Groupon Thailand recently raised Bt80,000 in user donations during a campaign geared towards funding a new facility at the Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health.
The popular campaign ran nearly three weeks to benefit the Bangkok-area hospital, which was named in honor of Her Majesty Sirikit, who has reigned as Thailand’s Queen for more than 63 years.
Funding for the hospital is overseen by local patient-care proponents the Siriraj Foundation, and the recent campaign was held in partnership with Groupon Grassroots – the deal giant’s global fundraising initiative.
Project Shoe has already gone live, just weeks after pitching its concept of selling user-customized footwear at Startup Asia Jakarta 2013.
The e-tailer is offering an initial selection of 11 feminine shoe designs – including pumps, flats and sandals – that customers can use as templates for personalized color and material preferences.
In the upcoming months, Project Shoe intends to add more designs to its range of options, which currently commands between $230 and $500 per customized pair.
Within days of its launch, the Indonesian startup was…
Luxury e-tailer The RealReal has named Ann Paolini as its new EVP of sales.
Paolini arrives with more than a quarter-century in the luxury-retail field, having recently held a managerial SVP role with Neiman Marcus Group, where she had worked since the late 1980s.
With Neiman’s Last Call discount brand, Paolini spurred a fourfold boost in online sales.
Paolini’s in-depth knowledge of the designer and client facets of the luxury field made her a prime choice for RealReal in the eyes of the e-tailer’s founder and CEO Julie Wainwright.
LivingSocial is holding a Brooklyn-area beerfest this weekend.
The Friday/Saturday fest gives locals and tourists the chance to sample beers, ciders and wines from at least 80 participating brands.
In addition to brews and games, the fest will feature numerous food trucks and live entertainment well into the evening hours.
General admission to the LivingSocial BeerFest is only $39, which includes unlimited pours from all the brands on hand.
LivingSocial is also running a $16 dollar markdown deal on VIP tickets – a $75 value that can now…
Newegg.com Inc. – one of the leading e-tailers for computers, hardware, software and peripherals – dove into the timed-sales arena this year with the launch of NeweggFlash.com.
Adding roughly twelve new items per day, the site offers up to 30% off on a range of electronics, in addition to kitchen appliances, cutlery, jewelry and beauty supplies.
The deals featured on NeweggFlash typically span seven days in length, but sometimes run for periods as brief as fifteen hours.
Users have the option of broadcasting deals to friends and…
BootstrapLabs brings its startup-geared accelerator program to Northeast Asia with the launch of BootstrapAccelerator Korea.
Based out of Seoul, the new program is modeled on the company’s Silicon Valley operation, where startups from around the world undergo six months of mentoring under BootstrapLabs.
Upon acceptance into the program, Korean startups will receive investments in the $100k ballpark, while select graduates of the six-month mentorship will be invited to join BootstrapLabs’ Bay Area program for an additional $400k.
The Korean program has been funded by local venture capital firm Coolidge…
The four-day period marked an all-time peak for the five-year-old daily deals company, which enjoyed a 30% boost over 2012′s Black Friday rush.
Groupon’s newfound stature as a holiday-shopping magnate has resulted in part from recent site redesigns and app integrations, which have bolstered the company’s consumer accessibility.
As stated by Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky, the site has “become a necessity this holiday season for customers when they want to buy just about anything,…
Mouth.com has garnered capital totaling $1.5 million from a Vocap Ventures-led Series A round, with additional backing from VegasTechFund and private investors Joanne Wilson and Jason Calacanis.
The ingeniously named food e-tailer has earmarked the funds towards marketing its ever-growing inventory – currently boasting 700-some-odd products from 350 brands – as well as for upcoming expansions to its warehouse space.
Catering to the indie foods market, the two-year-old e-tailer primarily specializes in non-perishable munchies such as popcorn, pickles, figs, crackers and candies.
Mouth.com was co-founded by Craig Kanarick –…
Time management tools are necessary in virtually any profession. There are numerous tools and apps that are available to help make life easier and more productive. Here are some applications that can help to increase organization, time management, and productivity.
1. Remember the Milk
When people are having difficulty managing what they do, they are more apt to benefit from an app such as Remember the Milk. This tool is is compatible with mobile phones, computers, Outlook, and Gmail. Reminders are easy with Remember the Milk.
If you want to improve…
Hispanics in the U.S. outnumber the rest of the population when it comes to the use of digital coupons.
A recent Valassis survey found that 84.2% of American Hispanics have sought out coupons over the internet, compared to a mere 70.6% of the broader population.
The survey also found that 80.2% of stateside Hispanics have accessed digital coupons via mobile, whereas only 66% of the overall population has done the same.
Social media scavenging for digital coupons is also higher amongst Hispanics, who outsize the broader population by 69.6%…