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29Jul/16Off

The threats and challenges for Netflix in Asia

netflix-password1 Netflix, a company that used to send you DVDs by mail and was almost sold to Blockbuster for a paltry $50 million, is now a juggernaut staring down big TV networks as it makes their programming and business models seem almost archaic. But to Asian internet users, Netflix seemed like another of the wonderful first-world luxuries that kept making waves on the news but never seemed within reach. Read More

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29Jul/16Off

PokeFit gives Pokemon Go a real-time fitness dashboard on Android

pokefit Pokemon Go is definitely big enough to start generating its own ecosystem, and one new Android app hints at how far things could go beyond simply crafting a better Pokedex. PokeFit gives PoGo trainers a dashboard overlaid on their game screen to track play time, distance travelled, steps walked and energy burned.
PokeFit, from P3 communications, helps trainers get a real-time grasp on the… Read More

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29Jul/16Off

Uber focuses on services as it begins to see profits in Southeast Asia

shutterstock southeast asia Uber has abandoned its ‘land grab’ approach to Southeast Asia and instead switched its focus to new products and services as it begins to see profitability in key markets in the region. Read More

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28Jul/16Off

Sony posts $205M profit as downsized mobile business stops bleeding cash

shutterstock sony Sony posted a slim ¥21.2 billion ($205 million) profit for its Q1 2016. That’s down on the ¥82.4 billion profit it carded this time last year, but in general the quarter was a mixed bag of positives and negatives following the impact of cost-cutting initiatives. Read More

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28Jul/16Off

Tech reacts to Clinton’s DNC speech

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 28:  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and US Vice President nominee Tim Kaine stand with their families on stage at the end of the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25.  (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images) Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention was delivered in stark contrast to Donald Trump’s speech at last week’s Republican National Convention. Here are 10 quick take-aways from technology investors, executives, and founders. Read More

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28Jul/16Off

Baidu, China’s dominant search firm, suffers record profit drop

baidu Baidu may be the dominant search company in China by some margin, but it is currently in the midst of its toughest period. The firm today reported its largest drop in profits since going public more than a decade ago as a result of a public enquiry following the death of a young man who took a cancer treatment advertised on its service. Read More

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28Jul/16Off

Crunch Report | Oracle Buys Netsuite

Uber Co-Founder Garrett Camp launches real estate venture, UpThere raises $77 million for its new cloud storage service, Oracle buys NetSuite for $9.3 billion, Apple sold its 1 billionth iPhone. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to help build a train in Europe. All this on Crunch Report Read More

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How the media will rise in the face of the digital revolution

shutterstock_61752394 The media is passing through an awkward digital adolescence. With falling revenues and smaller newsrooms, the industry is being squeezed into an unfamiliar online space against its will. Publications with hundred-year pedigrees are having to rethink and relearn their trade from the ground up. Read More

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SurveyMonkey study finds social media apps ruled mobile in first half of 2016

Messenger A new study from SurveyMonkey Intelligence revealed the 30 most-downloaded, and most-used apps in the American iOS and Android app stores so far this year.
Social media apps like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram ruled over mobile games in the first six months of 2016.
Because Pokémon Go was released in the US on July 6, that wildly popular new title didn’t even show in the… Read More

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What’s this whole email thing about, anyway?

tumblr_mhd47rDuqy1rbv0tfo1_1280-1 What do you know about the Clinton email scandal? If you’re anything like me, not much — yet! Let’s take a stroll into our political Swamp of Sadness where both parties are currently mired. One candidate became stuck there while trying to beat the dead horse of the Crooked Hillary meme and the other candidate is sinking simply because government email is just so damn… Read More

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