Can Shopee / Garena Beat Lazada? Tencent vs. Alibaba In SE Asia. (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Podcast 29)


In this class, I talk about Shopee (ecommerce) and Garena (online gaming) in SE Asia – and the complementary platform businesses Sea Limited is building.

You can listen here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya.

The previous articles and books I cite are:

This is part of Learning Goals: Level 4-5, with a focus on:
  • #20 The Basics of Garena / Shopee and Audience Builder Platforms

Concepts for this class:

  • Audience Builder Platforms
  • Complementary Platforms
  • Arms Race for Consumer Attention, Engagement and Spending

Companies for this class:

  • Shopee
  • Garena / Sea Limited
  • Lazada / Alibaba


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