Category Archives: Thailand

Neuron Mobility raises $3.7M to bring e-scooters to Southeast Asia’s cities – TechCrunch

Scooters!

Neuron Mobility raises $3.7M to bring e-scooters to Southeast Asia’s cities – TechCrunch

— Read on techcrunch.com/2018/12/05/neuron-mobility-raises-3-7m/amp/

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Build it and they will come: Thai developers pour billions into retail | Reuters

Excited to check this mall out next time I am in Bangkok.

Good quotes here from Pomelo.

Fair point on logistics and the first purchase being in store.

Build it and they will come: Thai developers pour billions into retail | Reuters:

Even e-commerce in Thailand is turning to malls. JD.com-backed (JD.O) fashion retailer Pomelo saw an untapped customer segment after experimenting with pop-up stores, said CEO David Jou.

“We found that some customers didn’t feel comfortable making their first purchase online, but liked our products.”

The Bangkok-based startup, which has its fifth store in Iconsiam, where e-commerce is growing, says physical stores familiarize customers with products before they place digital orders.

Shops create brand recognition and double as a pick-up point for online orders, simplifying logistics, he said.

No Mercy / No Malice

Ha. Bangkok gets a mention!

No Mercy / No Malice:

I grew up in LA. The biggest change? Waze. LA traffic is what I imagine Bangkok was like before the BTS Skytrain. The app forces you to take byzantine routes through the circulatory system of LA. Despite the app, which feels like it has sentient qualities mocking us, one gets to marvel at the alchemy of grit, cement, palm trees, zero humidity, and “fabulous” that LA projects.