• Little, A Hyperlocal Deals Service For India, Launches With $50M In Funding

    Little, A Hyperlocal Deals Service For India, Launches With $50M In Funding

    Some of India’s top entrepreneurs are pooling their resources to launch a marketplace that connects consumers with physical retailers via their smartphones. Called Little, the project is founded by Manish Chopra and Satish Mani — the same duo behind male-focused fashion startup Zovi. It’s kicking off with a $50 million funding round led by Indian payment and commerce firm Paytm. Read More

  • Rakuten Opens New Research Centers In Boston And Singapore

    Rakuten Opens New Research Centers In Boston And Singapore

    Rakuten, Japan’s largest e-commerce company, has opened two new branches of its research center in Boston and Singapore. Called the Rakuten Institute of Technology, the organization already has branches in New York, Tokyo, and Paris that not only support the company’s research and development, but also its efforts at worldwide expansion. Read More

  • Alibaba Plows $1B Into Aliyun, Its Cloud Computing Unit

    Alibaba Plows $1B Into Aliyun, Its Cloud Computing Unit

    Alibaba Group announced today that it will invest a further $1 billion into Aliyun, its cloud computing unit. The capital will be used to expand Aliyun, which currently has data centers in China, Hong Kong, and Silicon Valley, into other international markets. The company plans to target the Middle East, where it recently formed a joint venture with Dubai-based holding company Meraas… Read More

  • Interview: Duane Jackson Talks Prison Life To Startup Life, And His Multimillion Pound Exit

    Interview: Duane Jackson Talks Prison Life To Startup Life, And His Multimillion Pound Exit

    Listen to KashFlow founder Duane Jackson discuss his conviction for drug trafficking, the transition from prison life to startup life, why he shunned VC money, and his company’s eventual and successful exit nearly 4,000 days after he left prison. Read More

  • LG Posts Slim $206M Profit In Q2 2015 As Smartphone Shipments Slip To 14.1M

    LG Posts Slim $206M Profit In Q2 2015 As Smartphone Shipments Slip To 14.1M

    Korea’s LG shipped a (then) record 14.5 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2014, but now, a year later, it’s a different story. The firm just revealed its Q2 2015 financials and, while not as disastrous as HTC’s, the company itself describes them as “modest.” Read More

  • Lending Platform China Rapid Finance Raises $35M Series C At A $1B Valuation

    Lending Platform China Rapid Finance Raises $35M Series C At A $1B Valuation

    China Rapid Finance, which claims to be the country’s largest online consumer lending marketplace, has closed a $35 million Series C round led by Broadline Capital. The round pegs the company’s pre-money valuation of $1 billion. China Rapid Finance is reportedly gearing up for an initial public offering in the U.S. Read More

  • Golden Gate Ventures Unwraps $50M Fund For Southeast Asia

    Golden Gate Ventures Unwraps $50M Fund For Southeast Asia

    Founders, assemble! There’s a new fund from a familiar face in Southeast Asia. Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures just announced its second, $50 million fund to support startups in the region and international companies looking to move there. Read More

  • Google Straps Aclima Sensors To Street View Cars To Map Air Pollution

    Google Straps Aclima Sensors To Street View Cars To Map Air Pollution

    If a city knows what intersections are full of smog, it could add trees or change stop light schedules to improve the air its citizens breathe. Google Earth’s Outreach program that equips nonprofits and public-benefit organizations with data wants to give the world these insights. So today, Google revealed that it’s been working with SF startup Aclima for the last year-and-a-half… Read More

  • Windows 10 Launches Today

    The new code for Windows 10 is rolling out to devices around the world. Considering 5 million people have been actively using the operating system for the past couple of months, this is more the beginning of a new era for Windows than a traditional launch. What will Windows 10 mean for the future of Microsoft?

  • The Only Metric That Matters For Content Marketing Crunch Network

    The Only Metric That Matters For Content Marketing

    At Pixable, we — like almost every digital property — are in the eyeball game. We are one of thousands of media companies competing for attention, and, in our case, we seek the attention of young, highly social readers with seemingly infinite interests. It goes without saying that attention grabbing begins with a catchy headline, but the real challenge is this: After getting… Read More

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