Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia

Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures has announced the close of its newest (and third) fund for Southeast Asia at a total of $100 million. The first hit a first close in the summer, as TechCrunch reported at the time, and now it has reached full capacity.

Venturra Capital Is A Big-Hitting $150M Fund For Startups In Southeast Asia

In a further sign of the increasing maturity of Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem, a new fund has emerged to offer yet more financing options for emerging tech companies. Venturra Capital is a new, big-hitting $150 million fund announced this week that is focused on the region,

Jungle Ventures Returns To The Table With A New $100M Fund For Asia

Jungle Ventures, one of a group of fresh VC firms that have burst on the scene in Asia these past few years, is stepping things up after announcing a new $100 million fund. Read More

Stung by criticism, Facebook’s Sandberg outlines new plans to tackle misinformation

Stung by criticism of its widely reported role as a platform capable of spreading disinformation and being used by state actors to skew democratic elections, Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg unveiled five new ways the company would be addressing these issues at the annual DLD conference in Munich,

Technology’s dark forest

We used to be such optimists. Technology would bring us a world of wealth in harmony with the environment, and even bring us new worlds. The Internet would erase national boundaries, replace gatekeepers with a universal opportunity for free expression, and bring us all closer together.

The social layer is ironically key to Bitcoin’s security

A funny thing happened in the second half of 2018. At some moment, all the people active in crypto looked around and realized there weren’t very many of us. The friends we’d convinced during the last holiday season were no longer speaking to us. They had stopped checking their Coinbase accounts.

TechCrunch Conversations: Direct listings

Last April, Spotify surprised Wall Street bankers by choosing to go public through a direct listing process rather than through a traditional IPO. Instead of issuing new shares, the company simply sold existing shares held by insiders,

Following a record year, Illinois startups kick off 2019 on a strong foot

Illinois’s startup market in 2018 was very strong, and it’s not slowing down. Let’s take a quick look at the state of venture in the Land of Lincoln.

Watch builders construct a life-size Chevy truck with 300,000 LEGO bricks

Behold, the LEGO Chevrolet Silverado. The full-size truck is basically a giant ad for Chevy and the new LEGO Movie, which is due out in February. Apparently they have to fight Duplo blocks from outer space. No, seriously, that’s the plot. Anyway, the 2019 Silverado is six-feet tall, weighs 3,

Startups Weekly: Squad’s screen-shares and Slack’s swastika

We’re three weeks into January. We’ve recovered from our CES hangover and, hopefully, from the CES flu. We’ve started writing the correct year, 2019, not 2018. Venture capitalists have gone full steam ahead with fundraising efforts, several startups have closed multi-hundred million dollar rounds,

A Tesla investor says he was recently questioned by U.S. regulators about that infamous “funding sec

Last week, on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt, regulator Jina Choi, who heads the SEC’s wide-reaching San Francisco unit, declined to confirm or deny that the SEC is investigating Tesla CEO Elon Musk for possible fraud. Said Choi, “I can’t tell you about any particular investigation in our office.

Nintendo finally announces some more new games for the Switch

Nintendo is at last (at last!) bringing some new content to the Switch! Yes! In a Nintendo Direct, the company let fly a number of games and a couple of original titles.

Nintendo’s NES Switch controllers activate the nostalgia centers (and wallets) of retro gamers

The news that Nintendo would be adding NES games to the Switch as part of its paid online service had a mixed reception, but the company has made up for this controversial decision by releasing wireless NES controllers to play those games with. At $60 they’re a bit steep, but come on.

France Spent $20 Billion on Trains That Don't Fit Its Stations

France's national railway operator, SNCF, recently ordered 2,000 new trains at a cost of more than $20 billion. Now, it's found out that they're too big for many of the stations they're supposed to pass through. And this isn't the kind of order you can return.Read more...

One Man and His Bot Have Written Almost 10% of Wikipedia

You've probably never heard of Sverker Johansson, but you probably should have. He is, afterall, the most prolific WIkipedia author on the internet—having written 2.7 million articles for the online encyclopaedia.Read more...

Snowflake Computing Emerges From Stealth With $26M In Funding To Modernize The Data Warehouse

Snowflake Computing came out of stealth today and announced $26M in Series B funding. They hope to modernize the data warehouse by creating a cloud-based system that can process both structured and semi-structured data in a single system,

宏碁发布H7550ST家用投影机 整合Chromeccast串流功能

宏碁将在CES上全球发布H7550ST短焦1080P家用投影机,这是为世界首款内置Chromecast串流功能的家用投影仪,目标用户为小居室的蜗居青年,短焦设计,1.5米即可打出100寸的大画面。

BlackBerry Pushing BBM Onto Android Wearables

BlackBerry is continuing to expand the reach of its erstwhile walled garden messaging app, BBM. The latest platform it’s targeting is Google’s wearable focused flavor of Android, Android Wear — demoing an integration of BBM on Android Wear at CES this week. Read More

再有優惠!購買 Galaxy Note 4 可免費獲贈一套四個復仇者聯盟保護殼

自從與 Marvel 合作之後,Samsung 最近似乎變得相當積極。

The Life-Changing, High-End Philips Wake-Up Light Is On Sale Today

The top of the line Philips Wake Up Light with colored sunrise simulation is down to $113 today, which is within a few bucks of its all-time low. [Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light, $113]Read more...

Taste Testing With teaBOT, The Robot That Brews Up Loose Leaf Tea In Under 30 Seconds

Toronto-based teaBOT is a robot that whips up customized cups of loose leaf tea in under 30 seconds. The startup launched in 2013 as a way to eliminate long lines at cafes by delivering automated grab-and-go cups of tea. teaBOT is now in the U.S. with the current Y Combinator batch.

The future of Seattle's duck boats is uncertain in wake of deadly crash

The company that owns the duck boat involved in a deadly crash in Seattle is suspending operations until all of its other vehicles are inspected.

The Slow Creep of Time Reveals a Skull Emerging from the Earth

Over millennia, wind and water have carved this 100-million-year-old granite into an eerie skull to glare at daring hikers in Joshua Tree National Park. The iconic Skull Rock is the perfect way to welcome the growing gloom of dusk on this All Hallows’ Eve.Read more...

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