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So No Joke, This Guy Walks Into an iPhone Store in Hong Kong

bloomberg.com — Apparently Apple's latest gadget may not be selling that well. I know, shocking. According to a guy who knows a guy who said he saw a report written by someone who heard from somebody, sales of the iPhone 7 are down about 25 percent on an annual basis when compared to last year's iPhone 6s.

Why we should hope Yahoo’s feeble excuse for its massive hack is true

bdlive.co.za — TAIPEI - It's funny because it's true. Claiming a hack was launched by a foreign government is the ultimate get-out-of-jail-free card for embarrassed corporate executives. Yahoo said on Thursday that a massive attack on its network in 2014 allowed hackers to steal data from half a billion users.

Why China’s Alibaba keeps its distance from logistics arm Cainiao

internetretailer.com — The e-commerce distribution network for Alaibaba seeks funding, and Cainiao CEO Judy Tong warns it's a long-haul investment. (Bloomberg Gadfly)-To understand why Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. isn't keen to claim ownership of its logistics and distribution business, listen to Judy Tong. She's the CEO of Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, the unprofitable Chinese delivery business that's approximately 47%-owned by Alibaba.

Payment provider's S'pore foray a wise move, Commentaries - THE BUSINESS TIMES

businesstimes.com.sg — Taipei STRIPE has finally marked its official arrival in Asia with the opening of a Singapore office. After expanding to two dozen countries across the globe, it makes sense for the San Francisco-based payments provider to pick Singapore as its launch pad for an assault on South-

Stripe Heads for Asian Turf War

bloomberg.com — Stripe has finally marked its official arrival in Asia with the opening of a Singapore office. After expanding to two dozen countries across the globe, it makes sense for the San Francisco-based payments provider to pick Singapore as its launchpad for an assault on Southeast Asia.

Alibaba and the Black Hole

bloomberg.com — To understand why Alibaba isn't keen to claim ownership of its logistics and distribution business, listen to Judy Tong. She's the CEO of Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, the unprofitable Chinese delivery business that's approximately 47 percent-owned by Alibaba.

Forget about exploding phones, Samsung heir apparent Jay Y has a lot of landmines in his path

independent.ie — As if he wasn't already one of the world's most powerful executives in the tech industry, Lee Jae Yong is poised to become a whole lot more powerful.

Ant Tiptoeing Into U.S. Tech Is Hardly Empire Building

bloomberg.com — The $70 million purchase of a U.S. biometric security company will barely dent Ant Financial's bank balance, but it's an important sign Jack Ma's empire is starting to look more closely at foreign technology. While investments aren't new for Alibaba and its Ant payment affiliate -- they've closed about 100 deals between them -- full acquisitions are rare and foreign takeovers almost unheard of.

Exploding phones aren’t Jay Y.’s big problem

bworldonline.com — AS IF he wasn't already one of the world's most powerful tech executives, Lee Jae Yong is set to become a whole lot more powerful. While Jay Y.'s nomination to the board of Samsung Electronics comes amid the Note7 battery crisis -- inviting obvious and trite connections between the two -- it's really no surprise that the scion of South Korea's largest business empire should be joining the directors' table.

Exploding Phones? Samsung's Jay Y. Faces Bigger Tests

bloomberg.com — As if he wasn't already one of the world's most powerful tech executives, Lee Jae Yong is set to become a whole lot more powerful. While Jay Y.'s nomination to the board of Samsung Electronics comes amid the Note 7 battery crisis -- inviting obvious and trite connections between the two -- it's really no surprise that the scion of South Korea's largest business empire should be joining the directors' table.
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Sep 27, 2016

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Sep 26, 2016

RT @EdwardGLuce: I get that Hillary fainting tonight would be fatal. But if she vomits on Trump it could go either way.

Sep 26, 2016

RT @ShiraOvide: PR pitches in LinkedIn messages: Don't do this.

Sep 26, 2016

FT's @RobinKwong tells a HK audience how they build their visual stories https://t.co/IFf39PMhmH

Sep 26, 2016

JUST IN: Taipei City to shut schools & offices tomorrow as typhoon approaches. https://t.co/qNnWh4oxGI


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