Lazada, Alibaba’s Southeast Asia e-commerce business, gets a new CEO  TechCrunch · 1 day
Alibaba has reshuffled the leadership at Lazada, its e-commerce firm in Southeast Asia, after CEO Lucy Peng — an original Alibaba co-founder — stepped down to be replaced by... more
Indonesia e-commerce leader Tokopedia raises $1.1B from Alibaba and SoftBank’s Vision Fund  TechCrunch · 2 days
Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia is the latest startup to enter the Vision Fund after it raised $1.1 billion led by the SoftBank megafund and... more
A Chinese ecommerce app that lures grocery shoppers with cash just raised $100M in Series B  TechCrunch · 3 days
There is no shortage of up-and-comers jostling for a spot in China’s massive ecommerce industry, and oftentimes... more
China’s teams up with Intel to develop ‘smart’ retail experiences  TechCrunch · 4 days
Months after it landed a major $550 million investment from Google, China’s — the country’s second highest-profile investor behind Alibaba — has teamed up with... more
Mogu’s long journey: From rejecting Alibaba’s advances to US IPO  TechCrunch · 1 week
Mogu, a Tencent-backed service that offers fashion content and products to young women, has joined a string of Chinese tech companies pressing ahead to sell their shares through... more
Taiwan-based travel startup AsiaYo raises $7M Series B led by Alibaba Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund  TechCrunch · 1 week
AsiaYo, a travel accommodation booking platform based in Taipei, Taiwan, has raised a $7 million Series B led by Alibaba... more
Alibaba replaces video streaming boss amid anti-corruption probe  TechCrunch · 1 week
A top-level reshuffle is sending shockwaves across one of China’s biggest online video businesses. Yang Weidong has stepped down as the president of Alibaba’s video streaming unit Youku, the ecommerce operator’s digital... more
China leaves Huawei founder off honor roll marking 40 years of economic success  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
In the lead up to China’s 40th anniversary of reforms and opening up, People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party,... more
Alibaba-backed parenting site Babytree starts taking orders for downsized IPO  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A lot of Chinese millennials may be delaying or opting out of childbearing, but those who have committed to parenting often go all out to ensure their children... more
Meituan, China’s ‘everything app’, walks away from bike sharing and ride hailing  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
A major player in the race to transport Chinese people around is losing steam. Meituan Dianping, the Tencent-backed all-encompassing platform for local services, continues... more
Tencent e-wallet is following Alibaba to Hong Kong subways  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
China’s payments giants have taken their battle to Hong Kong. Less than a week after Ant Financial announced adding QR codes to the city’s MTR public transport network of rail... more
Alibaba and Amazon move over, we visited JD’s connected grocery store in China  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
The arms race to build the future of grocery stores is heating up in China. To no one’s surprise, the main contestants are... more
Hong Kong is adding QR code payments to its subway stations  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
A new dispatch from our ‘QR Codes Are Very Much Alive In Asia’ reporting program: Hong Kong’s subway system will soon allow its commuters to pay... more
Alibaba and Amazon move over, we visited connected grocery store in China  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
The arms race to build the future of grocery stores is heating up in China. To no one’s surprise, the main contestants are... more
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