Is the Lazada-Uber-Netflix alliance a game changer?

April 22, 2017 0

Image credit: lightwise / 123RF Stock Photo. Southeast Asia’s biggest ecommerce marketplace Lazada made headlines recently with a blockbuster launch of a membership program in

SoftBank’s next big bet in India likely to be $1.5 billion in Paytm

April 20, 2017 0

Masayoshi Son at SoftBank World 2016. Photo credit: @SoftBank. Japanese giant SoftBank is reported to be in talks to invest US$1.5 billion in Paytm’s payments

How WeChat Pay became Alipay’s largest rival

April 20, 2017 0

Paying for Starbucks coffee. Photo credit: Tencent. In China, tech giants tend to delineate their influence around certain industries – Alibaba has made ecommerce its

Brief: E-sports is coming to the Asian Olympics, thanks to Alibaba

April 18, 2017 0

A massive esports event. Photo credit: Sam Churchill.. Alisports, the sports affiliate of ecommerce giant Alibaba, announced that it’s partnering with the Olympic Council of

Alibaba makes its move in Indonesia, partners Emtek on mobile payments

April 12, 2017 0

Photo credit: Alibaba. Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group’s global payments chess game continues as it announced in a release that its payments subsidiary Ant Financial

Opinion: It’s curtains for India’s oldest ecommerce player, eBay

April 10, 2017 0

Photo credit: Pixabay. The US$1.4 billion funding of Flipkart, announced today, includes an investment from eBay as well as a merger of eBay India’s business

Snapdeal sale to Flipkart closer, but not a done deal yet: the real story

April 7, 2017 0

Snapdeal co-founder and CEO Kunal Bahl. Photo credit: Snapdeal. The ongoing negotiation for the sale of Snapdeal to its larger Indian ecommerce rival Flipkart has

Jack Ma’s Ant Financial to build an open marketplace for finance products

March 30, 2017 0

Pedestrians strolling in Pudong where Shanghai’s finance district is located. Photo credit: wangsong / 123RF. Jack Ma’s multi-billion-dollar empire is built on open marketplaces. First,

Alibaba Cloud doubles down on healthcare for its AI business

March 30, 2017 0

Photo credit: daizuoxin / 123RF. Alibaba’s cloud computing unit, Alibaba Cloud, has made aggressive overseas expansion one of its top priorities over the past year.

Alibaba to use blockchain to fight China’s fake food

March 25, 2017 0

A fake egg found on sale in China in 2012. Photo credit: China Daily. China has a fake food problem. Counterfeit soy sauce, rice, and

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