China smartphone market slumps to 10-year low in 2022
Rita Liao

After a decade of frantic growth, China’s smartphone market is hitting a speed bump as COVID-19 roils the world’s second-largest economy. The country’s smartphone shipments dropped 14% year-over-year in 2022, reaching a ten-year low, according to research firm Counterpoint. It was also the first time that China’s handset sales had slid below 300 million units […] China smartphone market slumps to 10-year low in 2022 by Rita Liao originally published on TechCrunch

Health, Mental health and Family: Green fingers - FML
FMyLife

Today, my friends and family staged an intervention for me. Of course, I assumed it was a result of my raging alcoholism. Nope. It was due to my obsession with buying plants. They were deadly serious. FML

Eazy Digital helps Southeast Asia’s small insurers digitize their operations
Catherine Shu

Founded by two insurance industry veterans, Eazy Digital wants to give small insurance companies in Southeast Asia the same advantage as their larger competitors. Its SaaS platform lets insurers digitize many parts of their operations, enabling them to scale up more efficiently. The Bangkok-based startup announced today it has raised $850,000 in an oversubscribed seed […] Eazy Digital helps Southeast Asia’s small insurers digitize their operations by Catherine Shu originally published on TechCrunch

The Castle – A Short Story
italkyoutalk

In this video, I read a short story from our level 1 graded reader “Life is Surprising!” Life is Surprising!

Smartphone, Awkward and Technology: Cool phone - FML
FMyLife

Today, I put my phone in the fridge to cool it down. Now it's cold, but it won't turn on. FML

Kids, Religion and Farts: Sunday funday - FML
FMyLife

Today, my 6 year-old daughter decided to let out a loud fart in the middle of a quiet church service. FML

Water under the ……
italkyoutalk

Can you complete this English expression? It means “a prior issue is not important anymore”. Water under the …… a) sea b) town c) tunnel d) bridge The answer is below! Answer: d) bridge Water under the bridge! Example: Kev and I had a fight a few years ago, but it’s all water under the … Continue reading Water under the ……

Love, Relatable, Awkward and First Dates: Hyper self-awareness - FML
FMyLife

Today, I was on a first date and everything was going great, until I realized I had garlic breath from the garlic bread I ate earlier. I tried covering it with a mouthful of wine, but it just made it worse. I ended up trying to avoid any closeness, and now I guess I'll just die alone. FML

Work, Money and Capitalism: Scapegoat - FML
FMyLife

Today, I was told I was being fired from my job after "5 months for poor performance." I helped lead my team to the highest possible success they’ve had the last 4 years. FML

Health, Mental health, Vacation and Ironic: The love boat - FML
FMyLife

Today, I boarded my very first cruise, in order to relax and unwind for week-long vacation. However, when I got on the ship, I found out that I get seasick REALLY easily. FML

What’s Stripe’s deal?
Mary Ann Azevedo

Welcome to The Interchange! If you received this in your inbox, thank you for signing up and your vote of confidence. If you’re reading this as a post on our site, sign up here so you can receive it directly in the future. Every week, I’ll take a look at the hottest fintech news of the previous week. […] What’s Stripe’s deal? by Mary Ann Azevedo originally published on TechCrunch

VC funding to Black web3 founders popped last year, bucking trends
Dominic-Madori Davis

Funding for Black web3 founders has only increased, and the crypto winter proved the most fruitful year. VC funding to Black web3 founders popped last year, bucking trends by Dominic-Madori Davis originally published on TechCrunch

Animals, Dogs and Neighbours: Karen has concerns - FML
FMyLife

Today, I had to call the cops on my batshit crazy neighbor, who’s repeatedly threatened to steal my dog. I finally got her ass on camera. She swears that my dog is being abused because it prefers to sleep outside instead of being in the house. Imagine that, an animal that likes being outside. FML

Love, Health and Sex: No kidding - FML
FMyLife

Today, after trying for five years to get pregnant, I just found out that my husband had a vasectomy and he didn't tell me. FML

Health, Roommate, Annoying and Noise: Worst roommate ever - FML
FMyLife

Today I knocked on one of my roommate's door and asked her to stop vacuuming since it's was late. She started to record me and went on a tirade about how none of the girls there respect her. She has previously tried to push two girls down the stairs. Her lease isn't up for 4 more months. FML

Love, Sex, Awkward and Cheating: Conundrum - FML
FMyLife

Today, I'm in love with a beautiful Russian woman. We are so compatible. However, I'm in a relationship though, in which my partner won't touch me or tell me she loves me. I'm in trouble every day for anything and everything. I'm faithful even though I've only had sex maybe 5 times in the last 4 years. FML

What Did I Say? (14)
italkyoutalk

In this video, I teach an English phrase! By Heather @ I Talk You Talk Press

Relatable, Awkward and Language: Kwinoah? - FML
FMyLife

Today, I found out that I've been pronouncing "quinoa" wrong for years. FML

Kids, Shopping and Awkward: Chase me! - FML
FMyLife

Today, my son decided to run around a supermarket in his underwear, leaving me to chase after him. FML

From dusk till ……
italkyoutalk

Can you complete this English expression? It means “throughout the night”. From dusk till ….. a) afternoon b) dawn c) night d) 4am The answer is below! Answer: b) dawn From dusk till dawn! Example: “We drove from dusk till dawn to get to the venue on time.” By I Talk You Talk Press – … Continue reading From dusk till ……

This Week in Apps: Temu’s hot streak, Walmart’s m-commerce & an Apple XR App Store
Sarah Perez

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app economy in 2023 hit a few snags, as consumer spending last year dropped for the first time by 2% to $167 billion, according to the latest “State […] This Week in Apps: Temu’s hot streak, Walmart’s m-commerce & an Apple XR App Store by Sarah Perez originally published on TechCrunch

The latecomer advantage in startups
Natasha Mascarenhas

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a nuanced take on this week’s startup news and trends by Senior Reporter and Equity co-host Natasha Mascarenhas. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Sometimes, due to the nature of the startup game, we over index on “the new.” Companies want to build for the pain point you never […] The latecomer advantage in startups by Natasha Mascarenhas originally published on TechCrunch

Work, Embarrassing, Relatable and Awkward: Is this a stand up show? - FML
FMyLife

Today, I had a big presentation at work and I was feeling really confident. I'd practiced it over and over and I knew it inside out. But when I got up to speak, I realized I had left my notes at home. I ended up winging it and it was a disaster. FML

Work, Coworkers and Technology: For science - FML
FMyLife

Today, two of my coworkers broke the dishwasher. They ran a fully cooked rotisserie chicken through it multiple times until the meat disintegrated off its bones, just to 'see what would happen'. FML

Animals, Cats and Computers: No typing! Only petting! - FML
FMyLife

Today, my cat decided to use my keyboard as a scratching post, and now my computer won't work. FML

Awkward, Cooking, Dating and Fire: Cook out - FML
FMyLife

Today, to impress my date with dinner, I spent hours prepping and cooking. Just as I was about to serve her, I realized I'd left the stove on and my kitchen was on fire. As the fire trucks arrived and my date looked on in horror, I couldn't help but think, "My cooking is so hot it literally set the house on fire." FML

Money, Cars and Music: Pipe down, Whitney - FML
FMyLife

Today, I got a parking ticket because I was too busy singing along to my music to notice that I'd overstayed the time limit on the quick stop parking space. FML

Money, Thief and Parents: Mismanagement - FML
FMyLife

Today, I discovered that my mother has been stealing from me to cover her mountain of debt. I’m barely making ends meet as it is. When I confronted her, she had the gall to suggest I get a second job to support her. FML

Animals, Dogs and Food: Clever boy - FML
FMyLife

Today, I found out my dog can open the fridge. Now I have no food left. FML

Daily Crunch: Stripe responds to report that it seeks to raise $2B with a terse ‘no comment’
Christine Hall

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. Daily Crunch: Stripe responds to report that it seeks to raise $2B with a terse ‘no comment’ by Christine Hall originally published on TechCrunch

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