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[BRANDS] UBER FINALLY DEBUTS IN THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AFTER RIVAL LYFT.
BRAND WARS

Both Uber and Lyft have been subsidized over the past decade and seven years, respectively, by venture capitalists and other private investors who have been willing to bet on the ride-hailing upstarts, and whose funding allowed the experiments to grow with low fares. But as public companies, that stage of their life ends now. Uber Technologies Inc., like rival Lyft Inc., does not have a road to profitability unless it does one of two things: Get rid of drivers or...

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Friday, 10 May 2019
[AWARDS] HANDS FREE VIBRATOR RECLAIMS TECH INNOVATION VICTORY AFTER CONTROVERSIAL ROBOTICS JURY JUDGEMENT.
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Lora Dicarlos osé Hands free vibrator has won the Robotics...

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Friday, 10 May 2019
[BRAND WAR] UBER VS LYFT, BOLT, DIDI; THE IMPENDING DOWNFALL. PART I.
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The current price war between cab hailing services dates back to poor leadership and work...

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Wednesday, 01 May 2019
[BRAND WAR] UBER VS LYFT, BOLT, DIDI; THE IMPENDING DOWNFALL. PART II
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Either UBER or Lyft has to sell off for the present price war to end in the wake of other emerging cab hailing...

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Wednesday, 01 May 2019
[BRAND SCAM] FOUANI, SOMOTEX NIGERIA IN N25Bn TAX EVASION FRAUD (FULL LENGHT INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM).
BRAND FAILS

A full length investigative documentation of racketeering, shams, exploitations and song/dance "flimflams" of Fuoani Somotex limited, the exclusive importers of LG, SAMSUNG and other high end electronic brands into...

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Tuesday, 30 April 2019
[BRAND REVIEW] SAMSUNG’S CONTINOUS DISPLAY MODE MAKES THE GALAXY’S FOLDING FEATURE LOOK LIKE CHILD’S PLAY. TAKE A PEEP:
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Samsung might be pushing the boundaries with a foldable device, but its handset design plans in the past have been even more extravagant. The Samsung Galaxy Fold is already a little out-there in style, but a recently published patent shows the company’s ideas don’t stop at a phone that bends in the middle. Posted on the World Intellectual Property Organization’s website, the patent (found by LetsGoDigital) details a handset with a “continuous display”. The device is made up for three...

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Tuesday, 30 April 2019
[MUSIC] WINAMP IS PLANNING A REBRANDING.
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Winamp, the popular MP3 digital encoder player is getting a much needed makeover for its return next year. In a marketplace dominated by streaming services, such as Apple Music and Spotify, Alexandre Saboundjian, CEO of Radionomy, which bought Winamp in 2014, believes that the company can still capture an audience by presenting a more streamlined experience that what its competitors can currently offer. “There will be a completely new version next year, with the legacy of Winamp but a more...

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018
[BRAND ACQUISITION] ASAII, A MUSIC ANALYTICS APP AND DIALOG SEMICONDUCTORS UK ARE APPLE’S LATEST BUYS.
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Apple’s acquisition of Asaii reveals the company’s two-fold strategy to take on Spotify, after Spotify unveiled a new feature.Last month, Asaii, a music analytics program, abruptly announced that it was shutting down. In an e-mail to customers, the company wrote, “Asaii will down operations on October 14, 2018. As of that date, you will no longer have access to our API endpoints, the website, or features such as Asaii Terminal, Recommend, Artist Analytics, and others. We’ve loved watching the...

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018
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BRAND FAILS

Canada: Sears just announced that it has received official approval from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to go ahead with their liquidation sales! The Liquidation Sales are expected to start on October 19. This includes not only their entire inventory, it also includes the furniture, fixtures and all of the equipment located at their remaining stores. Over the past 18 months, Sears had been attempting to reinvent the brand, and their plan had begun to gain traction with customers....

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018
[BRANDS] QUALCOMM DRAGS APPLE TO COURT SHORTLY AFTER APPLE ACQUIRES SHAZAM APP.
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World’s largest chip maker Qualcomm has escalated it’s fight with Apple in a latest lawsuit, accusing Apple of stealing their wireless technology and intellectual property for several years and sharing it with rival Intel in a big to break it’s dependence on Qualcomm. Intel produces modems but the speed of their modem is too slow which makes Apple to depend a lot on Qualcomm which produces one of the best and fastest chips in the world. This lawsuit indicates that...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018
[TELECOMS] SAMSUNG GOES INTO DISTIBUTOR PARTNERSHIP WITH TD LIMITED.
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Sub-Saharan Africa’s foremost distribution company, Technology Distributions Ltd (TD) has been appointed national distributor of Samsung Electronics in the open market channel. Seen as a development that is expected to deliver better pricing and availability of Samsung products across the country and beyond, the landmark partnership was recently unveiled at an official dealers’ event in Lagos. Speaking at the event, Managing Director, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr. Jingak Chung disclosed that the decision to appoint TD as authorized...

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018
[BRAND FAIL] UNITED STATES FILES CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST VOLKSWAGEN’S FORMER CEO MARTIN WINTERKORN.
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The U.S. Justice Department has filed criminal charges against former Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn, accusing him of conspiring to cover up the German automaker’s diesel emissions cheating.   The indictment, filed in secret in March, was unsealed in U.S. District Court on Thursday as Volkswagen held its annual meeting in Germany. Winterkorn resigned days after the scandal over polluting vehicles in the United States became public in September 2015.   U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Environmental Protection...

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Friday, 04 May 2018