EU ties pay off, as EIF puts $74M into Dawn Capital’s $232M fund

UK VCs were sent a message today by the EU: Continue to invest in European companies and we’ll invest in you. That at least seems to be the takeaway from the news that Dawn Capital, which has built up a reputation as an investor in early-stage SaaS and Fintech businesses in the UK and Europe, […]

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.

Adobe acquires voice interface platform Sayspring

Adobe today announced that it has acquired Sayspring, a startup that helps developers prototype and build the voice interfaces for their Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant apps.

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,

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.

COSY 惬意

cosy惬意,平静淡然 这组作品在比赛出时的构想就是,让用户能很简单不费力的与整个界面和图标沟通。沟通是一种历程,是心灵交流、感通的过程。在这个历程里,聆听、思索、述说。

Github女员工因遭性别歧视离职

近日,Github早期功勋女程序员朱莉•安•霍瓦斯(Julie Ann Horvath)因糟性别歧视宣布辞职,霍瓦斯在其Twitter上表示:“在过去两年里,我一直都在女权问题上与GitHub进行争论。我对此感到非常遗憾。”

法兰克福照明展:LG发布曲面OLED智能台灯 可用手机遥控

尽管已经发布了世界上首批配备了曲面屏幕的智能手机,但LG显然也意识到了将曲面技术应用到智能机上的难度。而在今年的法兰克福国际照明展(Light+Building Show)上,该公司却为我们展示了曲面OLED的另一大用途——台灯!    

Evleaks再曝光HTC Nexus 9平板电脑

安锋网 7 月 1 日消息 在 Google I/O 大会上,我们没有见到传说中的 Nexus 9 平板电脑。不过倒是有一款神秘平板设备渲染图在幻灯片上亮相,该设备被认为是传说中的 Nexus 9。  

如何提高设计 API 的能力?

去大公司(Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Apple 等)實習或工作。設計是一個抽象的過程,是把業務代碼抽象成一個個模塊,研究這些模塊如何耦合如何可以方便拓展的問題。如果你自己一個人寫代碼,你什麼都學不到。

Samsung Releases Look At Me, An App For Autistic Kids

Over the past few years, technology has given educators and the parents of autistic children tools they could never have imagined before. Mobile apps and games help kids learn communication skills, while virtual reality can potentially teach them how to cope in different social situations.

Dogs eating ice cream for 3 delightful minutes

In the dog days of summer, consider kicking back and zoning out to nearly three delightful minutes of dogs slobbering their way through bowls of ice cream.Mashable invited a group of famous pups to snack on treats and ice cream, courtesy of PetSmart,

10 essential dos and don'ts when visiting a sex shop

Note: The contents of the following article may be considered NSFW.My first job out of college was a "pleasure specialist," which sounds way worse than it is. I sold sex toys.There was nothing quite like the shocked faces of relatives when I told them how I was spending my post-grad time.

Box 第四季度业绩超华尔街预期:股价盘后大涨 13%

云存储公司 Box 周三在美股收盘后发布了 2016 财年第四季度财报 ,由于业绩好于预期,该公司股价在盘后交易中 大涨 13%,略高于 去年 14 美元的 IPO(首次公开招股)发行价 。 Box 第四季度营收为 8500 万美元,较去年同期增长 36%,好于分析师 8200 万美元的平均预期。Box 在 2016 财年全年营收为 3.03… Read More

天文物理学家首次观察到两颗正在爆发的II型超新星

使用开普勒太空望远镜的数据,天文物理学家首次直接观察到了两颗正在爆发的II型超新星,论文(预印本)发表在《The Astrophysical Journal》上。超新星是大质量恒星在生命终点的剧烈爆发现象。多数人认为超新星是毁灭恒星的巨大爆炸,但II型超新星却是恒星核心的塌陷和爆炸。星核的塌陷和爆炸发生的如此之快以至于恒星的外层没有受到影响。当恒星内部正在发生毁灭性的事件,将近一个小时内其表面却看起来仍然正常。

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