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Mobile Minutes: Android Wear watches; Apple raises funds; Uber bookings; Oracle acquires Maxymiser

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August 24, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-08-21 at 9.38.56 AMGoogle just made its smartwatch faces actually useful
Among watchmakers, a complication refers to any mechanism on a watch that does something other than tell time. They’re essentially analog apps that live on the watch face: chronographs, date displays, moon phases, and the like.
Read more on Wired

Apple raises $1.6 billion in record corporate bond deal
Apple Inc. raised A$2.25 billion ($1.6 billion) with a debut Australian debt sale that’s the largest bond deal ever Down Under by a non-financial company. The iPhone maker sold A$1.15 billion of seven-year notes at a yield of 110 basis points more than swap rates and A$1.1 billion of four-year securities at a 65 basis point spread.
Read more on Bloomberg

Uber seen reaching $10.8 billion in bookings in 2015: fundraising presentation
Uber Technologies Inc’s global bookings are projected to rise nearly threefold to $10.84 billion this year and reach $26.12 billion the next, according to a recent presentation for potential investors seen by Reuters.
Read more on Reuters

Oracle to acquire mobile-marketing startup Maxymiser
Oracle Corp. is acquiring Maxymiser Ltd., a maker of cloud-based software for mobile marketing.
Read more on The Wall Street Journal

 

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