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Mobile-only Mercari releases niche app in Japan

Mobile-only Mercari releases niche app in Japan

Japan’s unicorn, mobile-only marketplace Mercari launched a niche app on Monday dedicated to a part of a very popular category of Mercari, namely used CDs, DVDs, Blue-ray and used books in the category entertainment and hobbies.


China’s female fashion site KongKongHu closes down

China’s female fashion site KongKongHu closes down

A spat went public between the founder of KongKongHu, a social community and transaction platform in China focused on women's high-end cosmetics and pre-loved fashion, and gaming software firm Beijing Kunlun Wanwei Technologies, an investor and controlling stakeholder in the platform. And brought the surprising news to light that the popular platform is in the process of being liquidated.


OLX to launch global brand for online services

OLX to launch global brand for online services

We’ve seen OLX Group, the classifieds subsidiary of Naspers, grow its portfolio from the horizontal platform OLX in about 40 countries to an auto vertical (Stradia), a real estate vertical (Storia), and a heavy-machines vertical (Tradus). Now, another brand is on its way: OLX Group will launch a global brand for online services - probably still this year.


LeBonCoin partners with Spark, Amazon Web Services

LeBonCoin partners with Spark, Amazon Web Services

A number of tech vendors occupy key roles in the big-data strategy of LeBonCoin.fr, France’s dominant horizontal site with more than 7 billion pageviews per month. "Spark does the data streaming, Kafka handles data messaging, and Amazon S3 the data storage," LeBonCoin chief data officer Aissa Belaid told French media recently.



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