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Ticwatch 2 is a slick smartwatch that raised $500K on Kickstarter in just 3 days

technewsi.altervista.org — If you haven't been tempted to buy a smartwatch yet, or have been disappointed by your purchase of an Apple Watch, one of Samsung's (many) Gear wearables or others, there may yet be salvation for you. Read More

Ticwatch 2 is a slick smartwatch that raised $500K on Kickstarter in just 3 days

techcrunch.com — If you haven't been tempted to buy a smartwatch yet, or have been disappointed by your purchase of an Apple Watch, one of Samsung's (many) Gear wearables or others, there may be another option to consider. Last year we shot a video story about Ticwatch, a Chinese smartwatch that really stood out from the competition.

Uber focuses on services as it begins to see profits in Southeast Asia

technewsi.altervista.org — Uber has abandoned its 'land grab' approach to Southeast Asia and instead switched its focus to new products and services as it begins to see profitability in key markets in the region. Read More

Sony posts $205M profit as downsized mobile business stops bleeding cash

technewsi.altervista.org — Sony posted a slim ¥21.2 billion ($205 million) profit for its Q1 2016. That's down on the ¥82.4 billion profit it carded this time last year, but in general the quarter was a mixed bag of positives and negatives following the impact of c...

Uber focuses on services as it begins to see profits in Southeast Asia

techcrunch.com — Uber has abandoned its 'land grab' approach to Southeast Asia and instead switched its focus to new products and services as it begins to see profitability in key markets in the region. A source at the U.S.

Sony posts $205M profit as downsized mobile business stops bleeding cash

techcrunch.com — Sony posted a slim ¥21.2 billion ($205 million) profit for its Q1 2016. That's down on the ¥82.4 billion profit it carded this time last year, but in general the quarter was a mixed bag of positives and negatives following the impact of cost-cutting initiatives.

Baidu, China’s dominant search firm, suffers record profit drop

technewsi.altervista.org — Baidu may be the dominant search company in China by some margin, but it is currently in the midst of its toughest period. The firm today reported its largest drop in profits since going public more than a decade ago as a result of a public enqui...

Baidu, China’s dominant search firm, suffers record profit drop

techcrunch.com — Baidu may be the dominant search company in China by some margin, but it is currently in the midst of its toughest period as a public company. The firm today reported its largest drop in profits since its IPO 11 years ago, triggered by a public enquiry following the death of a young man who took a cancer treatment advertised on its service.

Seatfrog’s auction app lets you grab a last-minute flight upgrade on the cheap

techcrunch.com — From time-to-time here at TechCrunch, we see companies tackle problems or painpoints in a way that makes you wonder why it wasn't done long ago. Travel tech startup Seatfrog from Australia is one that gives me that feeling. The company's brief is fairly simple, and admittedly somewhat #firstworldproblem-y: giving airplane passengers an opportunity to pay to upgrade their seat.

China issues guidelines to legalize ride-hailing apps like Uber and Didi Chuxing

techcrunch.com — China took a big step forward today after it announced national guidelines to make ride-hailing services like Uber and Didi Chuxing legal in the country from November. Drivers from both services and others like Yidao Yongche, majority owned by big-spending LeEco, have operated in fuzzy areas, with police arresting drivers and impounding cars on a seemingly inconsistent basis in China.
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Jul 30, 2016

@dreampipe @aulia not UGC, guest posts so there is some filtering but tbh I don’t have visibility ahead of publishing

Jul 29, 2016

@restyworo doesn't mean Indonesia isn't largest, just not profitable :)

Jul 29, 2016

RT @345triangle: best president. Obama: 'You Shouldn't Put Ketchup On A Hot Dog'  http://cbsloc.al/2aP94TC 


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