California is ‘launching our own damn satellite’ to track pollution, with help from Planet

California plans to launch a satellite to monitor pollution in the state and contribute to climate science, Governor Jerry Brown announced today.

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.

Senator claps back after Ajit Pai calls California’s net neutrality bill ‘radical’ and ‘illegal’

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has provoked a senatorial response from California after calling the "nanny state's" new net neutrality legislation "radical," "anti-consumer," "illegal," and "burdensome." Senator Scott Wiener (D-CA), in response,

Twitch updates security for its TwitchCon event following the Jacksonville esports shooting

Twitch is today announcing changes to its security procedures for its TwitchCon event taking place in San Jose, California on Saturday, October 27th. The update follows news of the tragic shooting at an esports event in Jacksonville, Florida last month where three people died,

UK warns of satellite and space program problems in case of Brexit ‘no deal’

The UK government says that access to satellites and space surveillance programs will suffer in the event of a “no deal” departure from the European Union . Britain has less than six months to go before the country leaves the 28 member state bloc,

WhatsApp’s Koum Re-iterates: No Facebook Integration, Voice Calls Coming

Was it the Crown Prince of Spain attending the interview between Jan Koum and Martin Varsavsky that made the event start over 45 minutes late? Or the fact that if you've just sold your company for $19 billion you can do what you like?

2014年中国734所大学学科排行:浙大力压北大清华

时不时就能见到国内高校的排名排行榜,但统计依据五花八门,难以服众。近日,中国统计出版社主编武书连公布了他主持的内地高校排行榜,涵盖了734所大学,而且是分学科的。

Windows 8.1 Update 2 to be silently released in August with no fuss?

Windows 8.1 Update 2 is inches away from being finalized. We're expecting the update to hit RTM within the next week or so, which means the update will be ready in-time for one of Microsoft's Patch Tuesdays in August. According to a number of sources though,

为什么 Uber 接二连三推出卖雪糕、搬家、快递、送餐等服务?

简单点说,Uber提出的核心价值观一直是满足客户的实时需求。汽车只是个载体而已。我觉得本质是Uber在探索“按需服务”该怎么发展,而且“按需服务”是在PK原来的O2O概念。

T&F 圆桌:与富士康合作选择的讨论

最近有小伙伴提到和富士康合作时,发现富士康的报价很高,在选择合作时就开始犹豫了,不知在进行合作厂商选择时该怎样做?@阿鱼 Jean确实很高。但我觉得需要创业者自己本身来判断如何选择标尺。

小心!Win10技术预览版记录你的一切操作

前几天刚刚发布的 Windows 10 技术预览版,相信已经有不少同学忍不住已经下载尝鲜了吧。估计几乎不会有人认真看完安装之前的详细隐私政策吧,现在来看看里面都说了些什么吧。感谢您选择参与有关我们下一版 Windo ... ...

X射线里的生命之美

Throwback Thursday: Nokia's journey from paper merchant supplier to mobile phone giant

I'll bet most of you didn't know that Nokia is far older than most of the tech firms that have swarmed all over its old territory. The company was around long before anyone had even dreamt of mobiles.Read more: http://www.itproportal.

Two Minutes With TechCrunch! 3PM Today At The Entrance To #Slush14

Given that there are 14,000 people at the Slush startup conference in Helsinki, making meeting with people is tough, so if you want to grab 2 minutes with a TechCrunch Editor (me) at the event, you can come and meet me at the Entrance to the venue, just inside.

12306悬赏找网站漏洞 已奖励9名网友共4850元

在12306网站数据库泄露之后,网站加入了补天漏洞响应平台,并且主管方中国铁道科学研究院单次最高悬赏2000元,号召网友查找漏洞。

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