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,

JIRA is an antipattern

Atlassian’s JIRA began life as a bug-tracking tool. Today, though, it has become an agile planning suite, “to plan, track, and release great software.” In many organizations it has become the primary map of software projects, the hub of all development, the infamous “source of truth.

Awaken offers meditations focused on healing from systems of oppression

A mindful, contemplative approach to internalized racism and sexism is a necessary piece of the puzzle of dismantling systems of oppression, Awaken founder and CEO Ravi Mishra says. That’s the entire point of Awaken,

Why you need a supercomputer to build a house

When the hell did building a house become so complicated? Don’t let the folks on HGTV fool you. The process of building a home nowadays is incredibly painful. Just applying for the necessary permits can be a soul-crushing undertaking that’ll have you running around the city,

Apple Watch’s ECG feature is already proving its worth

When Apple announced its latest Series 4 Watch with electrocardiogram features, my mom took a sigh of relief, and then proceeded to set a reminder to order one for my dad. That’s because we found out last year, by chance, that he has atrial fibrillation.

Dallas-based TXV Partners targets $50M for its debut fund

These first-time VCs want to raise $50M for a Dallas-based, Millennial-focused venture firm.

SoftBank’s Vision Fund inches closer to $100B

Much has been said about the SoftBank Vision Fund, mostly in awe of the size of the investment vehicle. Today, however, the Vision Fund inched yet closer to that twelve-figure goal.

The nation-state of the internet

The internet is a community, but can it be a nation-state? It’s a question that I have been pondering on and off this year, what with the rise of digital nomads and the deeply libertarian ethos baked into parts of the blockchain community. It’s clearly on a lot of other people’s minds as well:

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,

用戶抱怨聲音不斷!iPhone 6 螢幕比上一代更易刮花

iPhone 6 及 iPhone 6 Plus 的走勢雖然持續強勁,不過所發生的問題亦似乎沒完沒了。繼之前出現機身容易拗彎及系統崩塌等情況後,最近有不少人投訴這部新機的螢幕相當容易刮花,耐刮程度比起對上一代 iPhone 弱化不少。

2015年中国P2P网贷十大猜想:监管呼之欲出,行业加快洗牌

互联网技术、大数据、用户体验和渠道为代表的线上金融化趋势,把p2p网贷行业再度推至舆论浪尖。

Windows 10 build 10135: Edge browser now has a home button, let's you import favorites

Just a few days ago, Windows 10 build 10134 and build 10135 made its way to the internet. These new builds features various user interface refinements along with new additions to Microsoft Edge, the company's new web browser. As evident in build 10135 (as well as build 10134),

Forza Motorsport 6 demo now available on Xbox One

Forza Motorsport 6 is just a few weeks away from release. For those that are still on the fence about buying the game (you’re crazy), here is the Forza Motorsport 6 launch trailer to...The post Forza Motorsport 6 demo now available on Xbox One appeared first on WinBeta.

CBS Sports Will Stream Two of the Worst Football Games of 2015 For Free Online

CBS announced today it would stream a few regular season games online for free! That’ll probably cost ad revenue or something so it’s awfully kind of the network. Let’s see what games they are.Read more...

'Homeland' Season 5 premiere: Carrie's life has quieted down. Yeah, right

Veteran Showtime drama Homeland returned for a fifth season Sunday night, and with it pushed ahead two years in the life of now-former CIA operative Carrie Mathison.The time jump — which has seen increased popularity in TV drama premieres, from Halt and Catch Fire, to The Leftovers,

视频演讲: 百度网页搜索,规模大幅膨胀下的架构优化实践

百度网页搜索,全球最大的中文搜索引擎,在过去十几年的发展过程中,架构上面临着规模的大幅膨胀:互联网有价值数据量的爆炸式增长,流量的大幅增长,搜索算法的复杂度越来越高,机器和机房的数量也越来越多。

Win a Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Xbox One console bundle

Microsoft is giving away a Gears of War: Ultimate Edition console bundle, digital keys to Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, and more.The post Win a Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Xbox One console bundle appeared first on WinBeta.

从《Remember Me》到《Vampyr》:Dontnod 为何放弃大制作,转向独立游戏?

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[视频]YouTube人气主播PewDiePie因ISIS玩笑遭Twitter封号

据外媒报道,近日,PewDiePie这位在YouTube拥有近4700万名订阅者的人气主播在Twitter上遭到了暂时封号的处罚。看起来这次禁号跟PewDiePie开的一个ISIS玩笑有关。一开始,Twitter只是取消了PewDiePie的账号认证。很明显,作为一位公众人物,PewDiePie的这种恶趣味玩笑不值得推崇。而对于这位主播的行为,网友们的反应也是两极化:一边认同他的幽默感,一边则认为他玩笑开大了。

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