Google Indonesia revealed the number of people in the country who shop through online marketplaces has reached about 81 million.

The numbers are quite high, especially compared to Indonesia’s internet population of 100 million users. The country’s population is some 250 million people.

The market will continues to grow as mobile devices play more important role in the way of Indonesian shop in the future.

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Ecommerce is one of the top five activities for Thai mobile users 

Latest survey by the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) found ecommerce has replaced e-learning as one of the top five most popular activities in Thailand.

This is the first time ecommerce cracked to the top five. For years, the five most popular activities on mobile devices were communications, entertainment, gaming, online news and information searches, and e-learning.

60% of ecommerce transactions in the country are made on the mobile platform.

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Uber is lining up investors including Softbank and Didi Chuxing

Uber is in exclusive talks for an estimated $12 billion funding round from four investors including Softbank and Didi Chuxing.

US equity firms Dragoneer Investment Group and General Atlantic are said to be the other two investors. Tencent is reportedly also exploring the opportunity to contribute.

The deal, if happened, would allow the company to retain its valuation of about $70 billion on paper.

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