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Xiaomi gobbles up selfie phone brand Meitu as revenue jumps 49% – TechCrunch

Xiaomi gobbles up selfie phone brand Meitu as revenue jumps 49% – TechCrunch Xiaomi is diversifying into a new range of phones as the Chinese smartphone maker announced impressive growth with its latest financials. The company announced it will take over selfie app maker Meitu’s smartphone business to go after new …

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BlackBerry is buying Cylance for $1.4 billion to continue its push into cybersecurity – TechCrunch

BlackBerry is buying Cylance for $1.4 billion to continue its push into cybersecurity – TechCrunch BlackBerry was best known for keyboard-totting smartphones, but their demise in recent years has seen the Canadia firm pivot towards enterprise services and in particular cybersecurity. That strategy takes a big step further forward today …

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11/11 shows biometrics are the norm for payments in China – TechCrunch

11/11 shows biometrics are the norm for payments in China – TechCrunch Chinese consumers were quick to adopt digital payments, and a recent shopping binge showed they are ready for another leap: biometric payments. On November 11, Alibaba wrapped up Singles’ Day – the world’s largest shopping event – and …

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Alibaba made a smart screen to help blind people shop and it costs next to nothing – TechCrunch

Alibaba made a smart screen to help blind people shop and it costs next to nothing – TechCrunch Just a few years ago, Li Mengqi could not have imagined shopping on her own. Someone needed to always keep her company to say aloud what was in front of her, who’s …

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Xiaomi is opening a retail store in London as it extends its Europe push – TechCrunch

Xiaomi is opening a retail store in London as it extends its Europe push – TechCrunch Xiaomi’s expansion into Europe continues at speed after the Chinese smartphone maker announced plans to open its first retail store in London. The company is best known for developing quality Android phones at affordable …

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A digital revolution is reshaping Democratic campaigns – TechCrunch

A digital revolution is reshaping Democratic campaigns – TechCrunch Jordan Birnholtz Contributor Jordan Birnholtz is the cofounder of The Tuesday Company, which makes tools to help progressives organize in a digital world. Two weeks before the 2016 election, Bloomberg’s Joshua Green and Sasha Issenberg published a story about Trump’s brash, …

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Fleksy’s keyboard grabs $800k+ via equity crowdfunding – TechCrunch

Fleksy’s keyboard grabs $800k+ via equity crowdfunding – TechCrunch The dev team that’s now engineering the Fleksy keyboard app has raised more than $800,000 via an equity crowdfunding route. As we reported a year ago, the development of Fleksy’s keyboard has been taken over by the Barcelona-based startup behind an …

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Xiaomi opts for sliding camera and no notch for new bezel-less Mi Mix phone – TechCrunch

Xiaomi opts for sliding camera and no notch for new bezel-less Mi Mix phone – TechCrunch Xiaomi has announced the newest version of its bezel-less Mi Mix family, and it doesn’t sport a notch like its Mi 8 flagship. Indeed, unlike the Mi 8 — which I called one of Xiaomi’s …

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