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One-stop Web markets

Thanks to online shopping, you never have to leave the house to buy what you need. But some e-commerce retailers are trying to make sure that once you hit their website, you do not leave it, too. These are online marketplaces that bring together different sellers in one place, offering consumers many products and brands

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Why Facebook Marketplace Won’t Be A Threat To Carousell

On Monday, Facebook announced the launch of Marketplace, which aims to be a “convenient destination to discover, buy and sell items with people in your community”. Giving the background that many Facebook users have long been using Facebook Groups to buy and sell items, Marketplace was launched as a bid to cater to these transactions.

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ServisHero joins forces with Grab to speed up response time

Every superhero squad requires a reliable mode of transport: Batman & Robin need the Batmobile; the X-men need the Blackbird. And so goes the same for ServisHero‘s “Heroes” – a large team of local service providers ranging from cleaners, handyman, personal trainers, photographers and more.   Today, the on-demand local service startup has announced a

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FICO and Lenddo Partner to Extend Credit Reach in India

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — FICO, the world leader in credit scoring, has today announced a new partnership with Lenddo, a specialist in credit and verification technologies. Together, the companies plan to develop a credit risk score for consumers in India who have a limited or no formal credit history. The collaboration will

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Online fashion retailer Grana raises $10M led by Alibaba’s entrepreneurship fund

Grana, a two-year-old online fashion retailer based in Hong Kong, has announced that it has raised $10 million in fresh funding led by Alibaba’s entrepreneurship fund. This is the startup’s Series A round, and it follows $6 million in previous seed funding. The round is led by Alibaba’s Hong Kong-based fund, which was announced last

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Helping firms sail through sales, inventory processes: TradeGecko co-founder and chief executive Cameron Priest

The tedious work involved in selling a product may surprise many aspiring entrepreneurs, who could find themselves caught up in layers of sales, purchasing and inventory processes. As the tech start-up scene slowly matures in Singapore, one firm has come along to tackle that issue. TradeGecko, an inventory management system provider, aims to help merchants

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Waygo Translation App takes you out for Chinese

Ryan  Rogowski, CEO and Cofounder of San Francisco based Waygo Translation App believes that within our lifetime, we’ll be able to translate and speak multiple languages fluently with the help of technology. “I think language as a barrier is being solved and it’s an exciting time to be part of the industry. With globalization happening

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Perx says “G’day, mate!” to a partnership with Australia’s Complex Interactions

Singapore-based mobile customer engagement and loyalty platform provider Perx today announced that it has signed a master reseller agreement with Australian customer engagement and loyalty startup Complex Interactions. Perx also announced that it has hired N. Vijayan as regional sales director in Malaysia. The agreement and the new appointment aimed to strengthen Perx’s reach in

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