Posts Categorized: E-commerce


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Online payment provider Paysbuy celebrates 10-year anniversary and plans to launch 4 new services

E-commerce is really big in Thailand. Even with the ongoing political protests, the sector isn’t slowing down. Although 2013 was a year of...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 5:57 pm
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eBay investment in SnapDeal

Ebay leads $134 million investment in Indian e-store Snapdeal

Indian online marketplace Snapdeal has confirmed its biggest ever funding round, worth US$133.77 million. US-based eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) led th...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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China’s Qunar sold 250,000 air tickets in one day for Chinese New Year

Chinese travel booking site Qunar (NASDAQ:QUNR) sold a quarter of a million plane tickets in a single day for Chinese New Year, compared t...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 6:13 pm
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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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China ecommerce

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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Jumei US IPO plan

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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SM Mall of Asia PH

After creating biggest chain of malls in Philippines, SM plans to conquer e-commerce

Philippines’ SM Investments, the owner of the largest chain of malls in the country, is now preparing to jump into e-commerce. SM Investme...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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New Food Runner

FoodPanda rival FoodRunner acquires delivery company to jump-start Philippine expansion

Food Runner, which says it’s the number one online food delivery service in Southeast Asia by revenue, announced that it has acquired ...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 12:00 am
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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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How Asian Companies are Using Big Data

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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