A gentle critique of the new Coinbase index fund

Coinbase recently announced they are launching an index fund. Long term, this is very good for the industry and the Coinbase Index fund is a great first step. There are concerns, however, and before launching Coinbase should address some of the minor mistakes and major flaws noted below.

Lime continues to battle San Francisco’s electric scooter decision

Electric scooter and bike-share company Lime is not giving up on San Francisco. This afternoon, Lime plans to protest on the steps of SF City Hall to petition the city’s scooter selection process.

Disney invests $15M in educational gaming app Kahoot at a $360M valuation

When Kahoot, the startup that operates a popular platform for user-generated educational gaming, raised $15 million in October of this year, we mentioned that Disney might take a larger stake in the company, beyond the small investment it took after Kahoot passed through the Disney Accelerator.

Niantic reportedly raising $200M at $3.9B valuation

Pokémon Go creator Niantic is raising a $200 million Series C at a valuation of $3.9 billion according to a report from Katie Roof at the WSJ. The round is expected to be led by IVP with participation from Samsung and aXiomatic Gaming.

Existential education error: Failing to train students on software

Although many of the milestones of the digital revolution have sprung directly from the research output of America’s colleges and universities, on the instructional side, American higher education has taken a laid-back approach.

Pimcore closes $3.5M for its open-source data platform to expand in the US

Pimcore, an open-source platform for data and customer experience management which has emerged out of Austria, has closed $3.5 million in a Series A funding led by German Auctus Capital Partners AG. The funding will be used for its US expansion. Pimcore is aimed at any channel, device,

Goldex raises $1M for its marketplace app for ‘ethical’ physical gold trading

Goldex, a trading app that claims to power so-called ‘ethical pricing’ for retail gold investments, says it has now raised over £1M ($1.25M) in a pre-series A round led by a group of angels and institutional investors.

Nvidia’s limited China connections

Another round of followups on Nvidia, and then some short news analysis. TechCrunch is experimenting with new content forms. This is a rough draft of something new – provide your feedback directly to the author (Danny at danny@techcrunch.com) if you like or hate something here.

EasyEmail is autocomplete for Gmail

Despite wave after wave of startups continues vowing to kill email, electronic mail has never been stronger. It seems the best way to live with emails is to let AI steal the job of writing them. EasyEmail, emerging from Y Combinator’s latest batch,

Twitch will now give Prime users free games each month

A bit of fun news for Amazon/Twitch Prime users: you’re going to get some free games each month. Twitch has just announced Free Games With Prime, a program in a similar vein as Microsoft’s Games With Gold on Xbox Live, or Sony’s offerings alongside Playstation Plus. In short: each month,

Here are some real things people said about brain preservation startup Nectome

Regular TechCrunch readers have probably noticed an uptick in Y Combinator-related profiles over the last few days, as founders rush to get press coverage before next week’s Demo Day. Today,

Lyft's Carstache 2.0 Ad Takes a Swipe at Apple

Ride-sharing service Lyft is used to poking its finger in the eye of competitors like Uber, along with transit departments and taxi drivers in cities where it operates. So why not take on a real 800-pound gorilla, Apple, and make fun of the technology giant’s self-serious ads?

You Could Be A Character In Game Of Thrones

The only thing better than Game of Thrones, that I can imagine at least, is being in Game of Thrones. And now, for those with pockets full of cash, the dream can actually become a reality. Using Prizeo, Game of Thrones author George R.R.

iWatch最终会与CarPlay整合进军汽车市场

根据 ABI Research 统计的数据,2013 年可穿戴设备的出货量约 5400 万,而汽车行业近年也开始对可穿戴设备产生了兴趣。当然苹果 CarPlay 已经进军汽车市场,而他们也将会在可穿戴设备市场市场推出 iWatch。  

Linux目录结构 - 在路上的愚人

Linux目录结构特性倒树形结构文件和目录被组织成一个倒转的单根系的树形结构文件系统从根(root)目录开始,根目录使用单个正斜线字符(/)代表名称区分大小写路径使用 / 分隔--------------------------------------------------------------.

今日嗅评:物流仓储服务的野心是作为“商品”来买卖或租赁

马云说的到底对不对,京东到底行不行?lizhiyong投稿:我倒是觉得京东其实应该感谢马云,这相当于有人免费给指出了一下自己的问题。

“Windows 365”是否等同“Office 365”

最近国外媒体爆料了一个消息,微软正在申请一个新的商标,传言这个商标的名称为“Windows 365”。微软在这时候选择注册这样名字的商标,让外界舆论都在猜测这个商标到底是做什么用途的。  

2015年首次月全食 4月4日晚18点15分开始

今年4月4日的月全食最大的特点是月球完全进入地球本影的时间很短,因此全食阶段持续的时间也很短。当天北京时间17时,半影月食开始,此时我国境内还无法观测。

中国居可再生产能源生产量全球前十

- 中国在清洁技术和专利上亦排名全球前十;清洁技术风险投资一年增长135%;碳强度和能源生产力较低 - 该报告按照能源、经济和温室气体排放量对各国进行排名,揭示全球正历史性从化石燃料向可再生能源过渡 旧金山2015年5月18日电 /美通社/ -- 在今年历史性的联合国气候变化大会(COP21)来到巴黎举办之前,Green Innovation Index(绿色创新指数)首次对包括中国在内的全球温室气体排放量最大的50个国家的经济和能源表现进行了分析和排名。

华为消费者业务财报:2015年上半年华为消费者业务收入90.9亿美元 同比增长69%

上半年华为中高端机型销量同比增70%,贡献了42.9%的收入。

TUV 南德与中钢设备有限公司签署战略合作协议

北京2015年9月17日电 /美通社/ -- 近期,TUV南德意志集团(以下简称“TUV SUD”)与中钢设备有限公司(以下简称“中钢设备”)在北京签署了战略合作协议。

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