Stop what you are doing and watch Nathan for You’s brilliant Uber episode right now

If you have not yet had the pleasure of being introduced to Nathan for You, you’re in for a treat! The man behind the show, Nathan Fielder, is so wonderfully awkward in his delivery he might just make you pee your pants from laughing so hard.Last week’s episode “Andy vs.

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,

Redesigning the TechCrunch app

Over the last two years we have been working hard to improve the experience of TechCrunch products for our readers. Our tiny-but-mighty product team launched the brand new TechCrunch mobile app earlier this month and we couldn’t be more excited.

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,

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,

哪怕iPhone 5S电池耗尽依然能够追踪用户动态

日前Reddit成员Glarznak在一则帖中透露了一件非常可怕的事情:哪怕电池已经耗尽设备处于关机状态依然能够追踪iPhone 5S的用户。

美国电视名嘴凯蒂·库里克将在本周五首亮雅虎全球新闻

据外媒报道,美国电视名嘴凯蒂·库里克将在当地时间本周五首亮雅虎新闻平台。前纽约市市长迈克尔·布隆伯格将成为库里克入职雅虎之后的首位采访对象。

索尼卖楼上瘾进军房地产 2.5亿设立索尼不动产

4月24日,索尼官网发布最新企业情报,宣布成立索尼不动产株式会社,注册资金2亿5千万日元,正式营业为2014年8月1日开始。索尼发布公告的同时也表示将加速新事业的拓展计划。

The benefits of an integrated approach to security in the cloud

Hurwitz & Associates interviewed customers in a variety of industries to assess how they are approaching security for their cloud deployments.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/04/29/benefits-integrated-approach-security-cloud/

创业者应该尽量避免这9大错误

该书作者威廉•H•德雷帕(William H. Draper)三世是美国最早的风险投资家之一。曾经担任美国进出口银行董事长、联合国副秘书长。

在荷尔蒙面前,Facebook输给了Snapchat

日前Facebook曾以Instagram三倍的价格试图收购Snapchat,但是被对方拒绝。在Faceboo […]

对比中国的反应冷淡,为什么彩色 iPhone 5c 在英法美更受欢迎?

这是个非常有趣的问题,数据能够显示很多细节。

Government aims to wipe out mobile ‘notspots’ with new legislation

The UK government is hoping to make poor signal a thing of the past by forcing the big mobile providers to cover a percentage of the country's users and share masts.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/11/05/government-aims-to-wipe-out-mobile-notspots-with-new-legislation/

你都了解这12项Apple Watch功能特性吗?

上周苹果发布了 WatchKit 开发者文件,从这份文件中我们了解到可以对这款明年上市抱着怎样的期待。华尔街预测这款设备的销量在 3000 万左右,以下就是 WatchKit 中透露的关于该设备的消息。  

France will ban Uber's low-cost service in 2015

French government officials announced Monday that Uber's low-cost service UberPOP will be banned in the country beginning Jan. 1, 2015. The announcement came as hundreds of taxi drivers blocked highways in France in protest,

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