Dixons Carphone discloses data breach affecting 5.9M payment cards, 105k of which were compromised

European electronics and telecoms retailer Dixons Carphone has revealed a hack of its systems in which the intruder/s attempted to compromise 5.9 million payment cards. In a statement put out today it says a review of its systems and data unearthed the data breach.

Airbnb wants to give its hosts equity in its business

Airbnb wants to give the homeowners who power its service the opportunity to own a piece of its business. That’s why, as Axios reports, the $31-billion-valued company has written to the SEC to ask if its rules around security ownership can be revised. Specifically,

Toyota’s autonomous mobility lead to speak at Startup Battlefield MENA

Hard to believe, but Startup Battlefield MENA is just over a week away. We’ve got some of the top founders and investors in the region speaking, including Magnus Olsson of Careem, Imad Kreidieh of Ogero, Mai Medhat of Eventtus,

Swiping right on virtual relationships

Sextech entrepreneur and advocate Bryony Cole is planning for a future when entire relationships exist in virtual reality.

White House says a draft executive order reviewing social media companies is not “official”

A draft executive order circulating around the White House “is not the result of an official White House policymaking process,” according to deputy White House press secretary, Lindsay Walters. According to a report in The Washington Post, 

Cinematic train wreck, “The Room”, is now on YouTube in its entirety

The Room has been ranked with Plan 9 From Outer Space as a strong contender for the “best” worst movie ever made — and it’s now available in its entirety on YouTube. Written, directed, and starring Tommy Wiseau, The Room belongs in the same category as Plan 9,

Comcast outbids Fox in $40B battle for Sky

Comcast has outbid Twenty-First Century Fox for the UK's Sky, a final step in what's been a years-long takeover battle between the two media conglomerates.

Corporate venture investment climbs higher throughout 2018

Many corporations are pinning their futures on their venture investment portfolios. If you can’t beat startups at the innovation game, go into business with them as financial partners.

Dutch payments company Adyen opens at €400/share, a pop of 67%, now valued at $14.5B

After raising €1.1 billion in its initial offering and pricing its shares at €240 each last night, Adyen, the Dutch payments company went public today with a bang. It opened for trading this morning on Amsterdam’s Euronext exchange at €400 a share, an impressive jump of 67 percent.

Sea seeks $400M raise to develop its e-commerce and payment businesses

Southeast Asia-based internet firm Sea is raising $400 million through the sale of notes in what would be its first fundraising activity since it went public via in an October 2017 IPO that raised over $1 billion. The Singapore-based company, formerly known as Garena,

Coinbase opens its crypto index fund to accredited U.S. investors

Fresh from revealing plans to add Ethereum Classic to its exchange, crypto giant Coinbase today announced that its cryptocurrency index fund — first revealed in March — is open to investors in the U.S..The company said in a blog post that it has see “overwhelming” interest from investors,

Spotify Just Bought Huge Music Data Company The Echo Nest

Spotify just bought "music intelligence" company, The Echo Nest. In other words, it just bought the data machine that powers rival serviceslike Rdio, iHeartRadio, Nokia MixRadio, Twitter Music and others.Read more...    

苹果下架流行大麻游戏Weed Firm

众所周知,苹果会对App Store应用进行内容审查。但和所有的审查一样,什么应用上架什么应用下架没什么客观标准。而另一个众所周知的事实是,如果你太受欢迎的话审查者更有可能盯上你。

Chrome小测Origin chip功能:隐藏完整地址 仅显示网站主域名

Google已经在小部分Chrome Beta上测试过origin chip特性,以便获知人们对于这一功能的反馈。所谓origin chip,其实就是隐藏掉完整的地址,仅在左侧显示该网站的主域名。而空出来的这么一大截,就完全变成了Google的搜索框。

阿里携手上汽,又一个智能汽车的大玩家入局

虎嗅注:北汽集团前不久刚刚与乐视宣布确认打造乐视汽车,近日上汽集团宣布了与阿里巴巴联合打造互联网汽车及其生态圈。

Google Fit SDK released - or at least a preview version

Wearables are the next big thing in mobile accessories, and while they remain unproven as an opportunity, generating more hype than real world success, fitness and health is at the forefront.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/08/08/google-fit-sdk-released---or-at-least-a-preview-version/

一个邪恶的U盘!能够窃取你的一切信息

USB存储设备(U盘)几乎是所有PC用户的必备配件,当然我们也听说过它可以传播电脑病毒,比如你的电脑上感染了某种病毒,它可能会偷偷复制到移动存储设备上,从而造成传播。

为商家更方便精准地投放广告,YC毕业生Boostable获得260万美元种子投资

在线下,一种传统的广告模式就是生产商帮助零售商促销,这样双方都能够赚钱。

ARM 談 IoT 布局:以免費的 embed 系統平台簡化開發程序,並讓開發者專注於開發應用的差異化

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Bulletproof Coffee: Debunking the Hot Buttered Hype

People are putting butter in their coffee. And hey, if you're just craving a new flavor experience, more power to you. The problem is that Bulletproof Coffee, the company behind the trend,

经济金融领域,都有哪些值得引进到国内但尚未引进的外文书籍?

谢韦爷邀...这个邀请提醒了我,这一年了倒是没正儿八经读多少书,好惭愧。。。新出的书我读的更少,就推荐一本吧,这本书偏学术(注释部分来源部分占了整本书1/3),应该还没被引进。

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