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Fintech’s Five Dark-Horse Cities

shutterstock_219786661 With global investment in fintech having tripled in the last five years, the financial sector is without a doubt in the midst of a revolution. The leading cities in the global fintech race are relatively unsurprising: Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong are the epicentres of the investment blast. But it’s the newcomers that are diversifying the market. Read More

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TechCrunch’s New Show, Bullish, Launches Tomorrow

BullishLogoSample1 TechCrunch is launching a new show tomorrow called Bullish, hosted by your humble servant. The show will air on this website every Wednesday at 10 am Eastern, 7 am Pacific. Bullish isn’t quite like our usual video fare at TechCrunch, so expect a different tone than the one you enjoy on Cribs and CrunchWeek. Read More

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Make School Wants To Build The Product University For The Masses

6203285138_07f9921456_o College has failed, or so many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs believe. Not only are tuition costs spiraling out of control, but students are leaving college without the ability to produce … anything. We are living in the era of code, and yet, college students are graduating barely able to read or write an essay – let alone make an app.
Make School hopes to change this sordid state of… Read More

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This Is How Tim Cook Explained Initial Apple Watch Sales

apple-watch-weather-tight Today Apple released strong earnings, with the iPhone leading the charge. Many analysts have been speculating on Apple Watch sales numbers. The company already announced that it wouldn’t break out specific numbers for the Apple Watch, but Tim Cook meticulously explained how Apple feels about Apple Watch sales during the earnings call. Read More

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Besomebody Raises Another $1M To Expand Its Experience Marketplace

besomebody team Besomebody announced yesterday that it has raised another $1 million, doubling its total funding. As founder and CEO Kash Shaikh explained a year ago, he’s trying to build a company around his previous “#besomebody” social media efforts. The idea is to help people tap into their passions, creating an app where they can find content related to their interests and either book… Read More

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GoPro Expects To Launch A Mobile Editing Solution By The End Of Summer

gopro-clouds1 GoPro president Tony Bates today revealed the company is on the verge of launching a new mobile  app. This app will allow users to trim and share content right from their phone. According to Bates, this app is in the final phase of testing and the company expects to launch the app by the end of the summer. GoPro cameras have long needed an improved software solution to enable… Read More

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“Millions and Millions” Are Already Using Apple Music

Taylor Swift Apple Music Less than a month after the launch of streaming service Apple Music, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook announced that “Millions and millions of customers are already experiencing Apple Music and the number is growing substantially every day” as part of today’s poorly-received Q3 earnings report. The question will be how many users continue to pay once their free trials expire and… Read More

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Apple Now Has $203 Billion In Cash On Hand

apple-money In its earnings release today, Apple revealed that it now has $202.8 billion cash on hand in the form of cash, cash equivalents, short-term marketable securities, and long-term marketable securities. While only about 7.5 percent of this hoard is actually cash, the above terms are used in the corporate world to describe cash-like liquid assets. Notably, total company assets (including… Read More

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Apple Revenues In China Skyrocket 112% in Q3

apple-china In light of some pretty recent major fluctuations in the Chinese stock market, Apple still managed to have a stellar quarter in China. During its third quarter, the company saw 112% year-over-year revenue growth in the Greater China region, which accounts for the company’s sales in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. In the most recent quarter, the third of 2015, revenue in China… Read More

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iPhone Sales Up 35% With 47.5M Units Sold In Q3

apple-hardware It would appear that Apple can’t stop, won’t stop when it comes to iPhone sales. After two blockbuster quarters in a row — Apple sold a record-breaking 74.5 million iPhones in Q1 2015 and 61 million iPhones in Q2 — Apple has completed what is traditionally its slowest quarter selling 47.5 million units of the iPhone. That’s a yearly increase of 35 percent.… Read More

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