A man poses with a smartphone in front of a WhatsApp logo. Photo: Reuters

Facebook’s WhatsApp adds shopping catalogue feature, bringing e-commerce to popular messaging app

  • Facebook has been trying to boost revenue from higher-growth units like Instagram and WhatsApp, which has 1.5 billion users
Topic |   Ecommerce

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A Rural Taobao service centre in Antao village, Shouguang in Shandong province. Photo: SCMP

China’s e-commerce giants are looking for gold in rural areas as growth in big cities slows down

  • Rural China added 3 million more internet users in the first half, taking the total number to 225 million, or 26.3 per cent of the country’s total internet population
Topic |   Alibaba

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A Rural Taobao service centre in Antao village, Shouguang in Shandong province. Photo: SCMP
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