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Tiger Global and Ant Financial lead $500M investment in China’s shared housing startup Danke
A Chinese startup that’s taking a dorm-like approach to urban housing just raised $500 million as its valuation jumped over $2 billion. Danke Apartment, whose name means “eggshell” in Chinese, closed the Series C round led by returning investor Tiger Global Management and newcomer Ant Financial, Alibaba’s e-payment and financial affiliate controlled by Jack Ma. Four years ago, Beijing-based Danke set out with a mission to provide more affordable housing for young Chinese working in large urban centers. It applies the coworking concept to housing by renting apartments that come renovated and fully furnished, a model not unlike that of WeWork’s  WeLive(Fonte: TechCrunch)

JD.com shares jump on upbeat sales performance
JD.com Inc, China’s second largest e-commerce firm, reported a 22.4 percent jump in quarterly sales on Thursday, beating estimates on the back of robust retail sales and sending its U.S.-listed shares up 13.8 percent in pre-market trade. The results, however, still represent the company’s slowest quarterly revenue growth rate since its 2015 initial public offering, as an economic slowdown hits China’s top ecommerce companies. (Fonte: Reuters)

Pagamenti elettronici, Paytipper lancia PagaComodo
Pagare le proprie bollette, Mav, Rav, Freccia e gli avvisi di pagamento alle pubbliche amministrazioni attraverso il circuito PagoPA, diventa ancora più facile grazie alla app PagaComodo, creata da Paytipper e disponibile sugli app store Apple e Android. L’applicazione PagaComodo offre svariate funzioni, quali l’archiviazione delle ricevute di pagamento, nonché la creazione di promemoria per evitare di dimenticare le varie scadenze di pagamento. (Fonte: Il Sole 24 Ore)