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Swims at @theinformation. Formerly WSJ. Fan of Internet. Read my coverage here: https://www.theinformation.com/reporters/amir-efrati

Meet the Man Amazon Fears in India

theinformation.com — The horse race in India's online retail market is a fascinating show of investor faith. Investors have bet more than $5 billion on the notion that, despite fierce competition, a group of Web retailers will ride the growth in India's mobile-Internet users and eventually generate big profits. That ...

For Uber, a Global Race From Behind

theinformation.com — As we pointed out yesterday, Uber's core business won't win every market it enters outside the U.S. Already, the company is trailing home-grown rivals in many parts of the world. New data from Quettra, which looked at what taxi apps are installed on tens of millions of Android phones across ...

Four Questions for Uber

theinformation.com — Earlier this year, when news broke about Google internally testing a ride-sharing service of its own, some tech executives joked at an event that night that Uber had little to fear; one day it would be able to buy Google outright. The rapid growth of Uber is difficult to grasp.

Apple Moves to Block iPhone App-Scanning

theinformation.com — In order to decide what ad to show to a person, Facebook and Twitter have sometimes drawn on data about other apps that are already installed on that person's phone. If that person has downloaded a lot of games, including ones that cost money, they may be shown an ad for a paid game that they ...

Google’s War Against Apps

theinformation.com — Google's battle to erode the importance of apps is intensifying. The search giant last fall secretly acquired an "app streaming" startup called Agawi whose technology allows people to access apps on their smartphone without downloading them first. The acquisition, which hasn't been previously ...

CEO Change Brewing at Evernote

theinformation.com — Evernote CEO Phil Libin has long said he wants to build a 100-year company. Now he's actively looking for his own replacement to take the startup into its second decade. The eight-year-old, privately-held company, which makes productivity software in a crowded market, is talking to candidates ...

Under U.S. Scrutiny, Huawei Aims for Small Victories

theinformation.com — Last fall, the Washington Redskins football team announced a deal with world's largest telecom-equipment provider, Huawei Technologies of China, to outfit its stadium with a Wi-Fi network. Several weeks later, the deal was quietly unwound. American firms Verizon and Cisco Systems got the assignment instead.

Facebook Dumps Secret Plan to Build Satellite

theinformation.com — Silicon Valley's space race has ended before getting off the ground. Facebook has abandoned plans to spend as much as $1 billion to build and launch a satellite to provide Internet service on continents such as Africa, says a person with direct knowledge of the project and a person briefed about ...

Amazon Has Been Trying to Join Mobile Pay Party

theinformation.com — As more technology companies offer ways for people to pay for goods in stores by waving their phone or wrist, Amazon.com is still working on its strategy. The company has tried various ideas over the past year-introducing card-swiping terminals for small physical retailers and ways for consumers ...

Why Google May Not Win in Self-Driving Cars

theinformation.com — Based on the mountains of press Google's self-driving cars have received, one might think the company would have an insurmountable lead in developing the futuristic vehicles. But technological realities point to a much wider arms race in the years ahead between Google, Apple, Uber, Baidu and ...
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Jul 02, 2015

RT @RMac18: Amazon is scanning backyards in Seattle to possibly gather info for drone delivery program. forbes.com/sites/ryanmac/… pic.twitter.com/Ih19UvlhiY

Jul 01, 2015

RT @sarahoconnor_: @sarahoconnor_ Guys. I don't know what skynet is. And I wouldn't follow me - I tweet really boring stuff about unit wage costs and the like.

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