Posts Categorized: E-commerce


Alibaba Working on a Set-Top Box to Bring E-Commerce to Your TV?

Alibaba Working on a Set-Top Box to Bring E-Commerce to Your TV?

Last year it was cheap smartphones; this year the China trend — again, inspired by Xiaomi — appears to be set-top boxes. LeTV an...

  • May 16, 2013
  • at 8:45 am
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Zalora Delivers 1 Millionth Order to a Customer in Singapore

Rocket Internet’s fashion e-store for Southeast Asia, Zalora, has just shipped its one millionth order. It’s a major milestone f...

  • May 14, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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The Blogshop Phenomenon in Singapore

Blogshops have become a huge phenomenon in Singapore, with four of the country’s ten most-searched stores being blogshops.

  • May 10, 2013
  • at 9:08 pm
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Is the Indonesian Government Hurting Or Helping the E-Commerce Industry?

The debate in Indonesia about the upcoming government regulations for the e-commerce industry is still ongoing. While the regulations are no...

  • May 9, 2013
  • at 5:12 pm
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Rocket Internet’s Asia-Oriented Foodpanda Gobbles Up Over $20 Million in Funding

Rocket Internet’s Asia-based food delivery startup Foodpanda has announced another major round of funding today. The new round is worth mo...

  • May 7, 2013
  • at 5:05 pm
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How Alibaba Saved Weibo and Chinese Society (Maybe)

Jack Ma may have officially retired as Alibaba CEO, but he’s still the guy to talk to when it comes to all things Ali. This weekend at...

  • May 7, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Next Version of WeChat Rumored to Have Mobile Payments and Paid Publishing Platform

We know that Tencent (HKG:0700) is working on a social gaming platform for WeChat, its popular social messaging app, but what else is in the...

  • May 3, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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NganLuong Gives Us a Deep View Into Online Payment In Vietnam

Last month, Ngan Luong, one of Vietnam’s leading online payment startups, got 50 percent acquired by MOL. This was big news for a country ...

  • May 2, 2013
  • at 5:06 pm
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Sina Weibo Has Already Added Taobao Ads in Wake of Alibaba Investment

Well, that didn’t take long. Just days after the announcement of Alibaba’s huge investment in Sina Weibo, Taobao advertisements ...

  • April 30, 2013
  • at 11:56 pm
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Vietnam: HungryPanda is Rebranded as Foodpanda to Connect with the Regional Rocket Brand

I wrote about Vietnam’s food delivery landscape earlier this month, and already there are some new developments in the space. Today, Rocke...

  • May 15, 2013
  • at 12:22 pm
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From Waiter to Leader: Jonathan Lu’s First Speech as Alibaba CEO

Now that we’ve heard Jack Ma’s final speech as Alibaba’s CEO, we can focus on his successor, Jonathan Lu. Compared to Ma, fewe...

  • May 13, 2013
  • at 5:11 pm
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With 1.4 Million Users, Taobao Launches Hong Kong Official Site

E-shopping marketplace Taobao has been aggressively expanding to Hong Kong and Taiwan. With 1.4 million registered users already in Hong Kon...

  • May 10, 2013
  • at 5:15 pm
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Launched in August, ‘Ticket Solutions’ Already Generates $400,000 Monthly Revenue

Today we received word from Indonesian startup Ticket Solutions that the company is now generating revenue of over IDR 4 billion ($400,000) ...

  • May 7, 2013
  • at 6:33 pm
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Jingdong Gets Fresh, Adds a Supermarket to its E-Commerce Offerings

China’s Jingdong (formerly called 360Buy) is expanding yet again from its original Amazon-style offerings, this time adding a supermarket ...

  • May 7, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Vietnam’s Food Delivery Battle is Really Hot, Here are the Top 4 Players

Since 2011, food delivery has been a delicious space in Vietnam. At first, it started out in the expat communities and gained significant tr...

  • May 3, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Meituan Nearing $155 Million/Month in Transactions

After a lively explosion a couple years ago, most of China’s group buy sites have long since died out. But Meituan, which has been a t...

  • May 3, 2013
  • at 8:30 am
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Hashiji is a Chinese E-Commerce Startup That Makes Me Want to Buy Something

New e-commerce startups in China are a dime a dozen, so when I come across one it must offer something new and different (at least to me) to...

  • May 1, 2013
  • at 10:45 am
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Andi S. Boediman: Multiply’s Demise Could be a Good Thing for Indonesia’s E-Commerce Industry

[Update: Andi has written the English version of his blog. You can see it here.] The demise of e-commerce site Multiply in both Indonesia an...

  • April 30, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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