Posts Tagged: group buy


Hitwise Says Is The Top Group Buy Site in China

The group buying website market in China is crazy. Back in May, Lashou was accused of fixing prices to try to keep themselves in the running...

  • August 15, 2011
  • at 11:39 pm
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Rumor: LivingSocial to Bring its Group Buy Site to China

Rumors are swirling around China's e-commerce industry that the US firm LivingSocial is in talks to buy into the group buy site

  • August 10, 2011
  • at 7:39 pm
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CEO of Focus Media: Group Buy Sites in China Bring an Ad Spending Boom

The CEO of Focus Media, China's biggest outdoor digital media agency, has revealed that the country's multitude of booming group buy sites n...

  • August 4, 2011
  • at 7:40 pm
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LivingSocial Acquires Korean Daily Deals Site TicketMonster

Online deals website LivingSocial has made another bold step towards the Asian market by acquiring TicketMonster, the leading daily deals si...

  • August 2, 2011
  • at 2:45 pm
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[UPDATED] Lays Off Hundreds of Groupon China Staff, Rumors of No Cash Flow

[UPDATE on July 30th - We've been contacted by Groupon head of PR in the UK who confirms an unspecified amount of staff being cut, but clari...

  • July 29, 2011
  • at 6:30 pm
Read More Awarded Compensation from in Copyright Case

Two of China’s many group buying start-ups have ended a long-running legal battle, with ordered to pay the larger Dianping....

  • July 12, 2011
  • at 9:30 am
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How Much Does Asia Like Group-buy Services?

There are some interesting numbers coming from comScore today showing the top ten global markets for Groupon according to unique visitors in...

  • June 17, 2011
  • at 2:01 pm
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China’s Ctrip Launches Hotel Group Buy Site

Adding to the group buying frenzy in China and around the rest of Asia, Chinese travel service Ctrip just jumped into the fray with its own ...

  • May 3, 2011
  • at 9:38 pm
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Tuanyouhui Aggregates Group Buying Deals in China

There’s another big player in group buying space this week, as Shanda Interactive has launched Tuanyouhui (团友汇), a directory website...

  • April 7, 2011
  • at 12:07 pm
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Renren’s Group Buy Site Nuomi Losing Money

In case you needed any more evidence that the group buying services in China are having a tough time in the highly fragmented, competitive m...

  • August 12, 2011
  • at 11:12 am
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Rakuten China Launches a Group Buy Portal, With 50 Big-Name Brands

Rakuten China, a joint venture between the Japanese e-commerce giant and Baidu, has today rolled out a brand-oriented group buy portal.

  • August 9, 2011
  • at 3:27 pm
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Groupon Opens Hong Kong Travel Deals Portal, Slips Down in Market Share in Taiwan

There’s some mixed news for Groupon in the Greater China area today, with the opening of Groupon Hong Kong’s brand-new travel de...

  • August 2, 2011
  • at 4:30 pm
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Let’s Powwow: a Chinese LBS That Puts Deals Before Check-Ins [INTERVIEW]

Chinese start-up Let’s Powwow is a unique location-based service (LBS), social network, and group buy/deals site. Located at

  • July 31, 2011
  • at 9:30 pm
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Group Buy Websites in China See Falling Prices, Tencent Rising

It’s tough being a small fish in a crowded pond – which is likely how many of China’s group buy sites are feeling. They...

  • July 27, 2011
  • at 6:21 pm
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Groupon India, Sosasta, Accidentally Publishes User Database

Last week I wrote about how Air India’s Centaur Hotel accidentally published customer information to its website. At the time, I remarked ...

  • June 28, 2011
  • at 3:59 pm
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Report Claims China’s Lashou Involved in Group-Buy Fraud

The Global Times, citing an article in New Express Daily, is reporting that Chinese group-buy service Lashou has been falsifying the origina...

  • May 25, 2011
  • at 10:33 am
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Chinese Coupon Site Lashou Gets $110 Million Funding

China’s popular daily coupon website,, has announced it has raised $110 million in a third round of funding. Milestone Capi...

  • April 12, 2011
  • at 4:05 pm
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