The Impulso Podcast is hosted by us at Momentum Works, twice a week, every week. Tune in to hear our in-house experts, community and guests unpack the latest trends, undercurrents and lessons in tech across borders. We explore topics like innovation, ecommerce, digital financial services, venture investment, and the broader digital economy. ‏‏‎ ‎In addition to covering our home base of Southeast Asia and advanced global markets like the US, we also draw extensive lessons from tech companies in China. ‏‏‎ ‎ 

Some of the points covered in this episode:

  • Meituan’s Acquisition of Light Year: Explore the strategic $234 million cash deal that gives Meituan full control of Light Year, an AI company, and how it positions Meituan as a serious player in the race for generative AI services;
  • Meituan’s AI Investment Strategy: Uncover how Meituan’s acquisition of Light Year aligns with their broader strategy to invest in AI and cutting-edge technologies, showcasing their commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements;
  • Lazada Indonesia’s New CEO: Learn about James Chang, Lazada’s seasoned e-commerce executive, and his appointment as the CEO of Lazada Indonesia, driving the company’s growth and success in the face of increasing competition;
  • Cainiao: Discover how Alibaba’s logistics arm, Cainiao Logistics, operates a vast global network and plays a vital role in Alibaba’s e-commerce business. Explore their commitment to innovation, sustainability, and recent developments such as the launch of a 5-day global delivery service and strategic partnerships.

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