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Mobile Minutes: Uber goes international; Windows Phone Rooms feature; Microsoft tests mobile; IFTTT suggests apps

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February 20, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 11.11.42 AMUber Looks to Raise $2.8B to Aid in International Expansion
Uber is growing at such a rapid-fire clip that more investors want a piece of it. In response, the ‘hail-a-car-on-demand’ company announced this week it’s expanding the amount of capital it expects to raise in its current round of funding to a total of $2.8 billion.
Read more on The Street

Lights Out for ‘Rooms’ on Windows Phone
The Rooms feature on Windows Phone is headed for an early retirement. After March, the social function will no longer be supported.
Read more on PCMag

Microsoft Has Suddenly Gotten Serious With Mobile
Microsoft is suddenly a powerful presence on my phone. Yes, you read that right. This is the same Microsoft that spent almost a half-decade trying to offer a credible alternative to Apple’s iPhone and mobile devices running Google’s Android.
Read more on New York Times

IFTTT’s New Apps Offer a Button for Triggering Other Apps
Perhaps you’re one of the many thousands of people who’ve automated some small part of their digital existence with IFTTT. Maybe you’ve instructed it to post your Instagram shots to Twitter, or to text message you whenever someone in your city puts an acoustic guitar for sale on Craigslist.
Read more on Wired

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