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,

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.

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,

怪兽篇第2弹 《勇者斗恶龙 怪兽通缉》上架

今天下午的最新消息,SQUARE ENIX 手游新作《勇者斗恶龙 怪兽通缉(ドラゴンクエストモンスターズWANTED!)》现已免费上架日本区 App Store,本作同属于《DQM》系列的怪兽养成题材,紧接着《勇者斗恶龙怪兽篇:仙境之光》上架,实在让 DQ 迷有点应接不暇,凭借着该系列的人气,iOS 平台上这两款《DQM》手游“双响炮”应该会非常火爆。  

Globalwebindex:数据显示59%的人使用比价网站

根据Globalwebindex数据显示,这一领域近年来已经大幅扩张。从全球层面,目前,59%的个人电脑/笔记本电脑每月访问比价网站,高于2009年的49%。

程序员编程时喝什么

最近我越来越觉得喝咖啡对我而言没什么用。咖啡的提神作用来得快,去得更快。白天喝一杯咖啡提神后,往往会令我更加困乏。这是恶性循环。咖啡让人兴奋,无法觉察到身体其实很疲劳。

SGS携手福步外贸论坛成功举办灯具产品在线微访谈

广州2014年6月17日电 /美通社/ -- 近日,SGS携手福步外贸论坛成功举办“灯具环保及能效法规最新进展与企业应对思路”在线微访谈活动。

智能硬件生态未成,打造平台为时尚早

当前的智能硬件产业发展是由创业公司探路,巨头纷纷跟进打造开放平台。但智能硬件市场至今无标杆性产品、开发者及应用前景不明、尚未找到用户“痛点”等特征表明市场仍处于萌芽阶段,打造平台为时尚早。

Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

WheezyJoe (1168567) writes The E-Cat (or "Energy Catalyzer") is an alleged cold fusion device that produces heat from a low-energy nuclear reaction where nickel and hydrogen fuse into copper. Previous reports have tended to suggest the technology is a hoax,

Verizon Sells Off Wireline Operations, Blames Net Neutrality Plans

itwbennett (1594911) writes "Verizon Communications will sell its local wireline operations in California, Florida and Texas for $10.5 billion, citing uncertainty around federal Internet regulation as one reason for the move,

手机解锁法案生效:美版iPhone要涨价了?

威锋网消息,美国地区的手机解锁新法案今天正式生效。简单来说,就是用户的合约到期或全额付款之后必须无条件提供解锁服务,并且不允许收取任何费用。

Apple Watch 运动版表带有三部分 并不是2条完整的

预购前,苹果提到 Apple Watch 运动版将会提供两条独立的表带,分别是小号/中号,和中号/大号。这也让很多人认为购买 Apple Watch 运动版可以获得两条完整的表带。事实并不是这样的。

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