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TikTok is quietly testing a new feature that makes it easier for influencers to make money from their followers

TikTok is testing a new feature for some users that lets them link to online shops in their bio or directly from their posts.

Chinese consumers spend US$22 billion in first nine hours of Alibaba’s Singles’ Day shopping event

Opening sales were brisk, hitting US$10 billion in just under 30 minutes, half the time from the previous year.

An increasingly popular smartphone you’ve never heard of is launching in Singapore for S$469 – and its 64MP camera is as good as DSLRs

The smartphone takes only 80 minutes to fully charge, and will be available in Pearl White and Pearl Blue colours.
Werner Vogels, Amazon's chief technology officer.

Amazon CTO Werner Vogels says it will ‘go out of business in 10 to 15 years’ if it stops innovating

Vogels was speaking at the Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon, Portugal on Thursday afternoon.
Several top leaders have departed Jet this year.

Top leaders are leaving Walmart’s Jet, and some employees are growing concerned about the site’s future

At least eight vice presidents and five senior directors have left Walmart-owned Jet this year. Their departures have left some employees worried.

Verishop is an online shopping site that combines the convenience of Amazon with better product curation — here’s your first look

Verishop is a new e-commerce site that sells a curated selection of women's and men's fashion, home goods, and beauty products.

E-commerce spend in SEA will grow from US$31 billion to US$120 billion by 2025: Facebook and Bain & Company study

By 2025, projected annual spend for online shopping in South-east Asia is expected to hit US$120 billion, Facebook and Bain & Company said.

65% of all startup funding in SEA goes to Singapore: 2019 Google report

Singapore also has the highest number of potential unicorns.
I prefer to not shop at Amazon.

7 reasons why I refuse to buy anything on Amazon

Although everyone I know loves shopping online, I refuse to purchase anything on Amazon because I hate waiting and paying for delivery.

Amazon charges sellers as much as $5,000 a month for customer service if they want a guarantee that they’ll be able to talk to a real person

Some third-party sellers on Amazon have accused it of enriching itself and hurting consumers through its role as both a marketplace and retailer.