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,

October lets 11 public companies borrow money on its platform

French crowd-lending platform October (formerly known as Lendix), wants to educate more people about new ways to borrow money. That’s why the company is launching a project called Grandir Ensemble (grow together). 11 big companies are borrowing €100,000 each on October at a 2.

Only one week left until Disrupt Berlin 2018 begins

Heiliger Strohsack! Holy smokes — Disrupt Berlin 2018 kicks off in exactly one week! We’re beyond excited to welcome thousands of startup movers, shakers and makers to Europe’s premier tech startup conference. We’ve packed a ton of top-notch programming into 29-30 November,

As Taiwan prepares to vote on LGBTQ issues, a homophobic group is running ads before kids videos on

This Saturday, several issues related to LGBTQ equality, including marriage, are up for referendum in Taiwan’s mid-term elections. A little more than a year after the country’s top court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage,

Movinga, the European house removals platform, raises further €15M

Movinga, the European house removals and relocation platform, has closed €15 million in further funding. The round was led by London-based growth investor ETF Partners, with participation from existing backers Santo Venture Capital, Earlybird, and Rocket Internet.

Cross-border fintech startup Instarem raises $20M for global expansion

Instarem, a Singapore-based startup that helps banks transfer money overseas cheaply, has raised a Series C round of over $20 million for global expansion.

Tencent e-wallet is following Alibaba to Hong Kong subways

China’s payments giants have taken their battle to Hong Kong. Less than a week after Ant Financial announced adding QR codes to the city’s MTR public transport network of rail and buses, Tencent’s WeChat Pay unveiled a similar scheme on Wednesday. Starting mid-2021,

Teaching STEM through the wonders of larva harvesting

There’s hardly enough room to turn around in Livin Farms’ office. Pretty standard, really, in Central, Hong Kong, where space is at a perpetual premium. It’s a small operation for the HAX-backed startup — there’s space for a few desks and not much more. The startup’s last product, the Hive,

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.

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The Snowden effect: How one whistleblower has made encryption cool

Edward Snowden’s revelations have had far reaching implications – and are responsible for a leap forward in encryption for the average web surfer.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/04/07/the-snowden-effect-how-one-whistleblower-has-made-encryption-cool/

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万千球迷日夜祈盼的巴西世界杯马上就到,各地动物园的大神们也开始上蹿下跳。前两届年世界杯预测中声名大噪的章鱼保罗 […]

美国开源自由软件基金会的501(c)(3)申请面临重重障碍

又一家开源自由软件基金会的501(c)(3)非营利身份申请遭到了美国国税局的拒绝,而国税局给出的理由意味着未来美国开源自由软件基金会几乎没有可能获得501(c)(3)身份。

The iPhone 6 Is Super Good for the First Time Ever, Again

The iPhone 6 is nearly upon us, so it's probably a good idea to make a list of what we know.It's going to have a screen. There will be a hole for your headphones. It'll probably be faster in some way and, well, yeah that's pretty much it.This parody video, by Jonathan Morrison,

中软国际与公安部交研所签署战略合作协议

携手拓展交管全国大数据业务 北京和香港2014年9月22日电 /美通社/ -- 近日,中软国际下属子公司中软政通与公安部交通管理科学研究所(下称“公安部交研所”),就交通管理大数据分布式管理和应用平台签署战略合作协议。

R语言连接MySQL遇到的一个问题:ERROR: configuration failed for package 'RMySQL' - dsy

一、错误信息:安装RMySQL的package时报错ERROR: configuration failed for package 'RMySQL'二、解决方法:1、安装Rtools (安装目录:D:Rtools)Rtools下载地址 http://cran.r-project.org/bin/w...

Gillmor Gang: Enterprise Edition

The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Bruce Richardson, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, December 12, 2014 in Menlo Park, California at the Salesforce Analyst Summit 2014. Analysts and Salesforce executives discussed the Summit’s theme of Continuous Transformation for 2020.

[图]Windows XP用户已无法登陆iTunes帐号

Windows XP用户现已无法登陆iTunes帐号,甚至在某些情况下无法访问此前已经购买的电影和电视剧。根据用户反馈称在XP系统上无法连接到iTunes帐号,并接受到诸如error 0x80090326, error -50 或者简单的“unknown error”窗口。

NASA envisions sending data to Earth with laser beams

NASA spacecraft may soon be able to beam their data home to Earth blazingly fast — with lasers!In space, a slow data connection means more than just annoyingly long video-loading times. It can cause frustration and mistakes on the International Space Station,

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