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.

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,

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.

The Foundry Will Soon be a Makerspace in Bellingham, Washington (Video)

The Foundry has people, tools, machines, and a place to operate. The only thing it lacks is insurance, and insurance is a problem because Chief Creative person Mary Keane's vision for The Foundry includes children instead of limiting membership and machine use to people over 18.

刘强东获逾36亿元股权激励 京东一季度净亏近38亿元

刘强东获逾36亿元股权激励 京东一季度净亏近38亿元2014年05月21日 06:41 来源:第一财经日报 作者:陈新赴美上市敲钟已经进入倒计时的京东商城在美国当地时间5月19日更新了F1招股书文件。

Qeexo Raises $2.3 Million To Tell A Knuckle From A Nail

Qeexo, an offshoot of Carnegie Mellon’s Human Computer Interaction lab, has raised $2.3 million led by Sierra Ventures. The technology allows smartphones to tell the difference between the tip of a finger and a knuckle when tapping or swiping,

2000万像素对决!Lumia 1520 vs Xperia Z2

外媒 FoneArena 日前对诺基亚上一代旗舰机 Lumia 1520 和索尼安卓旗舰机 Xperia Z2 两款设备的摄像头进行了横向测试对比。  

7 Tech Upgrades to the Old-School Science Class

Long gone are the days of science fair poster boards and paper quizzes, at least not exclusivelyTechnological breakthroughs have flooded into classrooms, changing the face of K-12 education. From smart boards to smartphones,

[图表]WP8.1全球装机率已占WP设备总量的50.8%

对于一家软件公司来说,他们所面临的其中一项重大挑战是--如何顺利推送更新。硬件碎片化、语言不统一及其他一系列问题导致有些时候,升级成为了这些公司的噩梦,特别是在移动行业,这个问题尤为突出。

金鹏奖专访游道易孙可:做有创意的游戏产品

中国南京2014年12月24日电 /美通社/ -- 第四届金鹏奖原创 Android 手游大赛开幕在即。

用GPS追踪狗狗,看起来是一门好生意

两天前,Whistle 收购了同领域内的竞争对手 Tagg,并完成了总额为 1500 万美金的 B 轮融资,领 […]

程序发布前的准备 - 西北野狼

首先,需要准备的工作:1用户协议(可以是本地html资源,也可以是通过webview调用远程url链接地址)。2 签名文件(打包签名文件,可以是公司以前这个项目的签名文件)。3 程序logo图标。

今日新聞淺談:Google 正在申請 “防劇透” 搜尋功能,不怕再被結局雷到了

有時候搜尋一下電影劇情資訊,或是運動賽事,都會很容易不小心被雷到,像之前想要查一下權力遊戲第三季何時上而已,就不小心看到 XXX 在殺死了!

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