Posts Tagged: mobile commerce


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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Why m-commerce could be the secret sauce for chat apps

Chat apps and their extensions will emerge as a key platform for retailers to tap into a massive mobile userbase and drive footfall into bri...

  • November 19, 2013
  • at 9:09 am
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If Vietnamese telcos cut their mobile transaction fee by half, the economy would see a big boost

Vietnam's telcos should take a page out of the book of modern day Kenya. mPesa would be a dream come true in Vietnam.

  • October 19, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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