JD.Com And ZestFinance Announce JV To Expand Consumer Credit In China

China e-commerce firm to launch credit-scoring rival to Alibaba's 京东投资大数据分析公司ZestFinance

By | June 29th, 2015|News, Tech|0 Comments

Twitter’s M&A Team Loses Second Member

(REUTERS) Twitter Inc's Rishi Garg, vice president of corporate development and strategy, has resigned from the company to pursue other projects, technology blog Re/code reported, citing a tweet from Garg. Garg, who led the company's mergers and acquisition team, had joined Twitter in May, 2014, according to his LinkedIn profile. He had previously worked at Square, [...]

By | June 28th, 2015|News, Tech|0 Comments

After Rival Uber, China Taxi App Didi Kuaidi Showcases Gains To Investors

The logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street is seen in this photo illustration taken in Madrid on December 10, 2014. 汽车共享服务应用程序Uber在智能手机上通过保留车道一条街的士标志被认为是在12月10日2014年马德里拍摄照片插图。

By | June 28th, 2015|News, Tech|0 Comments

Airbnb Raises $1.5 Billion, Valuing It At An Eye-Popping $25.5 Billion

The home-rental service (and Fortune Unicorn) led by CEO Brian Chesky reportedly raises funds from General Atlantic, Hillhouse Capital, and Tiger Global, among others. 援引知情人士称,美国房屋租赁公司Airbnb刚刚完成一笔15亿美元的融资,估值高达255亿美元。至此,Airbnb成为第三大估值最高的创业公司,位列Uber和小米之后。

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Facebook Launches ‘Celebrate Pride’ Tool Which Puts A Rainbow Filter Over Profile Pictures

(GOODNEWS PARTY) Facebook has launched a tool that lets users show their support of marriage equality. Facebook’s “Celebrate Pride” tool was announced by co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. The tool was launched shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is now considered a fundamental constitutional right guaranteed under the 14th Amendment. [...]

By | June 27th, 2015|News, Tech|0 Comments

Taylor Swift Agrees to Put ‘1989’ Album on Apple Music

(BLOOMBERG) Taylor Swift and Apple Inc. have shaken it off and won’t trouble each other any more. The seven-time Grammy winner has agreed to put her top-charted album “1989” album on Apple Music, after she persuaded the world’s largest company by market capitalization to pay royalties for songs played on its new streaming-music service during a [...]

By | June 27th, 2015|Apple, News, Tech|0 Comments

Fitbit Reaches $4bn Valuation After Pricing IPO At $20

San Francisco (FT) Fitbit clinched a valuation of more than $4bn after it successfully sold shares in an initial public offering that tested investor appetite as competition in the wearable device market ratchets up.The company and selling stockholders raised $732m in the flotation, valuing Fitbit at $4.1bn, after the number of shares on offer and the [...]

By | June 25th, 2015|News, Tech|0 Comments

Nintendo Includes Same-sex Marriages In ‘Fire Emblem Fates’

(ENGADGET, POLYGON) Nintendo has a rocky past when it comes to same-sex relationships in its games, but the upcoming Fire Emblem Fates for its 3DS handheld should change that. There are a few different options to choose from, as Polygon reports. If you want to play as a male character who can marry a male [...]

By | June 25th, 2015|News, Tech|0 Comments