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regulatory hurdles

Wi-Fi-only iPad could hit mainland China stores soon
Tipalti Dramatically Simplifies Worldwide Payment for Mass-Payers

Expect a 6 month freeze on Facebook’s Instagram acquisition

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A former Justice lawyer and antitrust expert says Facebook’s purchase of photo-sharing site Instagram will take between 4 months and one year to clear regulatory hurdles. In the meantime, the deal is effectively on hold. One month after Facebook announced it bought Instagram for an eye-popping $1 billion, the Financial...
Expect a 6 month freeze on Facebook’s Instagram acquisition

Instagram's had a good run in China, but will the Facebook buyout ruin things?

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Despite Instagram’s lack of an office in China, the company has seen steady adoption in the world’s most populous nation. However, with the pieces falling into place for Facebook’s acquisition, Instagram could be in danger of being blocked in the country. Facebook is nearly finished with the regulatory hurdles required...
Instagram's had a good run in China, but will the Facebook buyout ruin things?
Zimride’s Lyft Is Going To Give Uber Some Lower-Priced Competition

GoBank: It's a Real Bank, and It's Made by Real Internet People

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Green Dot today launches the smartphone-based GoBank, which will have no overdraft or penalty fees, no minimum balance and a “pay what you feel is right” monthly membership fee. Let’s take a step back to set this up. Lots of start-up types go about their lives in search of inspiration...
GoBank: It's a Real Bank, and It's Made by Real Internet People

What you missed this week on GigaOM Pro

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With news that Amazon Payments stopped supporting crowdfunding payments (Kicksarter excepted, for the time being), some of the latest research on GigaOM Pro looks at the present state of the crowdfunding market and opportunities for further growth. The future of Research in Motion — as device manufacturer or as a...
What you missed this week on GigaOM Pro
CipherCloud secures $30M to secure enterprise apps
YC-Backed TrustEgg Launches, Lets Anyone Create Trust Accounts For Their Kids

Uber's Taxi Services Shutting Down In NYC, CEO Still Says To Expect "Rollouts In Many More Cities" Soon

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Uber has noted in a blog post today that it will indeed be shutting down its taxi beta after around a month of operation, claiming its efforts to provide adequate Uber yellow cab supply was quashed by New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission. Uber didn’t go into details about how...
Uber's Taxi Services Shutting Down In NYC, CEO Still Says To Expect "Rollouts In Many More Cities" Soon

Stay classy San Diego: Uber customers now have the option of riding in a town car or an SUV

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Uber has just made getting around San Diego a bit more interesting. The private transportation service has announced it’s allowing users to choose from its traditional black car service or get picked up in a stylish SUV. The company says that for the past several months, customers had been begging...
Stay classy San Diego: Uber customers now have the option of riding in a town car or an SUV

Lyft Staffing Up In Seattle And Los Angeles As It Looks To Expand Its Ride-Sharing Service Beyond SF

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Lyft, the local on-demand ride-sharing service operated by the startup Zimride, is apparently not letting recent regulatory hurdles cramp its style. Lyft, which launched its service allowing individual car-owners to provide local transportation services to their peers in exchange for a suggested donation in San Francisco this past summer, is...
Lyft Staffing Up In Seattle And Los Angeles As It Looks To Expand Its Ride-Sharing Service Beyond SF
Google acquires Motorola Mobility: the full story

Samsung Series 5 Slate reaches out and touches the FCC

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Samsung has just days to go before the Series 5 Slate (and ATIV Smart PC) arrives hand-in-hand with the official launch of Windows 8, so we're surprised that it's been waiting so long to clear the usual regulatory hurdles in the US. Just in the nick of time, though,...
Samsung Series 5 Slate reaches out and touches the FCC

Not All Markets Are Created Equal

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Editor’s note: Barry Silbert is founder and CEO of SecondMarket. Follow him on Twitter @BarrySilbert. The SEC recently concluded its investigation of the emerging market for pre-IPO shares of private companies, resulting in charges being brought against three market participants. I am proud to say that SecondMarket was not among those...
Not All Markets Are Created Equal
T-Mobile signs deal with Verizon for AWS spectrum in 218 markets

ST-Ericsson joint venture begins dissolution process, 1,600 jobs gone in the process

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It's typically a bad sign when a major semiconductor company sees its CEO walk away, and no one in adjoining offices stops to do anything about it. Such is the case with ST-Ericsson, a (now) failed joint venture of STMicroelectronics and Ericsson. The two outfits have seemingly failed to...
ST-Ericsson joint venture begins dissolution process, 1,600 jobs gone in the process

DOJ lets waiting period expire on T-Mobile / MetroPCS merger, hints it's good to go

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We're sure that MetroPCS and T-Mobile USA executives were on pins and needles wondering whether or not their proposed merger would clear all the regulatory hurdles. While they're not officially free and clear, the Department of Justice has given a strong hint that the carrier union will go through....
DOJ lets waiting period expire on T-Mobile / MetroPCS merger, hints it's good to go
Google Left Phone Service Out Of Its Fiber Rollout Thanks To Pesky Regulatory Hurdles

DailyDirt: Fighting The Next Pandemic

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The last flu season was pretty rough, but there's a new H7N9 strain that has no vaccine (yet!) and is starting to infect and kill people (instead of sticking to birds). We're just about coming to the tenth anniversary of SARS, and we're still creating over 100 million flu vaccines...
DailyDirt: Fighting The Next Pandemic

Tips from the trenches: 5 lessons for health tech entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneurs in any industry need to start with a big idea – and a big tolerance for risk. But in health care, startups often need to take on a unique set of regulatory hurdles, complex systems and entrenched ways of getting things done to successfully build and scale. At the...
Tips from the trenches: 5 lessons for health tech entrepreneurs

Apple's iPhone 5 officially goes on sale in China

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After overcoming a number of regulatory hurdles, Apple's newest smartphone hits the most populated country on earth. [Read more]...
Apple's iPhone 5 officially goes on sale in China

FAA writing rules for electric aircraft, to allow public to fly them in the next decade

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There are those in the general aviation community who think electric planes are the future for private aircraft, but regulatory hurdles are in place preventing them from proliferating in our skies. You see, current FAA requirements for light sport aircraft (LSA) -- planes that can be flown by anyone...
FAA writing rules for electric aircraft, to allow public to fly them in the next decade

Uber Gets More Super As It Expands Into Germany

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Uber has announced that it is expanding into Germany, where “Secret Ubers” are now operating in Berlin. The on-demand car service company’s first passenger in that German capital was another startup founder, Alexander Ljung of Soundcloud. The company said that its Berlin cars are still in testing phase, and that...
Uber Gets More Super As It Expands Into Germany

Amazon quietly launches its flagship retail site in India, initially only selling books

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Amazon has finally launched its flagship Amazon.com business in India, after the site quietly went live in the country, although it is only selling books at this point. The new launch takes the main Amazon.com marketplace to ten countries worldwide, but questions remain. There is a small cloud of uncertainty...
Amazon quietly launches its flagship retail site in India, initially only selling books

Hipstamatic shoots back with Oggl app and Nokia Lumia 925 partnership

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'We went back to the drawing board, and rethought how to take photos,' says CEO Lucas BuickWith its 100m monthly active users and big-bucks acquisition by Facebook, Instagram is often seen as having won the photo-sharing app wars. Actually, though, it might instead have kicked off another wave of creativity...
Hipstamatic shoots back with Oggl app and Nokia Lumia 925 partnership

Lenovo Downplays RIM Acquisition Reports, Says It's Looking At M&A Opportunities In General

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Lenovo has downplayed reports that the company plans to buy Research In Motion, saying that it is instead looking at acquisition opportunities in general, reports Sina Tech (link via Google Translate). If Lenovo does indeed decide it wants to court RIM, it may face significant regulatory hurdles. Canadian Minister of...
Lenovo Downplays RIM Acquisition Reports, Says It's Looking At M&A Opportunities In General

Mobile security JV between chip maker ARM, Gemalto and G&D approved in EU (with conditions)

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The European Commission today announced its approval of the formation of a mobile security venture between British semiconductor firm ARM, Dutch digital and NFC security specialist Gemalto and German security technology provider Giesecke & Devrient (G&D). First announced in April this year, the joint venture aims to offer a secure,...
Mobile security JV between chip maker ARM, Gemalto and G&D approved in EU (with conditions)

Google-Motorolla merger gets the go-ahead from Chinese government

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Chinese antitrust and competition authorities have approved Google to acquire Motorolla, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. Google’s deal to purchase Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion dollars will likely close next week. The deal is said to give Google 17,000 patents and 6,800 pending patent applications owned by Motorola. China was the last regulatory hold-out...
Google-Motorolla merger gets the go-ahead from Chinese government

Uber set for price hike in Vancouver as local rules force $75 minimum trip charge

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Disruptive taxi/chauffeuring service is facing up to a price hike in Vancouver where, having exited its testing phase, local laws will force it to charge users a minimum total of $75 per ride, and enforce a $75 per hour rate for longer journeys. The service has been present in the Canadian...
Uber set for price hike in Vancouver as local rules force $75 minimum trip charge
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