Obama’s former chief data scientist, DJ Patil, joins Venrock as an adviser

DJ Patil, the chief data scientist under President Barack Obama, has joined Venrock Capital as an adviser. Patil has long been a proponent of using data science and artificial intelligence to solve some of the nation’s biggest problems around areas including medicine,

2018 might be Amazon’s year to take a leading role in online advertising

With WPP’s over 200,000 employees and a $75 billion media book, Sir Martin Sorrell has a uniquely privileged insight into the future of the online advertising industry.

Inside Amazon’s surveillance-powered no-checkout convenience store

By now many have heard of Amazon’s most audacious attempt to shake up the retail world, the cashless, cashierless Go store. Walk in, grab what you want, and walk out. I got a chance to do just that recently, as well as pick the brain of one of its chief architects.

Sex, the final frontier: Cindy Gallop raises $2M from mysterious investor for social sex tech

“Everything’s a battle,” Cindy Gallop sighs, although ti’s clear she relishes those battles. What she means is that the entire Internet has long been divided into two separate, walled fiefdoms: one labelled “pornography,” the other marked with those three dread words “no adult content.

Why inclusion in the Google Arts & Culture selfie feature matters

When Google Arts & Culture’s new selfie-matching feature went viral earlier this week, many people of color found that their results were limited or skewed toward subservient and exoticized figures. In other words,

The Chinese think Palo Alto is dumpy

Good news! The great Raw Water Story of 2017 is finally over. Google tells me that searches went up ten-fold over the raw water craze, but thankfully, humans seem to have filtered out any more stories or follow ups. Silicon Valley can rest easy. But wait! There is another crisis brewing,

Mike Moritz and the declining America worker

Storied Sequoia investor Mike Moritz threw fire into the tech Twitter gumbo with his observations of hard-working Chinese workers and slothful Silicon Valley engineers. Moritz, a billionaire, clearly needs page views to fund his retirement. The major money quote about Silicon Valley is this:

Katalyst.Ventures, a new firm led by Susan Choe, has raised $34 million

There aren’t a lot of venture funds that are led by a single general partner who happens to be a woman. Sonja Hoel Perkins is one. The longtime Menlo Ventures managing director founded her own venture firm two years ago. Cindy Padnos, 

Match Group is still in talks to acquire Bumble with a valuation over $1B

In August we reported from our sources that Match Group made an offer to acquire Bumble for $450M. Bumble declined the offer, and at the time a source close to the company suggested to TechCrunch that Bumble was actually valued at $1 billion. Now we’ve learned that these talks are still ongoing,

For the next six hours you can guide a robot through a web of miniature Reddit-themed escape rooms

Something weird is about to happen on Reddit. Starting at 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday, an AI-powered robot the size of a computer mouse will star in a live event that’s part reality show, part interactive puzzle and all an homage to the internet’s premier repository of dank memes.The, uh, thing (event?

Poshmark raises $87.5 million for fashion resale marketplace

Poshmark, the app for fashion consignment, has raised another $87.5 million in funding led by Singapore-based Temasek. Menlo Ventures, GGV Capital, Mayfield and others also participated.Having raised $160 million to date,

Here's what it looks like to fire an assault rifle in slow motion

Peaceful isn't the right word, obviously. Quiet isn't exactly correct either. Cathartic may be closest. That's what it feels like to see a fully automatic assault rifle be fired in super slow motion.

报告显示5.5英寸iPhone 6将会面临延迟发布

之前许多国外媒体都曾经报道,苹果公司将会在今年下半年陆续推出两款不同尺寸的iPhone智能手机,一款是搭载标准4.7英寸屏幕的普通版,而另一款则是将屏幕尺寸增加至5.5英寸,来与目前市面上众多的平板手机进行竞争。

Best Buy Will Deliver a Dryer for Free But the Power Cord Has a $70 Fee

What with Amazon and Google Shopping Express winning the world's laziest misanthropes' affections, other companies are left doing everything they can to stay in the fight. In Best Buy's case,

An Asteroid With Active Volcanoes Once Wandered the Early Universe

Back in 2008, astronomers detected an asteroid heading straight toward Earth. For the first time ever, they tracked the rock as it veered towards our planet and exploded over the Nubian desert. Now,

ASP.NET MVC 4.0 学习3-Model - hishanghai

Model負責獲取數據庫中的資料,並對數據庫中的數據進行處理。MVC中有關 數據庫 的任務都由Model來完成,Model中對數據資料進行定義,Controller和View中都會參考到Model,從而對數據庫進行增刪改的操作。

比更遲還更遲 ! 中國 iPhone 6 第 2 輪發售再度落空

當傳聞說中國 iPhone 6 一個星期後辦好入網證便可以開售,不過早前有 17 個國家的 Apple Store iPhone 6 開售日期已經由「稍後(Coming Soon)」更新為 9 月 26 日,但仍是沒有中國份兒,看來傳聞再一次落空,以下是 17 個國家的名單 :

任宇昕:应用、硬件、服务,腾讯要将它们串起来

虎嗅注:腾讯首席运营官任宇昕在2014全球合作伙伴大会上,公布了开放三年的成绩单。其中具体数据如下:腾讯开放平台应用总数已达240万款,应用类型包括娱乐、生活、教育等方方面面。

Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

An anonymous reader writes: A grand jury in Missouri has decided there is no probable cause to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. "A grand jury of nine whites and three blacks had been meeting weekly since Aug. 20 to consider evidence.

Nucleus Scientific Launches To Revolutionize Batteries

How long does it take to recharge an iPhone? A few hours, right? Nucleus Scientific revealed a solution onstage today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY that can charge a phone in minutes. With this technology, a Tesla can be fully recharged in the amount of time it takes to pump a tank of gas. Read More

欢迎习主席访美,Uber给在西雅图的所有车都插上了中国国旗

习主席访美,Uber CEO 和他的团队果断亮出了自己闪闪的红心。除了昨天发送弹幕表示欢迎,今天Uber竟给在西雅图的所有车都插上了中国国旗。

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