Announcing TechCrunch Meetups in São Paulo and Mexico City next week

We announced recently that TechCrunch is staging its first ever Startup Battlefield Latin America on Nov. 8 in São Paulo to find the best early stage startup in Latin America.  To spread the word,

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Etsy error resulted in large amounts being withdrawn from some sellers’ bank accounts and credit car

An Etsy bill payment error resulted in large amounts of money being withdrawn from several sellers’ bank accounts and credit cards on Friday morning.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.

Datadog launches Watchdog to help you monitor your cloud apps

Your typical cloud monitoring service integrates with dozens of service and provides you a pretty dashboard and some automation to help you keep tabs on how your applications are doing. Datadog has long done that but today, it is adding a new service called Watchdog,

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.

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,

Paws the Work Week for These 18 Cute Kitty GIFs

Sorry everyone, it's back again to ruin your weekend — Monday.But before your work week spirals out of control, and you accidentally yell at your boss or have a nervous breakdown because you're stuck in traffic, just remember: Everything will be okay and Friday will be here soon.See also:

Win 10商店未来将新增更多非Modern应用

威智网10月5日消息,根据外媒 WPC 报道称,微软 Windows 部门首席应用开发经理 Oliver Niehus 在本周三发表了一篇介绍 Windows 10 技术预览版企业功能的博客,但他在周四删除了这篇文章。

中学白念了吧,初创企业掣肘于该物理模型下竟无所遁形

物理学上有个术语叫“逃逸速度”,指的就是一个物体如果要逃离万有引力的约束所要达到的速度。一个火箭上升的初始速度如果能达到11.2km/s以上的话就能够冲出地球走向宇宙一去不复还。

一个程序员怎么能做出这样的事情?

More men are going to spas, because getting pampered is awesome

For $75, you can relax with a cleansing foot bath filled with fresh ale and a scrub made with crushed barley and malt. It's topped off with a foot rub using none other than hop oilThis Brew and Renew "Amber Ale Foot Soak"offered by the Four Seasons Resort in Vail,

可穿戴相机Narrative Clip2将支持1080P高清视频拍摄

瑞典厂商Narrative设计的Narrative Clip微型自动照相机一经推出就备受好评,被称为近乎完美的可穿戴“生命记录照相机”。这款相机每30秒一次进行自动拍摄照片,将摆在你面前的东西记录下来,便于往后重温这些时刻。

[视频]今天是Windows 1.0三十周岁生日

今天Windows操作系统30岁了。1985年11月20日,比尔·盖茨领导下的微软在MS-DOS的基础发布了Windows 1.0。这是微软第一次对个人电脑操作系统进行用户图形界面的尝试。

Save 20% on iTunes Credit to Gift or to Keep

iTunes gift cards make great holiday gifts, and while they’re on sale, you should probably grab some for yourself as well. You have a couple different options for Black Friday, and while they both work out to a 20% discount, the Best Buy deal will give you more flexibility.Read more...

【黑话】IP:贵圈人眼中的“摇钱树种子”,擅长花式变现

试问有多少纯真少年,把贵圈的黑话 IP 以为是 IP 地址,然后整个人都懵哔了?

【二次元】日本人办了四十年的同人展,有哪些东西值得我们观察?

编者按:本文来自关注新文化新娱乐新内容的三文娱(微信号:hi3wyu)。Comiket 是世界最大规模的同人志即卖会,至今已经举办了四十年。12月29日~12月31日,为期三天的 2015 冬季 Comic Market 举行完毕。 Comic Market一般简称为Comike、Comiket或CM,是目前世界最大规模的“同人志即卖会”,同是也是世界最大规模的室内展会。 “同人志即卖会”是展示、分发“同人志”的非商业活动。这些同人志,是个人或团队为了展示自己的作品而自费制作的册子,内容多以现有的动漫游戏作品为蓝本进行的二次创作。

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