Japanese startup Paidy raises $55M Series C to let people shop online without a credit card

Paidy, a fintech startup that enables Japanese consumers to shop online without using a credit card, announced today that it has raised a $55 million Series C. The round was led by Japanese trade conglomerate Itochu Corporation, with participation from Goldman Sachs.

A Lime scooter rider died this morning in Washington, D.C., marking the second fatality this month

Lime, the 18-month-old, San Francisco-based company whose bright green bicycles and scooters now dot cities throughout the U.S.,launched a pilot program in Tacoma, Washington, today, but that tiny victory might have felt short-lived. The reason: on opposite side of the country,

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 mission lands on the surface of a distant asteroid

The coolest mission you haven't heard of just hit a major milestone: the Japanese Hayabusa 2 probe has reached its destination, the asteroid Ryugu, and just deployed a pair of landers to its surface. Soon it will touch down itself and bring back a sample of Ryugu back to Earth! Are you kidding me?

Mithril Capital Management, cofounded by Ajay Royan and Peter Thiel, is leaving the Bay Area

From its glass-lined offices in San Francisco’s leafy Presidio national park, six-year-old Mithril Capital Management has happily flown under the radar. Now it’s leaving altogether and relocating its team to Austin, a spot that has “enough critical mass of a technical culture, an artisanal culture,

VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be

In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has “peaked.” Venture capital investors are deploying capital outside the Bay Area more than ever before.

Polestar unveils first production EV with aim to overtake Tesla

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Twitter bug sent user direct messages to developers for over a year

Twitter said that a “bug” sent user’s private direct messages to third-party developers “who were not authorized to receive them.” The social media giant began warning users Friday of the exposure with a message in the app. “The issue has persisted since May 2017,

Instagram denies it’s building Regramming. Here’s why it’d be a disaster

Instagram tells me Regramming, or the ability to instantly repost someone else’s feed post to your followers like a retweet, is “not happening”, not being built, and not being tested. And that’s good news for all Instagrammers.

Trail Mix Ventures, an outfit centered on wellness-obsessed millennials, just closed an $11 million

The millennial generation — people born between 1998 and 2000 — are on the cusp of becoming America’s largest generation, according to projections from the U.S. Census Bureau. What else we know about this demographic: millennials are increasingly choosing to live at home with their parents,

Spring Health raises $6M to help employees get access to personalized mental health treatment

In recent months,

Goodwall gets $10.8M to expand its ‘LinkedIn for students’

Goodwall, a US-focused student and graduate professional network which aims to connect young people with college and employment opportunities, has closed a $10.8 million Series A funding raise. The round was led by Randstad Innovation Fund, a strategic corporate VC fund that focuses on recruitment,

[图]1月超长待机 Nokia 220获国内入网许可

在日前召开的MWC诺基亚发布会上作为第一个亮相的诺基亚新机Nokia 220是一款平民负担得起,为网络而生的手机。今天这款设备通过了国内的入网许可,显示为双卡双待版本,装备了2.


在很多人眼里,Gmail是最好用的电子邮件服务,没有之一,它的安卓版本应用也是倍受欢迎。Google官方称,Gmail for Android的下载量已经正式突破了10亿次大关,这也是第一个达成该里程碑的独立应用。

Slidely Launches New Show App For Making Videos Out of Pictures

Israel-based Slidely – which claims 50M users across several image apps – recently closed $7.3 million in funding but it was something of a mystery what the cash was actually for. They did say they would produce an iMovie-like app, which is now revealed to be called ‘Show’, now on iTunes.


如果你的 iPhone 丢失了,你会为了把它找回来而奋不顾身吗?如果会,那么你绝对不是一个人。  

券酷APP今上线 首个商超类O2O手机优惠券平台

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Tim Cook Says Apple Has Never Shared Data: "You're Not Our Product"

As part of Apple's ongoing glasnost campaign, Tim Cook was on Charlie Rose last Friday . Part two airs tonight and it looks like it will be a lot meatier, just based on the clip released today: Cook will apparently talk more about the role of privacy at Apple,

The 9 Most Absurd Political Ads of the 2014 Election Season

With midterm elections less than two weeks away, the number of campaign ads being played on national television is heating up. Spending on advertising is set to surpass $1 billion for this election cycle, according to the Wesleyan Media Project,

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