BEIJING - A report issued by research firm IDC has revealed that China's e-commerce industry exhibited a 20 per cent rise in trading volume in 2008, despite the economic downturn.
BEIJING - Google is said to be entering China's e-commerce market following the purchase of a domain that may be used as a consumer-to-consumer platform, according to Chinese reports.
CHINA - The economic climate has forced China's e-commerce sites to unveil new initiatives amid fears that netizens will buy less.
TOKYO - Rakuten, Japan's largest e-commerce operator, has appointed online video specialist Brightcove to act as the supporting platform for promotional videos on its Rakuten Ichiba virtual shopping mall.
Online stores may be the answer for brands looking for an efficient way to expand in the mainland market.
BEIJING - Alibaba and Bank of China have entered into a long-term strategic partnership to facilitate e-commerce activities such as online payment, international business development, small-business financing and joint marketing initiatives.
BEIJING - Taobao has rolled out its long-awaited product-search engine, and is set to enter the mobile search market through an agreement with Lenovo.
SEOUL - eBay has announced its plans to acquire South Korea's leading auction website Gmarket for US$1.2 billion in an effort to bolster its presence in the region.
SHANGHAI - Uniqlo has joined forces with Taobao in China setting up a flagship store on the e-commerce website for shoppers in the country.
TAIPEI - Alibaba Group's e-commerce auction site Taobao.com has launched Tao1shop.tw in Taiwan, marking Taobao's official entrance into the market.
BEIJING - Yahoo has put its stake in business-to-business e-commerce site Alibaba.com up for sale.
SINGAPORE - GuideGecko, an online shopping and publishing platform for travel, lifestyle and entertainment guides has launched in Singapore.
HONG KONG - E*Trade has launched a multimillion-dollar marketing campaign in Hong Kong in an effort to bolster its brand amid the recession.
GLOBAL - Online auction company eBay has sold a majority stake in internet telephone company Skype to a private investment group, for a cash payment of US$1.9 billion.
SINGAPORE - EZ-Link Singapore has appointed TNBT's Crush Advertising to handle marketing and communications for the launch of its new card featuring an auto top-up service.
LONDON - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.com has appointed UK-based Truly London as its lead creative agency in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as part of its US$30 million strategy to promote its brand internationally.
BEIJING - Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group is tipped to split the management of Alibaba.com's domestic and international marketplaces into two separate operations.
BEIJING - Chinese video website Youku.com has partnered with e-commerce site Taobao.com to provide a video gallery for digital retailers.
HONG KONG - Google is to invest around $13 million to develop search engine marketing solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses in Hong Kong as the local economy shows signs of recovery.
SINGAPORE - LiveJournal, a Singaporean community blogging website, has appointed Ad2One as its digital sales agency.