Posts Tagged: logistics

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Alibaba introduces self-pickup delivery spots in Hong Kong as it flexes its logistics muscles

The Chinese ecommerce giant is steadily flexing its logistics muscle in overseas markets.

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Hong Kong’s Gogovan nabs $6.5M in funding to make urban logistics uber efficient

GoGoVan, the Hong Kong-based startup that helps consumers and businesses get their stuff delivered quickly, revealed today that it has raise...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 6:35 pm
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Softbank and Qualcomm-backed startup aims to take over Korea’s last-mile delivery industry

While Uber has hit its toughest regulatory road block yet in Seoul, last-mile delivery service Naldo pushes forward with its plan to upend S...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 5:32 pm
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Uber finally arrives in Vietnam, a country that needs a major logistics overhaul

Most people in Vietnam never thought it would happen, but it has: Uber has arrived in the country today.

  • June 20, 2014
  • at 6:00 am
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Alibaba teams up with China Post to make nationwide 24-hour delivery a reality

China Post is the country’s biggest postal service, and has offices pretty much everywhere, including rural areas.

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 9:53 pm
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Alibaba to sink $250M into SingPost, Singapore’s postal service, in an effort to clinch Southeast Asia

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba announced today that it has purchased a 10 percent stake in SingPost, Singapore’s national postal serv...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 4:18 pm
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Logistics-as-a-service startup raises money to deliver across Asia

Logistics is a living nightmare for many companies going into ecommerce. Anchanto makes it easier.

  • May 5, 2014
  • at 11:55 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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Tencent pumps $193 million into Asian logistics network in another strike against Alibaba

Tencent pumps $193 million into logistics and online merchants in another strike against Alibaba

Chinese web giant Tencent (HKG:0700) announced this evening the completion of a HK$1.5 billion (about $193 million) deal to take a stake in ...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 7:34 pm
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Sypher Labs gets $471,000 to move logistic operations into the cloud

About 70 percent of the 30,000 logistic companies in Singapore still use traditional methods of conducting their operations

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 2:06 pm
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5 huge challenges any tech business faces in Indonesia

Several stats and buzzwords get thrown around when global investors talk about Indonesia’s tech startup potential. Often, they cite the co...

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 11:53 am
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Baidu is secretly developing unmanned self-driving bicycles for China: report

The bike sans rider can sense its environment well enough to avoid obstacles and navigate complicated road conditions. We could see a protot...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 7:54 pm
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‘Uber for logistics’ is already happening in Asia, and Uber is getting left behind.

Over the past two years, investors and entrepreneurs have demonstrated a renewed interest in logistics, both in the west and in Asia. Amazon...

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 5:31 pm
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Indian startup wants to complement family-run grocery stores, not replace them

India’s small neighborhood shops are resisting the slow rise of supermarket chains and the ecommerce industry by being remarkably efficien...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 2:58 pm
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Hong Kong-based AfterShip raises $1M series A round from IDG-Accel

AfterShip, the Hong Kong-based startup that offers package tracking software for big-name ecommerce firms, announced today that it completed...

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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Here’s SingPost’s grand plan to rule ecommerce in Asia

Update (March 7): The article previously stated that SingPost’s annual profit was US$29.4 million. That is incorrect. It is US$111 mil...

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 5:59 pm
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During the Bangkok Shutdown, motorcycle delivery is a major selling point for online shoppers

Amid the months of Thailand’s political unrest, Thais have not stopped shopping. Tech in Asia reported before how e-commerce is actually d...

  • January 31, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Alibaba invests $364 million in electronic appliance maker Haier to improve China’s e-commerce logistics

E-commerce titan Alibaba and electronic appliance maker Haier (SHA:600690; HKG:1169) announced today that the two companies will jointly...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 12:03 pm
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