How Chrome’s built-in ad blocker will work when it goes live tomorrow

Chrome’s built-in ad blocker will go live tomorrow. It’s the first time Google will automatically block some ads in Chrome, but while quite a few online publishers are fretting about this move, as a regular user, you may not even notice it. Read More

Snap’s exec team continues to shrink as more reports of internal drama surface

Days after Snap announced the departure of its CFO, reports have emerged that the company’s HR chief was asked to leave following an internal investigation late last year that had led to the firing of its global security head.

Facebook fears no FTC fine

Reports emerged today that the FTC is considering a fine against Facebook that would be the largest ever from the agency. Even if it were ten times the size of the largest, a $22.5 million bill sent to Google in 2012, the company would basically laugh it off. Facebook is made of money. But the […]

Curious 23andMe twin results show why you should take DNA testing services with a grain of salt

If you’ve ever enthusiastically sent your spit off in the mail, you were probably anxious for whatever unexpected insights the current crop of DNA testing companies would send back. Did your ancestors hang out on the Iberian peninsula?

Free to play games rule the entertainment world with $88 billion in revenue

They may be free, but they sure pay. Games with no upfront cost but a plethora of other ways to make money generated a mind-blowing $88 billion in 2018 according to SuperData’s year-end report — leaving traditional games (and indeed movies and TV) in the dust.

FanDuel cofounder Tom Griffiths just closed a seed round for his decidedly noncontroversial new star

Tom Griffiths has founded four companies, two of which “weren’t much to write home about,” he jokes. The third captured the world’s attention: FanDuel, the fantasy sports company that was routinely in the press — not always for desirable reasons— from nearly the day it launched,

Wine-by-the-glass subscription service Vinebox raises $5.9 million

One SF startup wants you to get home from a day at work and polish off a bottle of wine by yourself. Vinebox isn’t really trying to get you wasted, these bottles are cute and tiny.

Salesforce is building new tower in Dublin and adding hundreds of jobs

Salesforce put the finishing touches on a tower in San Francisco last year. In October, it announced Salesforce Tower in Atlanta and today it was Dublin’s turn. Everyone gets a tower. Salesforce first opened an office in Dublin back in 2001, and has expanded to 1400 employees today.

Adikteev raises $12 million for its mobile marketing platform

French startup Adikteev raised a $12 million funding round led by Ring Capital and BNP Paribas Développement, with existing investors ISAI, Ventech and Laurent Asscher also participating.

HTC’s smartphone chief and ex-CFO, Chialin Chang, resigns

HTC’s smartphone and connected devices president and former CFO, Chialin Chang, has resigned. The move, spotted earlier by Engadget, was announced today and is effective immediately. Read More

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.

GDC:Facebook每月游戏用户达3.75亿 游戏时长是移动玩家的2.5倍

在旧金山举行的游戏开发者大会(Game Developer Conference)上,Facebook游戏团队工程经理亚伦-布雷迪(Aaron Brady)宣布,Facebook内部调查数据显示,现在每个月有3.75亿人通过移动和桌面设备玩Faceboook游戏。

Chrysler Recalls 792,300 Jeep SUVs for Ignition Switches

The ignition switch defects that engulfed General Motors are now a rapidly growing problem at Chrysler.Chrysler said Tuesday it is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could fall out of the "run" position,

MBTiles 离线地图演示 - 基于 Google Maps JavaScript API v3 + SQLite - MaptileDownloader

MBTiles 是一种地图瓦片存储的数据规范,它使用SQLite数据库,可大大提高海量地图瓦片的读取速度,比通过瓦片文件方式的读取要快很多,适用于Android、IPhone等智能手机的离线地图存储。详情请参考:MBTiles移动存储简介。

三星Tab 4 Nook:不错的阅读器但并非好平板

除了亚马逊和Kindle电子书,Barnes&Noble显然是另一个选择。

The British Museum Will Now Let You 3D Print Copies Of Its Artifacts

Following in the footsteps of New York's Metropolitan Museum , London's British Museum is about to revolutionize the gift shop experience by allowing visitors to download and 3D print replicas of its priceless antiques and artifacts.Read more...

Steven Spielberg Wants to Remake The Last Starfighter But Can't

Remember the 1984 movie The Last Starfighter? Well, someone has gone and created a modern trailer for the film and it makes me want to 1) Watch the movie on repeat and 2) See a sequel or remake finally get made. Too bad that will probably never happen.Read more...

BMW加入智能眼镜研发潮 驾车者可“看穿”周边环境

据台湾”联合新闻网“2月9日报道,德国汽车制造商宝马(BMW)加入谷歌和微软的行列,即将推出具备扩增实境功能的X光眼镜,协助驾驶“看穿”四周环境,能更安全地停车。

I Want to Live In This Colorful Maze Made From Sheets of Plastic

Each year a different artist or designer is tapped to create the Serpentine Pavilion, a site-specific installation that’s open all summer in London’s Kensington Gardens. This year’s Pavilion just opened to the public as a colorful, cacophonous labyrinth—with a secret cafe at the center.

Malaysia Admits to Censoring the Internet

In 2011, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak promised that Malaysia would never censor the Internet. Speaking at the first Malaysian—ASEAN Regional Bloggers Conference, Najib said: “I have no doubts whatsoever that Malaysia has one of the liveliest blogospheres in the world.

移动端入口的新尝试,Line发布了一款 launcher

在发布位置共享、输入应用、群聊应用后,Line又发布了新的产品,一个Andriod 桌面启动器------LINE Laucher。Line由于不太乐观的财务报表,上市时间一直在推迟。从不断地开发新产品来看,Line一直在尝试用新的产品来挽回颓势。

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