is to offer cash-on-delivery (COD).

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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TicketGoose raises $2.9 million to expand bus ticketing across more of India

There’s more choice than just Redbus if you want to snag bus tickets online in India. One strong rival, TicketGoose, revealed today that i...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 5:15 pm
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Study: China, Korea, and India lead the world in usage of banking and shopping apps

Last year, a Google executive saw that people in Asia are increasingly relying on their mobile devices to access the internet. Plus, mobile ...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Homeshop18 gets $14M in follow-on funding, has a total of $44M in fresh funds this year

Indian e-store Homeshop18 has raised $14 million in follow-on funding this week, which is conjoined to its $30 million investment in April t...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 10:15 am
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BeautyTreats can’t rely on only beauty boxes in Indonesia, opens cosmetics e-store

BeautyTreats is one of the first startups testing the Indonesian market for monthly beauty box subscriptions. It’s been met with steady ye...

  • October 23, 2013
  • at 5:16 pm
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China’s Craigslist set for US IPO next week, will raise up to $190 million

China’s biggest online classifieds site – with 130 million monthly unique users – is ready to IPO in the US. 58.com (58同...

  • October 22, 2013
  • at 11:40 am
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Baby e-store Tororo is the new startup from Kaskus CEO Ken Dean Lawadinata

Tororo.com, an e-commerce site that sells baby products online, is Kaskus CEO’s Ken Dean Lawadinata new startup.

  • October 21, 2013
  • at 10:34 am
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Uber hits yet another Asian city, launches today in Kuala Lumpur

Uber, the app-connected limo booking service, is rolling out into its sixth Asian city today (or the eighth if you include Australia). Uber&...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 2:48 pm
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Trends N’ Deals: another daily deals site emerge in the Philippines, aims to lead the space within a year

We’ve seen a number of daily deals site pop in the Philippine. Of these many sites, Metrodeal still leads the space. But not fearing the c...

  • October 17, 2013
  • at 5:44 pm
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