Posts Categorized: Ecommerce

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Australia’s 99designs strengthens Latin America expansion with Brazilian acquisition

Australia-based design crowdsourcing site 99designs has been very busy recently as the company announced yesterday that it has acquired Braz...

  • August 28, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Muafast, building an e-commerce marketplace in Vietnam

Muafast wants to be the Taobao of Vietnam, it's still early, but can the team do it? They're pretty determined.

  • August 27, 2013
  • at 5:05 pm
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Tiki, Vietnam’s Amazon, secures series B funding

Tiki, Vietnam's Amazon, just secured a series B funding from Sumitomo corporation to take on Vietnam's burgeoning e-commerce market.

  • August 27, 2013
  • at 12:25 pm
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Why did Baidu buy a controlling stake in Nuomi?

After rumors had been cropping up for some time, Chinese search giant Baidu finally confirmed its investment of $160 million in Renren group...

  • August 26, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Baidu acquires Nuomi

Confirmed: Baidu acquires majority stake in Renren’s daily deals site for $160 million

After swirling rumors, Chinese search engine and web giant Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) has officially confirmed this afternoon that it has acquired ...

  • August 23, 2013
  • at 4:42 pm
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Report: Baidu invests in Renren group buying site Nuomi

(UPDATE: The majority stake acquisition in Nuomi has now been confirmed by Baidu). A couple weeks ago, we heard that Baidu was poking around...

  • August 23, 2013
  • at 10:02 am
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Line adds Line Music, Line Mall and video calling

Line will roll out music service, e-commerce, and video calls later this year

Line is revealing a lot of stuff at the messaging app’s annual event in Tokyo today. The three major new features coming to Line app have ...

  • August 21, 2013
  • at 4:15 pm
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Rakuten Singapore

Rakuten wants to bring kawaii to Singapore, plans site launch later this year

Japanese e-commerce titan Rakuten (JSD:4755) opened an office in Singapore at the start of this year, even though it doesn’t operate a sit...

  • August 20, 2013
  • at 5:40 pm
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Carousell users get a new storefront with launch of SheShops Marketplace

Given that 70 percent of users of mobile commerce startup Carousell are female and fall within the 16 to 34-year-old range, the team saw a g...

  • August 20, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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China’s e-commerce market to hit $71 billion in sales in Q2; these are the top 10 e-stores

China’s e-shoppers now number over 240 million, who collectively spend an average of $40,000 per second. But the nation’s e-comm...

  • August 28, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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India’s coupons and cashback site Cashkaro now offers restaurant discounts

India’s e-commerce market looks large and lucrative enough from the outside, but insiders know it is very challenging. In fact, the number...

  • August 27, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Nuomi will split from Renren and do an IPO following Baidu’s big investment last week

Boy, the folks at Nuomi have been busy lately. After quietly losing buckets of money for a few years, the Renren subsidiary netted a big Bai...

  • August 27, 2013
  • at 12:29 am
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Thrillophilia wants to put the adrenaline and adventure into your trip to India

These days, backpackers don’t need guidebooks – they’ve got mobile apps. And the internet can also help you find the best of what ...

  • August 23, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Uber Shanghai

Uber hits China with Shanghai rollout, but prices temporarily in US dollars

Weeks after launching in the cities of Taipei and Seoul, now the American online car booking service Uber is rolling into mainland China for...

  • August 23, 2013
  • at 11:06 am
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After Singapore and India, Shopify launches in Indonesia and Malaysia

Last month, Canada-based e-commerce platform Shopify partnered with Singapore’s SingTel as its distribution partner in Asia. The e-commerc...

  • August 22, 2013
  • at 5:14 pm
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Indonesia’s flagship airline spotted using China’s top payment gateway

While we’ve been hearing about how Chinese internet giant Baidu is planning to enter Indonesia, we’ve also stumbled upon another interne...

  • August 21, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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After acquiring Glamybox, VanityTrove ready to launch next month in Vietnam

VanityTrove seems to think that the beauty box subscription market in Vietnam is over $1 billion, but is it really worth that much?

  • August 20, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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It’s official: Rakuten and MNC’s joint venture in Indonesia is OVER (UPDATED)

(Update: Reino tells us that the reason behind this break-up is that the partnership between the two parties was not working that well ̵...

  • August 20, 2013
  • at 4:24 am
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