Equity podcast: 2017’s top tech acquisitions and what’s in store for 2018

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we took a look back at the year’s M&A market, which brought some big wins and some low lights. Equity this week was Katie Roof, Alex Wilhelm, and Jamie Leigh,

Bag Week 2018: Timbuk2’s Launch featherweight daypack is tough and tiny

If you need something small, lightweight and indestructible, Timbuk2’s Lightweight Launch Backpack ($129) might be right up your alley. The pack, constructed from famously tough Tyvek, can fit a 13″ laptop comfortably and plenty else. At only 18L, it sounds small,

Bag Week 2018: P.MAI’s women’s leather laptop bag is luxury packed with utility

Welcome to Bag Week 2018. Every year your faithful friends at TechCrunch spend an entire week looking at bags. Why? Because bags — often ignored but full of our important electronics — are the outward representations of our techie styles,

Apple will repair busted keyboards on recent MacBooks and MacBook Pros for free

Back in 2016, Apple redesigned the MacBook Pro’s keyboard. It… hasn’t gone as well as they probably hoped. Complaints of failing keys quickly started popping up. Some keys had a tendency to get stuck in place; others move freely, but simply don’t respond. Two years and a lawsuit later,

VC Brian O’Malley jumps from Accel to Forerunner Ventures

Brian O’Malley may be the most-poached venture capitalist in Silicon Valley. While rising through the ranks at the global investment firm Battery Ventures, where O’Malley had led deals in Hotel Tonight among others, he was plucked out of the firm by Accel Partners in 2013,

A look back at the best tech ads of the last 35 years

Last week the Association of Independent Commercial Producers announced the winners of its annual awards honoring the best moving image marketing of the year and Apple’s “Welcome Home” ad took home the prize for Advertising Excellence in the single commercial category. Directed by Spike Jonze,

Reddit launches a ‘News’ tab into beta testing

Reddit is rolling out its “news” tab into beta, the company announced this week. The expansion follows on Reddit’s initial test of a news-related feature that began this May, when an alpha version shipped to some users of Reddit’s iOS app. At the time,

Konsus looks to give companies a way to get specially designed documents in under a day

Fredrik Thomassen as a consultant used to have the resources to offload the annoying project tasks — like making PowerPoint presentations — but now that it’s gone, he and his team wanted to make that available for everyone. Now the startup, called Konsus, wants to turn that around even faster.

New bill bans US government agencies using contractors with Huawei or ZTE tech

There’s more misery ahead for Huawei, which just saw AT&T pull out of a deal to carry its first smartphone, and fellow Chinese tech firm ZTE. The duo are well known for their growing smartphone businesses worldwide,

GM and Cruise reveal their fourth-generation, steering wheel-free Cruise AV

GM and Cruise are making progress on their plan to deploy autonomous vehicles on roads for the public: Today, it’s showing off its fourth-generation Cruise Autonomous Vehicle (AV), which comes just a few short months after it first revealed its third-generation vehicle.

Snapchat’s big redesign bashed in 83% of user reviews

Confusingly jamming Stories in between private messages has sparked backlash amongst the first users of Snapchat’s sweeping redesign. In the few countries including the U.K.,Australia, and Canada where the redesign is widely available, 83 percent of App Store reviews (1,

If Your Google Searches Determined Oscar Winners

Internet darling Jennifer Lawrence would be a shoo-in to take home another Academy Awards statuette on March 2 if winners were determined by search popularity on Google.Google has jumped into the guessing game,

Homeless Hater Greg Gopman Sued for Abusing Funds And Terrorizing CEO

Former AngelHack CEO Greg Gopman was just as toxic towards his own startup as he was towards homeless people. In a lawsuit filed this month in California State Superior Court,

Android+Windows双系统PC有没有谱?这背后不只是三国演义

早在2011年的CES展会上,就有来自美国的厂商Azpen公开展示了Android 2.2+Windows 7 […]

The FCC Thinks We're All Idiots

Just a few days ago, the FCC voted in favor of a pretty uniformly terrible proposal to allow internet fast lanes. And while we have yet to see the actual proposal itself, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler did release a 99-page fact sheet that makes one thing painfully apparent:

Adorable Kid Takes a Wild Ride Down A Water Slide With a GoPro

If you want to know what pure happiness looks like, it's a boy riding a water slide while wearing a GoPro.Five-year-old Bennett White took an on-camera thrill ride while on vacation with his family on a Carnival Breeze cruise ship. As he makes his daring dive down the tube, he delightfully shouts,

Microsoft Starting Biggest Layoffs in Company History

In an agonizingly euphemistic memo to his company ("Starting to Evolve our Organization and Culture"), Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says he's getting rid of 18,000 jobs at the struggling software mammoth. That's 14 percent of the entire company.Read more...

Apache软件基金会接受比特币捐赠

Apache软件基金会成为最新一个接受比特币捐赠的非营利基金会。它在捐赠页面公布了比特币地址和一个条形码。

苹果或因 iTunes垄断案支付10亿美元赔偿

虽然原告只提出了 3.5 亿美元的赔偿要求,但是在美国的反垄断法之下,苹果很有可能要支付超过 10 亿美元的赔偿,这是针对苹果 iTunes 平台垄断一案的最新进展。

Muslims seek to dispel stereotypes after North Carolina murders

RALEIGH, North Carolina — Driving home to Charlotte after a funeral for three Muslim students who were shot and killed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Tuesday, Kareem Abdelnabi looked at the passenger in his car (me) and asked an honest question:

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