Glasswing Ventures closes its artificial intelligence-focused fund with $112 million

One year after receiving a whopping $75 million commitment to invest in early stage companies applying artificial intelligence to various industries, Glasswing Ventures has closed its debut fund with $112 million. 

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Etsy error resulted in large amounts being withdrawn from some sellers’ bank accounts and credit car

An Etsy bill payment error resulted in large amounts of money being withdrawn from several sellers’ bank accounts and credit cards on Friday morning.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

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,

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.



Can This iPad App Improve Your Vision?

Can playing a game on your iPad for 30 minutes really help you see better? According to the creators of the UltimEyes app, the half-game, half-eye exam, it can. A study published in the journal Current Biology in February helped support their claim.

OkCupid’s Facebook-style experimentation admission: A cynical stunt?

The dating site OkCupid has freely admitted lying to its customers, but is there more to their coming clean than meets the eye?Read more:

Viber for Windows Phone gets support for instant voice messages and more languages

Viber for Windows Phone picked up a decent update, bumping to version 4.2, and introduces a handful of new enhancements and features for the app. With the latest Viber v4.2, users will be able to send voice messages to their friends. All you have to do is hold and talk,



New update for GTA V brings 'Heists', new weapons and much more

Grand Theft Auto 5 online is updated with new 'Heists' game mode along with other new content, such as vehicles, weapons and challenges.Ever since the debut of the original Grand Theft Auto, back in the depths of the 90s under DMA,


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【C#】聊聊不需要记密码的密码管理 - Cinlap Soft

密码管理(Password Management)肯定所有人都不会陌生,密码管理的来源也是来自于实际需求,当人们需要使用到密码的场景越来越多,场景也越来越复杂,密码的记录就成为了“难题”和“负担”,很简单举起两个栗子:当我只有一个银行卡的时候,可能我记得住它的“Pos支付密码”,如果银行卡多起来呢.


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