Announcing the TC Top Picks for Disrupt SF 2018

When we put out the call for early-stage startups to apply to be a TC Top Pick at Disrupt San Francisco 2018, which takes place September 5-7, we knew we were in for something good. But crikey! The competition was fierce, and narrowing the field to a cohort of 60 startups was no easy task. […]

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Etsy error resulted in large amounts being withdrawn from some sellers’ bank accounts and credit car

An Etsy bill payment error resulted in large amounts of money being withdrawn from several sellers’ bank accounts and credit cards on Friday morning.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

FCC looks to revamp children’s media rules, but advocates cry foul

One of the FCC's many jobs as a media regulator is to make sure that there is adequate time being dedicated by broadcasters to educational content for kids. As the media landscape changes, however,

Apple is shuttering its photo printing service

Buried among all of this morning’s MacBook news that Apple will be pulling the plug on its Photo Print Products services. That tidbit was first noted by the folks at 9to5Mac, courtesy of an app pop-up noting that the service will sunset at the end of September.

Project Loon and Project Wing graduate from Google X

Google X projects Loon and Wing have left the nest and graduated to independent companies under Google’s parent company Alphabet, Google X Captain of Moonshots, X Astro Teller wrote in a Medium post yesterday. “Today, unlike when they started as X projects,

Globalwebindex:WhatsApp在北美全年增长230%

首先,移动信息工具在过去的十二个月里出现了巨大的增长,报道全球超过2亿人是WhatsApp的固定客户。

Timehop, The App That Works As A Digital Time Capsule, Raises $10M Led By Shasta Ventures

Timehop, the app that serves as a personal “today in history” memo by surfacing your social networking photos and posts from a year ago or more, has raised $10 million in new funding. The funding, which is Timehop’s Series B,

2013年MBP和2014 MBP对比以及购买建议

Mac 硬件测试网站 BareFeats 日前对比了最顶级配置 BTO 2013 和 2014 Retina MacBook Pro。2014 年 MacBook Pro 的 CPU 和内存都得到了升级,那么测试出来的结果会不会是它的性能比 2013 年版本的更强呢?  

iPhone 6 发布在即,已经有90%用户升级至 iOS 7

苹果发布会还有几个小时就要举行了,根据前几年的经验,配合 iPhone 6 发布的 iOS 8 正式版离我们也不远了,而 OS X Yosemite 也会在今年秋天发布。

“软”谣言 为何更难打?

事件性、具有重大影响和社会危害的谣言变少,而与生活密切相关的谣言变多——在即将过去的2014年,无论是网友直观感受,还是业界专家观察,对这一变化都有共识。

Motorcycle-riding heroes stop traffic to save dog

Today we learn that bikers are great, and they like to help lost dogsA group of bikers stopped traffic on a highway to save a lost, scared pup, whose silky coat and tiny frame make him a challenging target for the helpful gangWhat was that dog even doing on the highway? Whatever the reason,

【SQL】CLR聚合函数什么鬼 - ahdung

之前写过一个合并字符串的CLR聚合函数,基本是照抄MS的示例,外加了一些处理,已经投入使用很长时间,没什么问题也就没怎么研究,近日想改造一下,遇到一些问题,遂捣鼓一番,有些心得,记录如下。

This Crazy Shape-Shifting PC Is the Gaming Rig Optimus Prime Would Use

If you’ve always been disappointed by the simple way the Asus Transformer changes shape, prepare to finally be impressed. This Asus gaming PC tower flexes and folds more like Opitmus Prime than any two-in-one tablet ever could.Read more...

动画影视剧本和真人影视剧本在创作角度和手法上有什么异同?

关于动画影视剧本和真人影视剧本在创作角度的区别首先动画片与真人片没有本质上的区别,都属于影视剧,只是类型上的区别,就好像文学中科幻小说与言情小说的区别一样。

我都想入微軟瘋狂生仔!Microsoft「賣大包」提升準父母侍產假 / 產假至 12 / 20 星期

難為筆者先係昨日睇到 Netflix 容易初為人父母的員工放為期一年的年假,再係今日睇到呢篇 Microsoft 提升旗下員工產假日子,最長可以去到 20 星期!唔得,筆者都要入微軟打工,然後瘋狂生仔!The post 我都想入微軟瘋狂生仔!

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