Entries by Rara Kinasih

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Thailand Government Allocates $500M to Seeding Startups

The Thai Government announced a 20 Billion THB investment to accelerate 2,500 existing startups, with a target to increase the number to 10,000 by 2018. The government’s efforts in seeding startups will be a very important one, but they must ensure the program’s effectiveness and transparency. According to Pumin Yuvacharuskul, CEO at Eatigo, Thailand’s ecommerce landscape is held […]

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Shopback, Cashback Startup, Finds Success in Malaysia

Singapore-based cashback startup ShopBack recorded growth locally and regionally – 1,300 merchants in the region, 500 in Malaysia. From gross merchandising value to its shopper base, the country manager of Malaysian operations, Gil Carmo, said that the company hopes to grow by 20% month-on-month in GMV this year. ShopBack has a presence in five countries beyond its home […]

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Baidu Map App Launches in Thailand, Targets 10M Chinese Tourists

Baidu officially launched its travel mapping app, Baidu Map, for outbound Chinese tourists. Baidu Map is available in Mandarin Chinese and Thai. It offers maps of Thailand’s tourist attractions, restaurants and hotels for a combined 17,000 places. “Thailand is a strategic country as it is the most popular for Chinese travelers,” said Richard Lee, Director of […]

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Taiwan Mobile Co Eyeing Southeast Asia Ecommerce Market

Taiwan Mobile Co (台灣大哥大), the second largest carrier in the country, has been eyeing Southeast Asia’s ecommerce potential – namely telecom markets of Indonesia. Momo.com Inc (富邦媒), its ecommerce subsidiary, has been gearing up to explore the markets in the Philippines and Vietnam said company chairman Richard Tsai. In particular, Momo.com is seeking a business partner in […]