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Xiaomi, The Chinese Smartphone Company That's Crushing Everyone, Is Earning A Lot More Money Than People Realize

Xiaomi is currently trying to raise $1 billion in funding, the Journal reports. As part of the fund raise, it has a document detailing its financial performance. The Journal saw that document, and it reports the following:<p>A table in the document showed that Xiaomi's net profit last year rose 84% to …

This App Scans Your Proportions And Mails You A Custom-Fitted Shirt

A new app called MTailor plans to change that, however, by outsourcing the measurements to your smartphone's camera.<p>Here's how it works.<p>Shirts start at $69, but that's still cheaper than other custom shirts out there, which can cost $100 and up. Also, shipping is free.<p>First, you choose the type of …

When Streets Aren't Safe for Children: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.<p><i>Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads.</i><p>"Kid Un-friendly Streets," Erin Brodwin, <i>Gotham Gazette</i><p>Walking down the street shouldn't mean risking your life. But that is the case at this Brooklyn intersection. …

How Formalizing a Network of 'Waste-Pickers' Is Making Buenos Aires Greener

The city claims to have reduced the amount of waste sent to landfills by 44 percent in just one year.<p>BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — When businesses start to close down here and the city begins to wind down for the evening, a whole other section of society comes to life.<p>As regular office workers go home, …

Beautiful Feather Pictures: Birds Flaunt Majestic Tails and Dramatic Collars