Posts Categorized: E-commerce


US retailer Target scouts for ideas in India with new startup accelerator program

US retailer Target scouts for ideas in India with new startup accelerator program

It’s not just Microsoft Ventures that wants to nurture Indian startups. Now the American retailer Target (NYSE:TGT) is rolling out its...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 6:27 pm
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Tencent takes 20% stake in China’s Yelp, will add listings and restaurant reservations to WeChat

Tencent takes 20% stake in China’s Yelp, will add local listings and restaurant reservations to WeChat

Chinese web and social media titan Tencent (HKG:0700) has revealed this afternoon that it has taken a 20 percent stake in Dianping, a Yelp-s...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 5:25 pm
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After leaving Zynga, this founder ditched the gaming business for online shopping

With millions of dollars in the bank, most people would already be satisfied with life. But serial entrepreneur Shintaro Yamada wanted more ...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 10:35 am
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LivingSocial grows to 2.4 million registered users in the Philippines

Amid tough competition in the daily deals sector, LivingSocial Philippines revealed this week that it has about 2.4 million registered users...

  • February 18, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Higher mobile internet penetration and varied payment options key to e-commerce success in the Philippines

E-commerce is huge in Southeast Asia, with the space receiving over US$500 million in investment in 2013. But in the Philippines there’s...

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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Zalora prepping IPO in the US, job posting suggests

Zalora, a fashion e-commerce store in East Asia, could be gearing up for an IPO in the United States. The Rocket Internet company last week ...

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 11:19 am
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Vingroup to spend over $30 million to be the top e-commerce player in Vietnam

Vingroup is about to spend $30 million on e-commerce for the next five years to be a leader in the market. It's unclear how the current play...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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VIPShop pays $112 million for controlling stake in cosmetics e-store

VIPShop pays $112 million for controlling stake in cosmetics e-store

Chinese flash sales site VIPShop (NYSE:VIPS) has paid $112.5 million in cash to acquire a majority stake of cosmetics e-store Lafaso. The de...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 5:11 pm
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1-year-old Indian startup hires 100 students to make a property search engine

India’s real estate search portal Housing.com would easily be the envy of its rivals or any other established company. This start up...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 11:13 am
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Xend to launch a mobile booking app for its 90,000 registered users

Philippine logistics company Xend is not only a courier service. It’s also a technology company. After around eight years of using the w...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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Image recognition startup ViSenze gets $3.5 million from Rakuten Ventures and other new investors

Visuals are now at the forefront of the Internet, with Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr becoming popular sites to consume content. Yet searc...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Myntra set to open marketplace for boutique fashion brands in April

Fashion e-store Myntra is set to emulate its Indian rival Flipkart by launching a marketplace for local businesses and boutique brands to se...

  • February 18, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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New regulations force China’s e-stores to offer hassle-free, 7-day product returns

All e-commerce sites operating in China must soon offer hassle-free seven-day product returns to their customers. This new regulation from C...

  • February 18, 2014
  • at 2:16 pm
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ETCLO wants to make Indonesians more edgy and fashionable

ETCLO plans to launch its own fashion line this year. Users can make online purchases with credit cards and bank transfers.

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 7:11 pm
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Here comes the first daily deals site from China to seek a US IPO

China’s daily deals market is huge, but it’s even more fragmented and risky as a business than the country’s cut-throat e-...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 8:28 pm
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Chinese online retailer Jingdong offers shoppers up to $2,500 credit line

What if Amazon offered you a loan to buy products on its website? Consumer credit lines are the latest promotion from one of China’s b...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 6:06 pm
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Over 20% of bookings on China’s top flight and hotel site come from mobile

Ctrip (NASDAQ:CTRP) has led China’s online travel booking industry since the sector’s infancy, and it’s latest earnings c...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Indonesia’s marketplace Bukalapak welcomes new investors Aucfan and 500 Startups

Bukalapak will use the new funds to “further enhance its marketplace platform, by streamlining user experience in online transaction, enha...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 2:00 am
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