Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Matthew Lynley and Alex Wilhelm were joined by 500 Startups CEO Christine Tsai for what turned out to be a super packed episode.
Netflix loves to test new ideas, and its latest experiment is an odd new feature that lets viewers watch a scene again. A selection of Netflix subscribers noticed the new addition, which serves a pop-up asking if they want to “watch this scene again” after certain ‘highlight’ scenes in a show.
With €20 million in VC backing, Dott plans to release a fleet of multi-colored e-scooters in Paris in early-2019.
LemonBox, a Chinese e-commerce startup that imports vitamins and health products from the US, has raised $2 million to develop its business. The company graduated from Y Combinator’s most recent program in the U.S. and, fuelled by the demo day,
Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures, Keith Rabois of Khosla, Alfred Lin of Sequoia and Alex Taussig of Lightspeed are backers of Faire.
Vector’s already got the adorable bit down, courtesy of a team staffed by former Pixar and Dreamworks animators. But Anki’s grownup version of Cozmo can use a bit of help when it comes to smarts. Starting next week, the desktop robot will be able to tap into Amazon Alexa’s deep base of answers.
The company behind the biggest screens in cinema is giving up on bringing VR screens within a few inches of users’ faces. The company announced today in a SEC filing that it will be shutting down its three remaining virtual reality centers including its flagship location in Los Angeles.
When the former CTOs of YouTube, Facebook and Dropbox seed fund a database startup, you know there’s something special going on under the hood. Jiten Vaidya and Sugu Sougoumarane saved YouTube from a scalability nightmare by inventing and open-sourcing Vitess,
There are many, many tech startups tackling the problem of diabetes. You only have to look at the TechCrunch tag to find some of the latest, and even the Apple Watch is getting in on the act. But literally ‘reversing’ Type 2 diabetes remains a tough nut to crack.
VCs around the world are trying to wrap their head around crypto, and the new investment paradigm it brings. Some have made one-off deals but a few have jumped in off the deep end with dedicated crypto funds, with A16z in the U.S. the most prominent example.
Elvie, a femtech hardware startup whose first product is a sleek smart pelvic floor exerciser,
西南偏南音乐节（SXSW）是一场音乐、电影以及互动的盛会，每年都会有上万人参加这个盛会。今年微软利用这场盛会来宣传旗下最新的 Windows Phone 设备—— Lumia Icon。
虚拟现实眼镜 Oculus Rift 能带来更真实的 3D 体验，对于玩家们来说可谓神器。不过 Priscilla Firstenberg 的想法可谓创新又温馨：用它帮助老人看看外面的世界。
优米X3是一款定位为玩家级的智能手机，机身尺寸为156.5*76.8*7.6mm,机身正面为5.5英寸 FHD LTPS LCD屏幕，表面则加入了陶瓷质感设计,锌镁合金边框来提供保护，并有灵动的呼吸灯装点机身。
An anonymous reader writes: Cory Doctorow has an article in Wired explaining why crafting laws to restrict software is going to hurt us in the long run. The reason? Because we're on an irreversible trajectory toward integrating technology with our cars and houses, bodies and brains.
2014 年 8 月苹果和三星旷日持久的专利战争在双方的一纸和解协议下戛然而止，如今一年已经过去了，行业认为这次和解对双方产生了很大的影响，特别是三星，他们的智能手机业务在过去一年受到了很大的影响。
索尼在今天上午展出了Xperia Z5产品线，较大的Z5配备了10800p的显示屏，但稍小的Xperia Z5 Compact在摄像头和处理器上仍然强劲。值得一提的是，索尼还推出了4K屏版本的Xperia Z5 Premium，不过我们会在单独的文章中对其进行详细介绍。
Stinkbirds, otherwise known as hoatzins, have spread out across South America in part because they have something in common with humans and other mammals. The clue is in the name “stinkbird.”Read more...