Casper opens a storefront for $25 naps

Casper is opening a storefront designed specifically for sleepy New Yorkers in need of a nap. In The Dreamery, you can reserve nooks for 45 minutes at a time, at a cost of $25 per session. These nooks are basically giant wooden “O”s with curtains and soundproofed backing,

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.

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,

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.

Watch Conan Explain The Comcast-Time Warner Merger

Given all the financial and legal technicalities involved, how do two of the largest cable companies in the U.S. go about forming a gigantic conglomerate in practice? Conan knows the answer.Read more...    

互联网理财冲击:银行系险企新年开门不红

与大型保险公司今年“开门红”高歌猛进的态势相比,去年被誉为寿险“黑马”的银行系险企显得惆怅许多。

Twitter Is No Longer Banned In Turkey

After weeks of being blocked, Twitter will soon be accessible in the country following a court ruling stating that the ban was a breach of freedom of expression. It may take a couple of hours to restore the service after the TIB, the governmental administration in charge of internet regulations,

纽约州州长公开支持颇具争议的HIV预防药

据外媒报道,上周,纽约州州长Andrew Cuomo在参加同性恋周的活动中宣布了一个非常重要的消息:他将支持现市面上极富争议的一种HIV预防药--Truvada。

Sony Xperia Z3 + 新智能手帶 SmartBand Talk 曝光

Sony 最新智能手機 Xperia Z3 將會於今晚正式發表,而今日有網站率先公開多張官方宣傳照,當中除可以看到這款手機將會有四種顏色可供選擇外,其中一張照片更出現了有傳將會於 IFA 上公開的 SmartBand Talk 智能手帶。

苹果发布会汇总:四款产品更新两大系统升级 在线商店现已开售

美国东部时间10月16日下午1点(北京时间10月17日凌晨1点),苹果在加州库比蒂诺总部Town Hall召开新品发布会,网易科技为您带来全程跟踪报道。

comScore:灵活性是在线收看电视的主要原因 比例达56%

199IT原创编译 选择在线收看电视节目意味着不用再冲进家门,赶上最喜欢的电视节目的最后一集,或者熬夜看片。根据2014年8月comScore的研究,这种灵活性是在线收看电视的主要原因。

Windows 8.1终于成为全球第二大PC操作系统

Windows 8 发布以来,一直面临一个很严重的问题,该操作系统直到推出最大的升级 Windows 8.1,依然无法超越发布十年之久的 Windows XP。不过就在最近情况有所好转,而且迟到总比不到要好,目前 Windows 8.

Beijing's new airport terminal looks more like a gigantic spaceport

Check out Beijing's new airport terminal by Zaha Hadid: 700,000 square meters (173 acres!) in total, with an 80,000-square-meter ground transportation centre. It kind of looks like the mother of New Mexico's spaceport, from where Virgin Galactic operates:Read more...

eMarketer:预计2016年美国手银用户将首次超过五成 达51.2%

随着使用手机银行这种便利方式的消费者数量不断上升,未来几年手机银行将迎来几个里程碑。eMarketer预计2016年美国成年手机用户中使用手机银行的数量(51.2%)将首次超过不使用的,和2015年的47.2%相比有所增长。

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