Mobile bank Chime picks up credit score improvement service Pinch in all-stock deal

Chime, the no-fees mobile bank valued at $500 million as of its last round, has put some of its funds to use with its first acquisition. The deal is for Pinch, a startup that was focused on helping millennials and other young adults build better credit.

Loans marketplace Mintos scores €5M Series A and plans to launch a debit card

Mintos, the Latvian fintech that operates a global loans marketplace to let you invest in loans from various loan originators, has raised €5 million in Series A funding. Backing the startup once again is the Riga-based venture capital firm Grumpy Investments (previously known as Skillion Ventures).

Withings launches a fitness tracker for some reason

Withings is back with, of all things, a fitness tracker. It’s a bit of an odd addition, two months after the company re-launched, post-Nokia. The company’s first product, the Steel HR Sport, picked up where it left off with another sport-focused hybrid smartwatch. The Pulse HR, meanwhile,

The forgotten ‘Facebook of China’ is sold for $20M

Renren, which was once heralded as the ‘Facebook of China’ and later became China’s answer to MySpace after falling out of fashion among its core young users, is selling its social networking business.

Snap is being probed over its IPO because some investors are salty about losing money

Here’s something I didn’t expect to read today. The U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed Snap for details on its IPO apparently in connection with a lawsuit from disgruntled shareholders who claim the company played down its rivalry with Instagram.

Meet Jennifer Tejada, the secret weapon of one of Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing enterprise softwa

https://www.s28capital.com/ PagerDuty, an eight-year-old, San Francisco-based company that sends companies information about their technology, doesn’t receive a fraction of the press that other fast-growing enterprise software companies receive. In fact,

Roivant Sciences, a four-year-old biotech holding company, just raised $200 million in fresh funding

Roivant Sciences has had a bumpy couple of years, but that isn’t stopping investors from pouring more money into the four-year-old company,

Prolific swatter and bomb hoaxer who broke up FCC’s net neutrality vote pleads guilty

It was a dramatic moment during the FCC's net neutrality proceedings last December when the Commission's public meeting was abruptly evacuated and bomb squads moved in — all while thousands watched on the live stream.

DC Comics’ streaming service launches tomorrow

Tomorrow is apparently Batman Day. That mostly means promotions from the folks at DC Entertainment and the long awaited launch of the company’s DC Universe streaming service. If nothing else, the site is an interesting mix of multimedia content in a world of video-only sites,

Mary Meeker, author of the Internet Trends Report, is leaving Kleiner Perkins

Mary Meeker is leaving Kleiner Perkins to build a new fund and she's taking the firm's growth team with her, as first reported by Recode. Meeker, widely known for her annual Internet Trends Report, joined the firm in 2010 after two decades as a managing director at Morgan Stanley.

Cryptocurrency mining attacks using leaked NSA hacking tools are still highly active a year later

It’s been over a year since highly classified exploits built by the National Security Agency were stolen and published online. One of the tools, dubbed EternalBlue, can covertly break into almost any Windows machine around the world.

“视频连环画”技术:看看百度要在视频进度条上玩出什么新花样

百度内部正在测试一项名为“视频连环画”的技术——截取一段视频的关键画面,对它们进行排序,生成一个图片幻灯片,并确保这个幻灯片能完整地表达整个视频的剧情。

中国大陆地区访问Google出现大规模屏蔽现象

匿名读者写道 "由于众说周知的原因,本月对于互联网的监管会例行从严。

BusinessInsider:预计到2019年大屏手机市场份额将达59%

一般认为,苹果今年将发布两款新iPhone,其中包括第一款超过5.5英寸屏幕的手机。苹果模仿三星电子推出大屏手机,对于全球智能手机市场的格局,也将产生不小的影响。

Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth

An anonymous reader writes: Terrorist organization ISIS has been in the news a lot lately for their hostile activities in Iraq and Syria. They've also been very active online, posting propaganda and photos on various social networking sites to try to recruit more members. Frequently,

Lumia“牛仔裤”本月开始更新

微软计划在本月下半月开始为至少三款Lumia设备推出Lumia“牛仔裤”更新,其中包括 Lumia930和Lumia 1520,而Lumia 830会出厂预装Lumia“牛仔裤”更新。

中消协指电信服务人为设置障碍:升4G后不能改回3G

据中消协介绍,近期接到不少消费者反映,一些运营商提供电信运营服务时人为设置障碍,限制选择权。有的运营商规定,2G、3G用户升级为4G业务后,无法再改回2G、3G套餐;而2G服务升级3G后,如要改回2G,也有障碍。

亚马逊Prime十年:最奇怪也是最成功的商业模式

十年前,贝索斯宣布亚马逊推出 Prime 会员服务,这个服务最吸引顾客的地方莫过于免运费 2 日送达服务。诞生之初,Prime 被描述成为一个简单的快递服务,目的是鼓励消费者增加购买。  但是,Prime 变得越来越复 ... ...

Minecraft更新 减少了PC版的安全隐患

《我的世界》(Minecraft)是一个非常流行的视频游戏,可以让玩家用各种材料块,打造他们梦想的几乎任何东西,游戏仅受限于他们的想象力和耐心。

Russian spaceship bursts into flames over Pacific Ocean

A robotic, out-of-control Russian spaceship originally launched to deliver supplies to the International Space Station disintegrated in a fiery display above the TKOCEANORLAND Thursday, ending the spacecraft’s failed mission.

Lyft获1.5亿美元融资,领投人Carl Icahn说这笔交易“实在太划算”

WSJ报道,美国著名的激进投资人(activist investor)Carl Icahn周五接受采访时表示完成了对Lyft的1亿美元投资。Lyft还获得了由不明身份投资人提供的5000万美元融资,让这次的融资总额达到1.5亿美元。本轮融资是Lyft上一轮5.

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