Grab-Uber deal wins Philippines approval but ‘virtual monopolist’ concern remains

Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s Southeast Asia business in May has been embroiled in regulatory scrutiny, but the ride-hailing firm has some positive news after the Philippines’ regulator gave the deal the all-clear. It did so, however,

Image recognition startup ViSenze raises $20M Series C

ViSenze, a startup that provides visual search tools for online retailers like Rakuten and ASOS, announced today that it has raised a $20 million Series C. The round was co-led by Gobi Ventures and Sonae IM, with participation from other backers including returning investors Rakuten and WI Harper.

Netflix says new episodes of “Arrested Development” will debut on March 15

It’s time for another hit off the juice box. Netflix announced today that it will release the remaining eight episodes of “Arrested Development’s” fifth season on March 5, ten months after the first half premiered. In the intervening time, however,

These hyper-efficient solar panels could actually live on your roof soon

The clean energy boffins in their labs are always upping the theoretical limit on how much power you can get out of sunshine, but us plebes actually installing solar cells are stuck with years-old tech that's not half as good as what they're seeing.

Porsche Taycan production forecast may be ‘conservative’

Porsche’s production forecast for its first all-electric vehicle may be too conservative, the company’s head of production said this week. Porsche has targeted 20,000 Taycan electric vehicles for the first year of production. But interest in the vehicle could push those estimates higher, 

The SEC is looking to make it easier for any company to test the IPO waters

Under the leadership of its newest chairman, Jay Clayton, the SEC has for the last two years made it clear that it wants more companies to go public already. A new proposal, revealed today, may get it closer to that objective. Specifically,

Invest in AI’s ethical future

I recently talked to a group of kids about AI. I asked them to come up with ideas for how AI could be used. I was struck by their genuine interest in creating AI solutions that would help people.

FDA warning brings controversial young blood transfusion company to a halt

On Tuesday, the FDA issued a warning to anyone who might be inclined to give their old bones a jolt with fresh blood harvested from the young. The idea is pretty far from mainstream, even in Silicon Valley, where the ultra-wealthy have a keen interest in the cutting edge of life extension science.

Workona helps web workers finally close all those tabs

A new startup, Workona, this week launched software designed for those who primarily do their work in a browser. The company’s goal is to become the OS for web work – and to also save web workers from the hell that is a million open tabs. To accomplish this,

Hollywood gets its own open source foundation

Open source is everywhere now, so maybe it’s no surprise that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (yes, the organization behind the Oscars) today announced that it has partnered with the Linux Foundation to launch the Academy Software Foundation,

Apple orders a show about a video game studio from the ‘It’s Always Sunny’ gang

Apple’s been on a tear lately. Say what you will about some of the company’s programming decisions (see: Carpool Karaoke), at least it’s building a portfolio that’s got a little something for everyone. Earlier this week, word got out that it ordered a series based on Min Jin Lee’s novel, Pachinko.

Digi Capital:2013年在线移动游戏亚洲市场投资审查报告

该报告表示,2013年智能手机APP总用户数中使用APP游戏的用户占32%,而平板用户则为67%。另外,2013年手机APP的总收入中,游戏APP占总额的74%,游戏APP的下载数则是所有总下载量的40%。

日历应用UpTo:把所有关注的事都放进一张日程表

【日历应用UpTo:把所有关注的事都放进一张日程表】“人们只需要一个日历,而不是很多个不同的应用。”除了工作之外,人们还需要把生活安排进日程中。

手机使用与脑肿瘤有关吗?

“手机导致脑肿瘤”的说法流传已久,目前没有充足证据支持手机辐射会增加脑肿瘤的风险,对此也不必感到恐慌。不过,想要完全排除风险的可能性,我们还需要更多研究证据。

Microsoft Unveils Real-Time Speech Translation for Skype

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, California — Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, just steered the company into exciting and relatively uncharted territory: near real-time speech-to-speech translation"It’s been a dream of humanity ever since we started to speak and we wanted to cross the language boundary,

Javascript编程模式(JavaScript Programming Patterns)Part 1. - YcY_YcY

JavaScript 为网站添加状态,这些状态可能是校验或者更复杂的行为像拖拽终止功能或者是异步的请求webserver (aka Ajax). 在过去的那些年里, JavaScript libraries变得越来越流行.

【趋势】科技领域的两大趋势会给你的职业发展带来什么?

编译:陈小明 当今科技领域的两大趋势均与职业发展有着密切的联系。

Universal Big Bang Lithium Deficit Confirmed

An anonymous reader writes New observations of the star cluster Messier 54 show that it is just as deficient in lithium as our own galaxy, furthering a mystery about the element's big bang origins.

Terraria now available in the Windows Phone store for $4.99

Not too long ago, Re-logic mentioned on their Facebook page that Terraria would launch in the Windows Phone platform on Friday. They kept their promise, and the game is now available in the store, with support for devices with 512MB of RAM. The game comes with several environments to explore,

Hampton Creek Plans To Counter-Sue Unilever Over Mayo Fight

Plant-based food startup Hampton Creek is readying a response and planning to counter-sue major food corporation Unilever over the meaning of ‘mayo.’ Unilever filed a lawsuit against Hampton Creek this weekend, involving its “Just Mayo” product.

Video: Real time 3D face mapping is so frighteningly awesome

I'm both completely terrified and absolutely impressed by this amazing real-time face tracking and 3D projection mapping system that can digitally impose masks onto people's faces. It works amazingly well, like their faces have been completely replaced with new ones.Read more...

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