Posts Tagged: Social Commerce


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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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Xiaomi is experimenting with selling smartphones in WeChat

Today at 12 noon in China, gadget-maker Xiaomi started an experiment selling its smartphones inside WeChat, the popular messaging app. Xiaom...

  • November 22, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Alibaba Laiwang chat app

Struggling to steal momentum from WeChat, Alibaba pushes its own messaging app

Last summer, Chinese e-shopping behemoth Alibaba launched Laiwang, a sort of messaging app that’s the company’s big push into social med...

  • September 23, 2013
  • at 5:22 pm
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Alibaba and Sina Weibo Are Set to Jump-Start Social Commerce With New ‘Weibo Stores’

After Alibaba coughed up over half a billion dollars for a 18 percent stake in Sina Weibo, many are waiting to see how the two will fuse e-c...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 12:20 pm
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Doku Targets Social Commerce in Indonesia With New MyShortCart

Doku Targets Social Commerce in Indonesia With New MyShortCart

Indonesian e-payment gateway Doku has launched a new service aimed at blogshops, Facebook shops, and all kinds of social commerce businesses...

  • July 5, 2013
  • at 5:15 pm
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I Have a Hot Date Tonight, And Check Out My Sexy Getup on Styleprofile.me

Let me explain this from a personal point of view being a female in my twenties who likes to keep up with fashion trends yet has no time for...

  • June 10, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Sina Weibo and Alibaba

After Alibaba Investment, Sina Weibo Puts Daily Deals in the Social Stream

It’s only been about five weeks since e-commerce titan Alibaba invested nearly $600 million to take a significant stake in Sina Weibo, Chi...

  • June 4, 2013
  • at 10:39 am
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Shopby Unleashes Social Commerce On Vietnam

In Vietnam, we’ve got lots of homegrown daily deals and e-commerce sites, as well as a few foreign companies like Rocket Internet and ...

  • April 23, 2013
  • at 11:24 am
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Xiaomi phone sales

Xiaomi’s Sales Experiment on Sina Weibo Yields 1.3 Million Reservations For Just 50,000 Phones

Remember that interesting little social commerce experiment earlier this week in which Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi sold phones via Sina Weibo...

  • December 21, 2012
  • at 2:35 pm
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9 ways that e-commerce titan Alibaba diversified and went social in 2013

Alibaba’s much-vaunted IPO didn’t happen in 2013, but China’s e-commerce titan still provided enough action to qualify it ...

  • December 24, 2013
  • at 11:32 am
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Meet 500Trends, a social e-commerce site with flavors of Amazon, Pinterest, and Instagram

Lots of startups around the world have combined e-commerce with social elements, hoping that person-to-person engagement can entice users to...

  • November 18, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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How one Chinese e-commerce site turns its shoppers into models

As confirmed by a recent study, many women like to check out other woman’s appearances. Whether its hair, clothes, or possessions, it appa...

  • September 3, 2013
  • at 12:50 pm
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Singapore’s ShopForSocial Lets You Shop Online For a Good Cause

Socially-conscious online shopping is not new, but it certainly is fresh around Asia. This week in Singapore, ShopForSocial was officially l...

  • July 24, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Klipin social shopping

Klip It, Share It: Social Shopping Site Klip.in Gets Seed Funding

India’s e-commerce industry is growing well and maturing nicely, so there are inevitably plenty of sites out there that curate the onl...

  • July 5, 2013
  • at 10:57 am
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Square.my F-commerce

Square.my Puts You Into Facebook Commerce Business

While Facebook stores haven’t worked out so well for major retailers, so-called f-commerce is still a force to be reckoned with for sm...

  • June 10, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Alibaba Gets More Social, Takes Stake in Sina Weibo for $586 Million

China’s top e-commerce company has secured what could be the biggest web deal of the year in the country. Alibaba, which has been a lo...

  • April 29, 2013
  • at 10:42 pm
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Taobao search on WeChat app

China’s Top E-Commerce Site to Launch Product Searches Inside WeChat App

The 300-plus million users of China-made messaging app WeChat can already use it for video calls, finding dates, or following brands and cel...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 12:20 pm
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Sina Weibo Hints at Social Commerce Shift with Xiaomi Phone Sales

If you’re not willing to face the Mayan’s mooted apocalypse on the 21st while clutching your lousy old phone, then Xiaomi has so...

  • December 19, 2012
  • at 6:00 pm
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