Global unicorn exits hit multi-year high in 2018

Unicorn exits are taking flight. With the IPO window wide open, an apparent record number of venture-backed companies privately valued over $1 billion have launched public offerings this year.

Boston Dynamics debuts the production version of SpotMini

Last year at our TC Sessions: Robotics conference, Boston Dynamics announced that SpotMini will be its first commercially available product. A revamped version of the product would use the company’s decades of quadrupedal robotics learnings as a basis for a robot designed to patrol office spaces.

Netflix to open a production hub in New York and invest up to $100 million in the city

Start spreading the news. Netflix is coming to New York City in a big way. The streaming media service has committed to invest up to $100 million to build a production hub and hire hundreds of new staffers in the Big Apple, according to a statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

Russian hacked ‘at least one’ Florida county prior to 2016 election

Russian operatives successfully targeted and hacked “at least one” Florida county government in the run up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to new findings by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The report, published Thursday by the Justice Department,

Google’s Ivan Poupyrev shows off Jacquard, which connects his Levi’s jacket to the cloud

Ivan Poupyrev, the technical projects lead at Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects division, just gave a TED talk that was simultaneously a presentation and a demo of new technology. Poupyrev was showing off Jacquard,

Breeze Automation is building soft robots for the Navy and NASA

San Francisco soft robotics startup Breeze Automation made its debut today onstage at TechCrunch’s TC Sessions: Robotics + AI event at UC Berkeley.

‘Child’s Play’ trailer gets a smart home makeover, giving a Chucky control over connected devices

Oh golly does the new trailer for “Child’s Play” look good. Not only does it have appearances by Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hamill (as the voice of Chucky) and Bryan Tyree Henry (who’s awesome in Atlanta), but it’s giving Chucky a smart home makeover.

Index Ventures, Stripe back bookkeeping service Pilot with $40M

The round values Pilot at $355 million.

Gaming in Asia may be crypto’s killer dApp

As money and talent flows into the crypto and blockchain worlds, a persistent question keeps coming up: what is going to be the “killer app” that drives adoption for these nascent technologies? The answer may well be quite simple: gaming in Asia. That’s the theory for Cryptokitties,

Only 48 hours left: Apply to Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin

The action you take within the next 48 hours could change your life. That’s how much time you have left to apply to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield, our world-renowned pitch competition, which takes place at Disrupt Berlin 2018 on November 29-30.

The overlooked opportunity in tackling public finance

If you’re a certain age, it’s likely that you’ve never given a second thought to buying a municipal bond or the process of bond buying, even if you’ve intuited, rightly, that’s it’s an intentionally opaque business. Yet there could be a big opportunity for startups,

Microsoft gives an overview of what developers can expect after Nokia purchase

Earlier today Microsoft and Nokia concluded the months long journey towards the software giant’s purchase of the handset maker. During this time, there has been a lot of talk and speculation about what this would mean for almost every aspect of the companies and the Lumia line of Windows Phone.

推荐20款基于 jQuery & CSS 的文本效果插件 - 梦想天空(山边小溪)

jQuery 和 CSS 可以说是设计和开发行业的一次革命。这一切如此简单,快捷的一站式服务。jQuery 允许你在你的网页中添加一些真正令人惊叹的东西而不用付出很大的努力,要感谢那些优秀的 jQuery 插件。

Tim Cook: I’m Proud To Be Gay

Tim Cook has written an editorial for Bloomberg Businessweek today which speaks frankly about his sexual orientation. "Let me be clear," he explains. "I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me." Read more...

又一 iPhone 7 概念设计 大家都来看都来评

虽然按照苹果的更新习惯 iPhone 7 要到 2016 年才能发布,但是概念设计师可不会就此停止想象。下面我们就一起来看看 CIRPIS Center 的工程师 Nikola Cirkovic 带来的 iPhone 7 概念设计吧。  

Uber 加入诺基亚 Here 争夺,开价压至八八折 | 爱范早读

1. Uber 加入诺基亚 Here 争夺,开价压至八八折。《纽约时报》援引消息人士的说法称,Uber 已经提出收购诺基亚 Here 地图业务,而价格最高达到 30 亿美元。报道称,德国汽车厂商宝马、奥迪和奔驰也将联合中国的百度提出收购。

为什么男性割包皮有助于减少艾滋病感染率?原理是什么?

上次在知乎看到唾液测定 HIV 的问题,今天遇到这么有趣的问题,感觉又要长知识了……是的,男性包皮环割术(male circumcision, MC)可以降低获得性(主要为性行为)的 HIV 感染。

iOS开发周报:iOS 8.4.1 发布,iOS 8 时代谢幕

本周 Apple 发布了 iOS 8 的最后一个补丁,iOS 8 在这一年内取得了很好的成绩,让我们开始期待 iOS 9 的表现吧。 By 王巍

Local community saves 5-year-old's birthday after no one shows up

After only a few people showed up to a little girl's birthday party, her local community came together to throw her the best fifth birthday ever.Lauren Sassmannshausen of Spring Hill, Tennessee was heartbroken when only a few adults attended her daughter Taliyah's fifth birthday on Saturday,

Worktile升级4.0新版本,铺垫商业化路程

今日,Worktile更新了4.0大版本,距离上次3.0版本发布已过一年。Worktile创始人王涛表示,此前他们一直遵循“实用比好看重要”的理念,着重在功能领域发力,现在应该侧重关注其他方面的改进,主要体现在:1.

[视频]Steam VR平台再现《星际迷航》“全息甲板”

《星际迷航》是美国经久不衰的优秀影视作品,影响了多代美国人。日前随着VR产品发展的大幅提速,使得《星际迷航》“全息甲板”概念有了实现的可能。由Valve和HTC联合推出的SteamVR虚拟现实平台虽然还未迎来HTC Vive虚拟现实设备的正式上市,但内容就已经相当丰富。已经有一个让大家初步体验”全息甲板(holodeck)“的虚拟现实模拟项目出现在Steam VR上。

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