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Dec 18, 2015

REWIND: International Business News #109

This week, in the REWIND of international business news, we look at a social media shutdown in Brazil, plunging currency in Argentina, a U.S. business’s effort to sell taser guns in Europe, ivory smuggling uncovered in Singapore, and concerns over a Chinese website peddling counterfeit goods

  • A nationwide shutdown of WhatsApp put Brazil’s voracious social media users into a tailspin.  WhatsApp was unable to comply with a judicial order to put a wiretap on certain accounts, which it could not do because it does not store messages sent on its service, and its message are encrypted so that no one, including WhatsApp personnel, can intercept or read them.  
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Oct 19, 2015

REWIND: International Business News #107

In this past week’s REWIND of international business news:

Wading through the weeds in Amazon reviews

Amazon continues to protect the integrity of product reviews on its site.  In a new bid to eliminate false reviews, Amazon filed suit against individuals offering false reviews.  Amazon hopes that direct suits against individuals, rather than the marketplace where they advertise their services, are likely to be more of a deterrent.» Read More

Aug 27, 2015

REWIND: International Business News #106

In this week’s REWIND of international business news:

Tesla Stock Soars As One Of Its Vehicles Exceeds Highest Ratings

Tesla stock gained over 6% late in the week of August 24th on news that Consumer Reports rated its all-wheel drive, battery-powered Model S P85D vehicle a 103 (out of 100). The Model S P85D received this off the charts rating because of the vehicle’s “exceptionally strong performance.”  Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports’ head of automotive testing, told Bloomberg: “This is a glimpse into what we can expect down the line, where we have cars with the performance of supercars and the comfort, convenience and safety features of a luxury car while still being extremely energy efficient.”

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Aug 06, 2015

REWIND: International Business News #105

In this week’s REWIND of international business news:

Look Who’s Calling

Investment continues to flow to tech companies that can show user growth. Caller ID app Truecaller is reportedly in the talks to raise $100mm at a $1 billion valuation. Isn’t caller ID free and readily available? Well, not everywhere. Truecaller was founded in Sweden and has found a niche in countries like India.» Read More