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Budweiser Eyes Chinese Beer Market to Topple Reign of Local Beer Companies

Anheuser-Busch InBev, currently the world’s largest brewing company by revenue, is trying to break big into many parts of Asia, with a considerable focus on China. The company which debuted its listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange about a week ago, is also interested in other markets such as South Korea, Vietnam and India as well. However, many who are familiar with the market in China, for example, are yet to see how the company could possibly break into a market that’s already mostly...

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PayPal Absent From Libra Association Meeting, Might Abandon Facebook’s Project Entirely

Apart from its ongoing antitrust investigation as put forward by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Facebook is also having a rough time regarding its proposed digital currency, the Libra. A few months ago, Facebook announced its plans to float its own cryptocurrency and also released a whitepaper to the effect.As part of the announcement, a Libra Association was announced, an association made up of several big companies including Uber, Mastercard, Visa, eBay, Spotify and many other...

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Electric Scooter Startup Bird Acquires $275 Million in Funding, Hits $2.5 Billion Valuation

Bird, a startup that rents out electric scooters, has acquired an extra $275 million in Series D funding round led by CDPQ and Sequoia Capital. After raising that amount at a valuation of $2.5 billion, the company claims that is a testament to its effort to improve its unit economics.Notably, the new funding raises Bird’s post-money valuation to almost $2.8 billion. This funding round comes just a few months after reports emerged that Bird wanted to raise a Series D round at a $2.5 billion...

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Uber Merging All Its Services in One Major Overhaul

Uber is the company known as the one who first has spread on so many ways. There is a ride-hailing business, then scooter sharing and then there is a food delivery – and even though there are Asian companies copying its model, Uber is the only US company that offers these three services (for now).On Thursday they held the launching event in San Francisco where they presented more than 25 changes to its platform among which are combining its ride-hailing app and food-delivery app Uber Eats,...

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Facebooks Kryptowährung: Libra wird mit Währungskorb gedeckt doch kein Yuan

Facebook Libra: Facebook plant die Einführung einer Weltwährung. Der Start erfolgt im Januar 2020. Was ist das Problem von Bitcoin? Er schwankt im Wert. Deshalb hat Facebook jetzt seinen Währungskorb vorgestellt, um seine Digitalwährung Libra abzusichern: Der ganze Korb soll aus Bargeld und Staatsanleihen bestehen, die jeweils in Prozent auf einzelne Währungen verteilt sind 50 % in US-Dollar aus den USA, 18 % aus dem Euro-Raum, 14 % aus...

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WeWork’s Largest Investor is Plotting to Remove Adam Neumann as CEO

WeWork is less than a decade old but is already enmeshed in more than its own fair share of troubles. The company which was founded back in 2010 has already had a large number of its most senior officials exiting. WeWork executives are very unhappy because of all the uncertainty about the company’s corporate governance methods, as well as all the obscurity about the company’s initial public offering (IPO) until it has been recently canceled.Furthermore, there is a lot of distrust and...

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Facebook Releases Full Details of Libra’s Basket of Currencies

Social media giant Facebook has for the first time indicated the full list of the basket of currencies which will support the proposed stablecoin Libra. While is known publicly that the US Dollar accounts for about 50% of the basket of currencies that will back the cryptocurrency, not much was known about the rest.According to the Der Spiegel report , in response to a request from Fabio De Masi who is the finance spokesperson of the Left Party of the German Parliament (the Bundestag), a...

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SmileDirectClub Shares Go Down 28% below Their IPO Price

Online dentistry company SmileDirectClub shares fell by huge 28% yesterday and it was pretty much the worst market debut for one unicorn start-up so far this year.The company’s shares closed at $16.67 after they have opened at $20.55. SmileDirectClub classifies as the fifth-worst debut of the 109 companies that went public this year. Just for comparison, shares of Uber, another unicorn or start-up valued at $1 billion or more went down by 7.6% on that stock’s first day on the public...

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There Are Many Requests from Interested Members, said Libra Association Director

Facebook’s Libra, even with all the regulatory hurdles it currently faces, is still going strong and forging ahead with its plans to launch the digital currency next year. A while back, Libra Exec David Marcus, after enduring several hours of questioning from the United States Congress, promised that the Libra will not be launched until all regulatory concerns have been met and satisfied. The head of the Libra Association, the outfit in charge of the Libra project, has iterated this, given a...

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Voyage Pulls in $31 Million Funding Aimed at Deploying More Self-Driving Taxis

Photo: ShutterstockVoyage, a startup in the business of autonomous vehicles has just announced that it successfully raised $31 million in a recently concluded series B funding round. The round was led by Franklin Templeton but with other players like Chevron Technology Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Jaguar Land Rover’s InMotion Ventures were also in participation.Voyage was birthed out of education start-up Udacity, based in Silicon Valley back in 2017. The company quickly joined the long...

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