Posts Categorized: E-commerce


Sina Weibo and Alibaba

After Alibaba Investment, Sina Weibo Puts Daily Deals in the Social Stream

It’s only been about five weeks since e-commerce titan Alibaba invested nearly $600 million to take a significant stake in Sina Weibo, Chi...

  • June 4, 2013
  • at 10:39 am
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E-Commerce Sales in Vietnam Hit $700 Million, Will Reach $1.3 Billion By 2015

Last week, we missed an interesting bit of news concerning Vietnam’s e-commerce scene, so we thought we’d take a closer look. The latest...

  • June 3, 2013
  • at 6:06 pm
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Star Publication To Acquire 90% Stake in Ocision for $4.36 Million

Malaysian media giant Star Publication has agreed to acquire 90 percent of the startup Ocision, which runs Airbnb-like service iBilik, prope...

  • June 1, 2013
  • at 7:07 pm
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Jingdong 3-hour delivery China

The Race is On: China’s Jingdong Starts 3-Hour Delivery in Major Cities

China’s largest Amazon-like e-store, Jingdong, has just rolled out two new supercharged delivery options in six major cities. The nigh...

  • May 31, 2013
  • at 4:17 pm
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eBay Gets a Pinterest Style Facelift in Southeast Asia

Following the revamp of eBay’s US site in late October last year, eBay Singapore has officially announced today that it has also rolled ou...

  • May 30, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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Rakuten Remains Committed to Indonesia with Payment Gateway Upgrade and Global Marketplace Launch

Rakuten’s (JSD:4755) Indonesian e-commerce site, Rakuten Belanja Online (RBO), turns two-years old today.

  • May 29, 2013
  • at 4:48 pm
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BiggerBetterSale is a Cyber Monday in Singapore

With the success of Cyber Monday in United States and Singles Day in China, where the latter shocked the world with its $3.04 billion worth ...

  • May 28, 2013
  • at 3:45 pm
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No Chrome, No Firefox: Why Chinese Online Banking Still Requires Internet Explorer

Banks in any country aren’t generally known for being on the technological cutting edge — my American bank’s banking platf...

  • May 28, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Beijing and Shanghai Ban Monetized Taxi-Finder Apps, But Free Ones are OK

Beijing and Shanghai Ban Monetized Taxi-Finder Apps, But Free Ones are OK

Last week, we saw Chinese local governments take a stand against convenience, with Shenzhen banning taxi finder apps outright and Beijing ba...

  • May 28, 2013
  • at 8:30 am
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Bitfash is the Fashion E-Store for Shoppers With Bitcoins in Their Pockets

Despite all the hype that Bitcoin is some magical new non-governmental global currency of the future, not many people are really, actively u...

  • June 4, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Shopdeca funding

Shopdeca is a Fashionable New E-Store for Indonesia, Launches with East Ventures Funding

A new clothing e-commerce site launches today in Indonesia in the fashionable form of Shopdeca. Selling men’s and women’s fashion, plus ...

  • June 3, 2013
  • at 10:26 am
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Chon.vn Battling Rocket Internet’s Zalora in Vietnam’s Fashion E-Commerce Market

Chon.vn Battling Rocket Internet’s Zalora in Vietnam’s Fashion E-Commerce Market

Following Mobivi’s recent deal with OCB, an offer that lets online customers buy Chon.vn’s products, I grabbed an interview with...

  • May 31, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Snapdeal acquires Shopo

Indian E-Store Shopo is Acquired in a Snappy Snapdeal Deal

This afternoon, Indian e-store Snapdeal acquired the Fab-like handicrafts site Shopo for an undisclosed sum.

  • May 31, 2013
  • at 2:45 pm
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Kay Officially Launches in Vietnam, Promising 24-Hour Delivery And A Whole New Way Of Doing Daily Deals

Kay Officially Launches in Vietnam, Promising 24-Hour Delivery And A Whole New Way Of Doing Daily Deals

You may remember that we covered a tiny little rumor that Tom Tran, former CEO of Nhom Mua, was launching a competing new daily deals site c...

  • May 30, 2013
  • at 8:05 pm
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Ardent Capital funding

Ardent Capital Gets Funding for More Startup Investments and to Strengthen Ardent Labs

Thailand-based entrepreneurial group Ardent Capital has wrapped up its first round of external funding. No funding amount has been revealed,...

  • May 29, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Mobivi is Ready To Pump $20 Million Into Getting Vietnam On Online Payments

Everybody in Vietnam knows that cash-on-delivery is the name of the e-commerce game. Although online payments are improving and developing a...

  • May 28, 2013
  • at 12:20 pm
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Suning Planning Wholesale Shift to the Web, Launching Open Platform in June

Chinese retail electronics giant Suning has had an online e-commerce platform for quite a while now, but it hasn’t been able to compet...

  • May 28, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Indonesia’s C2C Marketplace Gets Ballsy: Shopious Will Charge Merchants Next Year

Indonesian e-commerce marketplace Shopious is making its debut appearance today. Right from the bat, I personally think that this project is...

  • May 27, 2013
  • at 2:46 pm
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