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SeD to take on China social media giants

It is acquiring from its new CEO a mobile-app firm known as HotApps

Published Tue, Aug 12, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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SINGAPORE eDevelopment (SeD), fresh from a corporate restructure that puts a well-known white knight at the company's top spot, now looks to challenging Chinese giants Alibaba and Tencent in the instant messaging and e-commerce space.

SeD yesterday announced that it would acquire from its newly appointed chief executive officer, Chan Heng Fai, a mobile-application company known as HotApps for S$98,000.

HotApps, which is registered in Singapore, will launch an app by the end of this year that incorporates instant messaging and e-commerce. This will be launched in 24 countries, said Mr Chan at a press br…

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