Posts Categorized: Ecommerce



Lazada taps more small businesses in Southeast Asia, rolls out marketplace platform

Earlier, Rocket Internet’s Lazada CEO Maximilian Bittner, mentioned how he sees the Southeast Asian market as a “high single-digit bill...

  • August 14, 2013
  • at 3:30 pm
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Report: Baidu wants in on LBS; spurned by Dianping, it has turned to Renren’s Nuomi

If you’re wondering why Renren’s stock jumped yesterday, it’s because of this. That’s a Sohu IT report written by Li...

  • August 14, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Uber Launches in Taiwan

Jobs listings show Uber prepping launches in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong

A new job posting on a Shanghai-based site shows that the American online car booking service Uber is hiring in China ahead of a launch in t...

  • August 13, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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5 mobile apps in Asia that give users access to cheap flights

Asian consumers are now trusting online booking as a means to purchase transportation tickets and hotel accommodation. Attesting to this is ...

  • August 12, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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Taobao bans QR codes: a swipe at WeChat?

Over the weekend, Alibaba’s flagship C2C ecommerce platform Taobao circulated a memo to its vendors announcing that QR codes with link...

  • August 12, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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India’s MakeMyTrip Books A $9 Million Loss As Costs Mount

Indian online travel booking site MakeMyTrip (NASDAQ:MMYT) has wheeled out its latest quarterly financials. The data (called Q1 2014 in the ...

  • August 8, 2013
  • at 12:55 pm
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After $200 Million Funding, Flipkart Reinforces Its E-Books Section with New Apps

India’s e-commerce site Flipkart, which received the country’s largest e-commerce investment of $200 million recently, is launching thre...

  • August 7, 2013
  • at 5:42 pm
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Philippine Startup ‘City Delivery’ Doesn’t Just Deliver Your Lunch

A number of food delivery startups are now filling stomachs across Asia. One of them is Rocket Internet’s FoodPanda which is now growi...

  • August 5, 2013
  • at 4:39 pm
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Guocool: Chinese Fruit E-Commerce Looks Pretty Damn Tasty

Have you ever looked at the internet and thought “I wish I could buy more sliced fruit on this”? If you have, then I have just s...

  • August 2, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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5 Rocket Internet graduates link their expertise with these 2 startups

German web business dynamo Rocket Internet has been making its mark quite strongly in the Indonesian market. Not only have we seen the compa...

  • August 14, 2013
  • at 12:02 pm
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Tmall aims to break $3 billion record as it prepares for massive Singles Day sale

China celebrates Singles Day — it’s like the opposite of Valentine’s Day — on November 11, but Alibaba’s B2C e...

  • August 13, 2013
  • at 11:45 am
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Zalora Singapore jumps into beauty box business, gives proceeds to charity

Beauty subscription services in the form of beauty boxes are on the rise now, and fashion e-commerce site Zalora is jumping into that with a...

  • August 13, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Mobivi and PayLink bring payment kiosks to Vietnam’s malls

Mobivi and PayLink are now collaborating on bringing payment kiosks to Phu My Hung area in Ho Chi Minh city, one of the more upscale sides o...

  • August 12, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Ripped off by a site you found on Baidu? Now the search engine will compensate you

Consumers have been complaining for years about links in Baidu’s search results — both organic and paid — that lead to fra...

  • August 9, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Former Alibaba Exec Sentenced to 7 Years for Corruption

It was almost exactly a year ago that former Alibaba GM Yan Limin was arrested by police on suspicion of accepting bribes. This morning, a H...

  • August 8, 2013
  • at 11:14 am
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Is beauty subscription e-commerce Asia’s next hot trend?

Beauty subscription commerce seems to be the next wave of promising startups that are hitting the Asian continent. Will the momentum continu...

  • August 6, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Indonesia’s Train Ticket Scalpers Exploit Online Booking System

With the Lebaran holiday starting today in Indonesia, people looking to take a train home are facing a common problem at this time of year: ...

  • August 5, 2013
  • at 1:04 pm
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Singtel Boosts Fab’s Asia Plans, Invests $10 Million

America’s design e-commerce site Fab announces today (via TechCrunch) an additional partner to its series D financing round in the form of...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 2:21 pm
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