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    Brief: Flipkart-Snapdeal deal hits snag as billionaire investor objects to payout for founders

Brief: Flipkart-Snapdeal deal hits snag as billionaire investor objects to payout for founders

The news: The family office of billionaire Azim Premji, one of the early investors in Snapdeal, has written to its board objecting to special payouts for the founders and two

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    Brief: Japanese ecommerce unicorn hires Facebook exec as it ramps up US expansion

Brief: Japanese ecommerce unicorn hires Facebook exec as it ramps up US expansion

Co-founder and CEO of Mercari, Shintaro Yamada. Photo credit: Tech in Asia / Michael Holmes. The news: Japan-based online marketplace Mercari is hiring former Facebook exec John Lagerling as chief

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    Airfrov raises funding to let you buy stuff from overseas through international travelers

Airfrov raises funding to let you buy stuff from overseas through international travelers

The Airfrov team. Photo credit: Airfrov. Singapore-based Airfrov has raised a pre-series A round of funding worth US$500,000, it announced today. The round is led by existing investor East Ventures

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Ecommerce site Blibli acquires online travel agent Tiket

  Ecommerce site Blibli acquires online travel agent Tiket

Blibli announced the acquisition of Tiket at a joint event in Jakarta today. Photo credit: Blibli. Indonesian online travel agent

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Brief: Amazon said to be eyeing Slack for takeover

  Brief: Amazon said to be eyeing Slack for takeover

Photo credit: L’orem. The news: Office chat app Slack has reportedly received inquiries about a potential takeover from several companies,

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Korean ebook platform Ridibooks raises $20m in fresh funds

  Korean ebook platform Ridibooks raises $20m in fresh funds

Photo credit: Ridibooks. South Korean ebook provider Ridibooks today announced it raised US$20 million in series C funding from Praxis

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Singapore’s Shopmatic raises $5.7m to expand to Indonesia, the Philippines

  Singapore’s Shopmatic raises $5.7m to expand to Indonesia, the Philippines

Shopmatic co-founder and CEO Anurag Avula chatting with Tech in Asia. Photo credit: Tech in Asia. Maria George is a

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SingPost’s ongoing quest for a digital post office involves smartphones and NFC

  SingPost’s ongoing quest for a digital post office involves smartphones and NFC

A SingPost courier at an NFC-tagged delivery point. Photo credit: SingPost. SingPost is no stranger to new technologies and the

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Live streaming melds with shopping

  Live streaming melds with shopping

Photo montage by Tech in Asia, from stream by Inez Hilda Papp. When you picture someone sitting through 30 minutes

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