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Sheera Frenkel / BuzzFeed:
Inside Google's push in Indonesia, a key market for start of its Next One Billion Project   —  “We can't say go to hell to Google or to technology.  But we also cannot allow them to do everything they want to do."  BuzzFeed News' Sheera Frenkel reports from Jakarta.  —  Reporting From
Aug 20, 2016, 8:05 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Linux bug lets attackers remotely hijack unencrypted internet traffic on phones running Android 4.4 or later   —  Off-path attack means malicious hackers can be located anywhere on the Internet.  —  An estimated 80 percent of Android phones contain a recently discovered vulnerability …
Aug 15, 2016, 3:05 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Rocket Internet, known for incubating copycat startups, struggles to find a path to profitability as its stock price hovers at a third of its peak, hit in 2014   —  German tech company has created 100 startups, many of which remain unprofitable  —  BERLIN—In 2011, German tech company Rocket …
Jul 17, 2016, 11:15 PMIn context
Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed:
Analysis of Uber data finds drivers make $13.17/hr in Denver, $10.75 in Houston, and $8.77 in Detroit, after expenses   —  Uber says that its drivers are as much its customers as its passengers are, and that its ride-hail platform is a path to personal freedom and financial independence.
Jun 22, 2016, 8:05 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sources: AT&T and Chernin plan subscription video bundle focused on anime and video games, combining Crunchyroll with outside partners, to challenge Amazon   —  How do you sell video subscription bundles to young viewers who've never paid much attention to traditional cable programming?
Jun 7, 2016, 1:35 PMIn context
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Microsoft announces five-year exclusive partnership with Chinese software publisher NetEase to bring Minecraft to PCs and smartphones in China   —  Long-awaited news serves as reminder of China's resistance to Western software.  —  When Microsoft opened its wallets in 2014 and traded $2.5 billion …
May 22, 2016, 2:45 PMIn context
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Product Hunt launches a shop to let makers sell their products right on the site   —  Product Hunt, the popular aggregation site for apps, gadgets, and other products, has figured out a path to revenue for the relatively new platform - let product makers sell their wares right on the site and take a cut.
May 19, 2016, 5:50 PMIn context
Neil Cybart / Above Avalon:
Apple's R&D spend is $10B+, 6.8% of revenue in 2016, up from 2.6% of revenue in 2013, hinting at major new products, pivot from iPhone-dependent business model   —  People are focusing on the wrong thing when analyzing Apple's path forward in the face of slowing iPhone sales.
May 11, 2016, 7:40 PMIn context
Agam Shah / PCWorld:
Samsung announces Artik Cloud service that allows businesses to collect and analyze data from the internet of things; service is free for hobbyists   —  Samsung's Artik Cloud to challenge Microsoft's Azure in IoT  —  Samsung's service for businesses will support a wide range of devices and third-party cloud services
Apr 28, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Down to Lunch, which lets you schedule activities with your contacts, tops iPhone charts; developers “have turned away dozens of potential investors”   —  Down to Lunch Founders Pursue Less-Traveled Path to App Success  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Nikil Viswanathan and Joseph Lau have built the hottest new social app in America.
Apr 20, 2016, 11:30 PMIn context

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