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Toby Shapshak / Forbes:
Xiaomi Will Launch In Africa In Sept Through Distributor   —  The most successful cellphone maker in China, Xiaomi, has announced its long-anticipated arrival in Africa next month by appointing a distributor.  The continent has been the fastest growing mobile region for the past five years, and saw Q1 smartphone sales surge to 47%.
Aug 21, 2015, 3:00 PMIn context
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
New Spotify privacy policy says it can collect data on location, sensors, and photos from your phone   —  Location, Sensors, Voice, Photos?!  Spotify Just Got Real Creepy With The Data It Collects On You  —  Spotify has updated its privacy policy, and users should be careful about what they agree to.
Aug 20, 2015, 11:58 AMIn context
Ellen Huet / Forbes:
Sidecar, trailing behind Uber and Lyft, becomes mainly a delivery service for other businesses   —  Sidecar Puts Passengers Aside, Pivots To A Mostly-Deliveries Company  —  The U.S. ride-hailing market may have room for two players, but apparently not for three.
Aug 8, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
Enjoy Technology, ex-Apple retail boss Ron Johnson's electronics e-commerce company, raises $50M led by Highland Capital   —  Ron Johnson Raises $50 Million For E-commerce Venture Enjoy  —  The man who built Apple's brick-and-mortar stores is back at it again.
Aug 6, 2015, 1:15 PMIn context
Aaron Tilley / Forbes:
Light Raises $25 Million To Put DSLR-Quality Camera In Your Next Smartphone   —  Our phones have turned everyone into a photographer and laid waste to a huge portion of the camera market.  But even though we use our phones these days to take all of our pictures, the cameras in our phones still …
Aug 2, 2015, 3:50 PMIn context
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Anti-Virus Firm BitDefender Admits Breach, Hacker Claims Stolen Passwords Are Unencrypted   —  BitDefender, a much-respected anti-virus firm, has leaked a portion of its customers' usernames and passwords after facing an extortion attempt by a hacker, going by the name DetoxRansome.
Jul 31, 2015, 10:35 AMIn context
Miguel Helft / Forbes:
Dropbox Hires Google, Facebook And Twitter Veteran Todd Jackson As VP Of Product   —  Dropbox has hired Twitter's Todd Jackson to be its first VP of product, filling a critical position as the company attempts to fend off powerful rivals.  —  Jackson's hiring comes days …
Jul 28, 2015, 4:35 PMIn context
Ellen Huet / Forbes:
Homejoy couldn't retain customers enticed by promotional prices for its home cleaning service   —  What Really Killed Homejoy?  It Couldn't Hold Onto Its Customers  —  A cleaning company charges north of $85 for a 2.5-hour house cleaning, but to rope in as many new customers as possible …
Jul 26, 2015, 4:45 PMIn context
Aaron Tilley / Forbes:
Apple's strict Bluetooth LE encryption requirements result in long lag times, slowing the rollout of some HomeKit devices   —  What's Behind The Hold Up For Apple's HomeKit?  —  It's been more than a year since Apple announced HomeKit, its system for connecting smart home devices through iOS.
Jul 23, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
FireEye suspends intern Morgan Culbertson from future work after Justice Department charges him with creating Dendroid, a remote access toolkit for Android   —  Darkode Shutdown: FireEye Intern Accused Of Creating $65,000 Android Malware  —  One of the more successful English-speaking cybercrime forums …
Jul 15, 2015, 10:10 PMIn context

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