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    Asia tech news roundup – Nov 20

Asia tech news roundup – Nov 20

Photo credit: Bluegogo. The Bluegogo saga takes a new turn, aCommerce and Tech in Asia win new rounds of funding, and Alibaba makes a big bet on offline retail. Ecommerce

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    China’s $100b online shopping niche

China’s $100b online shopping niche

Photo credit: Daniel Chen / Unsplash. In the midst of China’s US$1.2 trillion online spending spree this year, there’s a particular niche that’s growing quickly – cross-border shopping. Nearly a

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    China spends record $18b halfway through Singles Day

China spends record $18b halfway through Singles Day

Photo credit: pressmaster / 123RF. Blasting past last year’s US$12 billion, China’s eager online shoppers have spent US$17.9 billion halfway through the annual Singles Day shopfest. Indeed, the midday tally

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Alibaba smashes Singles Day record as shopping spree hits $25b

  Alibaba smashes Singles Day record as shopping spree hits $25b

Image credit: Pexels. China’s 24-hour orgy of online shopping has ended on a climactic high. Singles Day shoppers spent a

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Alibaba funds lending startup WeLab to help it break out of China

  Alibaba funds lending startup WeLab to help it break out of China

Photo credit: Freddie Collins / Unsplash. Lending startup WeLab is flush with cash today after announcing US$220 million in its

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From dark warehouses to delivery robots, Chinese ecommerce figures out models of automation

  From dark warehouses to delivery robots, Chinese ecommerce figures out models of automation

Chinese ecommerce giant JD relies on around 65,000 employees for its last mile delivery service. Photo credit: JD. Inside a

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Lazada CEO: The secret sauce that will help us win Southeast Asia

  Lazada CEO: The secret sauce that will help us win Southeast Asia

Lazada boss Max Bittner feels no pressure from parent Alibaba to become profitable. The aim now is to grow the

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How Alibaba, JD are expanding their empires offline by offering data to retailers

  How Alibaba, JD are expanding their empires offline by offering data to retailers

Image credit: Pexels. One trillion dollars. That’s how much Chinese consumers are on track to spend online by the end

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Jack Ma says no Ant Financial IPO anytime soon

  Jack Ma says no Ant Financial IPO anytime soon

Alibaba founder, chairman, and former CEO Jack Ma. Photo by Asia Society. Jack Ma has put a halt to years

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