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,

Bitcoin, Ethereum and almost every other cryptocurrency is plunging

Look away now if you own bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. This won’t be breaking news to you if you are invested, but today has seen the entire crypto market fall by double-digit percentages. The price of bitcoin slumped by 15 percent to drop below $12,000 for the first time since December 4.

Apple asked to respond to China consumer group about slowing older iPhones

Apple is now facing questions about how it slows down older iPhones in China. The Xinhua state news agency reported yesterday that the Shanghai Consumer Council has written to Apple asking it to explain the performance hit and any remedies it is offering to consumers. Read More

Airbnb now lets users pay less up front for bookings

Airbnb has today announced a new feature that will help users manage their payments on the platform. The feature, aptly albeit unimaginatively named Pay Less Up Front, lets users pay for a part of their trip upon booking and the rest near the time of check-in. Before now,

AngelList launches Syndicates in India

AngelList has expanded its syndicates program to India in the latest overseas move for the US crowdfunding platform. The launch comes some 18 months after we reported that AngelList had hired Utsav Somani to launch the service and develop its business generally in India,

Twitter hits back again at claims that its employees monitor direct messages

Twitter is pushing back against claims made by conservative activist group Project Veritas that its employees monitor private user data, including direct messages. In a statement to BuzzFeed News, a Twitter representative said “we do not proactively review DMs. Period.

Startup events platform Tech.co acquired by digital marketing firm MVF

Tech.co, an online platform and events organizer for startups, announced today that it has been acquired by digital marketing firm MVF. The deal’s terms were undisclosed. Read More

Apple’s MacBook Air turns 10

Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs triumphantly held up a manilla interoffice mail envelope to a round of applause at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. It was a silly gimmick, but it got the point across. A year after introducing the Macworld crowd to the iPhone,

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,

过爆了的“携程信用卡事件”

作者注:愤怒地表达我的一些看法!给那些不懂乱喷的人。趟进浑水3月22日乌云爆:携程安全支付日志可遍历下载 导致大量用户银行卡信息泄露(包含持卡人姓名身份证、银行卡号、卡CVV码、6位卡Bin) 。

PasswordBox Partnership Lets The Nymi ECG Wristband Log You In Anywhere On Mobile

The Nymi armband from Toronto-startup Bionym is edging closer to reality, and a new partnership announced today helps make it more clear how it’ll be useful to everyday consumers.

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。

High performance virtualised environments: How to find the sweet spot

Despite the widespread interest in flash, there continues to be a surprising amount of misinformation and misunderstanding about the technology and its application. Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/07/03/high-performance-virtualised-environments-how-to-find-the-sweet-spot/

纸壳实景眼镜Google Cardboard,看起来好屌丝哈哈

你曾经有过对高大上的google glass垂涎欲滴,之后又无法面对它近2W的身价吗? 现在有一个好消息和一个 […]

傳 Google 將在 15 號低調發表 Nexus 6 與 Nexus 9

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Twitter 发第三季度财报 净亏损扩大股价大跌

Twitter 今日公布了截至 9 月 30 日的 2014 年第三季度财报,其中净营收 3.61 亿美元,同比增长 114%;净亏损 1.75 亿美元。

印媒称印度厂商Lava有意购买诺基亚钦奈工厂

据《印度时报》11月27日报道,传印度手机厂商Lava正与诺基亚进行谈判,有意买下诺基亚在钦奈的制造工厂。该工厂曾经是世界最大工厂,但现已停工。一旦达成协定,成千上万的员工将实现再就业。据悉双方已签订保密协议。

都在等苹果:大企业不愿提前开发手表应用

与 iPhone 和 iPad 一样,Apple Watch 也有自己的应用,消费者可以通过 Apple Watch 的屏幕来享受迷你 iOS 体验。除了个别苹果自家的软件之外,剩下的就要交给第三方厂商来完善 Apple Watch 的生态圈了。

Florida's Diverse Landscape Pictured From Space

This is a lovely view of Florida captured by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite, showing the structured geometries of agriculture in the north and the Everglades National Park in the south.Read more...

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