RedDoorz raises $70M to expand its budget hotel network in Southeast Asia

Singapore-based budget hotel booking startup RedDoorz is tiny in comparison to fast-growing giant Oyo. But it is holding its ground and winning the trust of an ever growing number of investors. On Monday, the four-year-old startup announced it has raised $70 million in Series C financing round, less than five months after it closed its $45 million Series B. The new round, which is ongoing, was led by Asia Partners…

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William Barr replaces prisons director following Jeffrey Epstein suicide – live

Attorney general gave no reason for Hugh Hurwitz’s reassignment, but the move comes as the bureau faces scrutiny after financier’s death Sign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 6.18pm BST The acting director of the federal Bureau of Prisons has been removed from his position more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life while in federal custody, the AP reports: William…

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Groom Saw 63 Wedding Guests Killed By ISIS Suicide Bombing

Shutterstock A groom says he’ll ‘never see happiness in my life again’ – after he witnessed 63 of his wedding guests, including his brother, massacred by ISIS in a suicide attack.  Mirwais Elmi was hosting a wedding reception in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, August 17, when a suicide bomber detonated a device. A second car bomb also exploded as ambulances alive, leaving 182 wounded among the dead. Elmi isn’t featured…

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Responsibility and the power of ‘could have’

The us/them mindset of most corporate customer service is simple: When you can, get it over with. If at all possible, evade responsibility. Which means that when things go wrong, you’ll likely encounter a legalistic mentality that begins and ends with, “it’s out of our control.” There’s an alternative. It begins with understanding the economics of loyalty. Saving a customer is ten times more efficient than finding a new one….

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Flexible stick-on sensors could wirelessly monitor your sweat and pulse

As people strive ever harder to minutely quantify every action they do, the sensors that monitor those actions are growing lighter and less invasive. Two prototype sensors from crosstown rivals Stanford and Berkeley stick right to the skin and provide a wealth of physiological data. Stanford’s stretchy wireless “BodyNet” isn’t just flexible in order to survive being worn on the shifting surface of the body; that flexing is where its…

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How Coinbase Quietly Became the World’s Biggest Bitcoin Bank

On August 15, the San Francisco-based digital currency exchange Coinbase announced that it had acquired the cryptocurrency custody service Xapo’s institutional branch. The business move puts Coinbase in the limelight, making it the largest custodial service for digital assets worldwide, with more than $7 billion under custody. Also Read: Hong Kong Protest Leader Hopes to Incite Run on Chinese Banks Coinbase Acquires Xapo’s Institutional Arm and Now Commands $7 Billion…

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7 Ways To Challenge Yourself To Save MORE Money

Are you looking to save money but find it hard to stick to a plan? It might help if you make a game of it and challenge yourself. When you “gamify” your financial goals and challenge yourself to stick to them, the whole process can become much more fun. It can be too hard to remain motivated or to maintain interest in scrimping and saving. If you’ve tried saving before…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review

It’s true, you’ve got the Galaxy Note to thank for your big phone. When the device hit the scene at IFA 2011, large screens were still a punchline. That same year, Steve Jobs famously joked about phones with screens larger than four inches, telling a crowd of reporters, “nobody’s going to buy that.” In 2019, the average screen size hovers around 5.5 inches. That’s a touch larger than the original…

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Philly Cop Shooter Identified: “Maurice Hill” – Has a Long Rap Sheet, Is Illegal Gun Owner — Shot Six Police Officers

At least six police officers on Wednesday afternoon were shot in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga section. The officers were taken to Temple University Hospital in an unknown condition. At 7:30 PM ET — The shooter was still firing on Philly Police Officers. Officers continue to attempt to communicate with suspect; suspect is still firing at officers. STAY AWAY FROM THE AREA. — Eric Gripp (@PPDEricGripp) August 14, 2019 Officers are attempting to…

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BREAKING: Epstein Autopsy Shows Broken Neck Bones – Common in Homicide by Strangulation!

The Washington Post reported late Wednesday night that the autopsy of Jeffrey Epstein revealed he had several broken bones in his neck consistent with but, not conclusively proving strangulation. The finding explains the delayed report by the medical examiner on the cause of death for Epstein who was being held in the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. Epstein was found dead in his cell early Saturday under suspicious circumstances….

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