Posts Tagged: M-commerce

China WeChat Red Envelope

Chinese WeChat users sent out 20 million cash-filled red envelopes to friends and family within two days

Last week WeChat, the popular Chinese messaging app, launched a feature letting users based in China gift money to friends and family. The f...

  • February 5, 2014
  • at 2:15 pm
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Which smartphones do Asians have now, and how much will they spend on their next one?

IDC predicts 22% rise in smartphone adoption in Philippines, creating big boost for m-commerce

Last July, market research firm TNS revealed that 53 percent of respondents in Metro Manila already own a smartphone. For 2014, research ...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Lazada continues its foray into m-commerce with iPhone and iPad app launch

Following its estimated $250 million funding last month, Rocket Internet’s Lazada today announced the launch of iPhone and iPad apps f...

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 1:29 pm
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2013 was a year of booming social e-commerce in Thailand

2013 was a year of booming e-commerce in Thailand. Thanks to more 3G coverage, the 131 percent mobile penetration rate, and about 52 million...

  • December 27, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Line users in Thailand snatch up branded iPhone cases in under 25 minutes

Today, Line conducted a flash sale of character-branded iPhone cases in Thailand, marking the app’s first such promotion in the country. T...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Line ventures deeper into m-commerce with make-up flash sale

Today, messaging app Line announced a partnership with all-in-one e-commerce logistics firm aCommerce and L’Oreal’s Maybelline New York ...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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How ready is Southeast Asia for online payments?

Co-authored by Peter Nguyen. Both Hoang and Peter are analysts at Solidiance, the Asia-focused growth strategy and B2B marketing consultancy...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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APAC has more mobile shoppers than any other region (INFOGRAPHIC)

Asian consumers are leading demand for mobile commerce, according to a survey just released by SAP. The almost 3,300 interviewees were spre...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Tapping Into Mobile Platforms is Key For Businesses and Startups in Asia to Grow

What does it take to succeed in Asia's ever competitive business landscape?

  • August 3, 2013
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Rocket Internet’s real estate venture Lamudi expands into Pakistan and the Philippines

Following its entry into Myanmar last October, Rocket Internet’s real estate venture has now quietly moved into Pakistan and the Philipp...

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Rocket Internet’s price comparison site directed 1 million users to Southeast Asia’s online shops

Of the millions of Southeast Asian consumers visiting Rocket Internet’s price comparison site PricePanda, one million of them were alread...

  • January 17, 2014
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This app lets Indonesians nab their dream products by snapping a pic with their smartphones

This interesting app called Shoot Your Dream wants to help you get your dream products and make them more affordable.

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Why 2014 could be a breakout year for mobile commerce in Southeast Asia

At a Christmas gathering among friends in Singapore, I was surprised to learn that a couple of them have begun selling second-hand stuff on ...

  • December 24, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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New mobile marketplace app Duriana raises $800,000 from Dealguru Holdings

Mobile marketplace app Duriana today announced that it has raised S$1 million ($800,000) from e-commerce group Dealguru (who is also the com...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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5 tips for creating a better user experience in your mobile apps

Sulit, which started in the Philippines in 2006, is an e-commerce site that blossomed when there wasn’t much competition yet. It kept its ...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 6:07 pm
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Singaporean marketplace app Carousell snags $800K funding, sets sights on Malaysia and Indonesia

Singapore-based marketplace mobile app Carousell has successfully raised S$1 million ($800,000) seed funding led by Rakuten, with follow-on ...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 10:59 pm
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PricePanda now lets you compare prices through Android devices

Price comparison sites are slowly heating up in Southeast Asia. So Rocket Internet’s PricePanda has upped its game a notch by launching a ...

  • October 3, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Zalora Launches Android App, Says 25% of Revenue Comes from Mobile

Zalora rolls out its brand-new Android app today, and reveals that 25 percent of its revenue comes from mobile.

  • July 17, 2013
  • at 11:59 pm
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