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What Uber's retreat in China means for the tech industry
By selling its China business to rival Didi Chuxing, Uber is sending a signal that breaking into the world's largest market is far harder than it looks.
Recode takes a look at what that means for Silicon Valley titans like Apple, Google, Facebook and Netflix, which are all plotting to get a stronger foothold there.
The result, writer Mark Bergen believes, is that those companies may shift their focus to India, the second-biggest Asian market. "If U.S. tech is stymied in China, it may send more dollars south in the search for global growth," he says.
Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal explores the ripple effects for Lyft, which was a strong ally of Didi, and will now have to go it alone.
Tablet sales continue to plummet
Total tablet sales fell by 12 percent in the second quarter, but Apple's market share grew, according to new figures from IDC.
Apple sold 9 percent fewer tablets that it did in the second quarter a year ago, but it is still the top seller, with 10 million units shipped.
That gives it a 25.8 percent share of the market, with Samsung in a distant second place, with 6 million tablets sold. That's a 25 percent drop from a year ago.
Twitter loses another executive
Less than six months after joining Twitter as VP of communications, Natalie Kerris is leaving the company.
While Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has focused on getting the company better at telling its story, it has struggled to do that under Kerris, Buzzfeed reports:
"The company struggled to define itself as it moved increasingly into live video Several high-profile incidents of harassment took place on the platform, including one involving Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones that ultimately resulted in the company permanently suspending Milo Yiannopoulos from its service. Meanwhile, multiple members of its communications staff departed."
And you can bet Dorsey wasn't happy about appearing on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek marking Twitter's 10th anniversary next to the hashtag #GrowthStall.
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