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In WeChat, sellers are experimenting with new models of ecommerce

[ad_1] Photo credit: Ashim D’Silva / Unsplash In China, tech behemoths Tencent and Alibaba have carved up the industry according to their respective strengths: Tencent has claimed gaming and social networking, whereas Alibaba has made ecommerce its raison d’etre. But as Tencent’s superapp WeChat eyes growth in...

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Sea, Razer IPOs will get more startups to go public, but when will SGX attract them?

[ad_1] Sea chairman and CEO Forrest Li and president Nick Nash on the podium of the New York Stock Exchange / Photo credit: NYSE Singapore’s gaming and ecommerce unicorn Sea raised US$884 million on its initial public offering this past October. US-headquartered Razer, another well-loved company...

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China’s ride-hailing wars are back

[ad_1] A junction in Shanghai / Photo credit: Carlos ZGZ In China, where ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing enjoys about 75 percent market share, there’s something new afoot: competition. The challenger? Meituan-Dianping, a startup sometimes known as the ‘Yelp of China.’ At first glance, Meituan-Dianping seems like an...

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2017 was the year the ICO came to town. Here’s what’s in store for 2018

[ad_1] Quoine co-founder and CEO Mike Kayamori. Japanese-Singaporean startup Quoine’s QASH token sale was Asia’s largest ICO in 2017. Photo credit: Quoine Token sales, crowd sales, initial coin offerings (ICOs). Call them what you will, but they were 2017’s biggest tech trend. By working mainly with blockchain and...

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Stories I most enjoyed writing in 2017 and some insights they gave me

[ad_1] Photo credit: Pexels There are articles. And then there are stories: ones that connect to me as a writer as well as an individual; and readers seem to relate to – going by the sheer number of them who read, share, and cite those in...

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12 failed startups in India in 2017 and what you can learn from them

[ad_1] Photo credit: Pexels To an onlooker from outside, it may seem like the gravy days are back, judging from the billions of dollars that Japan’s SoftBank and Chinese tech giant Tencent poured into Amazon’s rival Flipkart, Alibaba-backed Paytm, and Uber’s rival Ola this year. But...

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Amazon Prime hasn’t made a huge dent in Singapore, but it’s early days

[ad_1] Photo credit : jetcityimage / 123RF Amazon rolled out its Prime subscription service in Singapore just in time for the Christmas holiday, following the launch of the Prime Now fast delivery app in July. But these moves might not have been enough to tempt shoppers...

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