Google will lose $50 million or more in 2018 from Fortnite bypassing the Play Store

When Fortnite Battle Royale launched on Android, it made an unusual choice: it bypassed Google Play in favor of offering the game directly from Epic Games’ own website.

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,

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,

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,

Engadget 中文版专访:触宝 TouchPal 首席执行官 王佳梁

在过去三年的 MWC 展会上,我们都见到 TouchPal 这家来自中国大陆的厂商。看着他们从小摊位,无人认识的小软件商,走到今天 Samsung 在中国大陆的手机内也有预装他们的拨号助手。

CNNIC:2013年中国网络购物市场研究报告

2013年网络购物市场稳步快速向前发展,彰显出巨大的市场潜力。表现为:一方面,网购交易额在社会消费品零售总额中的占比越来越高;另一方面,网购用户相较于网民的渗透率高达48.9%,增长速度高出网民增速2.3个百分点。

Mobile app of the day: PQChat

PQChat provides you with a secure way to message people in your network and keep your communications away from prying eyes.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/06/02/mobile-app-of-the-day-pqchat/

Amplitude 集团收购 Continuum Lasers

法国巴黎2014年7月1日电 /美通社/ -- Amplitude(包括 Amplitude Technologies 和 Amplitude Systemes 子公司)是全球领先的超高速激光科研、设计和制造企业;Continuum Lasers 是为科研、工业和商业应用提供激光全系列产品的领先供应商。

Lumia 635 for T-Mobile up for pre-order at Microsoft Store once again

Yandex Turns Its Machine Learning Smarts Into A New B2B Product, Yandex Data Factory

Russian search giant Yandex — which has just made an acquisition to expand its e-commerce operations — is also unveiling a new product that will expand its deeper into the world of B2B services. Today it is launching Yandex Data Factory,

消息称阿里巴巴最早明年初发布游戏主机产品

市场调查机构Niko Partners周一援引可靠知情人士消息指出,阿里巴巴集团拟最早于明年初发布一款游戏主机产品,以在中国市场向微软Xbox One和索尼PlayStation 4发起挑战。

Chapel Hill shooter's wife: This had nothing to do with religion

The wife of Craig Hicks, the man who allegedly shot and killed three Muslim college students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Tuesday, says the victims' religion had nothing to do with the murders."I can say with my absolute belief that this incident had nothing to do with religious faith,

窝窝团向媒体确认上市再度延期 回应称在走流程

2月26日消息,根据相关消息,原应在2月25日晚在纳斯达克挂牌上市的窝窝团再次向媒体确认,窝窝团上市事宜还在走流程中,具体上市时间暂不确定。

文章: 《F# Deep Dives》书评与作者问答

由Tomas Petricek与Phillip Trelford所共同编写的《F# Deep Dives》,是一本展示F#在实践中能够带来怎样的商业价值的新书。

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