Posts Categorized: Ecommerce

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It’s official: Ken and Andrew stepped down from CEO and CTO of Kaskus (UPDATED)

Two weeks ago Startup Asia Jakarta, Ken Dean Lawadinata and Andrew Darwis told us about their imminent departure as CEO and CTO of Indonesia...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 2:38 pm
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Rocket Internet’s fashion e-stores Zalora and The Iconic get $112 million in funding

Two of Rocket Internet’s biggest e-commerce companies, Zalora and The Iconic, are getting a massive $112 million investment led by ...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 9:04 pm
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8 must-read tech stories in China this week

Temperatures have plunged and winter has rumbled into China. Luckily, the tech scene is as hot and spicy as ever. Here are the most-read and...

  • December 1, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Uber hits streets of Shenzhen, its second city in China

Uber hits streets of Shenzhen, its second city in China

Three months after first entering China by rolling out in Shanghai, fancy car-booking service Uber has today launched in Shenzhen. As is Ube...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 4:47 pm
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Xiaomi sells 150,000 smartphones in less than 10 minutes on WeChat

WeChat flexed its muscles as a real e-commerce platform when Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi sold 150,000 of its flagship Mi3 smartphones in...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 2:46 pm
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Top Indian e-store Flipkart finally launches iPhone app

Now valued at $1.6 billion, Flipkart finally launches its iPhone app

Leading Indian e-store Flipkart has been around for years, but only this week did it get round to launching an iOS app. Yes, e-shoppers in t...

  • November 26, 2013
  • at 4:45 pm
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Sanook partners with a fashion e-commerce startup to bring stylish content to the site

Thailand’s largest web portal, Sanook, has partnered with fashion e-store WearYouWant to feature content from the WYW blog on Sanook’s f...

  • November 25, 2013
  • at 1:33 pm
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Cyber Monday is being stretched out to Cyber Week in Thailand

The first ever ‘Thailand Online Mega Sale 2013′ starts in three days. The online country-wide sale will take place from November...

  • November 22, 2013
  • at 4:48 pm
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Xiaomi is experimenting with selling smartphones in WeChat

Today at 12 noon in China, gadget-maker Xiaomi started an experiment selling its smartphones inside WeChat, the popular messaging app. Xiaom...

  • November 22, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Japanese e-commerce site Rakuten opens shop in Singapore

Singaporeans addicted to online shopping now have another option to choose from – Rakuten has officially launched in Singapore, and is...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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How ready is Southeast Asia for online payments?

Co-authored by Peter Nguyen. Both Hoang and Peter are analysts at Solidiance, the Asia-focused growth strategy and B2B marketing consultancy...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Staff picks: 6 top news stories this week on Tech in Asia

WeChat, Xiaomi, tuk-tuks, Android, goverment clapdowns on the web - we're throwing all those at you in this week's list of news selections f...

  • November 30, 2013
  • at 6:02 pm
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Vietnam introduces two new internet fines: a $5,000 fine for social media and $5,000 fine for e-commerce

Vietnam has introduced two new decrees that will fine netizens and e-commerce sites. What kind of impact will this have on the future of Vie...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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India’s Flipboard-esque NewsHunt app sees accelerating growth, expands to e-books

Indian news-reading app NewsHunt is proving popular in its home market. When we last looked at the app it just hit 10 billion page-views. To...

  • November 26, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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TrustedCompany is Yelp for e-commerce, aims to solve trust issues online

Trust is still a big issue in e-commerce. The fact that e-commerce transactions eliminate face-to-face interaction can make people get very ...

  • November 26, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Project Shoe wants to walk from East to West with customized, user-designed shoes

Asian startup Project Shoe took the stage today at Startup Asia Jakarta 2013 to introduce its online service for designing and buying pers...

  • November 22, 2013
  • at 7:11 pm
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Keynote: The state of e-payment in Indonesia (LIVE BLOG)

While e-commerce sites have been coming out in Indonesia, the majority of the consumers – 99 percent – are still largely reliant...

  • November 22, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Keynote: The state of e-commerce in Indonesia (LIVE BLOG)

The e-commerce battle in Indonesia is heating up with major listing, B2C, and C2C sites like Berniaga, Kakus, Tokobagus, Tokopedia, Rakuten,...

  • November 22, 2013
  • at 12:20 pm
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