Posts Categorized: E-commerce



China Telecom teams up with Alibaba on apps, payments, and data

A Reuters report today revealed phones sold by China Telecom (NYSE:CHA; HKG:0728), the country’s third-largest telco, could come pre-ins...

  • September 18, 2013
  • at 5:58 pm
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India’s e-shopping discount site CouponDunia expands globally, including to Indonesia

We’ve seen e-shopping discount sites do well in Europe and India, but one of those companies is now looking to push this concept into Indo...

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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4 interesting startups at Tech in Asia Malang meetup

Our last stop for the seven-cities road trip is Malang, which is famous for its human resources on web development. We also felt the enthusi...

  • September 16, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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After MNC split, Rakuten Indonesia is now a stand-alone subsidiary

After half a year of turmoil, Japanese e-commerce titan Rakuten (JSD:4755) has revealed today that its Rakuten Indonesia operations are now ...

  • September 13, 2013
  • at 3:53 pm
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Fancy Asia expansion

Creative e-store Fancy preps expansion to Singapore, Taiwan, Japan

Fancy, the US-based social pinboard and e-store for creative gadgets and oddities, looks set to expand and launch in Singapore, Taiwan, and ...

  • September 12, 2013
  • at 3:28 pm
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Most mobile internet users in China say they are influenced by ads

Internet ads in the West are generally considered successful if they average one click per 100 views. That’s a far cry from China, ac...

  • September 11, 2013
  • at 4:37 pm
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China’s online travel bookings to double by 2015

Web sales currently account for only 15 percent of overall travel sales in China, but that number is rapidly growing. A new study by trave...

  • September 9, 2013
  • at 10:11 pm
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Sribu wins top e-commerce award, “proves crowdsourcing works in SEA”

Indonesian design crowdsourcing marketplace Sribu 1 won an INAICTA 2013 award in the e-commerce category. About 1,000 applicants across 21 c...

  • September 4, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Reebonz piggybacks on Thailand’s love of luxury brands, will soon add more product categories

According to Global Blue, Thailand’s growth in spending on luxury products soared by 68 percent in the first half of the year overtaking t...

  • September 4, 2013
  • at 5:17 pm
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4 interesting startups and tech communities we met in Yogyakarta and Bekasi

In the middle of our seven-city trip across Indonesia’s Java Island, we arrived in the cities of Bekasi and Yogyakarta (pictured above) to...

  • September 17, 2013
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Indian adventure tours site Thrillophilia gets seed funding

Last month we looked at Thrillophilia, a marketplace for operators of adventure tours in India. Now the startup has a new round of seed fund...

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Sogou launches browser that beats government blocks on train ticket website

Yesterday, I wrote about how 12306, China’s government-run train ticket e-commerce platform, had just blocked all of the third-party b...

  • September 14, 2013
  • at 2:56 am
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China’s official train ticket site makes travel harder during the holidays. Again.

China’s official website for train ticket sales, 12306, is bad in ways that it’s tough to even begin to count. The country’...

  • September 13, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Instapps is customizing mobile stores on Facebook for the next generation of e-commerce merchants in Malaysia

Instead of building a dashboard for people selling straight from their Facebook Page, Instapps helps customize full-on stores via Facebook's...

  • September 12, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Global Founders Capital makes its first Asia investment in Indonesian travel startup Traveloka

Indonesian flight search engine Traveloka 1 has made a very interesting announcement today: the company says it raised series A funding in m...

  • September 10, 2013
  • at 12:01 am
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Report: Alibaba in talks to invest in Sina Video

Yesterday, China’s tech media began spreading a very interesting story: according to the First Economic Daily, Chinese e-commerce gian...

  • September 6, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Weibo and Jingdong

After Alibaba invests in Sina Weibo, rival Jingdong to ditch Weibo login option

Ah, the sweet’n’sour taste of petty revenge. One of China’s top e-commerce sites, Jingdong, will axe support soon for logi...

  • September 4, 2013
  • at 5:45 pm
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Tuniu series D funding

Online tours site Tuniu gets $60 million funding

Tuniu, a travel/tours booking site based in China, has revealed today that it’s secured $60 million in series D funding. The new inves...

  • September 4, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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