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"What to expect when expanding your ecommerce operations into China"

<b>Justin Fraser, CyberSource</b>: <i>If you plan to expand your ecommerce operations into China, this article will reveal some of this country’s payment</i> …

"Cross-border sales to Russia: the end of the golden years?"

<b>Adrien Henni, East-West Digital News</b>: <i>"Market prospects in 2015 are uncertain, given the macroeconomic instability. However, it would be premature to</i> …

Taiwan: Alibaba to invest USD 316 mln in startups

Alibaba is currently involved in setting up an investment fund for Taiwanese startups worth USD 316 million.<p>The announcement follows the February …

Rocket Internet Puts $586M Into Delivery Hero, Buys 9 Other Food Startups

Rocket Internet, the Berlin-based e-commerce group that went public last year, is making some major consolidation moves in the food delivery business. It has acquired a 30% stake in Delivery Hero (a rival to Rocket’s FoodPanda), and it has purchased the holdings of seven other food delivery …

China: government alters cross-border online shopping transaction cap to USD 50,000

The Chinese government has abrogated the cross-border online shopping transaction cap from USD 10,000 to USD 50,000, in order to boost international …

Russia considering 30% import tax on foreign online retailers

Moscow examining levy on purchases above 7,000 roubles and restrictions on number of parcels imported<p>Russia is considering restricting imports from foreign online retailers, joining an increasing number of countries looking into measures to protect local operators.<p>The government is looking at a 30% …

Flipboard Magazines Arrive On The Web

Flipboard today announced the arrival of its custom magazines on the Web, opening itself up to a whole new segment of users. Magazines can now be viewed regardless of what device and platform the reader is using. The company admits that the product isn’t quite where they want it to be, but today …

How to Turn Selfies (and Puppies) Into High-End Retail Sales

In a world increasingly filtered through Instagram, a carefully crafted photo shoot starts to look dated. That’s why retailers are rushing to …

The Paypers launches the Web Fraud Prevention, Security & Digital Identity Market Guide 2013

The Paypers has launched the second edition of the Web Fraud Prevention, Security & Digital Identity Market Guide, an insight into the digital …

Klarna purchases Sofort for USD 150 mln

Sweden-based online retail payments company Klarna has purchased German payment systems provider Sofort for USD 150 million.<p>The two companies are …

Australia: Online shopping scams via credit cards lead to fraud growth

Online shopping scams done with credit cards are increasing and lead to fraud growth, recent findings indicate.<p>According to data from the Australian …

Ripple Labs raises $3.5m

Ripple is a decentralized, open source payment protocol powering a new global value web.<p>Ripple Labs will use the new funds to continue building …

Digital Currency

Bitcoin in China: The Fall-out From Chinese Government Banning Real World Use

Bitcoin’s value took a tumble this week after the People’s Bank of China issued an official statement about its stance on the digital coin, knocking the cryptocurrency’s value down into the $800s after lofty $1200 highs. China has been largely responsible for Bitcoin’s dramatic 500% rise in value …

How Does Apple Really Feel About Bitcoin?

Over the past couple of months, there have been a few Bitcoin app rejections by Apple that have made some waves. First, the venture-backed startup Coinbase had its app removed entirely from the App Store. Today, a blog post from peer-to-peer messaging and payments app Gliph highlights its own …

Square debuts thinner credit card reader with more device support

Mobile payments startup Square rolled out a new version of its credit card reader today, which offers some notable improvements over the previous model.<p>Square, which first teased the news yesterday via Twitter, debuted the new reader in a Vine video from Square user Blue Bottle Coffee earlier …

Mobile Payments Service Flint Adds $2M More In Series B Funding From Verizon, Rolls Out Passbook Support, Invoicing

Flint Mobile, a mobile payments startup that, unlike Square or PayPal Here, uses the phone’s camera instead of a dongle to “scan” credit and debit cards, announced this morning an add-on in Series B funding from Verizon Investments, the investing arm of Verizon Communications. This brings Flint’s …

Spotify Produces Quirky, Territorial, Slightly Wonky “Year In Review 2013” Website

Music streaming service Spotify has published its review of 2013, but rather than some spotty old press release, it’s served us up a brand spanking new website with a little bit of interactivity.<p>The new site has factoids aplenty, like the nugget that there is someone in the U.S. with a Spotify …