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.

Startups Weekly: Is Y Combinator’s latest cohort too big?

Plus, e-scooter subscription services are a thing now, the Vision Fund is betting big on autonomous delivery and Facebook almost bought Unity.

Steve Jurvetson tells all: about his new $200 million fund, his new partner, his new shopping list,

Steve Jurvetson is staging a comeback, disclosing today that his new San Francisco-based, early-stage venture firm Future Ventures, has raised $200 million for its debut fund. “It’s good to be back in the saddle again,” says Jurvetson,

Apple acquires talking Barbie voicetech startup PullString

Apple has just bought up the talent it needs to make talking toys a part of Siri, HomePod, and its voice strategy. Apple has acquired PullString, also known as ToyTalk, according to Axios’ Dan Primack and Ina Fried. The company makes voice experience design tools,

Marriott now lets you check if you’re a victim of the Starwood hack

Hotel chain giant Marriott will now let you check if you’re a victim of the Starwood hack. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it has put in place “a mechanism to enable guests to look up individual passport numbers to see if they were included in the set of unencrypted passport numbers.

Deploy the space harpoon

Watch out, starwhales.

GoTrendier raises $3.5 million to take on Spanish-language fashion marketplaces

Thanks to environmentally conscious young buyers, throwaway culture is dying not only in the U.S.,but also in Latin America — and startups are poised to jump in with services to help people recycle used clothing. GoTrendier, a peer-to-peer fashion marketplace operative in Mexico and Colombia,

Even years later, Twitter doesn’t delete your direct messages

When does “delete” really mean delete? Not always or even at all if you’re Twitter . Twitter retains direct messages for years, including messages you and others have deleted, but also data sent to and from accounts that have been deactivated and suspended. 

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.

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唐·白居易《老病》诗:“尽听笙歌夜醉眠,若非月下即花前。” 本指在游乐休息的环境中谈情说爱。这里的“花前月下” 指的是节日气氛,花与月相伴,月与花相守,好一派和谐的景象。 好不令人动容!

京东酷派达成战略合作 签订100亿采购合同

赛诺咨询数据显示,购买手机流程中,已有 63.3% 的中国消费者通过互联网完成决策或购买,而且未来网络购机比例还会不断加大。

QQ群五一大数据调查——信息图

五一国内最热旅游城市分别是:北京、深圳、上海、广州、云南和四川。

读枯燥的技术书时怎么集中精神? - 幕三少

1、阅读目的:不同的目的所使用的方法不同,如果有可能把这个目的写下来,越明确越好。比如考试、三天之后出个报告、 读懂一个陌生行业的项目说明书、解决某个具体问题,大脑更喜欢具体详细的目标。

北森支招:如何启动移动社交招聘和雇主品牌传播

北京2014年7月18日电 /美通社/ -- 社交化招聘的热潮还没有及时赶上,今天你是否又开始纠结做个APP还是做个微信公众账号来顺应所谓的移动化招聘?

These Decoy Insects Zap the Nasty Bugs That Try to Mate With Them

As they say, sex has consequences, even for male beetles. In their quest to eradicate an invasive beetle, scientists have created "femme fatale" decoys that lure the males in and zap 'em dead—just as the unsuspecting males think they might be getting it on. Read more...

TLC: Creep

Apropos of nothing, here's a TLC classic. If this song were a person, this year it would be able to have its first legal drink. Read more...

微软“全球合作伙伴大会”将向对手敞开大门

微软每年都会召开一次“全球合作伙伴大会”(Worldwide Partner Conference),旨在向合作伙伴们透露一些最新的技术、为大家加油打气、同时巩固双方的关系。

Swap Your Noisy AC for This Room Cooling Dining Table

If you find the constant hum of a window AC unit even more annoying than the heat in the summer, maybe it’s time to consider an unorthodox alternative like a giant heatsink dining table that promises to cool a room to a pleasant 71 degrees Fahrenheit.Read more...

东斓视觉:让智能摄影走进幼儿园

北京2016年4月20日电 /美通社/ -- 当人们还在惊叹于智能摄影系统的不可思议时,它的发明人再次将其功能升级。近日,东斓视觉推出了名为“小小摄影师”的幼儿摄影美学启蒙课程,并于3月底在北京市西城区红山幼儿园正式授课。 北京市西城区红山幼儿园 在我国经济蓬勃发展的今天,因为缺少前沿设计人才而导致建筑、汽车制造、服装制造等行业的设计山寨泛滥、丑态百出,这些视觉污秽在不断挑战人们审美底线的同时,也在禁锢着孩子的视野,腐蚀着他们正在形成的审美观,最终造成恶性循环,不断加大我国与欧美发达国家的审美差距,究其根源就是缺少系统的视觉审美教育。

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