Alibaba’s success can be found in three core factors and four subsidiary factors, write Prof Xavier Pavie & Yixuan Luo.
Edwin Yapp takes a lot look at what the much-talked about buyout of Yahoo! by Verizon Communications means to both companies.
The Indonesia online pavilion platform Inamall has launched on Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global marketplace, bringing to Chinese consumers authentic Indonesian brands and products while giving Indonesian businesses access to the China market.
The ‘potential’ of South-East Asia’s e-commerce market claims another high-profile victim this year, with Ensogo joining Rakuten in announcing its withdrawal from the region’s e-commerce business.
When the ‘business frame’ is broken, tinkering at the edges is not going to work, writes Anwar Jumabhoy – who brings in football to explain his points!
iflix has announced the appointment of Rocket Internet alumni and startup growth specialist Martin Johansen as its head of new markets.
While most of the startup ecosystem hails the Alibaba deal for Lazada as being positive, Karamjit Singh presents two different views about its impact.
Rocket Internet has agreed to sell a 9.1% stake, on a fully diluted basis, in Lazada to China’s Alibaba for US$137 million. Lazada and Alibaba also entered into a transaction that includes Alibaba’s investment of US$500 million in Lazada.
The days when Internet companies dominated the e-commerce markets in South-East Asia may be coming to an end, writes Karamjit Singh.
Backed by a US$500-million investment commitment from one of Indonesia’s biggest conglomerates, Lippo Group, MatahariMall.com believes it is on the right path to becoming the biggest e-commerce player in the country.