Pointy raises $12M Series B to help bricks and mortar retailers fight Amazon

Pointy​,​ the​ ​startup​ ​that​ offers tech to help ​bricks and mortar​ ​retailers put their stock online so that it can be discovered via search engines, has picked up $12 million in new funding. The Series B round is led Polaris Partners and Vulcan Capital,

Alan raises another $45 million for its health insurance product

Paris-based startup Alan has raised a Series B round of funding of $45 million (€40 million). Index Ventures is once again leading the round, with partners of DST Global also participating. The company had raised a $28 million funding round only ten months ago.

Razer is closing its game store after less than a year

Razer is one of the dominant brands in gaming when it comes to buying equipment to play, but one of its biggest efforts to own a larger slice of digital spending hasn’t gone according to plan. After less than a year, the company announced that it will close its digital game store at the end of […]

China tells teachers to quit assigning homework through WeChat

China’s education authorities are about to take some burden off parents with school-aged children. A proposal posted last week by the Department of Education in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang said teachers should be banned from using WeChat,

GoCardless raises $75M Series E for its recurring payments network and heads to America

Compared to startups born into the frothy London fintech space as it exists today, 2011-founded GoCardless could well be considered a slow burner. However, in more recent years,

Etsy error resulted in large amounts being withdrawn from some sellers’ bank accounts and credit car

An Etsy bill payment error resulted in large amounts of money being withdrawn from several sellers’ bank accounts and credit cards on Friday morning. While the company says the issue has been resolved and was not the result of fraud,

Stop saying, “We take your privacy and security seriously”

In my years covering cybersecurity, there’s one variation of the same lie that floats above the rest. “We take your privacy and security seriously.” You might have heard the phrase here and there.

UK parliament calls for antitrust, data abuse probe of Facebook

A final report by a British parliamentary committee which spent months last year investigating online political disinformation makes very uncomfortable reading for Facebook — with the company singled out for “disingenuous” and “bad faith” responses to democratic concerns about the misuse of people’s data.

Tiger Global reportedly pours more than $1B into SoftBank, saying its shares are “undervalued”

Tiger Global has poured more than $1 billion into SoftBank Group, according to the Financial Times. The newspaper reports that the firm told investors SoftBank’s shares are “meaningfully undervalued.” In response to a request for comment,

Medical care scheduling startup Doctolib acquires MonDocteur

What do you do when you’ve raised nearly $100 million and you want to grow as quickly as possible? In Doctolib’s case, the startup is acquiring its main competitor MonDocteur. Together, the two companies work with tens of thousands of doctors and get tens of millions of unique visitors every month.

The U.S. and ZTE reach a deal that will lift export ban

The United States government has made a deal with Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE that, once completed, will lift the ban preventing the company from working with American suppliers. The agreement eases tensions in the U.S.-China trade war because the seven-year denial order,

Location Services Company Skyhook Wireless Gets Acquired By TruePosition

This morning TruePosition and Skyhook Wireless announced that the former has acquired the latter. Skyhook is best known for providing location services to top mobile firms, including Apple and Samsung. TechCrunch has covered the company extensively throughout its life.



NASA's Test Bed For Mars Chute: Kauai

An Associated Press story, as carried by the Philadelphia Inquirer, says that NASA plans to test this Tuesday on the Hawaiian island of Kauai a huge (110' diameter) parachute intended as a means to land big loads (like astronauts) on the surface of Mars. Says the story:


刚提交了新版本到 App Store,点开朋友圈,就看到某科技媒体以义愤填膺的口吻狠狠批判了施凯文和Blink,没错,就是得瑟自己上线 50 天以 10 万用户估值 1 亿美金的那位混血男屌丝。   


本周欧洲南方天文台(ESO)借助“Very Large Telescope”(VLT)望远镜成功的捕获了一张上帝之手的星云照片。

Google's Wireless Service Could Come With Free International Roaming 

Yes, Google wants to be a wireless carrier . Not to take the whole world by storm (yet), but to push the limits of what wireless carriers do. The latest possible perk? Service outside the US at no additional cost. Read more...

Boston terror suspect talked of beheading conservative activist, police say

A Boston terror suspect police shot and killed on Tuesday had talked about beheading conservative blogger Pamela Geller, according to investigators.Usaama Rahim, 26,

Office 365荣获3项可信云服务认证和办公应用奖

世纪互联蓝云事业部今日宣布,在由数据中心联盟发起的第四批可信云服务认证评选中,世纪互联运营的Office 36 […]


第七届世界教育创新峰会(World Innovation Summit for Education,简称WISE)今天在卡塔尔多哈开幕。来自150个国家的2000多位各界专家一并出席。

不足千元 微软入门机型Lumia 550登陆美国

微软Windows 10 Mobile入门机型Lumia 550早已在欧洲等地上市,推荐零售裸机价为139美元(约合人民币891元)。现在,该机型已经登陆美国,B&H售价为149.99美元(约合人民币971元)。  配置方面,Lumia 550并没有太大亮点。该机配备了4.7寸720p屏幕(第三代康宁大猩猩玻璃),搭载高通骁龙210 1.1GHz四核处理器,1GB+8GB的内存组合,最大可扩展200GB microSD卡,500万像素主摄像头(自动对焦/LED闪光灯/720p录像),200万像素前置摄像头。2100mAh电池,支持快速充电。  同样提供Office(Word, Excel,

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