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Messaging App, Tango, Moves Into E-Commerce with Walmart

Tango, the popular messaging app, is now adding e-commerce to its services by partnering with Walmart Stores, Inc. and e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. in an attempt to extend its offerings beyond core services. This new service is called ‘Tango Shop’ and launched on Tuesday 5/13/2015 and enables its customers to browse and make […]

Advances in Mobile Payment

View image | gettyimages.com As digital evolution continues to advance the retail space with new channels and tools, mobile payment has become a new battlefield where major players across a wide spectrum of industries, from web applications to wireless, retail, mobile devices to financial services, are gearing up to enter the market. Here in the […]

The Competition Between Amazon and Alibaba

Alibaba and Amazon are two large E-commerce giants. As Alibaba launched the IPO and strives to gain its place in the global market. What are the main challenges? And what is the new phase of global competition Amazon faces now in order for Amazon to continue its global expansion, and to the largest emerging market, […]

Evolve and Breakout: The Judging Session for the ECI Awards

The final judging session for the first Annual ECI Awards, which was held at the Lake View Hotel in Beijing on March 14, 2015, was a huge success, with 48 experts in e-commerce coming from Taiwan, Korea, and Mainland China joining the expert committee. There were reportedly nearly 500 cases submitted and considered for the ECI […]

Yelp launches localized site for Taiwan

Yelp, the San Francisco based directory portal has announced that it has officially released a localized version for Taiwanese consumers. Users can now access yelp.com.tw to search for venue categories and browse through listings and reviews. According to the local tech blog, technew.tw, the company has been operating in stealth for months forming relationships with […]

Robert Downey Jr. gives young fan 3D-printed Iron Man arm

Robert Downey Jr., who played Iron Man in the ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Avengers’ movies, has partnered with a maker of bionic limbs to give a 7-year-old boy a new arm. Alex was born with a partially developed right arm. To give Alex a new arm, Robert Downey Jr. teamed up with Albert Manero, a Fullbright […]

Google Street View takes you inside Japan’s newest high-speed rail

Google Street View now enables you to take a virtual tour of Japan’s newest bullet train line – the Hokuriku Shinkansen. The name designates the region, Hokuriku, and the name for Japan’s high-speed railway; Shinkansen. The line will be an extension of the Nagano Shinkansen Line. The train three separate options: the luxurious ‘Grand Class’, […]

China and Korea form Free Trade Agreement

On November 10, 2014, China and Korea formed an FTA (Free Trade Agreement) to mutually promote businesses between the two countries. These businesses include e-commerce, competition policy, government commission projects, as well as environmental issues. With this mutual effort, IECIA launched the first China/Korea annual e-commerce conference where leaders and experts in the industry gathered […]

China E-Commerce Innovation Marketing Research

On January 31, 2015, in an effort to promote the e-commerce industry, the China E-Commerce Innovation Marketing Research officially launched in Beijing. Along with government officials, industry leaders came together to celebrate this initiative to advance the progress for China’s E-Commerce technological ideas and innovations. Read the original article here

Alibaba invests $200M in Snapchat

Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant has just given Snapchat, the American chat startup, a US$200 million cash infusion. The latest investment values the American company at approximately US$15 billion. Though neither company has announced the investment yet, a source familiar with the deal told Tech in Asia. This investment is one of many from Alibaba. […]