Posts Categorized: E-commerce


Rocket Internet Launches 2 More Startups in Pakistan

Rocket Internet Launches 2 More Startups in Pakistan

Rocket Internet, the German incubator with companies all over the globe, is upping its resources in Pakistan with the recent launch of two l...

  • July 6, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Klip It, Share It: Social Shopping Site Klip.in Gets Seed Funding

India’s e-commerce industry is growing well and maturing nicely, so there are inevitably plenty of sites out there that curate the onl...

  • July 5, 2013
  • at 10:57 am
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Indian Coupons and CashBack Site Cashkaro Pockets $750,000 in Funding

India’s Cashkaro has secured a first investment deal worth $750,000 from London-based angel investors. Just last month, when I reviewed th...

  • July 4, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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India’s Flipkart opens its Paypal-esque e-payment service to the public

India’s Flipkart Launches E-Payment Platform For Merchants, Opening Later for Customers

Online payments are a big issue in India, where only two percent of the population are using e-payments on the web – about the same le...

  • July 3, 2013
  • at 6:20 pm
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PropertyGuru’s Rumah.com Completes Mobile Line-Up With New iPhone App

When Rumah.com was acquired by Singapore’s PropertyGuru in 2011, it was a “horrible website” in terms of looks, but was always graced ...

  • July 2, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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How China Spawned a Bitcoin Industry in Three Months (and Why it Might be Doomed)

You may recall that this Spring, the price of the virtual currency Bitcoin went a little crazy. Valued at just $13 per bitcoin (BTC) at the ...

  • July 2, 2013
  • at 9:25 am
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Catcha Group Invests in Middle East’s Top Property Portal

The Malaysia-based Catcha investment group announced today that it has invested in propertyfinder.ae, a top middle eastern property portal t...

  • July 2, 2013
  • at 1:18 am
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Taxing ecommerce in China

‘Fapiao’ Explained: China’s Plan to Tax the E-Commerce Industry

This article is inaccurate, please click here for an updated, accurate version. Late last week, Jingdong (formerly 360Buy) started putting a...

  • July 1, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Daniel Tumiwa Shares His Story and Lessons Learned at Multiply

Multiply’s former Indonesia country manager Daniel Tumiwa held a sharing session yesterday to share what he learned during his tenure at M...

  • June 28, 2013
  • at 4:35 pm
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Doku Targets Social Commerce in Indonesia With New MyShortCart

Doku Targets Social Commerce in Indonesia With New MyShortCart

Indonesian e-payment gateway Doku has launched a new service aimed at blogshops, Facebook shops, and all kinds of social commerce businesses...

  • July 5, 2013
  • at 5:15 pm
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Newegg: ‘We’re Not Leaving China, Our Funding is Fine’

In-the-know Westerners know Newegg as the best place to buy all sorts of electronics and computer hardware online. The e-commerce company ha...

  • July 5, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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7 Major Challenges Holding Back Tech Ecosystems Across Asia - 2013

7 Major Challenges Holding Back Tech Ecosystems Across Asia

Despite the strength and diversity of Asia’s tech ecosystems, there are a lot of problems and peculiarities that hold back these count...

  • July 3, 2013
  • at 9:46 pm
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Rakuten Taiwan Gets Visual, Lets You Find Fashion From Photos

E-commerce site Rakuten Taiwan has partnered with visual search platform ViSenze today to bring the startup’s visual search technology to ...

  • July 3, 2013
  • at 3:21 pm
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Brace Yourselves: eBay Will Open Marketplace in Indonesia Soon

The e-commerce battle is getting even hotter in Indonesia with many major players looking to take the top spot here. Who’s the latest ente...

  • July 2, 2013
  • at 5:10 pm
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Taxing ecommerce in China

E-Commerce, E-Fapiao: The Fapiao Explained, Part 2

On Monday, I wrote an article based on Chinese media reports about Jingdong’s new fapiao trials. But since then, we’ve heard fro...

  • July 2, 2013
  • at 8:14 am
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Rocket Internet Shuts OfficeFab in Southeast Asia, Shifts Focus to India’s OfficeYes

Rocket Internet has been making a lot of waves in Asia with its e-commerce startups. But just like any startup, the German-based company can...

  • July 1, 2013
  • at 11:15 am
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FatFish Invests in Blogshop Turned Fashion E-Commerce Site Dressabelle, Takes 15% Stake

In an early morning announcement (1:44 A.M., my email says) Fatfish Internet has made an investment in Singapore’s Dressabelle for 15 perc...

  • July 1, 2013
  • at 4:11 am
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Singapore’s Hipvan Completes Angel Round, Expands to Malaysia

An insider source tells us that Hipvan, a Singapore-based design-focused e-commerce site, has recently concluded an angel financing round. C...

  • June 28, 2013
  • at 3:28 pm
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