Norwest Venture Partners raises $1.5 billion fund

Norwest Venture Partners has closed a $1.5 billion fund, bringing the total under management to $7.5 billion. The firm will be using the money to invest primarily in the consumer, enterprise and healthcare categories. And they are looking for opportunities at all stages, from seed stage to growth.

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Etsy error resulted in large amounts being withdrawn from some sellers’ bank accounts and credit car

An Etsy bill payment error resulted in large amounts of money being withdrawn from several sellers’ bank accounts and credit cards on Friday morning.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.

How Team USA used 3D printing to build a better luge

The quest for Olympic gold is the search for the slightest leg up — small changes that could ultimately shave fractions of a second off of one’s time. It’s an ideal platform for a technology like 3D printing,

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

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.

Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?

Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes "When astronauts first began flying in space, NASA worried about 'space madness,' a mental malady they thought might arise from humans experiencing microgravity and claustrophobic isolation inside of a cramped spacecraft high above the Earth.



Relive June 17th, 1994: The Craziest Day in Modern Sports History

Twenty years ago today you were glued to your TV watching OJ Simpson lead the LAPD on a low-speed chase in that now-infamous white Tahoe. But that wasn't the only thing happening. 30 for 30: June 17,

月费9.99美元:Adobe Creative Cloud 2014“摄影套装”详解

今天,Adobe公司发布了Creative Cloud 2014的全线升级,而其中的“摄影套装”(Photography Plan),更是收纳了图像处理爱好者们最钟爱的两项功能——Photoshop CC和Lightroom 5。

用户一厢情愿 Windows 9或还无开始菜单?

最近很多报道称,Windows 9 首个预览版很可能在 30 天左右放出,虽然微软并没有任何官方的表示,但此类新闻无疑增加了大多数人尽快遗忘 Windows 8 的节奏,对此微软似乎只能皮笑肉不笑。




微软在今年9月末的时候,正式发布了Windows 10技术预览版。作为下一代Windows操作系统,Windo […]



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The 'most liveable' cities in the world still have incredibly high rent

The world’s most liveable cities aren’t necessarily the cheapestMelbourne, Australia topped the Economist Intelligence Unit’s List annual Global Liveability Ranking for the fifth year in a row, but a one bedroom apartment in the heart of the trendy city will set you back 1,

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