Chinese E-Commerce Giant 360buy Raises $1.5 Billion From Russian Investment Group

China’s leading e-commerce Web site 360buy.com has raised a massive round of funding from Russian Internet investment group Digital Sky Technologies, known for investing in Groupon and Facebook. DST contributed $500 million of the $1.5 billion round, Reuters reports. The company, which is preparing for an IPO in 2013, previously raised funding from Wal-Mart Stores.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik