Posts Tagged: mcommerce


China's mobile commerce spending to surpass $50 billion in 2014, nearly double last year's total

China’s mobile commerce spending to surpass $50 billion in 2014, nearly double last year’s total (INFOGRAPHIC)

We know that China’s ecommerce market is set to see $274.5 billion in spending in 2014, but how much of that will be done from mobile ...

  • April 3, 2014
  • at 11:34 am
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China's central bank considering tough regulations on online payments

After last week’s clampdown, China reportedly considering tough regulations on online payments

Late last week, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) moved to curb the rapid growth of online payments by banning in-person payments made usi...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 12:56 pm
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You can now pay for your coffee inside WeChat as brands get permission to do purchases in the app

Starting today, Chinese consumers will be able to buy almost anything inside WeChat

WeChat, the popular messaging app made by Tencent, is pushing even further into mobile commerce territory. Today Tencent (HKG:0700) added su...

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 1:36 pm
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Uber picks a Chinese name as it officially launches in China

Uber picks a Chinese name as it launches officially in China

App-connected limo service Uber revealed its Chinese name and brand today at an official launch event in Shanghai. It comes six months aft...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 3:03 pm
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Line pulled in 5.5 million interested shoppers for its flash sales in Thailand (INFOGRAPHIC)

2013 was a year of social e-commerce in Thailand, with growth in online sales on Facebook, Instagram, and via smartphones. In Thailand, the ...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Paypal mobile payments in Asia

PayPal eyes Asia’s small businesses with launch of new mobile e-store service

Global online payments giant PayPal has its eye on Asia’s small businesses with the launch of a new mobile e-store service called Mo.b...

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 2:46 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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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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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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Alibaba’s Jack Ma slams monopoly power as banks introduce new curbs on mobile payments

Alibaba’s Jack Ma slams monopoly power as banks introduce new curbs on online payments

Mobile commerce, online savings funds, and QR code-based m-payments are all under threat in China right now. The People’s Bank of China (P...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 9:41 pm
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WeChat and Alibaba hit as China bans online payments made using QR codes, virtual credit cards

WeChat and Alibaba hit roadbumps as China bans online payments made using QR codes, virtual credit cards

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) issued an edict late yesterday that bans two particular things: epayments made via QR codes, and onl...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 2:10 pm
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2C2P Myanmar

2C2P launches Burma’s first mobile point-of-sale payments in hotels

It seems like 2014 will be a big year for a Singapore-based payment solutions provider 2C2P. Following its US$2 million series B funding, 2...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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21 million taxi rides have been booked in WeChat in the past month

21 million taxi rides have been booked on WeChat in the past month

WeChat, the hugely popular messaging app in China, added the function to hail and pay for a taxi on January 6. Now, after more than a month ...

  • February 12, 2014
  • at 6:58 pm
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Line M-commerce

Line Hot Deal helps online retail sites enter m-commerce

With 22 million users, Line is big in Thailand. So is mobile commerce. When the two combine, it’s an equation for success. We’ve seen su...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Sina launches Weibo Wallet app

Sina Weibo takes the fight to WeChat, wants to be your mobile wallet

Sina Weibo, China’s top Twitter-like social network, has updated its iPhone and Android apps with something it’s calling Weibo P...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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Watch out, Rakuten’s Tarad e-store in Thailand is betting big on Line and m-commerce

Mobile commerce (m-commerce) is likely to be a big thing in Southeast Asia next year. We’ve seen that from the initial successes of Carous...

  • December 26, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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NTT Docomo Ventures leads $3.1 million funding in e-commerce platform builder aCommerce

aCommerce, a Thailand-based platform builder for e-commerce, has successfully raised $3.1 million in bridge financing, the company revealed ...

  • December 20, 2013
  • at 3:12 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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