Overwatch League strikes a milestone deal with Disney and ESPN

If you’re sick of hearing about esports, you need to get over it. The space continues to grow, inching its way into the traditional media landscape. Today, in fact, Activision Blizzard announced that the Overwatch League playoffs will be aired on ESPN and Disney XD.

Equifax slapped with UK’s maximum penalty over 2017 data breach

Credit rating giant Equifax has been issued with the maximum possible penalty by the UK’s data protection agency for last year’s massive data breach. Albeit, the fine is only £500,

Exhibit for free in Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin 2018

Disrupt Berlin 2018 takes place on 29-30 November, and we simply can’t wait to see you all there. We always get super stoked about Startup Alley, the Disrupt exhibition hall, where hundreds of innovative early-stage startups display the very latest tech products, platforms and services. Now,

Lime hits 11.5 million bike and scooter rides

Bike and scooter company Lime recently hit 11.5 million rides, a couple of months after it surpassed six million rides. This milestone comes just 14 months after Lime deployed its first bikes. Today, Lime is in more than 100 markets throughout the U.S. and Europe. Last December,

Liquid Telecom goes long on Africa’s startups as future clients

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa.

Jamie Burke to explain why you should still bet on the blockchain at Disrupt Berlin

Now that your cousin doesn’t ask you questions about bitcoin anymore, is it the end of all things blockchain? Maybe it just means that it’s time to think about innovating at the protocol level and come up with new use cases.

Curve, the all-your-cards-in-one app, adds ‘zero fees’ when spending abroad

Curve, the London fintech that lets you consolidate all of your bank cards into a single Curve card and app to make it easier to manage your spending, has always faced a slight awareness problem. Even though nobody else does what Curve does — the product is innovative on a multiple fronts,

Meituan-Dianping’s IPO off to a good start as shares climb 7% on debut

Meituan-Dianping (3690.HK) enjoyed a strong debut today in Hong Kong, a sign that investors are confident in the Tencent-backed company’s prospects despite its cash-burning growth strategy, heavy competition and a sluggish Hong Kong stock market. During morning trading,

“Airbnb mafia” fund Wave Capital makes it official, closing its debut fund with $55 million

A couple of weeks ago, Airbnb announced some major changes to the ways that it compensates employees before it goes public. At least two former Airbnb employees and a longtime VC will be ready to fund those who leave when it does. They’ve been waiting on this moment since last summer, in fact.

Ex-Tesla worker makes it official and blows the whistle to SEC

The former Tesla employee who was fired and then sued by the electric vehicle automaker has filed a formal whistleblower tip to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleging the company has misled investors and put its customers at risk. Martin Tripp has retained Meissner Associates,

Nurx raises $36 million and adds Chelsea Clinton to its board of directors

Telemedicine startup Nurx recently closed a $36 million funding round led by Kleiner Perkins. As part of the investment, Kleiner Perkins General Partner Noah Knauf is joining the startup’s board of directors, along with and Chelsea Clinton . With this new funding,

3 Reasons Your Startup Should Already Have a Maternity Leave Policy

When I was pregnant with my son, I worked for a DC-based tech startup with a fantastic maternity leave policy. Before I went on leave, my manager and my director allowed me the flexibility I needed for doctor’s appointments, daycare registration and pediatrician interviews.

New York City approves use of Google Chromebooks in public schools

The New York City Department of Education announced Monday that it had approved Google's Chromebooks for use in the city's public classrooms — which represent roughly 1 million students and 1,800 schools.The DOE also authorized the use of Google Apps for Education,

This Hazmat Suit Peels Off Like a Big, Yellow, Ebola-Covered Glove

Hazmat suits are great for keeping you safe from pesky things like ebola, but there's one difficult part that you just can't avoid: You have to take that suit off at some point. Infecting yourself (or others) with the very suit that's been protecting you is a real danger,

索尼影业员工自述:黑客攻击事件超出预期

《财富》杂志网络版周日刊登了对索尼影业洛杉矶办公室一名员工的采访。这名员工讲述了近期索尼影业遭到黑客攻击之后,公司内部的情况。此次黑客攻击据称来自朝鲜。以下为这名员工的自述:

Happy New Year -- Let's Talk About Human Extinction

Stephen Hawking sees the danger of artificial intelligence. So does Elon Musk. Oxford professor Nick Bostrom, head of the Future of Humanity Institute, has written a whole book about it. Even the scientists at Google DeepMind, who are developing artificial intelligence,

SuperAwesome Continues Kids Marketing Land-Grab With Acquisition Of Spain’s Ad4Kids

SuperAwesome, the ad network and marketing platform for kids and teens, continues to be on a mini-shopping spree. The London-headquartered company is acquiring Spanish startup Ad4Kids, a platform for mobile app developers to cross-promote their ‘kids-safe’ apps, in an all-cash,

莫非这就是传说中的“直升机摩托车”

基于无人机技术,澳大利亚悉尼的发明家马洛伊研制了全球第一台飞行摩托。

假肢也能感受热和寒冷还有压力 你没听错

随着科技的发展,现代假肢可以给用户们提供更多的功能和便利。  最近美国休斯敦大学研发出了一种全新的非植入式的方式来让病人的脑电波控制电子假肢。

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YC Alum FutureAdvisor Is Now Managing $600 Million In Assets

FutureAdvisor (YC S10) recently announced that users and assets under management (AUM) have grown 10x over the past 12 months, with AUM now totaling more than $603 million dollars. The company, which recently raised a $15.5 million Series B,

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