Posts Categorized: Ecommerce


EasyTaxi Lahore

EasyTaxi Pakistan Aims to Have 100 Lahore Cabbies Soon

Ahmed Khan, who runs Rocket Internet’s Azmalo, Zamudi, and Easytaxi Pakistan, tells us that from a humble start with 30 Lahore cabbies, qu...

  • July 12, 2013
  • at 3:30 pm
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Making an E-Commerce Startup Work: Tips from CashCashPinoy

Are you looking to start your own e-commerce site, too?

  • July 11, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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Australian e-store The Iconic

Rocket Internet’s Australian Fashion E-Store Pockets $26 Million in Funding

We often see Rocket Internet, the German startup dynamo, in action in Southeast Asia, but it’s worth remembering that it has ventures ...

  • July 11, 2013
  • at 10:45 am
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Uber in China

5 Reasons China is Crying Out For Uber

Bans, new regulations, public-sector challengers. China’s fledgling taxi app startups have had a hell of a lot thrown at them in the p...

  • July 10, 2013
  • at 1:49 pm
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A Snapshot of Pakistan’s Digital Landscape in 2013 (INFOGRAPHIC)

Despite many challenges, Pakistan’s tech sector and web usage are booming. Advertising, marketing, social interactions, and shopping are a...

  • July 9, 2013
  • at 2:37 pm
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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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Klipin social shopping

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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How Rocket Internet is Getting Into Pakistan On the Ground Floor (INTERVIEW)

Germany’s Samwer brothers, the duo behind the startup dynamo that is Rocket Internet, love unformed markets where they can get in earl...

  • July 12, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Airizu closes

Rocket Internet’s Chinese Airbnb Clone Closes

In an entirely unsurprising move, Rocket Internet’s Airbnb clone for China, Airizu, has closed. The Airizu URL now redirects to Wimdu....

  • July 11, 2013
  • at 12:48 pm
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Flipkart funding

Flipkart Gets India’s Biggest Ever E-Commerce Investment, Nets $200 Million in Funding

This is big. This is India’s biggest ever e-commerce funding round. E-commerce titan Flipkart has just revealed it has secured $200 mi...

  • July 10, 2013
  • at 4:31 pm
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Shanda Cloudary IPO 2013

Chinese E-Books Platform Gets $110 Million in Funding From Goldman Sachs and Temasek

Shanda Cloudary, the e-book, e-reader, and publishing division of Chinese web giant Shanda (formerly NASDAQ:SNDA), has raised $110 million i...

  • July 9, 2013
  • at 5:22 pm
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HealthKart Plus, Indian startup

Despite Regulatory Hassles, India’s Healthkart Gets Huge Funding to Expand Medicine Sales

India’s HealthKart sells everything from vitamins to vital medicines via its online portal, but it’s such a heavily regulated and contro...

  • July 9, 2013
  • at 1:30 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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