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Nintendo Ekes Out $9M Profit As Wii U Sales Cross 10M To Date

techcrunch.com — It's earnings day at Nintendo, and the Japanese company surprised watchers by eking out a unexpected, and albeit meagre, $8.9 million profit for its most recent quarter of business. Nintendo sold less than half a million Wii U consoles these past three months, but, nevertheless, that was enough to push the near-three-year-old device's total sales to date past the 10 million mark.

Little, A Hyperlocal Deals Service For India, Launches With $50M In Funding

technewsi.altervista.org — A collection of India's top entrepreneurs are pooling their resources to a launch a new marketplace that connects consumers with physical retailers via their smartphone. Read More

Little, A Hyperlocal Deals Service For India, Launches With $50M In Funding

techcrunch.com — A collection of India's top entrepreneurs are pooling their resources to a launch a new marketplace that connects consumers with physical retailers via their smartphone. Called Little, the project is founded Manish Chopra and Satish Mani - the same duo behind male-focused fashion startup Zovi - and it is kicking off with a $50 million funding round led by Indian payment and commerce firm Paytm.

LG Posts Slim $206M Profit In Q2 2015 As Smartphone Shipments Slip To 14.1M

technewsi.altervista.org — Korea's LG shipped a (then) record 14.5 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2014, but now, one year later, the company isn't finding growth so simply. The firm just revealed its Q2 2015 financials and, while not as disastrous...

LG Posts Slim $206M Profit In Q2 2015 As Smartphone Shipments Slip To 14.1M

techcrunch.com — Korea's LG shipped a (then) record 14.5 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2014, but now, a year later, it's a different story. The firm just revealed its Q2 2015 financials and, while not as disastrous as HTC, the company itself describes them as "modest."

Golden Gate Ventures Unwraps $50M Fund For Southeast Asia

technewsi.altervista.org — There's a new startup fund in Southeast Asia. Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures announced a new $50 million to support startups in the region and international companies expanding into Southeast Asia. Read More

Golden Gate Ventures Unwraps $50M Fund For Southeast Asia

techcrunch.com — Founders, assemble! There's a new fund from a familiar face in Southeast Asia. Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures just announced its second, $50 million fund to support startups in the region and international companies looking to move into Southeast Asia. The firm, which was founded in 2012 by a trio of U.S.
Jul 29, 2015

@GoldenGateVC has a new $50M fund for Southeast Asia -- I talked to founding partner @vlauria about it & the region techcrunch.com/2015/07/28/gol…

Stripe Lands New Funding At $5B Valuation And Partnership With Visa

technewsi.altervista.org — Payment processing company Stripe is now valued $5 billion following its latest round of financing. Beyond adding more money to its coffers, the five-year-old company inked a deal with Visa which will see the duo work together on a range of proje...

Didi Kuaidi, Uber’s Biggest Rival In China, Launches Personal Chauffeur Service

technewsi.altervista.org — Enjoy the convenience of Uber but own a car? There might be something in China for you. Didi Kuaidi, Uber's biggest rival in the world's most populous country, has launched a personal chauffeur service, its latest in a series of effor...

Didi Kuaidi, Uber’s Biggest Rival In China, Launches Personal Chauffeur Service

techcrunch.com — Enjoy the convenience of Uber but own a car? There might be something in China for you. Didi Kuaidi, Uber's biggest rival in the world's most populous country, has launched a personal chauffeur service, its latest in a series of efforts to diversify its business.
Jul 28, 2015

RT @TechCrunch: Didi Kuaidi, Uber’s Biggest Rival In China, Launches Personal Chauffeur Service tcrn.ch/1GXfdDQ by @jonrussell

Jul 28, 2015

RT @TechCrunch: Didi Kuaidi, Uber’s Biggest Rival In China, Launches Personal Chauffeur Service tcrn.ch/1GXfdDQ by @jonrussell

Jul 28, 2015

RT @TechCrunch: Uber’s biggest rival in China launches a personal chauffeur service tcrn.ch/1D4NsOL

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Jul 29, 2015

RT @raju: #Converge @Accel India Prashanth Prakash: India market is really 3 India's: 10 million very rich; 50 million middle-class; + billion others

Jul 29, 2015

Super cool:: Google will use balloons top provide “affordable high-speed Internet” across Sri Lanka on.tcrn.ch/l/9fao via @techcrunch

Jul 29, 2015

RT @BenedictEvans: Mobile-only is now FB's biggest segment and will pass half of all MAUs in a few months pic.twitter.com/PQlexD5M7H

Jul 29, 2015

@MartinSFP before it was even official, so late to the party



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