Vivo beats Samsung for 2nd spot in Indian smartphone market

Vivo beats Samsung for 2nd spot in Indian smartphone market

Samsung, which once led the smartphone market in India, slid to the third position in the quarter that ended in December, even as the South Korean giant continues to make major bets on the rare handset market that is still growing. According to research firm Counterpoint, Chinese firm Vivo surpassed Samsung to become the second biggest […]

Apple: 'Here's why ditching iPhone Lightning port for a standard charger is a bad idea'

Apple: 'Here's why ditching iPhone Lightning port for a standard charger is a bad idea'

Myths and (one) truth about iPhone Lightning cables Makers of third-party Lightning cables for iPhones keep pushing falsehoods to try to dupe people into buying their cables. Read more: https://zd.net/2IF5IF8 iPhone maker Apple has given its not-so-surprising response to the European Commission’s proposal for a standard phone charger. According to Apple, that rule would […]

Vivo beats Samsung for 2nd spot in Indian smartphone market

Vivo beats Samsung for 2nd spot in Indian smartphone market

Samsung, which once led the smartphone market in India, slid to the third position in the quarter that ended in December, even as the South Korean giant continues to make major bets on the rare handset market that is still growing. According to research firm Counterpoint, Chinese firm Vivo surpassed Samsung to become the second biggest […]

German football league Bundesliga teams with AWS to improve fan experience

German football league Bundesliga teams with AWS to improve fan experience

Germany’s top soccer (football) league, Bundesliga, announced today it is partnering with AWS to use artificial intelligence to enhance the fan experience during games. Andreas Heyden, executive vice president for digital sports at the Deutsche Fußball Liga, the entity that runs Bundesliga, says that this could take many forms, depending on whether the fan is […]

US regulators need to catch up with Europe on fintech innovation 

US regulators need to catch up with Europe on fintech innovation 

Alastair Mitchell Contributor Alastair Mitchell is a partner at multi-stage VC fund EQT Ventures and the fund’s B2B sales, marketing and SaaS expert. Ali also focuses on helping US companies scale into Europe and vice versa. More posts by this contributor Europe shows the way in online privacy Fintech companies are fundamentally changing how the […]

Daily Crunch: Goldman Sachs calls for diverse boards

Daily Crunch: Goldman Sachs calls for diverse boards

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Goldman Sachs says it won’t take startups public without at least one ‘diverse’ director; it should go further CEO David Solomon told […]

Opera and the firm short-selling its stock (alleging Africa fintech abuses) weigh in

Opera and the firm short-selling its stock (alleging Africa fintech abuses) weigh in

Internet services company Opera has come under a short-sell assault based on allegations of predatory lending practices by its fintech products in Africa. Hindenburg Research issued a report claiming (among other things) that Opera’s finance products in Nigeria and Kenya have run afoul of prudent consumer practices and Google Play Store rules for lending apps. […]

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