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Journalist: mobile/media/tech news. Mom: 2 kids. Wife. Traveler. Speaks English, American, Russian, Franglais, Spanglish, in metaphors

Snapdeal Acquires RupeePower, Will Add Loans, Other Financing To Its Marketplace — India's Snapdeal has been on an acquisition spree in the last several months, tapping into the $1.1 billion it has raised from the likes of Softbank to expand from being a marketplace for goods into a platform for all kinds of online transactions.

Japan’s SmartNews Raises Another $10M At A $320M Valuation To Expand In The U.S. — While general sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google stake their claims as news portals, apps focused squarely on reading news continue to duke it out. The latest development comes from SmartNews, a popular app founded in Japan that competes against the likes of Flipboard and Nuzzel in the news recommendation and aggregation space.

Tidal Confirms Partnership With Sprint Owner Softbank For Its Artist Co-Owned Music Service — We are still light on details, but now we know a bit more about Tidal, the high-defintion music streaming service that relaunched today, including a long list of musician-shareholders in the service and the participation of Softbank.

Jay Z To Relaunch His New Tidal Music Service Today With Madonna, Kanye, Beyonce Exclusives In Tow — Tidal, the high-definition music streaming service acquired by rapper and music mogul Jay Z, is gearing up for its official relaunch under new ownership later today, and it will be doing so by reportedly making a move to snag new releases by some of the biggest musicians of the moment including Kanye West, Madonna and Daft Punk, ahead of rival services like Spotify and Beats.

Auctionata Raises $45M To Take Its Live-Streamed Art Auctions To New Frontiers — The tide is rising for live streaming services, and just as this is lifting apps, other kinds of streaming startups are seeing a boost as well. Today, Auctionata, a Berlin startup that broadcasts online live auctions for fine art and collectibles, announced that it raised €42 million ($45 million) in a Series C round of funding from a group investors led by MCI Management and including Hearst Ventures.

Secret Is Working On New Apps, Won’t Shut Down Original Product — Secret Inc. - makers of the"anonymish" app Secret, which lets users post notes to friends, friends-of-friends, or those in their vicinity without revealing their identities - crashed through the highs and lows of startup life in the last year, generating a lot of interest and notoriety for its gossipy, eponymous app, and then almost as quickly disappearing off the radar and losing its co-founder.

Amazon Goes After Dropbox, Google, Microsoft With Unlimited Cloud Drive Storage — Last year, Amazon gave a boost to its Prime members when it launched a free, unlimited photo storage for them on Cloud Drive. Today, the company is expanding that service as a paid offering to cover other kinds of content, and to users outside of its loyalty program.

Google Takes Its Amazon-Style Starred Product Ratings To Europe To Boost Shopping Searches — While Amazon is expanding its logistics and delivery business to complement its e-commerce portal, Google is working on ways to make its search experience online more like Amazon's to grow the number of people that use Google to look for and buy products.

Amazon Expands Prime Now One-Hour Delivery To Dallas, Now Covering 4 Metros — One more step ahead for e-commerce giant Amazon in building up its logistics and delivery network, and another for developing services to keep customers coming back for more. This morning the company announced that Dallas is the latest city to get Amazon Prime Now, its one-hour delivery service of "daily essentials" like household items, toys and books.

Uber Snags Raffi Krikorian, Former Twitter VP, As Engineering Lead For Its Moonshot Projects — Uber continues to staff up with smart people to drive its growth as a technology business. The latest is Raffi Krikorian, who is now the company's engineering lead at its Advanced Technologies Centern - the company's joint venture with Carnegie Mellon University to work on moonshots such as innovations in robotics and other long-term technologies like self-driving cars.
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Mar 31, 2015

@ryanlawler @tracyctran aw! try to find the vegetarian place i told you about in old bagan. it's lovely and the tofu is made from chickpeas

Mar 31, 2015

@ryanlawler be careful on the very sandy roads to some of the temples (i had a kid on the back of mine, may have been harder)

Mar 30, 2015

Tidal, positioning itself as an artist-led music streaming service, is also partnering with Softbank and Sprint…

Mar 30, 2015

@alex @JoshConstine ugh. that feeling when you read about your colleague being all caught up on expenses, and you are not.

Mar 30, 2015

nice touch w/ pic MT @gramofonmusic: We love @Spotify and the things @eldsjal + team have done for music + streaming.

Mar 29, 2015

@m4tt jeez. Just saw all this. So sorry to hear about it, glad to hear you're on the mend. @k4tie04

Mar 29, 2015

@antoniogm we have put wasabi on the roast beef before cooking.

Mar 29, 2015

@antoniogm I'm married to a Brit/French guy. Only english by naturalisation

Mar 29, 2015

@antoniogm always time for Pimms! (Not really - summer)

Mar 29, 2015

@antoniogm ironically we are having Yorkshire puddings today (we never do)

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