Author Archives: Jon Russell

Xero Raises $111M And Hires New U.S. Lead For Its Cloud-Based Accounting Business

 New Zealand-founded accounting software firm Xero has raised a $110.8 million round of capital to grow its business in the North American market. Read MoreRead More…

Viber Faces Ban In Korea As SK Telecom Wins Potentially Wide-Ranging Patent Suit

 Free calling and messaging service Viber could be banned in South Korea, after the company lost a patent suit to domestic operator SK Telecom. Read MoreRead More…

Google Bans Sexually Explicit Content From Websites Hosted On Blogger

 Google is banning adult content from websites hosted on Blogger from next month, after the company updated regulations governing the use of media on its blogging service. Read MoreRead More…

Uber Pilots Program In India With Safetipin To Get Data On Local Safety

 Uber is again increasing its focus on passenger safety after it announced a partnership with mobile safety and auditing service Safetipin, starting in New Delhi, India. Read MoreRead More…

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Gemalto Claims Its Products Are ‘Secure’ In Response To Reported NSA Hack

 Gemalto, the SIM card maker that reportedly had its encryption keys stolen by the NSA and GCHQ, has claimed that its products are secure, despite apparent leaked NSA documents suggesting otherwise. Read MoreRead More…

Peer-To-Peer Rental Service NoBroker Grabs $3M To Battle India’s Property Brokers

 NoBroker, a peer-to-peer property listings startup that wants to rid brokers from the rental process in India, has closed a $3 million Series A round to expand its service to more cities beyond Bombay and Bangalore. Read MoreRead More…

LG Reveals Four Mid-Range Smartphones For Those On A Tight Budget

 LG had a good 2014, posting record quarterly shipments and doubling its annual profits. The company released some eye-catching smartphones (and smartwatches), but much of its success came down to solid, affordable mid-range devices. Read MoreRead More…

Latest Teaser Suggests Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Will Sport A Metal Back

 It looks like Samsung is finally dispensing with its tradition of faux leather, plastic backs for its Galaxy S range. Read MoreRead More…

Tencent Backs Mobile Jobs Startup With Its First ‘WeChat Africa’ Investment

 Tencent has made its first investment in Africa under the banner of its WeChat messaging service. WeChat Africa, a joint venture between Tencent and Naspers, announced an investment in M4JAM (Money For Jam), a South Africa-based mobile job servic…Read More…

YouTube Is Launching A Kid-Friendly Video App

 YouTube will launch a new, child-friendly version of its service for mobile phones on Monday. USA Today broke details of the news, which we’ve confirmed with sources at the company. Read MoreRead More…

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