G2 crowd, a business software marketplace, raises another $55M at just under a $500M valuation

G2 Crowd, a platform that lets businesses search for, compare reviews and pricing for, and then buy software and other IT services — it likes to refer to itself as the “Amazon of business software” — has raised $55 million in growth funding to continue expanding its business.

Distinguished VCs back wholesale marketplace Faire with $100M at a $535M valuation

Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures, Keith Rabois of Khosla, Alfred Lin of Sequoia and Alex Taussig of Lightspeed are backers of Faire.

Anki’s Vector is getting Alexa access next week

Vector’s already got the adorable bit down, courtesy of a team staffed by former Pixar and Dreamworks animators. But Anki’s grownup version of Cozmo can use a bit of help when it comes to smarts. Starting next week, the desktop robot will be able to tap into Amazon Alexa’s deep base of answers.

IMAX pulls the plug on its dream of VR arcades

The company behind the biggest screens in cinema is giving up on bringing VR screens within a few inches of users’ faces. The company announced today in a SEC filing that it will be shutting down its three remaining virtual reality centers including its flagship location in Los Angeles.

They scaled YouTube — now they’ll shard everyone with PlanetScale

When the former CTOs of YouTube, Facebook and Dropbox seed fund a database startup, you know there’s something special going on under the hood. Jiten Vaidya and Sugu Sougoumarane saved YouTube from a scalability nightmare by inventing and open-sourcing Vitess,

Scammers are sending bomb scares to nab BTC

A new scam is making the rounds that promises to disrupt countless offices and schools. The scam is simple: the scammers send an email threatening to detonate a bomb if they don’t get a certain amount of Bitcoin within a specified time frame.

Jennifer Garner and J.J. Abrams are making a limited series for Apple

More than a decade after the end of “Alias,” J.J. Abrams and Jennifer Garner are teaming up on a new limited series for Apple. The show, titled “My Glory Was I Had Such Friends,” will be based on the Amy Silverstein memoir of the same name,

These face-generating systems are getting rather too creepily good for my liking

Machine learning models are getting quite good at generating realistic human faces — so good that I may never trust a machine, or human, to be real ever again. The new approach, from researchers at Nvidia,

Instagram tests tapping instead of scrolling through posts, first in Explore

The effortless way you fast forward through Stories could be coming to more of Instagram . A screenshot from user Suprateek Bose shows Instagram “Introducing a new way to move through posts — Tap through posts, just like you tap through stories.

Improbable brings its massive multiplayer platform to Unity game engine

As battle royale games like Fortnite pit more players against each other, studios are starting to realize the potential of bringing a massive online audience together at one time. This ambition has always existed, but Improbable, a well-funded startup aiming to enable these vast online worlds,

Why missing Saudi journalist’s Apple Watch is an interesting, but unlikely, lead

Police investigating the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi are searching for his Apple Watch to obtain his health and location data before his disappearance. But that may prove impossible, according to new details learned by TechCrunch. The Saudi-born U.S.

Jawbone Up24 手环在国内上市,售价 1,339 元

分类: 佩戴产品Jawbone 这个牌子大家都很熟悉了,而其最新的 Up24 手环如今也终于进入了中国市场。这款最初发布于去年 11 月的产品共有小、中、大三中尺寸,分为黑、橙红两种配色。

2014年是什么在推动大数据和预测分析?

从预测市场趋势到获取客户需求的洞察力,预测分析可以帮助企业利用他们的数据发现新的机遇并赢得竞争对手。然而, 研究发现,企业并不是用大数据和预测分析来实现他们的全部潜力。

锂电池成本缩减到30% 特斯拉未来将投产200家超级电池工厂

未来城市交通将会有多少纯电动汽车?对于其他工厂来说则是加快新产品的研发进度,尽快量产投放市场。

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如何评价电影《再见列宁》?

因为我对这部电影真的是太过喜爱,以至于写出来的东西长度难免超出预期,先暂时掏出来一部分供大家批评,余下部分我会尽量加速创作完成 作为获得了03欧州最佳的电影,《再见列宁》(可以说是实至名归,它用温暖的剧情,独特的叙事视角,明快的镜头剪辑,冷郁的配乐征服了不仅仅德国的,乃至整个欧洲的,整个世界的电影观众。

15 Thoughtful DIY Gifts for Your Favorite Teacher

Apples are great — but this year, give your teacher something they can truly cherish.Nothing softens the sting of going back to school like having an awesome teacher. These men and women work tirelessly to educate us and our children,

印度本月发售Xbox One 售价比国行还贵

印度马上就要结束没有Xbox One的历史了。在本月23日,微软将会通过Amazon在印度发售这款次时代主机。但令人感到的惊讶的是,Xbox One主机在印度的售价实在是高的可怕。

The 20 Coolest Arcades in the World

It's time to level upPinball and Pac Man are mainstays in pop culture, but it isn't easy to find an authentic arcade where you can play them. Not every city is like Tokyo, where arcades are a dime a dozen. However, gaming culture still thrives all over the world,

Path’s Talk App Gets Updated So You Can Send Messages To Places

Path has released a new version of its messaging app that enables users to reach out to businesses via text. Path Talk version 1.

IT桔子:2015年创业格局盘点之去向何方(下)

首先,从存活时长看,平均下来是32个月。且主要集中在2011年-2013年间成立的新公司上。而去年我们盘点时,这个数字是34个月,可见创业公司基本是在成立后快三年的时间时会面临生死考验。具体看,2013年成立的公司的关闭情况最为严重,占比接近四成,多达368家。2015年和2014年新成立的公司当中有54家公司已经处于关闭状态了。

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