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Tiger countries show divergent online trends

There are distinct differences in the development of Internet usage and online retail in Tiger countries including South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. In South Korea, smartphones for the first time are used more often than notebooks to shop online. Besides mobile commerce, social commerce is also a growing trend in South Korean online retail, says researcher Research and Markets. Meanwhile, more than half of all Internet users in Hong Kong conducted online purchases, with women …

GlobalCollect opens in Japan

Payment service provider GlobalCollect has further expanded its operations in the Asia Pacific, opening in Japan and Australia. Earlier this year GlobalCollect, which serves both the e-commerce and m-commerce marketplaces, opened in Shanghai and Beijing having opened its Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore in 2008. The expansion will better enable GlobalCollect to deliver its payments knowledge across a region which is experiencing the most growth in online commerce, it says. …