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,

Distinguished VCs back wholesale marketplace Faire with $100M at a $535M valuation

Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures, Keith Rabois of Khosla, Alfred Lin of Sequoia and Alex Taussig of Lightspeed are backers of Faire.

Anki’s Vector is getting Alexa access next week

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.

IMAX pulls the plug on its dream of VR arcades

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.

They scaled YouTube — now they’ll shard everyone with PlanetScale

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,

Scammers are sending bomb scares to nab BTC

A new scam is making the rounds that promises to disrupt countless offices and schools. The scam is simple: the scammers send an email threatening to detonate a bomb if they don’t get a certain amount of Bitcoin within a specified time frame.

Jennifer Garner and J.J. Abrams are making a limited series for Apple

More than a decade after the end of “Alias,” J.J. Abrams and Jennifer Garner are teaming up on a new limited series for Apple. The show, titled “My Glory Was I Had Such Friends,” will be based on the Amy Silverstein memoir of the same name,

These face-generating systems are getting rather too creepily good for my liking

Machine learning models are getting quite good at generating realistic human faces — so good that I may never trust a machine, or human, to be real ever again. The new approach, from researchers at Nvidia,

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.

Google Turns Today's Biggest Privacy Issue Into Weird Playmobil Video

Google wants you to know exactly how it deals with U.S. government requests for user data. That's good! But the company wants to explain it to you with stop-motion wooden toys, like you're some kind of three year old. That's . . . weird. Read more...    

8.2 Earthquake Off the Coast of Chile, Tsunami Triggered

An 8.2-magnitude earthquake has struck roughly 60km off the cost of Chile. Its depth was approximately 20.1km. A tsunami has been generated, and evacuations have been ordered along the coast near the strike. Tsunami warnings were also issued for Peru and Ecuador. According to the Associated Press,

C#三层架构实例 - StarkSoft

对于三层的概念查也查了,看也看了,下面是我找的一个关于三层的简单实例,真正看一下它是如何具体实现的.

Ascend2:三分之二的企业外包手机营销

全球近40%的营销专业人士称内部缺少专业知识是手机营销成功的最大挑战。尽管大部分企业今年计划增加手机营销支出,但是预算限制是第二大问题,Ascend2注意到这可能导致企业很少雇佣专业人士。

Windows曝严重零日漏洞 微软紧急打补丁

10 月 24 日,微软日前发布了一款临时补丁,修复了 Windows 系统中存在的一处零日漏洞。该漏洞影响除 Windows Server 2003 外的所有 Windows 版本。  微软表示,目前已经有黑客利用 PowerPoint 文件对该漏洞发 ... ...

iCukoo:赖床一时爽,掏钱泪两行

你有起床困难症吗?你是否加入了世界第一大组织回笼教?就算提前设好了闹钟也会一再推迟,似乎没有什么动力能够催人起床。你或许需要 iCukoo 的帮助了,不起床,就捐款,为了银子也得乖乖起床了。

[视频]维珍航空联手微软 “邀请”圣诞老人空降客机

最近,英国维珍大西洋航空公司刚刚购入并开始使用波音787-11客机。除了Wi-Fi服务之外,维珍还在乘客登机之前向他们每人发放了一台供他们在旅程中娱乐的8英寸1.33GHz Linx Windows 8.1平板。不过,维珍给乘客的惊喜不止这些。

[图]摄影师抓拍冰岛火山喷发原始之美

冰岛Holuhraun火山自2014年8月29日开始喷发,5个月来依然没有停止迹象,其形成的熔岩领域已经蔓延到88公里之外。去年10月,荷兰摄影师罗伯特·米尔丁(Robert Meerding)曾乘坐飞机拍摄到许多壮观照片,凸显火山喷发的原始之美。

特斯拉中国现在最需要的是什么?

90多年来,美国创业成功的汽车公司只有特斯拉一家。要在高度成熟的汽车行业里创业,而且是众多公司几十年努力都未能实现突破的电动车领域,难度可见一斑。创业有多艰苦?

11 Photos That Prove The Wrong Exposure Is Often The Right One

A bunch of engineers who programmed our cameras and phones tell us that there’s only one right way to expose a photo. But for this week’s Shooting Challenge , you took matters into your own hands, and flooded these frames with “too much” light.Read more...

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