Marketing startup Influential raises $12M from WME and others

Influential announced today that it has raised $12 million in Series B funding. The funding came from existing investors Capital Zed, ECA Ventures, Paradigm Talent Agency, ROAR and Tech Coast Angels, as well as from Hollywood agency WME . Just a couple weeks ago,

oBike is closing its dock-less bike-sharing service in Singapore

Singapore’s upcoming licensing for dock-less bike-sharing services has claimed its first scalp after oBike — a Singapore-based company run by Chinese founders — announced that it would cease its service in the country ahead of the implementation of regulations.

Meituan, the Tencent-backed “one-stop super app,” files for IPO in Hong Kong

After months of speculation, Meituan, the largest service booking app in China, confirmed that it has filed for a public offering. The company’s IPO application was submitted to the Hong Kong stock exchange earlier today and is being sponsored by Goldman Sachs,

Fintech friends: Monzo partners with TransferWise for international payments

“So what’s going on here then?” I ask. “Two good friends just got even better [friends],” replies TransferWise co-founder Kristo Käärmann laughing, while Monzo co-founder Tom Blomfield, who is also on the video call, smiles approvingly. “Sorry for spoiling your news,” I tell the pair,

Zcash: life on the crypto roller coaster

Suppressed in Japan. Championed in New York. Accused of betraying the billion-dollar community he created with an arcane and byzantine ritual, while accidentally solving — maybe — a transnational clandestine mining mystery.

Snag your super early-bird passes for Disrupt Berlin 2018

Der frühe vogel fängt den wurm! Yikes, if we’re trotting out our tortured German to say “the early bird catches the worm,” it can mean only one thing, folks. It’s time for all you European startup fans to go catch super early-bird tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2018 on November 29-30.

In Army of None, a field guide to the coming world of autonomous warfare

The Silicon Valley-military industrial complex is increasingly in the crosshairs of artificial intelligence engineers. A few weeks ago, Google was reported to be backing out of a Pentagon contract around Project Maven, which would use image recognition to automatically evaluate photos.

Open source sustainability

Open source sustainability has been nothing short of an oxymoron. Engineers around the world pour their sweat and frankly, their hearts into these passion projects that undergird all software in the modern internet economy. In exchange,

Catch these biotech investors speaking at Disrupt SF (Sept. 5-7)

TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF (Sept. 5-7) will be one for the record books, with twice the attendees and twice the programming sessions compared to past Disrupts, which means we can tackle emerging,

Ford’s latest taxis use diesel and hybrid powertrains

The taxi of tomorrow might be dead but Ford today announced two new models that combine forward-looking technology with proven body styles. For the first time, Ford is offering a hybrid powertrain in a taxi model that is said to get a 40 mpg in the city.

Microsoft is developing its own cashierless store technology, says report

Amazon may be facing new competition from Microsoft on its cashierless, automated store technology, according to a new report from Reuters out this morning. The report claims Microsoft is in the process of developing its own systems for tracking what people place in their shopping carts,

沃尔沃无人驾驶汽车新方向:用磁铁铺路

沃尔沃一直专注于自动驾驶汽车的研究开发,而最近他们也有了新成果 —— 利用磁铁将车子牢牢“吸”在公路上。  对于能够自动驾驶的车辆来说,至关重要地莫过于它是否能够安全稳定地在路上行驶了。

为何谷歌如今还须统领现实世界?

Almost 50% of UK Christmas Day purchases made on mobile devices

IBM retail analytics figures showed that 58.9 per cent of all traffic to online retailers came from mobile devices and iOS was the overall winner when it comes to average spend.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/07/17/almost-50-uk-christmas-day-purchases-made-mobile-devices/

Jimmy Fallon Challenges Kate Hudson to the Ultimate Lying Competition

Welcome to the show, Kate Hudson. Here's a plate with an angry turtle in a mold for you to hold. Now, try to keep a straight face.On Monday's Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon handed Hudson an assortment of objects, asking her to describe them to him as part of the show's goofy segment called "Box of Lies.

IBM and Monitise cloud-based mobile payment solution ready to trigger retail revolution

The IBM Global Business Services partnership combines the expertise of IBM in the financial and retail sectors, and Monitise’s experience in the mobile payments space.Read more: http://www.itproportal.

EmDrive Is an Engine That Breaks the Laws of Physics and Could Take Us to Mars

An experimental engine is gaining acceptance among scientists, and could introduce a new era of space travel — it only had to break a law of physics to do so.The picture, below, is of the EmDrive. It uses electricity to generate microwaves,

鲍尔默宣布退出微软董事会 专心做快船队老板

鲍尔默在斯台普斯球馆  北京时间8月20日消息,据路透社报道,根据微软周二公布的前CEO史蒂夫·鲍尔默(Steve Ballmer)写给现任CEO萨蒂亚·纳德拉(Satya Nadella)的一封信,鲍尔默已经退出微软董事会,以将更多时间用于他的体育事业上,辞呈立即生效。

智能补给系统:未来的智能硬件新思路

自乔布斯在2007年推出苹果手机,移动网络成为了最具前途的行业,以“智能手机+移动网络”为催化剂,我们的思维模式、行为方式都发生了变化,诞生了新的消费模式及新的生产方式,从而为不同的企业提供一系列无限发展之商机。

Chartcube:让数据表格挣脱电脑的樊笼

我们处理数据时通常要借助三种工具:用 Excel 处理,通过 PowerPoint 展示,最后用邮箱发送以获得反馈。其中耗费了大量的时间与精力,这些工作还不方便在手机或平板上完成。

SPSS 数据分析实战培训(精华班)

【零基础入门,菜鸟也会数据分析实例授课,介绍实战的SPSS数据分析方法和技能,帮大家建立正确的数据分析思路与方法体系、提升职业技能!!】 1、教师简介 周嫦琦是中国统计网特约高级讲师。

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