How Uber will change into an advert firm, beginning with Eats Pool

The place there may be discovery in an app, there may be paid discovery. Google helped you select between hyperlinks, then offered adverts that promote a number of. Fb helped you select between items of content material, then offered adverts that promote a number of. And ultimately, as Uber helps you select between eating places, it would promote adverts...

Google Maps’ new personalised strategies come to iOS

A extra personalised model of Google Maps is now arriving on iOS. At Google’s I/O developer convention earlier this yr, the corporate launched a sequence of latest options designed to assist Google Maps customers be taught what’s taking place round them, monitor space companies to obtain updates about their occasions and promotions, and obtain personalised strategies of locations to...

Verve, the word-of-mouth promoting platform, acquires Campus Holidays for $7M

Verve, the word-of-mouth promoting platform, has acquired Campus Holidays, a supplier of “unforgettable” journey experiences to college students throughout North America. The considering behind the acquisition is to extend Verve’s market share and aggressive positioning within the North America and Canada markets. Particularly, Verse says it can present the corporate with an entrance into the ski market, together with key...

Google has acquired one in all India’s hottest prepare monitoring apps

Google is growing its efforts in India after it snapped up the staff behind fashionable transportation app ‘The place is my Practice.’ The app claims 10 million registered customers and, because the identify suggests, it helps commuters observe arrivals and departures in addition to shopping for seats. That’s no small job provided that India is estimated to function some 14,000 trains...

Waggel launches ‘totally digital’ pet insurance coverage

Waggel, a brand new ‘insurtech’ startup within the U.Okay., is formally launching right this moment to supply what it describes as “totally digital” pet insurance coverage. Based by Andrew Leal, and Ross Fretten (a contestant of The Apprentice 2017), the corporate desires to supply extra clear cowl on your pet, the place you’ll know precisely how a lot you’re paying...

China’s JD.com groups up with Intel to develop ‘good’ retail experiences

Months after it landed a significant $550 million funding from Google, China’s JD.com — the nation’s second highest-profile investor behind Alibaba — has teamed up with one other U.S. tech big: Intel. JD and Intel stated immediately that they'll arrange a “lab” centered on bringing internet-of-things expertise into the retail course of. That would embody new-generation merchandising machines, promoting experiences,...

Tencent Music sued by investor forward of $1.2 billion US IPO

China’s largest music streaming service has had a whirlwind yr. With 800 million month-to-month customers throughout a number of apps and a worthwhile enterprise, Tencent Music Leisure is gearing up for considered one of this yr’s most anticipated preliminary public choices within the US. However the agency has landed in sizzling water within the months main as much as...

Africa Roundup: Terragon’s Asia acquisition, Twiga Meals’ $10M elevate, SimbaPay’s China fee service

Jake Shiny Contributor Extra posts by this contributor SimbaPay launches Kenya to China fee service over WeChat Africa’s agtech wave will get $10 million richer as Twiga Meals raises extra capital Nigerian client knowledge analytics agency Terragon Group  acquired Asian cellular advertising firm Bizense in a money and inventory deal. The value of the acquisition was not disclosed. Based mostly in Singapore, with operations in India...

Some issues Jack Dorsey didn’t point out in his Myanmar meditation travelogue

Twitter co-founder and chief govt officer Jack Dorsey not too long ago went on a birthday journey to Myanmar. As Dorsey recounted in a collection of tweets to his 4.1 million followers, he studied Vipassana meditation. The observe’s “singular goal is to hack the deepest layer of the thoughts and reprogram it,” Dorsey wrote, and it's “probably be good...

Tencent-backed fleet supervisor G7 racks up $320M in funding

A large funding spherical is poised to warmth up a race to automate China’s logistics infrastructure. Beijing-based fleet administration firm G7 introduced on Monday that it has banked $320 million to drive technological growth, bringing its complete capital raised to round $500 million. G7, which runs a proprietary related platform for vans, shippers, fleet supervisor and drivers, obtained the proceeds from...