Posts Tagged: mobile commerce


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Line takes aim at Rakuten and Amazon, to launch five new ecommerce services

The chat app is going to roll out four of the services by the end of 2014.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 3:59 pm
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China’s JD to take pre-orders for the country’s first official Xbox One shipments on WeChat

  This morning, Chinese e-retailer JD announced it has attained exclusive rights to accept China’s first pre-orders for the Xbox ...

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 11:33 am
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Airloyal pays consumers to engage with brands like Flipkart, Goibibo, Vodafone

Mobile reward platform Airloyal boasts of a million instances of brand engagement in 90 days and has given away rewards worth US$50,000 to i...

  • July 14, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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WeChat users in China can now transfer money to each other

WeChat got a minor update on iOS overnight that adds in the ability for users to transfer money to each other.

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 10:58 am
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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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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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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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Thailand sees huge boost in online shopping as Bangkok hit by shutdown

The Bangkok shutdown has been going on for a week already and it doesn’t seem like it will end anytime soon. However, even before the shut...

  • January 20, 2014
  • at 6:16 pm
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In just 2 weeks, 5,000 Singapore cab rides on EasyTaxi booked using WeChat

In just 2 weeks, WeChat users book 5,000 Singapore cab rides on EasyTaxi

5,000 EasyTaxi rides have so far been taken by people who booked in WeChat. The tie-up currently only works in Singapore.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 5:45 pm
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WeChat begins ecommerce push in Asia with taxi-booking feature

Singapore WeChat users can now book taxis inside app, more countries to follow in EasyTaxi partnership

WeChat users in Singapore can now book a taxi inside the messaging app thanks to a tie-up with EasyTaxi. It’s the first such move by WeCha...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 5:26 pm
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Flipkart launches budget smartphones, beats Google and Mozilla to the punch

Before Google's phone could arrive, Indian ecommerce leader Flipkart has pressed ahead by launching a range of budget smartphones, starting ...

  • July 2, 2014
  • at 7:55 pm
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Weibo Payment

Weibo’s mobile wallet will soon allow friends to send money to each other

More than six months after China’s Twitter-esque Sina Weibo launched a mobile wallet, the social network is about to roll out user-to-user...

  • June 20, 2014
  • at 1:42 pm
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How does Alibaba respond when China cracks down on investment products? It launches another investment product.

Chinese tech giant Alibaba rolled out its second investment-themed offering today, and it’s probably not what followers of the company...

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 6:19 pm
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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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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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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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