Uber lays off self-driving car operators in SF and Pittsburgh

Uber has let go all (about 100) of its self-driving car operators in Pittsburgh and San Francisco, Quartz reports and has been confirmed by TechCrunch. This comes after Uber officially pulled the plug on its operations in Arizona in May,

EBay paid $573M to buy Japanese e-commerce platform Qoo10, filing reveals

EBay is a very distant second behind Amazon when it comes to e-commerce sales in the U.S.,but abroad — and in particular in Asia — it is willing to invest to grow its footprint in a targeted way. In February, eBay paid a total of $573 million to acquire Qoo10, a Japanese sales platform, […]

WhatsApp limits message forwarding in bid to reduce spam and misinformation

In a bid to cut down on the spread of false information and spam, WhatsApp recently added labels that indicate when a message has been forwarded. Now the company is sharpening that strategy by imposing limits on how many groups a message can be sent on to. Originally,

AnyVision AI startup locks in $28M for its body and facial recognition tech

As image recognition advances continue to accelerate, startups with a mind towards security applications are seeing some major interest to turn surveillance systems more intelligent. AnyVision is working on face,

Public shareholders got high today on Tilray, the first marijuana company to IPO on Nasdaq

Tilray, a five-year-old, British Columbia-based medical cannabis company that sells its products to patients, researchers, pharmacies and even governments, saw its shares get high (sorry) on the Nasdaq today, after the company priced 9 million shares at $17 apiece and watched them soar,

Disney to debut its first VR short next month

The debut of Walt Disney Animation Studio’s first VR short film, Cycles, is set for this August in Vancouver, the Association for Computing Machinery announced today. The plan is for it to be a headliner at the ACM’s computer graphics conference (SIGGRAPH), joining other forms of VR,

Shared electric scooters probably won’t return to SF until August

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is still reviewing the 12 applications from companies to operate electric scooters in the city. In early June, companies like Uber, Lime, Bird, Lyft and others applied for permits to operate electric scooter share services in San Francisco. 

Surprise! Top sites still fail at encouraging non-terrible passwords

You would think that Amazon, Reddit, Wikipedia and other highly popular websites would by now tell you that "password1" or "hunter2" is a terrible password — just terrible. But they don't.

Dirt Protocol raises $3M for a decentralized, blockchain-based approach to information vetting

The team at Dirt Protocol is using blockchain technology to create a new approach to verify information. The startup doesn’t plan to launch its platform until later this year, but it announced today that it has raised $3 million in seed funding from General Catalyst, Greylock, Lightspeed,

Broadcom acquires CA Technologies for $18.9B in cash

Broadcom, the massive semiconductor supplier you may remember from its failed attempt to acquire Qualcomm, today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with CA Technologies, a major IT management software and solutions provider. The price of the acquisition is $18.9 billion in cash.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s brutal education in net neutrality

DC Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated for the position of Supreme Court Justice,

舜宇收购全球最大天文望远镜生产厂商Meade

集微网消息:宁波舜宇电子有限公司全资收购全球最大天文望远镜生产厂商Meade。

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感谢郭宁的投递今天中兴红牛的官方微信曝光了一组照片——红牛手机的电池,明显红牛是可更换电池设计。虽然其宣传依然秉持“藏着掖着”的风格,但至少我们知道了这是一块容量为2400mAh的锂离子聚合物电池。

支付宝与工行分手,备付金存管行易主建行

就此事件建行方面表示,建行与支付宝合作关系良好,已在网上支付、信用卡还款等领域开展合作。此次建行与支付宝备付金存管框架协议的成功签署,将为双方带来更多业务合作空间。

“e人e贷正式上线暨P2P行业投资沙龙”在深圳举办

深圳2014年8月29日电 /美通社/ -- 8月28日下午,深圳市前海华信电子商务有限公司在深圳举办了“e人e贷正式上线暨 P2P 行业投资沙龙”,共同探讨 P2P 行业的发展方向以及投资者如何选择优质的 P2P 网贷平台。

Windows 10开始菜单动态磁贴太烂 用户求微软删除

众所周知,Windows 10 技术预览版最大的亮点之一在于开始菜单的回归,微软正尽最大的努力恢复最初 Windows 7 可通过键盘和鼠标操作的全部功能。

陌陌财报图解:2014年Q3陌陌亏损1460万美元

移动社交应用陌陌日前向美国证券交易委员会(SEC)提交招股说明书补充文件(F-1/A),更新陌陌第三季度的财务信息,虽然会员收入增长很快,但这一季度陌陌亏1460万美元。

ENode 2.0 - 介绍一下关于ENode中对Command的调度设计 - netfocus

CQRS架构,C端的职责是处理从上层发送过来的command。那么对于单台机器来说,我们如何尽快的处理command呢?本文想通过不断提问和回答的方式,把我的思考写出来。首先,我们最容易想到的是使用多线程。

给 Apple Watch 开发者的 8 个贴士

Apple Watch 发售在即,这是开发者们不想错过的新机遇,相关的手表 app 正在成为新的蓝海。不少设计师已经跃跃欲试,尝试设计了包括 Uber、Swarm、特斯拉等手表应用。 Apple Watch 的屏幕提供了一个全新的媒介。

迈入64位时代:LG新款WP设备规格曝光

此前曾有报道称LG将推出全新的Windows Phone设备,并给出了相应的渲染图及部分硬件规格数据,但是当时 […]

象辑科技:天气预报虽多,精细化气象服务却远远不够

对大众来说,传统的天气预报更像是一种粗略的信息服务,为人们的户外活动和出行提供一些参考。而在互联网时代,更大的计算量和编程的应用如何将预报的精度提高、将各项参数细化?

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