Facebook’s diversity efforts show little progress after five years

Facebook has released its fifth diversity report, and it’s fine. Unless companies fire everyone and start over, we’re not going to see drastic improvements anytime soon. “A critical lesson we’ve learned is that recruiting, retaining and developing a diverse,

So You Want To Fix The Housing Crisis

So 15 of the 30 cities with the highest rents in the country are all in the San Francisco Bay Area, with Palo Alto topping the list, according to this lovely report from Lovely that came out last week. Part of this is cyclical.

East of Palo Alto’s Eden

What if Silicon Valley had emerged from a racially integrated community? Would the technology industry be different?  Would we? And what can the technology industry do now to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past?

In Oakland, A Sign of Some Very High Times

How bad is the commercial real estate crunch in San Francisco and Silicon Valley?Uh, bad?So bad that that prices per square foot are roughly where they were around the first dot-com boom.So bad that Uber decided to go in, buy its own piece of land and build its own headquarters from scratch.

Inside the Military's Secretive Smartphone Program

When I recently set out for the Pentagon's R&D department, I instead found myself in front of a downtrodden shopping mall in Arlington, Virginia. I'd been navigating the old fashioned way—with my eyes—but when I pulled out my smartphone there it was, clearly marked in the Google Maps app:

The Deadly Legacy of HIV Truthers

AIDS was a terrifying mystery, and then we solved it. When researchers identified the human immunodeficiency virus as the reason why young, previously healthy people were developing rare cancers and wasting away, it was a triumph of medical science.Read more...

How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF’s Housing Crisis Explained)

The Santa Clara Valley was some of the most valuable agricultural land in the entire world, but it was paved over to create today’s Silicon Valley.

Airbnb, Proposition F And The Shared Hypocrisy Of Bay Area Housing

In California, a state built on the idealism and tacit cruelty of real estate capitalism, no one is innocent. That’s no different with Airbnb and Proposition F, merely the latest of San Francisco’s Brobdingnagian sagas over land-use politics that will go down in tomorrow’s election.

Okay, one final Form D note

Some more comments from readers on the changing culture around startups filing their Form Ds with the SEC, and then a short update on SoftBank and a bunch more article reviews. We are experimenting with new content forms at TechCrunch.

Twitter, those ‘verified’ bitcoin-pushing pillocks are pissing everyone off

Elon Musk’s tweets piss me off for two reasons. When he’s not accusing actual heroes of sex crimes or trolling the federal government, it’s what comes after that drives me batshit.

BlaBlaCar to acquire Ouibus and offer bus service

French startup BlaBlaCar is announcing plans to acquire Ouibus, the bus division of France’s national railway company SNCF. For the first time, BlaBlaCar is moving beyond carpooling and plans to offer both long-distance carpooling rides and bus rides.

Chappy, the Bumble-backed dating app for gay men, inks partnership with GLAAD

Chappy, the dating app for gay men, has today announced a partnership with GLAAD. As part of the partnership, Chappy will make a donation to GLAAD for each conversation initiated on the dating app, from now throughout 2019. The company won’t disclose the amount of the donation,

With the Paris Call, Macron wants to limit cyberattacks

French President Emmanuel Macron gave a speech at the Internet Governance Forum at the UNESCO in Paris. While the IGF has been around for a while, it hasn’t been as active as some would have hoped. That’s why the French government is issuing the Paris Call,

Enterprise shopping season starts early with almost $50B in recent deals

Black Friday may be still be 10 days away, but shopping season started early in the enterprise this year. We have seen acquisitions totaling almost $50 billion in the last couple of months alone, topped by the mega $34 billion IBM-Red Hat deal two weeks ago. What exactly is going on here?

Audioburst turns the best part of podcasts into personalized news briefs

Tel Aviv-based Audioburst has been developing a search engine for audio news, which allows users to locate audio content within podcast and other talk radio programs. Today,

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. 

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,

印度手机市场从山寨机竞争到品牌机扎堆

据经济之声天下公司报道,台湾相关部门对小米公司虚报销售手机数据开出罚单,面对13万人民币的罚款,小米并没有停下脚步,现在小米开始卖往印度。

[亚马逊amazon] 在线笔试题 大于非负整数N的第一个回文数 Symmetric Number - 旭东的博客

1.题目 如标题,求大于整数N(N>=0)的第一个回文数的字符串表示形式。 这个题目也是当时笔试第一次见到,花了一个小时才做出了。慢慢总结还是挺简单的。2.分析 分析如下: (1)一位数N(9除外)。

Sprig Expands To The South Bay, Adds A Subscription Delivery Offering And Extended Hours

Sprig is expanding its hours and coverage area, making meals available to customers on weekends and in new parts of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is also adding an Amazon-Prime like option for heavy users to pay a flat monthly subscription fee for deliveries. Read More

[图文直播]微软Windows 10“The Next Chapter”发布会

微软今年最受关注的项目当属Windows 10,在上一轮的发布会上,微软出人意料地公布了这一名字,在数个技术预览版的发布和更新之后,微软的Windows开发版本号已经提升到了5位数,新系统到底在易用性上改变了多少,对于急于扭转公众“Windows 8不好用”的观念的微软而言,今天Windows 10消费预览版的登台不可谓不重要,因此今晚被命名为“The Next Chapter”(下一篇章)的发布会,包括CEO纳德拉在内的微软主要高管都将悉数到场。

微软:纳得拉式开放

尽管在过去的40年里,微软在一部分人眼中是“自私自利”、“垄断”的代名词。但是Satya Nadella依旧执 […]

「港人多數返工先黎 Book 機票酒店」 - 專訪 KAYAK 亞太區副總裁 Debby Soo

最近打開電視,不時都會看到旅遊網站的廣告。 這邊廂自稱為「全球領先的旅遊網站」 , 那邊廂又說「幫你揀最抵最平的酒店」, 那到底去那一個旅遊網訂的酒店、飛機才是最平的呢?

The revenge of an Aussie: Man drives over rival's car with monster truck

So, this happened in Australia. And apparently, the man responsible doesn't give a damn.A Northern Territory man decided to take matters of revenge into his own hands and drive his monster truck onto a love rival's black Holden commodore. On Monday, he boasted about the carnage on Facebook,

The Washington Post Is Putting Every Single One of its Articles on Facebook

If you stopped reading The Washington Post when the newspaper declared war on your AdBlock earlier this month, Bezos and Zuckerberg might have just found a way to draw you back into the fold: Today, the Post announced that it’ll begin publishing 100% of its stories as Facebook Instant Articles .

CodeSmith模板代码生成实战详解 - 张龙豪

前言公司项目是基于soa面向服务的架构思想开发的,项目分解众多子项目是必然的。然而子项目的架子结构种类也过多的话,就会对后期的开发维护产生一锅粥的感觉。

高冷评测媒体《消费者报告》:独立客观第三方

美国有这样一家特立独行的评测媒体,他们诠释了什么叫“独立、客观、第三方”。为了确保公正,他们自己匿名购买所有评测产品;为了保证客观,他们只依靠自己实验室的评测结果;为了做到第三方,他们拒绝所有厂商的广告,甚至不接受投资入股。实际上,这家媒体是一家非营利性机构,他们的网站是以.org结尾的。

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