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Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Sony's mobile unit reports Q2 profit of $37M, a huge gain on the $172M loss a year ago, as phone sales fall 40% YoY to 3.5M   —  Sony's profit dropped 86 percent year-on-year as the strong performance of the Japanese Yen, fallout from the Kumamoto earthquake and company restructuring weighed on its Q2 2016 earnings.
Nov 1, 2016, 10:30 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Source: this summer Facebook tried to buy Snow, a Snapchat clone from Korean firm Naver, which is also behind chat app Line   —  Here's fuel to the fire for those who believe that Facebook will buy anything that looks, smells or moves like Snapchat.  The U.S. social networking giant this summer …
Oct 31, 2016, 4:35 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Hong Kong's Tink Labs raises $125M from Foxconn's FIH Mobile, Sinovation Ventures, and Meitu's chairman for its free-to-use smartphone service for hotel guests   —  If you travel a lot, or even just a little, you'll be sick of roaming bills, or frustrated by the inconvenience of the cheaper alternative …
Oct 3, 2016, 3:45 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Line invests $45M for 25% of Asia-focused Snapchat-like app Snow   —  Line, the messaging company that went public in the year's highest IPO to date, is diversifying its business and focusing on social after it invested $45 million (50 billion KRW) in Snow, a Snapchat clone focused on Asia.
Oct 2, 2016, 7:05 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Google debuts data-friendly YouTube Go app for Android with offline viewing, Bluetooth sharing, video previews, more and expands public Wi-Fi program in India   —  Google has introduced a new version of YouTube that is dedicated to users in emerging markets.  —  ‘YouTube Go’ is initially available in India and Android only.
Sep 27, 2016, 11:40 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
nuTonomy partners with Grab to expand its self-driving car trials in Singapore   —  Fresh from raising $750 million in new financing this week, Uber rival in Southeast Asia Grab is now making a move into the self-driving car space after it agreed to a partnership with NuTonomy, the MIT spin-out that is developing autonomous vehicles.
Sep 24, 2016, 7:35 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Grab, Uber's southeast Asia rival, raises $750M Series F led by SoftBank; source says post-money valuation is $3B   —  Grab, the largest company rivaling Uber in Southeast Asia, has confirmed that it has raised $750 million in fresh capital.  —  This is the company's Series F round …
Sep 19, 2016, 11:00 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Xiaomi's Android set-top box, Mi Box, to launch as soon as October for less than $100 and will be its first mainstream product on sale in the US   —  There's much anticipation about Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi's long-awaited entry into the U.S. market.  And we don't have long to wait.  Kinda.
Sep 6, 2016, 11:50 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Rakuten acquires IP and assets of Bitnet, a Bitcoin wallet startup it had invested in, for undisclosed sum, and will open a blockchain R&D lab in Belfast, UK   —  Rakuten has confirmed that it has acquired the assets of Bitnet, a bitcoin wallet startup it invested in …
Aug 21, 2016, 5:00 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Hike, an Indian WhatsApp rival, raises a $175M Series D round led by Tencent and Foxconn at a $1.4B valuation   —  India has a new tech unicorn.  Hike, a four-year-old messaging app, today announced that it has closed $175 million in funding led by new investors Chinese internet giant Tencent and manufacturing firm Foxconn.
Aug 16, 2016, 6:25 AMIn context

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