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Rakuten Writes Down $340M In Assets, Shutters Marketplaces In Southeast Asia And Brazil

techcrunch.com — Japan-headquartered e-commerce firm Rakuten has written down $340 million from a range of businesses, including its Kobo e-reader division and France-based e-commerce site PriceMinister, and announced plans to close a number of global operations as part of a new strategic focus. Rakuten announced its latest financial results today, and they weren't great.
Feb 12, 2016

Messy day for Rakuten — further proof emerging markets are emerging not ready right now; also e-reader biz is tough techcrunch.com/2016/02/12/rak…

Finally, There’s An App For Noodle Soup Lovers - And It’s Great

technewsi.altervista.org — If you're a noodle soup enthusiast - and if you're not, you really should be - here's an app that'll get you salivating. Read More

Finally, There’s An App For Noodle Soup Lovers - And It’s Great

techcrunch.com — If you're a noodle soup enthusiast - and if you're not, you really should be - here's an app that'll get you salivating. "Wait, there's an app for noodle soup???" I hear you say... Yes, that's right. Believe it or not noodle soup is a delightful culinary genre in its own right, not just a dish.
Feb 12, 2016

They must know @wescottergbco: Finally, There’s An App For Noodle Soup Lovers — And It’s Great on.tcrn.ch/l/M5FA via @techcrunch

Quartz’s Fun News App Is Quite Unlike Any News App You’ve Seen Before

technewsi.altervista.org — If you're tired of news apps that all look the same, you'll want to take a look at the iPhone app that Quartz just put out. Read More

Quartz’s Fun News App Is Quite Unlike Any News App You’ve Seen Before

techcrunch.com — If you're tired of news apps that all look the same, you'll want to take a look at the iPhone app that Quartz just put out. The Atlantic-owned business news site is known for taking a different approach to publishing.

Google Chrome For Android Will Soon Support Interactions With Bluetooth Beacons

Google Chrome For Android Will Soon Support Interactions With Bluetooth Beacons

techcrunch.com — Google announced today that it has begun to support physical beacons in its Chrome browser for Android. The feature, which has been tested in the iOS app since last summer, is heading to Chrome 49 for Android soon.

SoftBank Confirms OYO Rooms Is Buying Rival Budget Hotel Network ZO Rooms

technewsi.altervista.org — It's official - kinda - OYO Rooms, the India-based budget hotel network that has raised $125 million from investors, is buying rival ZO Rooms. Read More

SoftBank Confirms OYO Rooms Is Buying Rival Budget Hotel Network ZO Rooms

techcrunch.com — It's official - kinda - OYO Rooms, the India-based budget hotel network that has raised $125 million from investors to date, is buying rival ZO Rooms. The deal has been speculated since December, but it appears to have been confirmed by OYO Rooms investor SoftBank, which listed the transaction in its most recent financial report issued today.
Feb 10, 2016

Tfw your billion dollar investor outs your acquisition of a rival before you announce it 😉 tcrn.ch/1orMm9j pic.twitter.com/95MK8atz54

Woo Wants To Take The Hassle And Fear Out Of Job Hunting

technewsi.altervista.org — Woo, an Israeli-U.S. company, has eschewed the LinkedIn model of scale and instead taken the approach of luring highly-sought talent who can explore potential new job opportunities without commitment and, perhaps most importantly, maintaining ano...
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Feb 13, 2016

RT @BoingBoing: Facebook's "Free Basics" and colonialism: an argument in six devastating points boingboing.net/2016/02/11/fac… pic.twitter.com/YisViqu4Zb

Feb 13, 2016

@iamrrr @skalifowitz @parmy @SlackHQ yep, there’s nothing annoying about a constant flood of GIFs in a chat room 😐😐😐

Feb 13, 2016

@semil watching my kids watch YT/YT Kids (and pick it above BBC iPlayer, Netflix, etc) is a real eye-opener

Feb 13, 2016

@semil I guess UGC is fine when you have scale because there will be quality content mixed in with the average stuff

Feb 13, 2016

@semil really? YouTube’s biggest strength is UGC: not for people like us, but younger kids/teens/early-20s love it for that

Feb 13, 2016

RT @leehsienloong: Had good day. Met @ElonMusk, @EricSchmidt & @SundarPichai, & tried the @google self-drive car! - LHL https://t.co/NISJBx…


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