Sinovation, cofounded by the ex-head of Google China, nabs $50M from BBVA for its $500M AI fund

It’s not often that you hear many details about the limited partners that feed money into a venture capital fund, and even less so when it’s about Western money being channelled into Chinese VCs, but today comes news of how one of the more interesting funds out of China is shaping up,

Uber and Grab hit with $9.5M in fines over ‘anti-competitive’ merger

Uber and Grab have been hit with combined fines of $9.5 million after their merger deal was found to have violated Singapore’s anti-competition laws. Grab acquired (and then merged/closed) Uber’s Southeast Asia business in March,

It sounds like Apple’s original content is going to be really, really bad

Last year, an investor projected that Apple would be spending up to $4.2 billion on original content by 2022, but if the reports coming out now about what that content will look like are correct, the company may want its money back.

Ride-hailing startup Shohoz raises $15M to build the Grab of Bangladesh

Uber may be global but it is very much the alternative in some parts of the world. One such place is Bangladesh — the South Asian country that’s home to 160 million people — where local rival Pathao is backed by Go-Jek and recently raised $10 million. Now Pathao’s closest rival, Shohoz,

The Markup, a tech-focused investigative news site, raises $20 million from Craigslist founder

Celebrated former ProPublica investigative journalists Julia Angwin and Jeff Larson are launching their newest venture, the investigative nonprofit news organization called The Markup, with help from some big donors including Craigslist founder, Craig Newmark. The Markup co-founders Angwin,

Our Precious

I’ve long theorized that one’s moral character is inversely proportional to the number of syllables in one’s Starbucks order. (Yes, this is a tech column. We’ll get to that. Have faith.) To which a friend pointed out that what Starbucks offers is control — your drink,

Happy 10th anniversary, Android

It’s been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy iPhone alternative to arguably the most popular (or at least populous) computing platform in the world.

The New York Times sues the FCC to investigate Russian interference in Net Neutrality decision

The ongoing saga over the FCC’s handling of public comments to its net neutrality proposal continues after The New York Times sued the organization for withholding of information that it believes could prove there was Russian interference.

Microsoft built its own custom Linux kernel for its new IoT service

At a small press event in San Francisco, Microsoft today announced the launch of a secure end-to-end IoT product that focuses on microcontroller-based devices — the kind of devices that use tiny and relatively low-powered microcontrollers (MCUs) for basic control or connectivity features.

Bird, Lime and Spin receive cease-and-desist letters from SF City Attorney

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Bird, Lime and Spin for operating their shared electric scooter programs in San Francisco, the SF Examiner first reported. “We have just received it and we are reviewing it,

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. raises $113 million to chase a pipe dream

Elon Musk’s tunneling startup The Boring Company has raised $113 million to fund its vision of the near/distant future of transportation, according to newly-filed SEC docs first spotted by CNBC. The startup, which is centered around the goal of creating underground tunnels,

You Can't Kid a Kidder: Comcast's Cohen May Have Met His Match In FCC's Wheeler

Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "Comcast's top lobbyist, David Cohen, is known to be a savvy political operator, having pushed through the No. 1 U.S. cable operator's landmark acquisition of media giant NBC Universal in 2011. But Alina Selyukh And Liana B.

人工智能专家:“巴别鱼”系统并不遥远

人工智能专家、万维网发明人 Tim Berners-Lee 的好友 Nigel Shadbolt 认为,《银河系漫游指南》中幻想的“巴别鱼”系统能够在未来的 25 年内变成现实。Nigel Shadbolt 首次使用网络是 1993 年,当时他使用的 Mosaic 浏览器的早期版本。

阿里巴巴最早下周一递交IPO申请,融资160亿美元

路透社援引与阿里巴巴 IPO 关系密切的匿名人士报道,阿里巴巴最早将于下周一递交IPO申请。 融资金额将超过 160 亿美元,比之前报道的 150 亿美元还要多。阿里巴巴将成为有史以来IPO融资额最高的一家公司

A Giant Kinetic Installation Made From 48,000 Pieces of K'NEX

If an upcoming flight stopover has you visiting Philadelphia's International Airport, you might want to head over to Terminal A-West before the end of October this year. Because instead of killing time reading a magazine, you can stare in awe at this impressive 48,

“后乔布斯时代”的转变:苹果学会倾听

自从乔布斯在2011年10月5日驾鹤西游之后,苹果公司正式进入“后乔布斯时代”,这个时期的苹果在蒂姆·库克(Tim Cook)的带领下,似乎放下了乔布斯时的傲慢与偏执,开始变得更有人情味起来。

互联网巨头进军移动支付安全,传统安全巨头被边缘化

移动时代做安全的思路已然改变,安全不仅仅是一台电脑系统的安全、一个网页的安全,是一个生态链生态系统的安全,在移动端,而且因为所有APP的独立性,因此移动安全需要的是全链条、闭环式、开放的安全。

Microsoft teases "Windows 9" name, could it be unveiled next week?

It's common knowledge now that Microsoft is planning to unveil the next major-version of Windows next week, we've had countless screenshots and information from inside sources explain everything new in the most recent of builds. One thing that hasn't leaked however is its name,

This Short Film Explains Our Fascination With Talking to Computers

Using names like Siri, Cortana, and Google Now, advanced algorithms and technologies that would have baffled engineers and scientists half a century ago now rest in the palm of our hands. Talking with technology is the future of computing—mainly because that's the way we're built to communicate.

Haier Plans To Embed Area Wireless Chargers In Home Appliances

Lucas123 writes Haier has signed a development agreement with Energous, a maker of the WattUp wireless charging router. Haier plans incorporate the technology in appliances allowing enabled mobile devices and wearables to take a charge at up 15 feet away.

The Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger May Not Happen

Stopping the merger of two of the most disliked mega-corporations in America would be a great thing. Here's how it could happen.Read more...

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