Posts Categorized: E-commerce


China's daily deals market 2013

China’s Daily Deals Market Hits $1.7 Billion in Q1, Not So Fragmented Any More

It’s time to check back in with China’s massive daily deals industry and see how all the Groupon-like sites are progressing in Q...

  • May 27, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Pitching For Over a Decade Before Finally Scoring Investment: Indonesia-Based SITTI’s Founder Shares His Story

During my stay in Jakarta, I met Andy Sjarif, the founder of three-year-old Indonesian startup SITTI. Andy is a friendly, opinionated, and e...

  • May 24, 2013
  • at 2:38 pm
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9 Indonesian E-Commerce Players: We’re All Doing Fine!

9 Indonesian E-Commerce Players: We’re All Doing Fine!

In celebration of Indonesia’s biggest telco Telkomsel’s 18th anniversary on May 26th, nine local e-commerce sites will hold a one-week p...

  • May 24, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Neiman Marcus in China

US Luxury Retailer Neiman Marcus Closes China Warehouse, Changes Strategy

The century-old US luxury retailer Neiman Marcus launched in China very quietly late last year after investing $28 million in Chinese site G...

  • May 23, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Rocket Internet’s Fashion E-Store Zalora Scores $100 Million in Funding

Rocket Internet’s fashion e-store for Asia, Zalora, has raised a truly massive round of funding. The sum is an eye-watering $100 milli...

  • May 22, 2013
  • at 4:38 pm
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Pakistan's startup ecosystem

Pakistan’s Startup Ecosystem Has So Much Potential (INFOGRAPHIC)

Adam Dawood is the founding partner of DYL Ventures, a Pakistan-centric internet consultancy firm. You can find him on Twitter as @adamdawoo...

  • May 22, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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China mcommerce

Mobile Commerce Worth $4.29 Billion in Q1 in China, But One Company Dominates

We know that mobile commerce in China was worth $7.8 billion in 2012 – and is expected to rise to $41.4 billion in 2015 – but wh...

  • May 21, 2013
  • at 5:43 pm
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Viss

With 2.8 Million Monthly Visitors, Social Fashion Site Viss Gets Seed Funding

Hong Kong-based social fashion and commerce platform Viss has received a round of strategic seed investment from Clive Ng and Christian Remr...

  • May 20, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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Meituan gay deals

This Chinese Deals Site is Offering a Free Gay Marriage Trip to Canada

Today and tomorrow is a sort of Chinese Valentine’s, so it’s an apt time for couples to be thinking of one another. That explains the ti...

  • May 20, 2013
  • at 4:50 pm
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Asia tech news this week

Staff Picks: 7 Top Stories this Week in Tech in Asia (May 25)

There’s a lot of e-commerce on this week’s list of selections from our bloggers, plus a nice mix of inspiring founders’ st...

  • May 25, 2013
  • at 3:39 pm
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LightInTheBox

China’s LightInTheBox Adjusts US IPO Plan, Now Seeks to Raise $100 Million

China’s first tech IPO of 2013 is still in the works as the global B2B e-commerce platform LightInTheBox seeks to hit the New York Stock E...

  • May 24, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Beijing Shuts Down Taobao’s ‘Take a Number’ Service for Hospitals, But Consumers Cry Foul

Chinese hospitals are, to put it mildly, a bureaucratic nightmare. Just checking into one generally involves, among other processes, waiting...

  • May 24, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Zalora Supports Cash-On-Collection at 7-Eleven Stores Across Singapore

Things have been evolving quite a bit for Zalora since it entered Singapore. Last year, there was some controversy over customer service, bu...

  • May 22, 2013
  • at 9:23 pm
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Qihoo launches shopping search

Qihoo Works With Alibaba to Launch a Product Search Engine

Qihoo (NYSE:QIHU) already has a search engine and Alibaba already has a product search engine, so it makes sense for the two to work togethe...

  • May 22, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Jack Ma Says He Doesn’t Give a Crap About Rival Jingdong or its CEO

Apparently retirement isn’t doing much to keep former Alibaba CEO Jack Ma out of the limelight, or out of the center of controversy. I...

  • May 22, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Why Alibaba’s Future Looks Bright

With founder Jack Ma stepping down from the role of CEO, skeptics will doubt whether Alibaba can continue to grow strongly without its found...

  • May 21, 2013
  • at 11:45 am
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FoodPanda Asia

Foodpanda Merges with Rival, Claims to be Biggest Food Delivery Site in Singapore

Food delivery site Foodpanda has been making headlines a lot recently. First with a $20 million financing round and then a rebrand in Vietna...

  • May 20, 2013
  • at 5:33 pm
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MediaCorp Invests $40 Million in Reebonz, Values the Luxury E-Store at $200 Million

Singapore-based luxury private flash sales site Reebonz (pronounced ‘ribbons’) has completed a $40 million (S$50 million) financing roun...

  • May 20, 2013
  • at 12:20 pm
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