Stealthy Singapore VC firm Qualgro is raising a $100M fund

Southeast Asia’s venture capital space is booming right now. Openspace Ventures just announced the close of its newest $135 million fund, Golden Gate Ventures hit the first close on its upcoming $100 million vehicle, and a third Singapore-based fund is also raising big right now: Qualgro.

A Lime scooter rider died this morning in Washington, D.C., marking the second fatality this month

Lime, the 18-month-old, San Francisco-based company whose bright green bicycles and scooters now dot cities throughout the U.S.,launched a pilot program in Tacoma, Washington, today, but that tiny victory might have felt short-lived. The reason: on opposite side of the country,

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 mission lands on the surface of a distant asteroid

The coolest mission you haven't heard of just hit a major milestone: the Japanese Hayabusa 2 probe has reached its destination, the asteroid Ryugu, and just deployed a pair of landers to its surface. Soon it will touch down itself and bring back a sample of Ryugu back to Earth! Are you kidding me?

Mithril Capital Management, cofounded by Ajay Royan and Peter Thiel, is leaving the Bay Area

From its glass-lined offices in San Francisco’s leafy Presidio national park, six-year-old Mithril Capital Management has happily flown under the radar. Now it’s leaving altogether and relocating its team to Austin, a spot that has “enough critical mass of a technical culture, an artisanal culture,

VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be

In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has “peaked.” Venture capital investors are deploying capital outside the Bay Area more than ever before.

Polestar unveils first production EV with aim to overtake Tesla

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Twitter bug sent user direct messages to developers for over a year

Twitter said that a “bug” sent user’s private direct messages to third-party developers “who were not authorized to receive them.” The social media giant began warning users Friday of the exposure with a message in the app. “The issue has persisted since May 2017,

Instagram denies it’s building Regramming. Here’s why it’d be a disaster

Instagram tells me Regramming, or the ability to instantly repost someone else’s feed post to your followers like a retweet, is “not happening”, not being built, and not being tested. And that’s good news for all Instagrammers.

Cootek, the Chinese maker of TouchPal keyboard, files for $100M US IPO

Cootek, the Chinese mobile internet company best known for keyboard app TouchPal, has filed for a public offering in the United States. In its F-1 form, submitted last week to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Cootek said it wants to raise up to $100 million.

Here are the 63 startups that launched today at Y Combinator’s S18 Demo Day 1

From “cheese 2.0” to connecting flights for satellites, Y Combinator showed off a wide array of early stage startups fresh from its YC Summer 2018 batch.

Costco now supports Apple Pay across all of its US stores

Apple has landed a big new partner for Apple Pay in the U.S. after Costco began accepting the mobile payment service across 750 stores. The retailer plans to include support at its gas stations, but that isn’t yet complete.

Google Earth的新一代间谍卫星

私人太空公司正在建造有史以来最强大的民用间谍卫星,而Google的3D地图软件Google Earth将是其卫星照片的一个主要客户。Ball Aerospace正在为商用卫星公司DigitalGlobe建造地球观测卫星WorldView-3,其最高分辨率为25厘米。

宠物也能用图片搜索:PetMatch能帮你领养到心仪的宠物

最近总能看到一些像“Instagram上最火的小狗”这样的微博,有很多朋友很想去养一只像那些图片中那样可爱的宠物,却并不知道这些可爱的小狗是什么品种,该去哪里领养或购买。

Chinese Government Probes Microsoft For Breaches of Monopoly Law

DroidJason1 writes The Chinese government is investigating Microsoft for possible breaches of anti-monopoly laws, following a series of surprise visits to Redmond's offices in cities across China on Monday. These surprise visits were part of China's ongoing investigation [warning: WSJ paywall],

相比iPhone: 运营商更加卖力推荐三星手机

众所周知,三星是世界最大手机厂商,即使上个季度销量开始下滑也是如此。三星夺得销量桂冠离不开舍得大手笔砸的营销资金,以及海量各种价位的手机机型。

Make Bold Statements With Biz Stone’s Goofy New App “Super”

After trying to breed empathy with his Q&A app Jelly, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is back with a more light-hearted product called Super. I just stumbled into the unannounced beta of Super, which lets you share statements starting with “The Best”, “The Worst”, “I Wish”,

In Honor of 30 Years of The Terminator, What Is the Best Robot Ever?

On Oct. 26, 1984, audiences every where met The Terminator, one of the most badass examples of technological terror that ever existed. The T-800 represented humanity's crushed hopes of a bright future powered by our own electronic genius, and even today the premise is still terrifying.Read more...

豪华包机睡一觉什么感觉?Airbnb让你免费试

著名租房网站 Airbnb 早前和澳洲宜家合作过夜宿活动,最近他们又想出新招,与荷兰皇家航空一起推出了一款有趣的夜宿活动——让大家住进飞机里!  对,没错,是住进真的飞机中。

Witness Wins The Disrupt NY 2015 Hackathon Grand Prize, Picorico And MoolahMe Are Runners Up

It’s been a long night at the Manhattan Center. Yesterday, we welcomed hundreds of hackers for my favorite spring tradition — the Disrupt NY Hackathon. Some of them were participating in our event for the first time, while others were regular hackers. Their challenge was to come up with a neat,

Scientists Can't Agree If Dinosaurs Were Warm-Blooded or Cold-Blooded

Paleontologists have spent a vast amount of time digging up dinosaur fossils, studying them, and then slating Jurassic Park. But despite the effort, some questions still remain about our predecessors on this planet — including whether or not they were cold-blooded. Read more...

Microsoft on Azure: We've got to win every single deal versus Google

Cloud Computing is a nebulous phrase, but the Cloud is becoming ever present in our computer driven lives. In short, Cloud Computing encompasses a growing collection of integrated services. Those services can range from analytics, database, mobile, storage and web.

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