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EBay paid $573M to buy Japanese e-commerce platform Qoo10, filing reveals – TechCrunch

EBay is a very distant second behind Amazon when it comes to e-commerce sales in the U.S., but abroad — and in particular in Asia — it is willing to invest to grow its footprint in a targeted way. In February, eBay paid a total...

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Alibaba boosts its offline reach with $2B+ investment in outdoor digital marketing firm – TechCrunch

Alibaba is investing big bucks into offline distribution. The Chinese e-commerce giant has forked out $2.23 billion in exchange for a sizeable piece of Focus Media, a Shanghai-based company that operates outdoor digital advertising screens across China, Singapore and Hong Kong, according to a U.S. filing. The deal itself...

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Eatigo books fresh funding as TripAdvisor doubles down on investment

Eatigo CEO Michael Cluzel at Tech in Asia Singapore 2015 / Photo credit: Tech in Asia Given the proliferation of online food-delivery options in Asian cities, it’s easy to assume that the restaurant and cafe industry is in prime health. But according to Bangkok-based startup Eatigo, the food-delivery...

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MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace Africa global e-commerce site – TechCrunch

More posts by this contributor Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund MallforAfrica and DHL are giving African merchants a global stage. This week the online retailer and delivery giant launch MarketPlaceAfrica.com: an e-commerce site for select African artisans...

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Japanese startup Paidy raises $55M Series C to let people shop online without a credit card – TechCrunch

Paidy, a fintech startup that enables Japanese consumers to shop online without using a credit card, announced today that it has raised a $55 million Series C. The round was led by Japanese trade conglomerate Itochu Corporation, with participation from Goldman Sachs. The Tokyo-based startup says...

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How Alibaba’s Dingtalk became China’s largest enterprise messenger app with 100m users

Alibaba’s Dingtalk app now boasts of 7 million enterprise clients – including the Chinese police. / Photo credit: Dingtalk Tencent’s WeChat has become the default messaging app of everyday life in China, but there’s one territory that it has yet to conquer: the workplace. There’s a list...

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Aspire Capital offers fast finance for SMEs in Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Southeast Asia’s digital economy is tipped to grow more than six-fold to reach more than $200 billion per year, according to a report co-authored by Google, with e-commerce accounting for the dominant share. The emergence of e-commerce platforms like Alibaba’s Lazada and U.S.-listed Shopee have enabled...

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