China’s Didi Chuxing continues its international expansion with Australia launch – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch Didi Chuxing, China’s dominant ride-hailing company, is continuing its international expansion after it announced plans to launch in Australia this month. The company — which bought Uber’s China business in... Read more »

Interior Dept. wants to lower royalties that offshore oil, coal companies pay

From Ars Technica Enlarge / Oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. There are nearly 5,000 functioning oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, and 27,000 abandoned wells. (Photo by: Dave Walsh/VW... Read more »

Gut bacteria linked to cataclysmic epidemic that wiped out 16th-century Mexico

From Ars Technica Enlarge / Entrance of Hernan Cortes into Mexico In the wake of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1521, waves of epidemics slammed Mexico. By 1576, the... Read more »

Trump proposed a massive expansion of offshore drilling—what can states do?

From Ars Technica Enlarge / Aerial view of an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico with a flare of the coast of Port Fourchon, Louisiana’s southernmost port, where land loss... Read more »

Wizeline expands its outsourced IT services business into southeast Asia

From Techcrunch Wizeline, a provider of outsourced programming services, is expanding its global footprint with agreements to partner with a slew of development shops across Southeast Asia. Founded in 2014, the company... Read more »

The iPhone X reveals why Tim Cook was so mad about Palm

From Techcrunch At the unveiling of Apple’s new flagship smartphone yesterday, the iPhone X, CEO Tim Cook said it was something the company’s staff had been working on for a decade. The... Read more »

Xiaomi sneaks into North America with Mexico launch

From Techcrunch Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is preparing to enter North America, but it isn’t quite the launch you may be waiting on. The company, which was last valued at $45 billion by investors, has... Read more »