CapHorn Invest raises $150 million fund to invest in B2B startups

French VC firm CapHorn Invest recently closed a new $150 million fund (€130 million). Around 250 CEOs and executives of big established companies invested in the fund as limited partners. This is CapHorn Invest’s second fund. The firm plans to focus on Series A rounds, from $600,

Distinguished VCs back wholesale marketplace Faire with $100M at a $535M valuation

Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures, Keith Rabois of Khosla, Alfred Lin of Sequoia and Alex Taussig of Lightspeed are backers of Faire.

Anki’s Vector is getting Alexa access next week

Vector’s already got the adorable bit down, courtesy of a team staffed by former Pixar and Dreamworks animators. But Anki’s grownup version of Cozmo can use a bit of help when it comes to smarts. Starting next week, the desktop robot will be able to tap into Amazon Alexa’s deep base of answers.

IMAX pulls the plug on its dream of VR arcades

The company behind the biggest screens in cinema is giving up on bringing VR screens within a few inches of users’ faces. The company announced today in a SEC filing that it will be shutting down its three remaining virtual reality centers including its flagship location in Los Angeles.

They scaled YouTube — now they’ll shard everyone with PlanetScale

When the former CTOs of YouTube, Facebook and Dropbox seed fund a database startup, you know there’s something special going on under the hood. Jiten Vaidya and Sugu Sougoumarane saved YouTube from a scalability nightmare by inventing and open-sourcing Vitess,

Scammers are sending bomb scares to nab BTC

A new scam is making the rounds that promises to disrupt countless offices and schools. The scam is simple: the scammers send an email threatening to detonate a bomb if they don’t get a certain amount of Bitcoin within a specified time frame.

Jennifer Garner and J.J. Abrams are making a limited series for Apple

More than a decade after the end of “Alias,” J.J. Abrams and Jennifer Garner are teaming up on a new limited series for Apple. The show, titled “My Glory Was I Had Such Friends,” will be based on the Amy Silverstein memoir of the same name,

These face-generating systems are getting rather too creepily good for my liking

Machine learning models are getting quite good at generating realistic human faces — so good that I may never trust a machine, or human, to be real ever again. The new approach, from researchers at Nvidia,

Southeast Asia gaming and e-commerce firm Sea ends first day on NYSE up 8%

Sea, the gaming and e-commerce company holding the first major U.S. IPO from a Southeast Asian tech firm, had a bumpy start to life on the NYSE after closing the day up around eight percent on its list price of $15. The company raised $884 million from its listing,

Crunch Report | SoftBank Vision Fund Sequels

SoftBank is planning to create $100 billion Vision Fund sequels, Chariot is temporarily paused in San Francisco and Stitch Fix shows us what a good IPO looks like. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

Mozilla proposes combined WebXR standard for virtual and mixed reality in the browser

Although we may disagree on the usefulness of VR and AR today, it’s hard to argue with the idea that it should be easier to develop for and deploy — especially on the web. That’s why Mozilla is working on a combined framework that gives developers standardized,

iBeats商标覆盖范围扩大 或为新服务做准备

Beats 早在几年前就已经获得了“iBeats”的商标权,另外还与 Monster 合作开发了 iBeats 入耳式耳机。不过最近他们提交了一份新的申请,将 iBeats 商标权覆盖的内容扩展到与音乐相关的领域。  

App Store 中国店支持银联支付了

苹果刚刚在官网上宣布:2014年11月117日开始,App Store 中国店新增银联支付选项——用户只需要将自己的 Apple ID 同银联卡关联,就能享受一键支付。

Save An Extra $25 on Basically Any Camera This Holiday Season

If you're planning on purchasing a new DSLR or compact system camera this holiday season, Amazon has a deal going that will save you $25 any listed price, including Black Friday deals.Read more...

大陸網店推替工服務 代孝子賢孫清明拜山掃墓

清明節掃墓拜祭先人本來是讓孝子賢孫慎終追遠,表達敬意的機會;不過大陸卻發展成一門另類生意。日前淘寶出現了多間網店,宣稱提供代客掃墓服務。過程 20 分鐘的替工掃墓服務價格由 300 人民幣至過萬元不等。

Basis Launches A Limited Edition Titanium Peak, Updates Bands And App

Basis, the Intel subsidiary that builds watches for tracking your health and sleep habits, is today dropping a lighter, classier version of its Peak tracker made from titanium.

2015 PGA锦标赛重返呼啸峡,冠军之位实难预料

美国威斯康辛州科勒镇2015年7月30日电 /美通社/ -- 对高尔夫球迷来说,这依然是个充满期待的夏季,7月份的英国公开赛刚刚在圣安德鲁斯老球场落幕,而8月的PGA美国锦标赛就即将开赛,具体时间是8月10日至16日。

Soothe, An On-Demand Massage Service, Acquires Unwind Me

Soothe, which lets customers book in-home massages, has acquired competitor took part in Y Combinator’s summer 2014 batch and its other backers include 500 Startups and Slow Ventures. Read More

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