Uber has picked up another strategic investor.The ride-sharing company has raised roughly $100 million in financing from the Tata Opportunities Fund, an Indian private-equity firm owned by the Tata Group, the Indian conglomerate, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. The investment is meant to help Uber expand its business in India, one of the world’s biggest markets.
The wayviewers arewatchingTV is rapidly evolving. Every year, more viewers are ditching their expensive pay-TV subscriptions and opting instead for subscription video on-demand (SVOD)services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video, as well as premium services from HBO and Showtime.
Apple is introducing its mobile payments platform, Apple Pay, in China early next year, a move that will significantly broaden the service’s audience.The company announced a partnership on Thursday with China’s primary credit card network, China UnionPay, and 15 Chinese banks.
At the start of this year, Earnest was an intriguing but small entrant in an emerging field of start-ups using new tools of data and software to analyze credit risk and make consumer loans. Its loans were typically a few thousand dollars for things like relocation expenses and professional training.
It’s the last week of January and we had quite a few reviews and news posts that you definitely don’t want to miss. To make sure you read everything, click through to see the full list of all our posts from last week.
Apple has said that Samsung owes it nearly $180 million more in supplemental damages and interest.Apple Urges Court to Make Samsung Pay $180M More in Damages is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
Sending money to people is easier compared to before, thanks to the Internet and the advancements in mobile technology. We've been raving about the latest mobile payment services available--Samsung Pay, Google Pay, and Apple Pay. Those three are direct competitors although they each have their own market. Google and Samsung are closer rivals but they will soon be joined by the likes of LG Pay.
Tim Cook sent an email to Jim Cramer reassuring investors that everything is fine in China. “China Represents an Unprecedented Opportunity”, Apple CEO Tim Cook Says is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
BEIJING — In 2013, the Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi hired Hugo Barra, a Brazilian-born, M.I.T.-trained former senior executive of Google.Mr. Barra’s appointment as vice president for international operations was considered a coup for the fast-growing company, which was founded in 2010. As the favorite of young Chinese buyers proud to acquire a home-designed product, Xiaomi rocketed to the No.
If you think that Samsung already has too many smartphones in the market, brace yourself for more. An industry source has said that the Korean OEM is planning to unleash several mid and low-end smartphones but with some of their features that are already in their newest high-end devices, like fingerprint scanners and the mobile payment gateway Samsung Pay .
As China president Xi Jinping begins a trip to the United States that could include the first arms control accord for cyberspace between the United States and China, a new RAND report that rates the cyber warfare capabilities of the world’s two largest economies shows how important such an agreement could be.
Thumbtack, which handles marketing and job listings for professionals like yoga instructors and electricians, has raised $125 million and is now valued at about $1.3 billion.The investment catapults the six-year-old start-up into the ranks of the unicorns, a popular term for privately held companies that are valued at more than $1 billion. Thumbtack was valued at around $750 million last year.
American Express has announced it now supports corporate cards for Apple Pay users.American Express Launches Apple Pay Support for Corporate Cards in the U.S. is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
Payment processor Moneris wants merchants to know their point-of-sale terminals will be Apple Pay ready, when the time comes.Moneris to Merchants: Your Terminal is Ready to Accept Apple Pay is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
A rumour claims one Canadian bank has its employees testing Apple Pay already.Apple Pay Reportedly Being Pilot Tested by Canadian Bank Employees is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
Sources familiar with the matter claim Apple Pay will launch in Canada at the end of November.Amex Apple Pay Launch in Canada Rumoured for November 30 is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
Ritual.co has released an update to their iOS app which includes support for Apple Pay.Ritual.co Updates iOS App With Apple Pay Support is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource