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

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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,

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.

'Under the Dome' and 'Extant' Have Been Renewed By CBS

CBS has said yes to another year of sci-fi summersThe network Thursday renewed Under the Dome and Halle Berry's Extant Seasons 3 and 2, respectively, with both to retain their spots on the summer scheduleSee also:

保险公司会倒闭吗?——若保险公司倒闭投保人利益如何保障?

保险公司是否会倒闭?保险公司倒闭了会破产清算么?保险公司倒闭之后保单持有人的利益如何保证?保户的利益是否会受到损失?国内关于保险公司倒闭之后相关问题的处理是否有一定的法律依据和规定呢?

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[NHibernate]基本配置与测试 - wolfy

目录写在前面nhibernate文档搭建项目映射文件持久化类辅助类数据库设计与连接配置测试总结写在前面一年前刚来这家公司,发现项目中使用的ORM是Nhibernate,这个之前确实没接触过,EF多少在项目中用过,想着既然都是ORM,应该语法上都差不多。

Someone like you(学英语到底哪家强) - Yowe

Someone like you--Adele(阿黛拉)I heard, that your settled down. 已闻君,诸事安康。That you, found a girl and your married now.遇佳人,不久婚嫁。I heard that your dreams c....

购车电商时代来临,车价”全裸“之后,消费者还需要什么?

北京2014年11月10日电 /美通社/ -- 235亿,这是2013年汽车电商双十一大战中汽车之家、易车、搜狐对外公布的订单流水总和。在去年的这一天,汽车电商成为引人注意的一个关键词。

天猫国际迎大型卖场入驻潮:欧美日韩都有

2 月 13 日消息,天猫国际近日动作频频,继成功引入日本知名化妆品网站 cosme 之后,又将有多家来自日韩的大卖场在天猫开业。同时,有消息称,德国最大的零售批发超市麦德龙(Metro)以及新西兰最大连锁超市 Cou ... ...

Xbox Live Games with Gold for March features Rayman Legends and more on Xbox One and Xbox 360

Another month and another round of free games for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 for Xbox Live subscribers with the Games with Gold program. March 2015 brings three free games; one game for the Xbox One and two games for the Xbox 360.On Xbox One,

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 coming to HTC One M8 for Windows on Verizon

Verizon Wireless may push an over-the-air update today for HTC One (M8) for Windows, finally bringing the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 version of the OS to owners of this HTC phone.

“不爽猫”蜡像将成首只入驻杜莎夫人蜡像馆猫咪

据英国《每日邮报》8月27日报道,2012年因天生臭脸引人追捧走红,粉丝多达30万的的网络名喵人不爽猫,将成为首只进入杜莎夫人蜡像馆的猫咪。

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