US & Canada VCs favor late-stage giants over upstarts in Q4

Startup investors in the U.S. and Canada have been putting a little less money to work across a lot fewer deals in recent months. After three quarters of rising investment at early through growth stage, VCs have cut back in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Lyft now integrates public transit info in app

Lyft has officially entered the public transit space with the launch of Nearby Transit, a feature currently available just in Santa Monica, Calif. This comes just a couple of days after Lyft deployed electric scooters in the city. Today,

Entrepreneurs: It’s time to put corporate VCs back on your short list

The startup media is awash with stories of corporate venture capital prioritizing their own interests over those of their portfolio. While some of these stories may have a basis in truth, it’s critical to recognize that this is only one side of the story. It's time the whole story is told.

Coinbase hires Fannie Mae exec Brian Brooks as chief legal officer

Coinbase has made yet another addition to its c-suite. The cryptocurrency trading platform has hired Brian Brooks, the former executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Fannie Mae, as its chief legal officer. The hiring is part of the company’s effort to expand its legal,

Amazon launches Scout, a machine learning-powered visual shopping tool

Amazon is experimenting with a new tool called Scout designed to help shoppers better figure out what they want to buy in a more visual fashion, according to a report from CNBC, which first spotted Scout live on Amazon’s site. Using a combination of imagery, a thumbs up and down voting mechanism,

Fabricio Bloisi’s Movile is leading tech’s charge in Brazil and beyond and he’s coming to Startup Ba

In the twenty years since Movile launched its first technology services in 1998, the technology industry in Latin America has exploded. Technology startups have gone from being an afterthought to being at the forefront of the economic changes sweeping through the region. 

Password bypass flaw in Western Digital My Cloud drives puts data at risk

A security researcher has published details of a vulnerability in a popular cloud storage drive after the company failed to issue security patches for over a year. Remco Vermeulen found a privilege escalation bug in Western Digital’s My Cloud devices,

Fitbit targets employers and health plans with Care

When it launched the Versa back in March, Fitbit also announced plans to pivot. While the company will continue to operate in consumer hardware, it’s also shifting much of its focus toward healthcare. A month earlier, the company had acquired Twine,

Irish startup SoapBox Labs is building speech recognition tech for kids

Irish startup SoapBox Labs is on a mission to create what it calls “the world’s most accurate and accessible speech technology for children”, tech it plans to offer to third-party hardware and app developers. These span educational apps that support reading and language development,

Hulu announces April release date for The Handmaid’s Tale

Hulu on Friday released the first images of the next season of The Handmaid’s Tale, announcing that the next season will be released in April. Unfortunately, they weren’t any more specific than that.

CTRL+T podcast: Diversity and its discontents

No one is down with how diversity is unfolding in Silicon Valley. Depending on how one looks at it, they’re going to have an issue with it. White men are crying foul, saying they’re being left out of these conversations and initiatives. However, actual marginalized people are, rightfully so,

宝洁将在MWC推出全球首款无线蓝牙智能电动牙刷

宝洁(P&G)公司将在在本届MWC 2014移动世界大会上推出世界首款蓝牙智能电动牙刷。这款牙刷将会以宝洁旗下Oral-B品牌进行推出,将智能科技与牙刷产品首次结合。

土豪科技公司:实习生年薪可超7.5万美元

求职社区Glassdoor近日发布了实习生薪水最高的公司报告。报告显示,部分公司的实习生年薪超过7.5万美元。该数字要高于美国家庭收入中位数(根据美国人口统计局的数据,一年为5.3046万美元)。

[图]HTC One时尚版新渲染图曝光

继今天HTC官方微博确定HTC One时尚版(HTC One M8 Ace)将会在6月3日正式亮相之后外媒在最新推文中展示了多张HTC One时尚版的渲染图,外观上秉承了HTC One(M8)和HTC One mini 2的设计语言,同样会在机身正面装备BoomSound立体声扬声器。

他为了带女儿探索世界,造了一辆疯狂房车

在电视上不难看到一些明星的豪华房车,舒适、精致甚至奢侈,羡煞旁人。但跟 KiraVan 比起来,那些明星座驾何止弱爆? KiraVan 是 Bran Ferren 正在打造的疯狂房车。他打算开着 KiraVan 带年幼的女儿去探索这个世界。

It's official: you get a 2-hour refund window to return paid apps and games from the Google Play Sto

It's official: you get a 2-hour refund window to return paid apps and games from the Google Play Store. To be clear, you've been able to do this for some time. It's just that Google has now updated the refund policy on the Google Play support site to reflect the change. Good for us.

Uber确认完成12亿美元新一轮融资,估值达400亿美元

打车应用Uber刚刚宣布完成新一轮融资,募集资金12亿美元。该公司还向我们证实,它在此轮融资中的估值达到了400亿美元。

Let's Talk About Whatever You Want Right Now

The sun is shining here in New York City for what feels like the first time in 100 years. The sun now stays up past 4pm. Winter is vanquished! And this week has been big for White Noise. Let's talk amongst ourselves.Read more...

36氪每日投融资笔记:提供农业卫星遥感数据分析的Descartes Labs获330万美元融资,背单词应用“知米英语”获数百万美金Pre-A轮融资

一、为农业分析卫星遥感数据的初创公司Descartes Labs获330万美元融资Descartes Labs此前七年都隶属Los Alamos国家实验室(美国承担核武器设计工作的两个实验室之一,隶属美国能源部),通过对包含可见光和红外光谱的卫星图像进行校准和分析,为农业提供一些关键数据。

国航官网推出最优票价承诺

旅客购票省钱又省心 北京2015年8月6日电 /美通社/ -- 中国国际航空股份有限公司(Air China Limited,简称“国航”)于2015年8月15日至12月31日开展“全网票价最优,差价赔付50元”活动。

天文学家发现距离最近的候选宜居行星

澳大利亚天文学家发现了一颗超级地球,是至今在太阳系外发现的距离最近的潜在宜居行星,它的母星距离我们仅仅14光年。行星Wolf 1061c质量超过地球的4倍,围绕一颗红矮星Wolf 1061运动。该星系的三颗行星被认为都可能有固态表面,其中Wolf 1061c位于星系的宜居带(如图所示),可能有液态水和生命。三颗行星的围绕恒星一周分别需要5天、18天和67天,质量分别为地球的1.4倍、4.3倍和5.2倍。天文学家利用了位于智利的欧洲南方天文台HARPS摄谱仪观察Wolf 1061。

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