Posts Tagged ‘web’

Office visit to Shopee HQ in Singapore @ Fusionopolis

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Second visit to Shopee HQ in Singapore for Chinese New Year Lohei.

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The Shopee HQ in Singapore is collocated with its parent company, Garena, at Galaxis in Fusionopolis.

The online social marketplace reached US$1.8b in annualised GMV (Gross Merchandise Volume) in November 2016.

That’s huge for a young startup that’s less than 2 year’s old.

For gamers & online shoppers – ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes of gaming company Garena & its subsidiary Shopee? Here’s a part of the company’s office in Singapore which houses the combined staff of 500-odd employees working in an open office concept.

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Shopee introduces free shipping and launches Shopee University

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Shipping costs can now be reimbursed with Shopee Free Shipping and users will receive greater support through Shopee University and the platform’s latest innovations.

“Since the official launch version of our platform, Shopee has seen tremendous growth with our sellers, buyers, product listings and orders now in the millions. To ensure this growth rate continues, we are committed to invest more in constantly enhancing our ecosystem through innovation and developing initiatives such as Shopee Free Shipping to empower individuals, especially budding entrepreneurs, to start their business journey on our platform by first removing the hassles of shipping costs. This in turn elevates mobile commerce standards and further strengthens our regional market leadership position, bringing us closer to achieve our aim in becoming Southeast Asia’s mobile commerce destination of choice,” said Chris Feng, Chief Executive Officer of Shopee.

“Since the official launch version of our platform, Shopee has seen tremendous growth with our sellers, buyers, product listings and orders now in the millions. To ensure this growth rate continues, we are committed to invest more in constantly enhancing our ecosystem through innovation and developing initiatives such as Shopee Free Shipping to empower individuals, especially budding entrepreneurs, to start their business journey on our platform by first removing the hassles of shipping costs. This in turn elevates mobile commerce standards and further strengthens our regional market leadership position, bringing us closer to achieve our aim in becoming Southeast Asia’s mobile commerce destination of choice,” said Chris Feng, Chief Executive Officer of Shopee.

Shopee, Garena’s eCommerce platform, today launched two initiatives—Shopee Free Shipping (Beta) and Shopee University, as well as announced product innovation updates at its inaugural Biannual Press Conference.

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Bunk beds for Shopee employees to catch a power nap over lunch or overnight in the Shopee HQ office in Fusionopolis in Singapore. Beside this room is the #massage room with a full-time masseuse to give staff a rub down.

This marks the beginning of an important growth strategy that the mobile-first social marketplace is commencing for the months ahead.

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Akamai acquires Blaze

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Akamai has acquired Blaze Software Inc, a provider of frontend optimization (FEO) technology. This will complement Akamai’s site acceleration solutions with technology designed to optimize the speed at which a web page is rendered, regardless of end user device.

Akamai announced today that it has acquired Blaze.

Akamai announced today that it has acquired Blaze.

The synergy derived from the combining Blaze’s FEO and Akamai’s site acceleration solutions will improve the performance of customers’ web sites and applications

“We believe Blaze has developed a powerful solution for frontend optimization, and that its cloud-based services approach is synergistic with Akamai’s offerings,” said Rick McConnell, executive vice president of Products and Development, Akamai.Akamai is also in the process of acquiring Cotendo – a company that offers an integrated suite of Web and mobile acceleration services – in an effort to help accelerate its pace of innovation in cloud and mobile optimisation.

With the rapid adoption of rich Internet applications and the increase in mobile browsing, new performance bottlenecks are emerging.

Websites are becoming richer and more complex, with more compute requirements built into a single page, impacting performance in the browser or client device.

As a result, content providers are faced with a growing set of challenges in maintaining a high-performing site and assuring a superior end-user experience.

“Our technology is aimed at reducing the number of requests required to load a page, reducing the size of each request, and improving the browser rendering experience for our customers,” said Michael Weider, CEO of Blaze.Blaze provides technology designed to automatically optimize the code on a web page during the delivery process to ensure faster transmission of content and a faster rendering of the page, regardless of whether it is served to a PC, tablet or smartphone.

As a cloud-based service that requires no software or code changes by the customer, Blaze’s offering is designed to work with any web site.

Akamai plans to integrate the technology into its global cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere.