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TC Roundup: Google buys timeful app, gets handful of machine learning talent

Google buys timeful app, gets handful of machine learning talent: Timeful, the time-management app startup from a trio of academics, is now part of Google. The companies announced the acquisition on Monday. In July, Timeful entered the crowded field of iPhone calendar apps with formidable scientific chops. One founder, Dan Ariely, is a renowned behavioral economist; another, Jacob Bank, is a machine-learning PhD candidate at Stanford.imeful, the time-management app startup from a trio of academics, is now part of Google.

The companies announced the acquisition on Monday. In July, Timeful entered the crowded field of iPhone calendar apps with formidable scientific chops. One founder, Dan Ariely, is a renowned behavioral economist; another, Jacob Bank, is a machine-learning PhD candidate at Stanford. (Recode)

Facebook and Nokia quietly ink deal for here to power maps on mobile, instagram and messenger: One of the companies in the frame as a potential buyer of Nokia's Here mapping division has quietly inked a deal with the Finnish company to power mobile maps. Facebook is now using Here maps for its mobile web version, and it is also running a test for Here to power location in native apps like Instagram and Messenger. (Tech Crunch)

Xiaomi CEO's mangled english now a viral music video: More than a week after he gave his first speech in English, the rock-star CEO of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi remains in the spotlight in China for his struggles with the world's current lingua franca.

Lei Jun's awkwardly phrased English, delivered during a product launch in India, has been remixed into a rap song that has racked up more than 700,000 views since being uploaded late last week. The video splices together Mr. Lei's most embarrassing moments in Dehli, including when he repeatedly shouted "Are you OK?" in an attempt to rile up the crowd. (The Wall Street Journal)

Rocket Internet earnings reveal size and scope of its global online food empire: Germany's Rocket Internet reported today its annual earnings for 2014 which showed the Berlin-based company continuing to expand the pace and ambition of its startup factory.

The company's earnings can be hard to parse because of the complexity of what it does and does not count in terms revenue generated by its many investments. But one area that came into sharp focus in the annual report is the massive size of the global food empire the company has been aggressively knitting together. (Venture Beat)

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