Amazon's mainland unit closes vendor after report of fake cosmetics

China Central Television said on Wednesday that Amazon China was among operators with counterfeit or questionable products for sale. Photo: AFP

The mainland unit of the world's largest e-commerce company, closed a third-party online store after state media reported that fake cosmetics were being sold.

Saturday, 22 March, 2014, 1:30am

Asian messaging apps moving in on global tech giants' turf

WeChat has emerged as an alternative distribution channel for advertisements, software applications and goods and services. Photo: Reuters

Asian chat services KakaoTalk, Line and WeChat threaten to overturn the mobile order of things, usurping the role of Google, Apple, Facebook and telecommunications carriers as gatekeeper to the consumer.

20 Feb 2014 - 12:56am