Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Why Chinese bike sharing companies are suddenly everywhere overseas

Just a few months ago, you would hear Chinese bike sharing companies making announcements here and there, but not see actual bikes being deployed....

Does ‘yield management’ for restaurants work, or is it simply a...

When Groupon (and thousands of its clones) entered the market, the message was very attractive to restaurants, spas and other establishments. Giving good discounts...

Clash of the titans in Thailand’s ecommerce scene

  Last year, Thailand witnessed the entry and subsequent overhype of 11street – a company owned and invested by South Korean telecommunications giant SK Telecom....

Incentives and cashback: what works and what doesn’t

Someone in Singapore sent us a copy of a promotional letter she had received: That is a lot of hassle to get (maximum) $30...

The future of struggling service marketplaces

Good Start, Let’s Uberize Everything! Source: Getty Images It was just merely two years ago when service marketplaces were all the talk in town (I mean,...

The Razer question: what can you do with 10 million dollars?

Razer recently published an e-payment proposal summary, which includes committing S$10M to deploy a common cashless payment solution in Singapore, maybe Razer Pay, in...

Real implications of China’s ICO ban?

Ether’s price dropped sharply today, immediately after the Chinese Central Government announced they were banning Initial Coin Offerings(ICOs). The drop wiped out millions of dollars...

Making insurance cool again!

There were a few times when i went to a gathering introduced myself as from the insurance industry, people would give me a sympathetic...

Alipay is NOT launching a digital wallet in Singapore soon

Many friends living in Singapore noticed this news today on both The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/alipay-inks-deal-to-expand-cashless-payment-acceptance-points-in-singapore http://www.zaobao.com.sg/sme/news/story20170823-789329 According to the reporting (especially that on...

What is best ecommerce marketing channel in rural developing world?

I was having lunch with some friends in Dubai the other day, and one of the friends ran an e-commerce platform across a few...

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