mobile commerce

  • Southeast Asian mobile Internet company Garena announces $170M Series D

    Southeast Asian mobile Internet company Garena announces $170M Series D

    Garena, a Singapore-based company that makes mobile gaming, e-commerce, and payment apps, said today that it has raised a $170 million Series D. Read More

  • Find runway fashions with these apps

    Spring is here, which means it’s time to put away those coats and get out those dresses. But is your wardrobe still in style? Fashionistas, take note. These apps will help you find the latest styles. Moda Operandi Straight from fashion week, Moda Operandi makes it easy to shop the runway on its iPhone app. The team compiles the outfits seen at the shows and makes it easy to preorder… Read More

  • Marketplace app Mercari nabs $75M to become Japan’s first startup unicorn

    Marketplace app Mercari nabs $75M to become Japan’s first startup unicorn

    Mercari, a peer-to-peer marketplace app, has claimed the title of Japan’s first pre-IPO startup unicorn after raising 8.4 billion yen (about $75 million) at a valuation of over $1 billion. This is the Tokyo-based company’s first Series D and brings its total funding to 12.6 billion yen (about $111 million). Read More

  • India’s Paytm Is Raising Another $400M To Build Out Its New Payment Bank

    India’s Paytm Is Raising Another $400M To Build Out Its New Payment Bank

    Alibaba-backed Paytm, one of the bigger e-commerce startups competing against Amazon in India, is raising money again, just months after a reported $680 million round. Sources close to the company say that Paytm is now looking to raise $400 million by June to help with the launch of Paytm’s new payments business, Paytm Payment Bank. The news comes at the same time that… Read More

  • The New Wave Of Selling On Mobile And Social Crunch Network

    The New Wave Of Selling On Mobile And Social

    The holiday season is here, and shoppers and merchants alike are gearing up for the busiest shopping season of the year. How will technology impact retail this season, and what’s new in 2015 about the ancient “art of the sale”? eMarketer predicts a happy holiday season for retailers this year, with US retail sales in the months of November and December increasing 5.7 percent… Read More

  • Why Starbucks’ Order And Pay Is More Than Milk Froth Crunch Network

    Why Starbucks’ Order And Pay Is More Than Milk Froth

    There was a time when mobile content was king. Consumers sought ringtones and java games, despite their appalling user experience. Then came smartphones and apps, and, in terms of content, everything changed. For savvy brands, mobile content has moved well beyond creating a vanity app to the primary way to engage consumers. Read More

  • Is Enterprise Hyper Growth The New Normal? Crunch Network

    Is Enterprise Hyper Growth The New Normal?

    The enterprise cloud has entered a new era of hyper growth thanks to a combination of dramatically expanded global markets, access to unprecedented later-stage private growth capital and the ability to scale sales organizations with remote talent. Read More

  • The Business Of Fraud Crunch Network

    The Business Of Fraud

    When you visualize a hacker, what do you see? A young computer enthusiast coding in their basement, pounding Red Bull? A futuristic robot plugged into hundreds of servers deep inside a secret warehouse in the desert? A person from another country sporting a shaved head, smoking a cigarette, banging away on their keyboard? Chris Hemsworth from the movie Blackhat? Okay, that last one might be… Read More

  • Insurance Is The Next Frontier For Fintech Crunch Network

    Insurance Is The Next Frontier For Fintech

    We have entered a golden age for fintech. LendingClub and OnDeck recently exited through massive IPOs, and global investments in the fintech space hit $3 billion last year. This outpouring of innovation and investment has spread across the financial sector, spanning mobile banking, small business lending, financial advisers, credit scoring, savings and more. Read More

  • Taiwan’s 91APP Raises $9M To Make Launching E-Commerce Apps Easier

    Taiwan’s 91APP Raises $9M To Make Launching E-Commerce Apps Easier

    91APP, a Taipei-based startup that wants to make it easy for small merchants to launch e-commerce apps, has raised $9 million in series A funding, led by AppWorks with participation by CID Group, NineYi Capital, Hung-tze Jan (founder of PChome, one of Taiwan’s leading e-commerce marketplaces), and Senao chairman Paul Lin. Read More

  • As Google Looks To Expand Wallet Use, WePay Integrates Instant Buy API

    As Google Looks To Expand Wallet Use, WePay Integrates Instant Buy API

    Google is reportedly eyeing up an acquisition of Softcard to expand Google Wallet services to more points of sale with retailers; but it also wants to grow its position in the wider world of mobile-based transactions to compete with the likes of PayPal, by way of its Instant Buy API. Originally launched for Android in 2013, today the Instant Buy API is taking a step forward: Google is looking… Read More

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