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Apple Is Now China's Top Smartphone Vendor - Canalys

forbes.com — Here's another reason to expect Apple to report record iPhone sales in China later today: for the first time ever, the company became the top selling smartphone maker in China this last quarter by units shipped, according to new stats from research firm Canalys.

Facebook: The One Network People Used Less In 2014

forbes.com — There's no question that Facebook is the world's biggest social network and will probably continue to be for some time. But the way we use Facebook is changing: gradually, the platform is moving into the background of our online social interactions.

Banks Beware: TransferWise Raises $58 Million To Go Global

forbes.com — TransferWise, a money transfer startup that uses peer-to-peer technology to charge significantly less than banks to send money abroad, has raised $58 million in new funding from venture capital giant Andreessen Horowitz, and at a valuation of $1 billion according to the Financial Times .

Billionaire Li Ka-shing Poised To Spend $15.4 Billion On U.K. Carrier O2

forbes.com — After several weeks of negotiations the Hong Kong property and telecoms billionaire Li Ka-shing is closing in on his biggest acquisition to date, potentially buying British mobile operator O2 from Spain's Telefonica for £10.3 billion ($15.4 billion). Li's Hutchinson Whampoa Group already owns smaller British mobile network Three, and the combination would see the billionaire run the U.K.'s biggest carrier.

Verizon Gets More Connections Amid 'Wireless' Threat From Google

forbes.com — Mixed in with news of a massive fourth-quarter loss at Verizon related to staff pension costs, some decent revenue figures on Thursday: sales were up 6.8% year-on-year in the traditionally-challenging final quarter of 2014, to $33.2 billion, meeting analysts' expectations. Earnings per share came in at 71 cents.

WhatsApp Finally Comes To The Web

forbes.com — WhatsApp didn't get to be the world's biggest mobile messaging app by following the crowd, but once in a while it has to mirror some of the features of its rivals. The Facebook-owned company announced today that it was bringing its service to web browsers with a plugin for Google's popular Chrome browser.

Jawbone And The Wild Rise Of The Guinea Pig Economy

forbes.com — Monica Rogati had already created one of the most intelligent job-networking systems in the world, the code that sifted through LinkedIn profiles and magically recommended "People You May Know," when she got a recruitment call in 2013 from a company known for its portable speakers, Bluetooth earpieces and not too much else.

Facebook, Jawbone And The Rise Of The Guinea Pig Economy

forbes.com — Monica Rogati had already created one of the most intelligent job-networking systems in the world, the code that sifted through LinkedIn profiles and magically recommended "People You May Know," when she got a recruitment call in 2013 from a company known for its portable speakers, Bluetooth earpieces and not too much else.

How Jewelry Makers (Not A Tech Company) Finally Cracked The Battery Problem For Wearables

forbes.com — In 2009, not long after Apple unveiled its first iPhone, the Swarovski jewellery company launched a crystal-encrusted LED watch. It was pretty and nothing like the technology being stuffed into today's smart watches but it did suffer from a problem that continues to beset many of them. The battery life was awful.

Fitbit's 'Super Watch' Goes On Sale As Rivals Pile Up

forbes.com — Fitbit has done an impressive job of holding onto its dominant market share for fitness trackers, even as bigger players like Samsung, Google and Microsoft have challenged it with their own wearable gizmos. Fitbit's Flex and Zip trackers are simple, sleek and relatively affordable ($100 and $60 respectively), and they've helped maintain the company's remarkable 67% share of fitness tracker sales in 2013.
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Jan 27, 2015

Facebook was the one social network people used less In 2014 forbes.com/sites/parmyols… via latest survey from @globalwebindex

Jan 25, 2015

RT @Ewan: I've reviewed the Xiaomi Mi 4. It's known as 'cheap iPhone clone' but is surprisingly strong forbes.com/sites/ewanspen… pic.twitter.com/5ysXTPYCvZ

Jan 15, 2015

@savitz maybe the academy was put off the the native advertising-y feel of it all.

Jan 07, 2015

How Jewelry Makers (Not A Tech Company) Finally Cracked The Battery Problem For Wearables forbes.com/sites/parmyols…

Jan 07, 2015

RT @BarbaraDemick: Good backgrounder from The New Yorker from 2012: The Charlie Hebdo Affair: Laughing at Blasphemy newyorker.com/news/news-desk…

Jan 07, 2015

RT @charlesarthur: You don't yet understand Xiaomi or the scale of its ambition. But you will once you've read @monkbent's piece: stratechery.com/2015/xiaomis-a…

Jan 07, 2015

RT @MayorofLondon: Freedom of expression is the cornerstone of a democratic society. London like Paris stands for the right to free speech that belongs to all

Jan 07, 2015

Satire suddenly became frighteningly dangerous. #CharlieHebdo

Jan 07, 2015

RT @BreakingNews: France's President Hollande says 'several terrorist attacks were thwarted in recent weeks' - @AP breakingnews.com/t/avi

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