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These smartphone makers are beating Apple in China — now they could bring their cheap, powerful phones to the US in a big way

“Sales there have been undercut by cheap and powerful Android phones from Chinese manufacturers Xiaomi and Huawei” writes Business Insider Us for businessinsider.my. Huawei and Xiaomi are in talks with American carriers including Verizon and AT&T to have them resell their smartphones, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Source: businessinsider.my Share This:

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Insider tips for applying for a job online

“You can then approach the job search strategically, landing not just a job, but a job you love” writes Special To The for seattletimes.com. Carrie Morris, a Seattle-area talent acquisition strategist, has a theory that when a job is posted online, the hiring manager often already has a candidate or candidate pool lined up.You read the job descriptions and get a little thrill when your skill set and experience maps to one or several openings.Read on as three local experts weigh in on how to land a job in the…

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Flights from New York to Italy are insanely cheap if you book them right now

“American Airlines and its oneworld alliance partners are offering some phenomenal prices on flights from New York City to Milan, Italy” writes David Slotnick for businessinsider.com. Don’t be surprised if you can’t find the same exact prices for these dates — prices can fluctuate a small amount every few minutes. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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All limited edition VW Beetles snapped up just 20 mins after Lazada Malaysia sale launch

“The online shopping event, held by major e-tailers on Dec 12 every year, saw Lazada partner with Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia in a first-of-its-kind partnership this year” writes Jessica Lin for businessinsider.my. You can buy anything online these days, from dinner and cutlery to furniture, and now, cars as well. Source: businessinsider.my Share This:

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Robots are being used to deter homeless people from setting up camp in San Francisco

“The San Francisco Business Times reported last week that the San Francisco SPCA, an animal advocacy and pet adoption group, put a security robot to work outside its facilities in the gentrifying Mission neighborhood” writes Melia Robinson for businessinsider.sg. In San Francisco, autonomous crime-fighting robots that are used to patrol parking lots, sports arenas, and tech company campuses are now being deployed to keep away homeless people.The robot’s presence is meant to deter homeless people from setting up camps along the sidewalks.The K9 robot circling the SF SPCA has drawn…

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Someone is selling a ‘spectacular’ penthouse in Miami — but they’re only accepting bitcoin

“Justino Ferret, the agent on the property, told Business Insider that this seller is only accepting bitcoin” writes Akin Oyedele for businessinsider.my. Since Redfin doesn’t yet list properties in bitcoin, the $33 listing price fell below its minimum-price threshold, and the apartment was not available for a tour.For 33 bitcoins, this “spectacular” penthouse in Miami could be yours.On Tuesday, Joseph Borg, a securities regulator, told CNBC that he had seen mortgages being taken out to buy bitcoin. Source: businessinsider.my Share This:

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South Korea considers cryptocurrency tax as regulators grapple with ‘speculative mania’

“To be eligible, exchanges in South Korea will need to uphold investor protection rules and disclose all bid and offer quotes” reports businessinsider.sg. SEOUL – South Korea said on Wednesday it may tax capital gains from cryptocurrency trading as global regulators worried about a bubble, with Australia’s central bank chief warning of a ‘speculative mania” that has seen the digital asset making rip-roaring gains.The world’s biggest and best known cryptocurrency, bitcoin, surged past $17,000 to new all-time highs this week, marking an almost dizzying 20-fold rise this year and feeding…

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Here’s what Trump’s tax plan means for people working in finance who make between $40,000 and $139,00 a year

“Career site Zippia provided Business Insider with data breaking down how different occupations fare under the Senate’s tax plan” writes Ine Cain for businessinsider.com. Here’s a look at how people working in finance, from accounting clerks to financial managers, could see their taxes change next year if the Senate’s tax plan becomes law:. Business Insider specifically looked at how financial professionals fared under the new tax plan. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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It’s official: Apple is buying Shazam

“Apple has bought Shazam, the popular music-recognition app and augmented-reality service” writes Kif Leswing for businessinsider.sg. We have exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with Shazam upon approval of today’s agreement.” Here’s Shazam on the deal, provided by spokesperson Giovanni Bossio: “We are excited to announce that Shazam has entered into an agreement to become part of Apple.Shazam and Apple both confirmed the purchase on Monday morning. “We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple,” an Apple spokesperson told Business Insider….

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