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The race to be the all-in-one app

Navneet Singh Crunch Network Contributor Navneet Singh is the former senior VP of product at Vantiv. How to join the network There’s no denying that app fatigue is posing a challenge not just for new app discovery, but for new behavior discovery. If I weren’t completely tethered to the existing apps on my smartphone, I could be exploring new categories of apps that would enable …

Will Digital Media Break China’s Fashion Magazine Oligarchy?

SHANGHAI, China — In less than three years, Vice Media has launched London-born style and young culture bible i-D in eleven new markets, including its recently unveiled presence in China. Now, only a month after easing into the market, the digital-only i-D China has accumulated thousands of followers across WeChat and Weibo, without any formal promotion. Much like i-D’s other international editions, i-D China blends local …

Bits & Bytes | Walmart Buys Jet.com, African E-Commerce Startups

“Meet Walmart’s $3.3 Billion Employee” (Bloomberg)“The world’s biggest retailer announced on Monday it was buying upstart online retailer Jet.com for $3 billion in cash, plus $300 million in stock over five years — topping QVC’s $2.4 billion purchase of Zulilly.com last year as the largest-ever acquisition of an e-commerce company.” “The Web Startups Looking to Cash in on 1 Billion African Consumers” (The Guardian)“The continent’s …