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July 10, 2015

I am very proud to be one of the investors for Switch (Tinder of Jobs). Amazing testimonial for them on ABC's Good Morning Amercia. Watch this.

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A review of Xiaomi’s first year in India

Jana

When Xiaomi sold its Mi 3 model on Flipkart in July 2014, the high demand crashed Flipkart’s website. Within six months, Xiaomi had already sold around one million handsets in India. Xiaomi plans to sell 100 million smartphones in India in 2015, but they will have to do more to get there.

McDonald’s, KFC Look to Get Faster in China by Adding Digital Pay Option

Laurie Burkitt - WSJ

McDonald’s already uses mobile payment in the U.S. and was an early adopter of Apple Pay, which launched last year. But analysts say mobile payment is taking off faster in China because, unlike U.S. consumers, Chinese don’t widely use credit cards.

comScore Reports May 2015 U.S. Smartphone Subscriber Market Share

comScore

189.7 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (76.8% mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in May. Apple ranked as the top OEM with 43.5 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers (up 1.8% points from February). Samsung ranked second with 28.7 percent market share (up 0.1 percentage points), followed by LG with 8.2%, Motorola with 4.9% and HTC with 3.5%

Mobile Action urges developers to understand how app stores work

Mobile World Live

There are so many things that go into gaining greater exposure, including titles, keywords, location, season, the market, competitors, timing, and more. Real visibility requires optimising for these things on all fronts.

Help This Company: A post-mortem of HTC’s horrible start to 2015

Ron Amadeo - Ron Amadeo

The brightest star in HTC's future is the Vive VR headset. HTC teamed up with the legendary PC gaming company Valve to produce the lead device for the Steam VR platform. The Vive, like most VR headsets, is a legitimately exciting product and has earned HTC some much-needed good press. With HTC struggling financially, it would probably love to have a hot, best-selling VR headset on its hands. 

Google’s Best Android Friend

Amir Efrati - The Information

Huawei Technologies has become one of Google’s strongest and most trusted partners in selling devices powered by Google’s Android software. The relationship could help Google expand its wireless network service globally while Huawei gets Google’s expertise both with its phones and its forthcoming smartwatch.

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