Offering a white labeled lending service in emerging markets, Mines raises $13 million

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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.

Grand Seiko is an homage to watchmaking’s past

The 1960s were a beautiful time for watches. Horlogy was in its prime and the great names we know and love today – Rolex, Omega, Cartier – were just one of many watchmakers churning out commodity products to a world that needed to tell the time. Their watches – simple, elegant,

Crypto mining giant Bitmain on target for $10B revenue this year

During a gold rush, Silicon Valley’s line is to always invest in picks and shovels instead of mining. Sometimes it pays just to do both.

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.

从资本合作,溯源阿里与银泰结盟之路

阿里很看重银泰的“开放性”。

Live blog: Amazon’s video event in New York

Amazon is expected to unveil its TV streaming box at an event in New York Tuesday. We'll be live blogging here starting at 8am PT.    

The Beauty And The Danger Of The Amazon Copy Machine

Amazon spent a lot of time talking about consumer reviews of competing devices when it unveiled the Amazon Fire TV yesterday, and that provides tremendous insight into its product development process. As the largest online retailer of goods in the world,

MtGox's "Transaction Malleability" Claim Dismissed By Researchers

Martin S. (98249) writes "The Register reports on a paper at the arXiv (abstract below) by Christian Decker and Roger Wattenhofer analyzing a year's worth of Bitcoin activity to reach the conclusion that MtGox's claims of losing their bitcoins because of the transaction malleability bug are untrue.

This guy collected 75,000 McDonald's items over 50 years

This is Mike Fountaine, a guy who has spent almost 50 of his 60 years in this planet collecting stuff from McDonald's. From more than 1,000 cups and glasses to dozens of Happy Meal boxes, he has a 75,000-object collection, fully catalogued,

A scientifically accurate Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is quite nasty

Back again to ruin all of your childhood's favorite cartoons, here's ADHD hilariously explaining how disgusting chipmunks are. Sure, they might look cute with their puffy cheeks but in reality, their always growing, suicidal teeth and disease riddled selves don't make for ace detective material.

中科院每天在研究什么?

我的感觉和题注相反:中科院的科研实力非常之强,有钱、有设备、有牛人,而且这几年国家拼命往科研里砸钱,中科院的项目、资金和牛人,都越来越多。1. 从宏观的角度讲,中科院发表高水平论文的数量多。

立足高性能计算应用创新,加速人才培养

2014年11月8日,广州——在广州举行的、旨在回顾2014年度中国高性能计算技术、应用发展和人才培养成果的2014中国高性能计算学术圆满结束。

口罩下的笑容,终于可以被人看见了

戴口罩的原因有很多,有些人因为空气污染严重而戴,有些人则是因为要预防流感而戴;不过他们的相同之处就是戴上之后,就变得表面上木无表情了。

Museum's Adults-Only Nights Show That Alcohol and Science Are a Good Mix

BarbaraHudson writes Museums and science centers are finding that science nights with bar service are quite popular with the public. "Organizer Merissa Scarlett said almost every science center across Canada opts for adults-only nights,

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