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Amazon Launches Prime Now in Singapore, Taking on Alibaba’s Lazada & LiveUp

It‘s the starting signal for Amazon‘s push into Southeast Asia. Amazon launches Prime Now in Singapore. Reuters: While Amazon already delivered to Singapore, higher-end services had not been available, including Prime subscriptions which provide access to the company’s video-streaming service. The Prime Now Singapore app promises to deliver everything from Tiger Balm ointment to eggs, […]

JD.com Is Going Against Alibaba’s Lazada in Indonesia, May Do Local Acquisitions

Great piece at Business of Fashion (by Bloomberg) on JD.com going into Indonesia: To foretell where JD.com Inc. is going to expand in Indonesia, follow the cell phone towers. Wider mobile coverage means more consumers starting to shop online, so the Chinese e-commerce company tracks their construction to decide where to market its web store […]

Alibaba Is Spending Another $1b to Boost Lazada Stake From 51% to 83%

Speaking of Alibaba. Alibaba is spending $1 billion to boost its Lazada stake to 83%, Tech in Asia reports: Jack Ma’s Alibaba is hiking its stake in prominent Southeast Asian online retailer Lazada to 83 percent for roughly US$1 billion, Lazada Group CEO Maximillian Bittner tells Tech in Asia. The fresh infusion comes a little more […]

Alibaba’s Lazada Launches the First Real Amazon Prime Competitor With LiveUp

This is very interesting news: Alibaba’s Lazada last week launched LiveUp, a subscription service that combines perks from several different services. Tech in Asia: Lazada announced today the launch of a new membership program in collaboration with its recent acquisition, online grocery delivery service Redmart. The program, called LiveUp, will bring the two companies together […]

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How Alibaba’s Lazada is Preparing to Win Southeast Asia

Sometimes, you have to become a teacher first in order to become a strong marketplace provider. Tech in Asia: Alibaba and Lazada will team up to offer “ecommerce training” to 30,000 small businesses in Thailand in order “to aid their access to both domestic and international ecommerce platforms,” said the Chinese company in a statement. […]

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Does Rocket Internet’s Deal with Alibaba Validate its Opaque, Unproven, Model? No.

“Rocket Internet’s deal with Alibaba validates its opaque, unproven, model”, writes Quartz: Rocket’s latest deal, selling half its stake in Lazada, an online retailer in Southeast Asia, to China’s Alibaba, appears to validate its model. The German group received $137 million for the stake, valuing Lazada—which launched in 2012—at $1.5 billion. Alibaba then put in […]