Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Viva Technology conference

Third time is a charm. Viva Technology (or “VivaTech” for short) hosted its kick-off press conference to present this year’s event. And this year is going to be quite special for TechCrunch as well because we’re hosting a Startup Battlefield Europe at VivaTech and a Hackathon.

Australia’s government and political parties hit by cyber attack from ‘sophisticated state actor’

The Australia government suffered a cyber attack that it suspects is the work of a “sophisticated state actor,” according to the country’s Prime Minister. PM Scott Morrison said today the computer network of the country’s parliament, and those belonging to Liberal, Labor and Nationals parties,

Alan raises another $45 million for its health insurance product

Paris-based startup Alan has raised a Series B round of funding of $45 million (€40 million). Index Ventures is once again leading the round, with partners of DST Global also participating. The company had raised a $28 million funding round only ten months ago.

Razer is closing its game store after less than a year

Razer is one of the dominant brands in gaming when it comes to buying equipment to play, but one of its biggest efforts to own a larger slice of digital spending hasn’t gone according to plan. After less than a year, the company announced that it will close its digital game store at the end of […]

China tells teachers to quit assigning homework through WeChat

China’s education authorities are about to take some burden off parents with school-aged children. A proposal posted last week by the Department of Education in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang said teachers should be banned from using WeChat,

GoCardless raises $75M Series E for its recurring payments network and heads to America

Compared to startups born into the frothy London fintech space as it exists today, 2011-founded GoCardless could well be considered a slow burner. However, in more recent years,

Etsy error resulted in large amounts being withdrawn from some sellers’ bank accounts and credit car

An Etsy bill payment error resulted in large amounts of money being withdrawn from several sellers’ bank accounts and credit cards on Friday morning. While the company says the issue has been resolved and was not the result of fraud,

Stop saying, “We take your privacy and security seriously”

In my years covering cybersecurity, there’s one variation of the same lie that floats above the rest. “We take your privacy and security seriously.” You might have heard the phrase here and there.

Announcing Startup Battlefield Europe at VivaTech this May

TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is headed to VivaTech in Paris on May 24th to find and feature the best early-stage startup across Europe! In partnership with VivaTech,’s logistics business raises $2.5B from Hillhouse, Sequoia China and others, the Chinese e-commerce giant that is Alibaba’s closest rival, is raising giving its logistics spin-out business a huge boost after it announced that the unit is raising $2.5 billion. JD Logistics, which became a standalone business last April,

Outbrain is launching a product allowing publishers to recommend content on each other’s platform

Outbrain, the network known for distributing garbage clickbait articles and ads on sites across the internet, is now going to offer a premium product that ensures that the articles recommended to folks at the bottom of their screens will be less garbage. Onstage at the Code Media conference,


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4 Fashion Upgrades Every Man Should Try This Spring

A few simple clothing upgrades is all you need this spring, dudes. So if the very word "fashion" makes you break into a cold sweat, don't worry.Warmer weather means it's time to ditch those heavy sweaters and jeans and break out the bright colors and cool fabrics.

BMW Motorrad overhauls mobile strategy with Netbiscuits

BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle division of the famous German company, is partnering with Netbiscuits to elevate its customers’ web experience to the next level. Read more:

谷歌正测试Tango超级7英寸平板 可检测和绘制3D空间

安锋网 5 月 23 日消息,一直有传闻称,谷歌计划将在下个月举办的 Google I/O 大会上正式发布其最新的 Nexus 8 平板电脑。

东芝研发可穿戴式生物传感器 可吸附于胸口

三星、LG、摩托罗拉已经凭借 Android Wear 设备大举进军可穿戴设备领域,其他一些主要的科技品牌如 HTC、华硕等很快也将在年底前加入。

The Hacking of NASDAQ

puddingebola (2036796) writes Businessweek has an account of the 2010 hacking of the NASDAQ exchange. From the article, "Intelligence and law enforcement agencies, under pressure to decipher a complex hack, struggled to provide an even moderately clear picture to policymakers. After months of work,


Open webOS操作系统的fork LuneOS发布了第一个版本,主要面向测试者,最佳硬件测试平台是 Nexus 4手机和HP TouchPad平板。webOS及Open webOS项目现在由韩国LG公司接管。LuneOS是基于开源代码的社区版本。

Dov Charney may be down, but don't count him out of American Apparel just yet

Dov Charney says he's sleeping on a friend's couch in the Lower East Side, down to his last $100,000 after being kicked out of the company he founded — American ApparelCount Charney as down, but not outBloomberg's Trish Regan reported those details about Charney on Monday,


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