Quick Bytes – 18 Aug: Is Didi Going to Overtake Uber and More

Aug 18, 2017 | Quick Bytes

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A look at the most interesting startup and business-related news stories of the week.


YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki’s Response to Google Anti-Diversity Memo


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YouTube CEO, Susan Wojcicki, has come out with a response to an anti-diversity memo written by a Google software engineer. She talks of the pain she experienced as a woman moving up in the world of tech and the issues that female employees of Google are facing.

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Yesterday, after reading the news, my daughter asked me a question. “Mom, is it true that there are biological reasons why there are fewer women in tech and leadership?” Read the Full Article Here


China’s Dream is Apple’s Nightmare


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In the wake of Apple bowing down to Chinese government regulations over unauthorized apps on the iTunes app store, Wall Street Journal delves into what this means for Apple, and other American tech companies.

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In his 2005 book “One Billion Customers,” a how-to guide for navigating the China market, James McGregor offered this advice: “Never ‘tremble and obey’ if doing so will damage or destroy your business in China.” Read the Full Article Here


Didi is Chasing Uber Around the World


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Is Didi going to overtake Uber? Uber’s current lack of leadership has left an opportunity for Chinese ride-share company, Didi to close the gap and go global. Didi has both the funding as well as a massive base of Chinese customers to grow upon.

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Didi, China’s local ride-hail player that bought Uber’s assets in the country, has been busy investing in Uber competitors around the world. Most recently, the company announced it was investing an undisclosed amount in Middle Eastern ride-hailing company Careem. Read the Full Article Here


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