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What I wrote in The WSJ
LinkedIn Corp. is set to launch its first-ever pared-down mobile website so users in India can access its platform through patchy web connections.
The Mountain View, Calif. professional social network, which Microsoft Corp. in June acquired for $26.2 billion, is eager to expand in the country.
LinkedIn says it already has more than 37 million members in India, making it the firm’s second-largest market after the U.S., where it has more than 130 million users.
The new mobile website, called LinkedIn Lite, should launch in the coming weeks. It will load four times faster than other websites and use less data, LinkedIn says.
Indian cellular service company Reliance Communications Ltd. said Wednesday it is combining its wireless business with smaller rival Aircel Ltd., closing the distance between it and bigger players in an increasingly competitive sector.
Under the terms of the agreement, which the two companies in a joint statement called the “largest-ever consolidation in the Indian telecom sector,” Reliance Communications and Malaysia’s Maxis Communications Bhd., Aircel’s majority owner, will each own half of the new company.
What I wrote at Newley.com
Image of the Day: Amazingly Hardcore Hacker Stock Photo – I am very much enjoying perusing local newspapers here in India every day.
5 items that are worth your time this week:
iNerds out there will know that iOS 10, Apple’s newest mobile operating system, is now available for download. And at his excellent Mac blog Macstories, Federico Vitici provides a detailed round-up of what’s new.
This comes from the fantastic xkcd webcomic, and starts at 20,000 BC, so you can get a sense of how rapidly temps have been rising since we started burning fossil fuels.
Beautiful photos from a book by Kieron Connolly showing once-busy, now-neglected locations.
While the Slanket was merely a blanket with sleeves, the $135 (!) Napsack has zippers, chest pockets for your gadgets, and even a hole for headphones. The description says it all:
Perfect for summer trips, couch surfing, music festivals, jumping into after snowboarding, surfing or any other activity that brings your core temperature down
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