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Myanmar: The Final (Mobile) Frontier

bloomberg.com — In an era when many countries have more mobile phones than people and the price of wireless service is falling fast, Myanmar is a place operators want to be. Opened up last year after decades of military rule, the Southeast Asian nation began a program to encourage foreign investment and new infrastructure.

SAP Deepens Local Roots, Backs Bundesliga Team

bloomberg.com — With Germany's Bundesliga soccer league attracting greater attention since monopolizing last month's UEFA Champions League final at London's Wembley Stadium, software giant SAP is seeking to tap some of the afterglow by sponsoring a team. But SAP didn't choose to back a heavyweight such as finalists Bayern Munich -- sponsored by Deutsche Telekom -- or Borussia Dortmund, which is endorsed by chemical maker Evonik Industries.

How the Founder of Spain's Gowex Bet the Farm (Twice) and Won

bloomberg.com — Spain isn't known for its big tech success stories. Try naming three. How about two? One company that has managed to stand out and become a global brand is Let's Gowex SA, a Madrid-based provider of free outdoor Wi-Fi services.

Ubisoft CEO Gets Off the Couch to Lobby for TV-Show Plots You Control

bloomberg.com — Ever caught yourself screaming at your television screen because your favorite character just can't do anything right? Think of Penny's and Leonard's breakups and makeups on "The Big Bang Theory." French video-game developer Ubisoft is trying to join forces with Hollywood to let viewers take control over what happens on TV like you would in a video game.

Take the Vodafone: Madrid Subway Stations Get a Corporate Sponsor

bloomberg.com — Next stop: Vodafone. While it's common for phone companies to plaster their names prominently on sports stadiums, Vodafone has gone underground. Earlier this year, the wireless carrier signed a three-year deal with Metro de Madrid, the government-owned subway, which allowed the company to rename the train station in the city's central Puerta del Sol square to Vodafone Sol.

What's Better Than a Startup Garage? Try a Butcher Shop

bloomberg.com — Hewlett-Packard, Apple and Google all famously started out in garages. The entrepreneurs behind World Wide Web Ibercom chose a former butcher shop near San Sebastian, Spain, as the place to start their telecom-services company. Now it's looking to beef up its business overseas.

Airbnb Hires Eric Holder to Develop Anti-Discrimination Plan

bloomberg.com — Airbnb Inc. hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to develop a strategy to address potential racism and other discrimination against people using the online home-rental service following complaints by some customers.

Facebook trying to 'friend' journalists

cnn.com — New York (CNN) -- Facebook is taking major steps to ensure that its News Feeds contain more actual news. The social media giant is hiring someone to build relationships with reporters and news organizations. The new hire also will help organize journalism-focused events, the first of which will take place this month at Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

VC Bill Gurley Tells Startups to Beware of ‘Dirty’ Fundraising Terms

bloomberg.com — Bill Gurley, an influential venture capitalist who made an early bet on Uber Technologies Inc., sounded the alarm over what he described as a "fundamental sea-change in the investment community."

Speaker Maker Sonos Cuts Jobs as Amazon Steps Up Competition

bloomberg.com — Sonos Inc., the wireless speaker maker, is cutting staff as it refocuses on voice-controlled features and improving the way it works with music streaming services. Pete Pedersen, a spokesman for Sonos, declined to say how many employees would be affected.
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Aug 23, 2016

RT @ABBruns: Baltimore has been running an aerial surveillance program for the last 8 months without telling the public  http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-baltimore-secret-surveillance/ 

Aug 22, 2016

RT @bxchen: New on @nytfood: I perfected the New York bagel. It took 300 bagels, swallowing my pride, and using a toxic chemical  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/24/dining/bagel-recipe-homemade.html 

Aug 20, 2016

@gaberivera good to know, though your name didn't come up as one of the companies Lyft talked to


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