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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Apple Debuts a Watch That Can Make Calls Without an iPhone

release smartwatches that cost thousands of dollars. Cook said on Tuesday that the Apple Watch is now the largest watch brand by revenue, overtaking Rolex, and touted new health uses. Cook said recently that the Watch was the best-selling smartwatch "by a very wide margin," while noting sales of the device grew more than 50 percent in the third quarter. In ...

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The Shirk Report Volume 441

  Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – How’s your first day of work ...

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Copycats versus disruptors in Latin America

Francisco Coronel is a founding partner at NXTP Labs, an early-stage fund for tech companies in Latin America. When a company expands to Latin America, it requires a great deal of effort to adapt the language, operations and marketing strategies in order to find acceptance in the local market. In Spanish, the process of adapting a product or service to ...

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8fit, a health and fitness app that offers tailored workout and meal plans, closes $7M Series A

8fit, a popular health and fitness app that offers tailored workouts and meals plan, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. Backing the round are VCs Creandum and Eight Roads Ventures. It brings total funding for the Berlin-based startup to $10 million. Separately, a source tells me that the company is generating more than $1 million in monthly recurring ...

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UK’s credit rating downgraded by Moody’s

Moody’s said the government had “yielded to pressure and raised spending in several areas” including health and social care. It says revenues were unlikely to compensate for the higher spending. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAlastair Wilson, head of sovereign ratings at Moody’s, gave two reasons for cutting the credit rating, but there was some good news ...

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Gabrielle Deydier: what its like to be fat in France

Gabrielle Deydiers book about being obese has ignited her native France. She tells Stefanie Marsh how her life has been a battle against grossophobia, discrimination and verbal abuse until now In August 2015, 37-year-old Gabrielle Deydier went for a job interview which she passed with flying colours. The job was for a position as a teaching assistant at a Parisian ...

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Trump to Puerto Rico: Show us the money

Image: Getty Images With Puerto Rico in a worsening humanitarian crisis, President Donald Trump continues to hold the U.S. territory’s debt over its head. It is difficult to fathom just how irresponsible and entirely beside the point Puerto Rico’s debt is when it comes to its current situation. Puerto Ricans are Americans, just like the people in parts of Texas ...

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