Coinbase buys and makes CEO Balaji Srinivasan its first CTO

Coinbase, the prominent cryptocurrency exchange, has announced its most significant piece of M&A to date after it agreed to buy, the U.S. startup that uses the blockchain for its paid-email service, in a deal worth over $120 million. In additional, Coinbase has appointed Earn.

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.

Lyft riders tipped 8% more on average in 2017

Lyft drivers have earned more than $500 million in tips to date, Lyft announced today. Since fleshing out tip functionality last June to encourage higher tip amounts, tip averages increased by nearly 8 percent in 2017 compared to 2016.

Watch SpaceX launch NASA’s latest exoplanet-hunting satellite

SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket today during a 30 second window at 6:32pm EDT. Onboard is NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) designed to find exoplanets. SpaceX said this morning there’s an 80 percent chance of launching today. Following the launch,

Here’s the ultra-low-light phone camera Sony promised

Sony promised an ‘ultra low-light camera’ during its Mobile World Congress press conference back in February. The off-hand announcement was intended to throw a bit of shade at Samsung’s recent flagship,

Halo: Spartan Assault goes on sale for Windows and Windows Phone

Microsoft's award-winning Halo Spartan assault is going on sale at the moment on both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 for $1.99. The game offers users a "console-like" gaming experience on the mobile as well as the tablet. For those of you who can't recall,


据NPR报道,根据最新一项调查发现,比起照看孩子,美国的家长们似乎更看手机上的拍照。心理学家Catherine Steiner-Adair在《最大脱节:在数字时代下保护孩子和家庭关系》一书中为人们列出了大量这样的例子。


威锋网讯,语音识别软件在今天已经不是什么新鲜事,苹果是第一个为智能手机整合语音识别助手功能的,那就是 iPhone 4s 首发时配备的 Siri。

Modern day samurai slices up fruit in real life with a long sword

It's an ad, so bear with the never ending attempts to sneak in Toaster Strudels but here's master swordsman and multiple Guinness World Records holder Isao Machii slicing up fruit with a real sword better than any wannabe ninja can on his phone. Read more...



NSA tapped North Korea before Sony hacks, leading to quick verdict, report says

The controversial film about North Korea's leader finally made it to theaters, and the damaging email leaks have ceased (for now), but the story of the Sony hack hasn't ended yetA Sunday report in The New York Times, citing, in part, a new NSA leak from Germany's Der Spiegel, claims that the U.S.

消失的前iOS主管Scott Forstall成了Snapchat的顾问

在今天,索尼泄露的一封邮件让离开公众视线已久的前苹果高级副总裁、iOS负责人Scott Forstall,重新成了话题热点。邮件显示,在离开苹果后,Forstall成为了一家明星创业公司的顾问。


IntelliJ IDEA和ReSharper等的发行商JetBrains,已经宣布彻底变更其以往的许可行为。根据这些新的变更,所有以开发为基础的工具将会切换到一个基于订阅的模型,为了使用这些工具,要求对其进行持续支付。



The Tech Talent Shortage Is a Lie

Everybody knows hiring is difficult for tech companies. The Huffington Post called the shortage “devastating,” and the Obama administration’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology predicted a shortfall of 1 million technical professionals by 2020. What’s more,

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