Here’s what you should know.

1. Paytm ecommerce in talks to raise up to $200m from Alibaba

The funding round will take the stake of Alibaba and its affiliate Ant Financial in Paytm Ecommerce, an entity newly created by One97 Communications Ltd to house the online retail business, to more than 50% from 42%.

A deal will confirm that Paytm will continue to be the vehicle for Alibaba’s ecommerce play in India. In 2016, the Chinese online retailer contemplated a standalone entry into India or an acquisition.

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2. DHL: Cross-border ecommerce could be huge growth opportunity

According to “The 21st Century Spice Trade: A Guide to the Cross-Border Ecommerce Opportunity”, cross-border online retail is predicted to grow at twice the rate of domestic ecommerce. At this rate, the market will jump from $300 billion in 2015 to $900 billion in 2020.

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3. Indonesian email users check their inboxes for retail promotions

A survey of email users in the country conducted by research firm JakPat in January 2017 found that 30.6% of respondents named receiving shopping promotions as one of the main reasons they used email. 80% of users check email via mobile phones.

This seems like an easy win for marketing strategy.

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4. Tech Update: Snap publicly files for IPO 

Snap is expected to go public at a valuation north of $25 billion in early March, making it not only the first tech IPO of the year but also one of the largest in a while. That means Snap is not only setting itself up as a bellwether for future consumer tech IPOs, but also for the tech IPO market in general.

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