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bloomberg.com — Forgive the Chinese if they start feeling a certain amount of OS envy. For more than 15 years, China has unsuccessfully attempted to come up with a homegrown operating system that would be loved by the masses and allow the country to be freed from the shackles of Western technological imperialism.

Think Small, China

bloomberg.com — Tsinghua Unigroup's latest deal shows just how much of a struggle it is for China's chip industry to catch up with the West. Instead of getting its hands on leading-edge technology from overseas, the venture capital affiliate of China's most prestigious university is folding Wuhan-based XMC into its own portfolio, Bloomberg News reports.

Baidu's Li Won, Not Lost

bloomberg.com — Robin Li's failure to buy iQiyi from Baidu is a victory for everyone. Including Li himself. Baidu's billionaire founder and chairman probably doesn't feel like a winner right now, considering his attempt to purchase the web giant's unprofitable video-streaming service was rebuffed just last week.

Pokemon Go: Why there’s no profit in this smartphone craze

livemint.com — A fan maneuvers his smartphone as he plays 'Pokemon Go' in Hong Kong, Monday. Photo: AP Nintendo's Pokemon Go profits are about as real as Pikachu. The company's late Friday revelation that the global craze for chasing imaginary creatures with a smartphone won't be a huge earnings driver confirms what many had suspected, but which the stock had not yet reflected.

Pokemon Gone - Bloomberg Gadfly

bloomberg.com — Nintendo's Pokemon Go profits are about as real as Pikachu. The company's late Friday revelation that the global craze for chasing imaginary creatures with a smartphone won't be a huge earnings driver confirms what many had suspected, but which the stock had not yet reflected.

Uber’s bid for peace with Didi has ramifications for India

livemint.com — Massive amounts spent by Uber and Didi aren't buying customers and their loyalty, but rather transferring wealth from those who have a lot of it to those who don't. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint It seems like Uber's investors want to bring a halt to the massive Chinese cash giveaway that's creating jobs for unemployed steel and coal workers, but not making much money for shareholders.

Uber Peace. It's a Global Thing

bloomberg.com — It seems like Uber's investors want to bring a halt to the massive Chinese cash giveaway that's creating jobs for unemployed steel and coal workers, but not making much money for shareholders. Several institutional fund managers are pushing the U.S.

Take That, Tesla

bloomberg.com — Imitation, as Melania Trump has learned, is the sincerest form of flattery. So BYD Chairman Wang Chuanfu should be pleased: No less a visionary than Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors, appears to be borrowing from the playbook of his Shenzhen-based rival.

India's tech funding drought makes China's look benign: Gadfly

economictimes.indiatimes.com — By Tim Culpan The cash spigot for Chinese technology startups may have dwindled to a trickle, but it's still dripping. In India, nascent firms face a drought. Just $583 million went toward funding Indian entrepreneurs in the second quarter, 60% less than in the prior period and just 25% of the amount pumped into startups a year earlier, according to data from CB Insights.

India’s tech funding drought makes China’s look benign

livemint.com — With $100 million as the country's top investment round, Oyo Rooms garnered just 10% of the money raised by China's biggest deal - which went to Didi Chuxing, the ride-hailing service. Photo: AFP Taipei: The cash spigot for Chinese technology startups may have dwindled to a trickle, but it's still dripping.
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Jul 28, 2016

RT @evadou: 6 of the top 10 global smartphone vendors by shipment volume now Chinese, according to Counterpoint https://t.co/rYHIq2Vn9q

Jul 27, 2016

RT @neiltwitz: Huawei, Oppo & Vivo were fastest growing smartphone brands taking share from competition  http://www.counterpointresearch.com/press_release/monitor2q2016/  https://t.…

Jul 27, 2016

RT @AshleyJudd: "Trump says he wants to run America like he runs his business. God help us." -@MikeBloomberg #DemsInPhilly


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