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Amazon opens Prime service to Singapore

Amazon.com has launched Prime service in Singapore to offer customers access to fast shipping, streaming and gaming. In July 2017, the ecommerce tech company launched a free two-hour delivery service in Singapore, the first entry in open competition with Alibaba Group. In a fragmented region of 600 million people like Southeast Asia, some customers were underwhelmed…

Instagram partners with BigCommerce, Shopify

Instagram, a Facebook`s application, has partnered with BigCommerce and Shopify to integrate ecommerce capabilities into its platform.   Instagram has been working with both ecommerce platforms over the past year to test out features, and is now moving forward with broader deployments. BigCommerce and Shopify also offer merchants ecommerce integrations with the core Facebook platform.   Shopify powers over…

Samsung, PayPal to consolidate mobile and online payments

Samsung has announced a partnership with PayPal to allow Samsung Pay users to make in-app, online and in-store payments with the US payment platform.   The service will be available in the US first and will be expanded to other countries in the near future.   Moreover, Samsung Pay will be accepted as a payment method in apps…

PayPal introduces cross-border trade service

PayPal has announced the introduction of PayPal Global Sellers, a cross-border trade service for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) in the US. In collaboration with Webinterpret, the service addresses the commonly cited international growth barriers with a suite of tools, including: website translation, taxes/duties presentment, international shipping and return facilitation, or localized…

Kaspersky will do anything to prove it’s not on anyone’s side

The U.S. government has its suspicions about Kaspersky having shady affiliations with the Russian government, and threatens to ban the anti-virus software in its draft defense bill. Founder Eugene Kaspersky has rebutted American government claims by saying it has never helped any government in the world for the purpose of…

Mobile wallet spend to rise over 30 percent in 2017

Global spend via mobile wallets is expected to rise by nearly 32% to USD 1.35 trillion, a new study from Juniper Research has found. The study, Mobile Wallets: Service Provider Analysis, Market Opportunities & Forecasts, has found that spend is currently concentrated in the Far East & China, due primarily…

Canada’s immigration website crashes thanks to surge in traffic

Following America’s shocking election results, thousands of Americans flooded to Canada’s immigration website, causing it to crash. Canadian authorities confirmed that over 200,000 Americans had visited the website during election night. About 100,000 of the visitors were curious about migrating over to Canada; this dwarfs the 17,000 people that visited…