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.

Collections is a better way to organize those photos you snap as mental notes

Wi-Fi password sticker on your router? Snap. Cute sweater in a store’s window display? Snap. Party invitation? Snap. Cool gift idea for mom? Snap. If any of this sounds familiar to you,

Tesla brings on new VP of engineering from Snap

Tesla announced a number of new hires today, including Stuart Bowers, who is joining as VP of engineering. Bowers is joining Tesla from Snap, where he worked as VP of monetization engineering. Other new hires include Neeraj Manrao, who left Apple to become Tesla’s director of energy manufacturing,

Facebook has a very specific Pepe the Frog policy, report says

Facebook doesn’t ban fictional characters with hateful content as a rule, but interestingly Pepe the frog is well enough established as a hate speech symbol that Facebook has a very particular policy devoted only to the cartoon frog.

Fortnite had a $296 million April

Just how big Fortnite? Very big. Very, very big. $296 million in April, big. That’s according to SuperData Research (via The Verge), a service that tracks digital game sales. The number, which includes sales from the console, mobile and PC versions of the game,

Yahoo shuts down social savings app Tanda only months after launch

Well, that didn’t take long. Yahoo Finance’s new social savings app Tanda, which launched just this January, is already shutting down. The company announced the news of the app’s closure via a blog post, which vaguely hinted at a lack of traction.

U.S. news sites are ghosting European readers on GDPR deadline

A cluster of U.S. news websites has gone dark for readers in Europe as the EU’s new privacy laws went into effect on Friday. The ruleset, known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),

Riminder raises $2.3 million for its AI recruitment service

French startup Riminder recently raised a $2.3 million funding round from various business angels, such as Xavier Niel, Jean-Baptiste Rudelle, Romain Niccoli, Franck Le Ouay, Dominique Vidal, Thibaud Elzière and Fred Potter.

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.

性能提升200%!WP平台Beats音乐应用更新

Beats Music 是一款新型的流媒体服务,它融合了当下最流行的音乐定制功能及技术,为用户提供特色的内容管理服务。威智网 5 月 14 日消息,Beats Music 应用今天向 Windows Phone 用户推送了一个更新。  

换个笔芯都那么酷 让子弹“上膛”的铅笔

我们都用过自动铅笔,也都很熟悉怎么装笔芯。有没有想过自动铅笔还能有其他装笔芯的方式?设计师 Sung Eun Kim 发明了“子弹铅笔(Bullet Mechanical Pencil)”。  

Netflix Tests Privacy Feature to Help Hide Your Embarrassing Viewing Habits

Netflix is giving some of you permission to have a one-night stand with your favorite bad movie.The company is testing a "private viewing" feature that allows users to hide a movie or show from their viewing history and recommendations.See also: 9 Netflix Original Series to Stream in 2014Now,

Art Everywhere

If you start noticing an unusual crop of artwork on your daily commute, that would be the work of Art Everywhere U.S. Read More

Ask Slashdot: Is There an Ethical Way Facebook Can Experiment With Their Users?

An anonymous reader writes: This summer, news broke that Facebook had conducted an experiment on some of their users, tweaking which posts showed up in their timeline to see if it affected the tone of their later posts.

Airbnb signs deal to collect tourist taxes in Amsterdam

Airbnb has signed a deal with the city of Amsterdam to collect and pay taxes from hosts.See also: The Beginner's Guide to AirbnbIt's the first agreement for the company of this kind with a European city, although earlier this year it announced a similar deal in San Francisco,

Built In Brooklyn: Tattly Works With Artists And Designers To Create Sweet-Looking Temporary Tattoos

Thanks to Tattly, the Dumbo-based startup featured in our latest episode of Built in Brooklyn, you can adorn your skin with temporary tattoos created by professional artists and designers.

不让 PC 和 Xbox 独美 FPS ,PS4 也有了键鼠外设

前几天,微软宣布 Xbox 用户将可以使用官方键盘和鼠标来玩游戏,FPS 游戏的体验会提高很多。既然 Xbox 的玩家可以用键鼠来玩游戏,PS4 怎么能落后,即使官方的键鼠没影儿,有些第三方外设厂商也不会放过这个机会。

CBS To Live Stream Select Regular Season NFL Games, Including For The First Time, The Thanksgiving D

Catering to a TV-viewing audience that increasingly watches on a variety of connected devices, including mobile phones and tablets, CBS has announced plans to live-stream coverage of two regular-season NFL games for the first time. In addition,

东芝展示轻如羽毛的2合1平板电脑

东芝公司多年来一直在试验不同的2合1电脑概念,在今天的IFA 2015大会上,它展示了其最新的平板电脑原型。这个原型重量非常轻,采用12英寸显示屏,分辨率1920x1280。

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