Posts Categorized: Ecommerce

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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Alibaba and Sina Weibo Are Set to Jump-Start Social Commerce With New ‘Weibo Stores’

After Alibaba coughed up over half a billion dollars for a 18 percent stake in Sina Weibo, many are waiting to see how the two will fuse e-c...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 12:20 pm
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How Tiket Became Indonesia’s Biggest Ticketing Platform In Under 2 Years

Tiket is one of the biggest players in the online travel industry and has become an award winning platform for hotel, flight, and train tick...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 3:45 pm
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Vietnam E-Commerce Startups Are Struggling In The Face Of Rocket Internet

As I reported last month, e-commerce revenues in Vietnam are set to hit $1.3 billion by 2015. And last year, I wrote that there are over 28 ...

  • July 30, 2013
  • at 8:00 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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Foodpanda Adds New Restaurant Chains in Malaysia, Preps More Cities in India

Rocket Internet’s Foodpanda is on its bike again, prepping expansion to three new cities in India soon, and today adding two major restaur...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 1:59 pm
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Alibaba Shuts Down WeChat Interface ‘to Protect Customers’ (UPDATED)

Yesterday, rumors began to spread across the Chinese web that Alibaba, the e-commerce giant behind Taobao and Tmall, was shutting down the i...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Would You Buy This Ring For $6000? Inside China’s Biggest E-Commerce Platform for Virtual Items

Games don’t make money in China if you try to charge money for them up front. $60 for the latest Call of Duty? Chinese gamers arenR...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Lazada Helps Bloggers Monetize with New Affiliate Program

Lazada seems to share the same vision as Idblognetwork now that the Rocket Internet e-store is offering an advertising service for bloggers ...

  • July 29, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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