Posts Categorized: E-commerce


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Daily Deals: Controversial, But Important to E-Commerce in Asia

Jay Ng was most recently the general manager for Dealised, a Singapore based e-commerce start-up funded by SingTel Innov8. Prior to Dealised...

  • September 25, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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Confirmed: China’s Redbaby Cheats Death, Gets Acquired for Only $66 Million

$66 million is better than a slap in the face – but it’s a hasty and rather desperate exit for Chinese infant supplies e-commerc...

  • September 25, 2012
  • at 3:59 pm
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Travelmob Aims to be Asia’s Airbnb, Snags $1 Million in Seed Funding

Earlier this year, the former managing director of Skype Asia, Turochas “T” Fuad, left to form a new startup called Travelmob. And today...

  • September 25, 2012
  • at 11:45 am
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Indonesian Travel Company GONLA Looks to Beat Its International Competitors

Indonesian online travel agency GONLA.com officially launched today. The name GONLA simply means ‘GO Now, Later, Anytime.’ The company s...

  • September 24, 2012
  • at 10:20 pm
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China’s Broken Train Ticket Site Cost $50 Million

OK, I know I’ve been writing a lot about the Railway Ministry’s upgraded ticket sales site, 12306.cn, but this is just too crazy...

  • September 21, 2012
  • at 11:20 pm
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Multiply Virtualizes the Indonesia International Motor Show

Indonesian e-commerce site Multiply has created a virtual version of the Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) on its site. Visitors can...

  • September 21, 2012
  • at 5:20 pm
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Lazada Indonesia: JP Morgan Investment Won’t Change Our Management System

Just recently, we got confirmation that JP Morgan has made an investment in Rocket Internet’s Asia-oriented e-commerce site Lazada. It’s...

  • September 20, 2012
  • at 10:38 am
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What is the Best E-Commerce Strategy For Western Companies in China?

I always enjoy connecting with other Asia technology professionals to share insights on how to best leverage digital media and e-commerce in...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 10:20 am
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China’s Newly-Upgraded Train Ticket Site is Broken. Again.

Well, that didn’t take long. On Sunday, the upgraded version China’s 12306.cn — the official online ticket sales service o...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 1:00 am
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JP Morgan Loves Rocket, This Time Invests in Zalora

Fashion e-commerce site Zalora has officially confirmed today that JP Morgan has invested in the site. JP Morgan seems to love Rocket Intern...

  • September 25, 2012
  • at 8:10 pm
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Chinese Sex Toys Site Nails Year’s Biggest E-Commerce Funding Round

An obscure Chinese e-commerce site that sells sex toys has caused quite a shock in the industry by securing the biggest funding round for a ...

  • September 25, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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360Buy is Developing an Ad Platform

360Buy recently crawled its way out of a price war that started with some Weibo shit-talking and ended with 360Buy getting spanked by the go...

  • September 25, 2012
  • at 2:00 am
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After Facelift, Sold.sg Looks to Raise Series A Funding

Singapore’s Sold.sg started as a penny auction site which saw it gain traction and raise almost S$1 million (US$817,000) last year. Bu...

  • September 22, 2012
  • at 8:00 am
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Rakuten’s Strategy in Indonesia: In Discounts We Trust

This article has been updated with a clarification from Rakuten Belanja Online. E-commerce is poised to grow strongly in Indonesia along sid...

  • September 21, 2012
  • at 10:10 pm
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To China’s Train Tickets Site: For the Love of God, Call Alibaba or Something

Anyone who has been following the yearlong series of blunders that has been the Chinese Railway Ministry’s online ticket sales platfor...

  • September 21, 2012
  • at 4:30 am
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Home Depot Looks to E-Commerce For Help in China

The home-improvement chain Home Depot (NYSE:HD) recently admitted defeat on the streets of China, failing to replicate the success of Ikea i...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 10:45 pm
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Amid Flood of Traffic from China, UK Wine Site Responds with Chinese Version

We recently pointed out figures from Analysis International which said that Chinese consumers are expected to buy $2 billion in wine, beer, ...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 9:15 am
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China’s Alibaba Hands Over $7.6 Billion to Yahoo For Share Buyback, Financing Values It at $40 Billion

You know how painful it is to make a huge payment that seems to empty your pockets and your bank balance? Perhaps that’s how the folks at ...

  • September 18, 2012
  • at 11:13 pm
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