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Josh Horwitz / Quartz:
Strict enforcement of App Store's in-app tipping policy in China could hurt Apple's ties with Tencent or cause Beijing to intervene to protect Chinese firms   —  Apple has a tip for China—all online tips must go through Apple before they go anywhere else.  —  This past week the hardware giant unveiled …
Jun 11, 2017, 9:45 PMIn context
Michael J. Coren / Quartz:
AngelList announces “Angel Funds”, which it has been testing since 2014, letting select users raise “funds” of around $500K-$1M to invest in multiple startups   —  AngelList, a startup-funding website, announced today it was launching Angel Funds to let “founders back founders.”
May 16, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Ananya Bhattacharya / Quartz:
A look at India's crowded online food delivery market and how local players, weak brand awareness, and myriad food tastes will test Google's Areo and UberEATS   —  India's food-tech scene has been quite the party—but the guest list is starting to become more and more exclusive.
May 7, 2017, 7:00 AMIn context
Alison Griswold / Quartz:
Juno terminates stock program for drivers and offers small sum, which in some cases is less than 10% of what it advertised in recruitment materials   —  Juno always had the best sales pitch.  The company started in New York in early 2016, a late entrant to the competitive ride-hailing business …
Apr 27, 2017, 1:40 AMIn context
Alison Griswold / Quartz:
Uber tells restaurants using UberRush to switch to UberEats by May 8; spokeswoman says UberRush will focus on backend delivery logistics for merchants   —  Uber plans to shut down UberRush, its backend logistics and courier service, for restaurants on May 8, Quartz has learned.
Apr 14, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
Sarah Kessler / Quartz:
As IBM continues its drive to bring remote workers back into offices, some employees theorize that the company is using “co-location” as a downsizing effort   —  Less than a year into her tenure as IBM's chief marketing officer, Michelle Peluso prepared to make an announcement …
Mar 22, 2017, 7:30 AMIn context
Joon Ian Wong / Quartz:
Netflix says its new AI-based video encoding, which matches the level of compression to scene content, delivers higher quality video over slow connections   —  Annoying pauses in your streaming movies are going to become less common, thanks to a new trick Netflix is rolling out.
Mar 2, 2017, 4:50 AMIn context
Josh Freedman / Quartz:
How locals' producing and selling of goods on Alibaba's eBay-like marketplace Taobao is helping to eliminate poverty in over 1,000 Chinese villages   —  Daiji township, a dusty collection of villages in China's central heartland plains, is an unlikely candidate to be one of the country's leading e-commerce hubs.
Feb 18, 2017, 7:05 AMIn context
Kevin J. Delaney / Quartz:
Bill Gates supports taxing the use of robots to slow the spread of automation and to finance other employment   —  Robots are taking human jobs.  But Bill Gates believes that governments should tax companies' use of them, as a way to at least temporarily slow the spread of automation and to fund other types of employment.
Feb 17, 2017, 10:20 PMIn context
Alison Griswold / Quartz:
Pittsburgh mayor said last week that the relationship with Uber has been a “one-way street” as Uber expects carte blanche access to city amid self-driving tests   —  The honeymoon is over for Uber and Pittsburgh.  After bending over backward to accommodate the ride-sharing company's …
Feb 7, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context

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