YC-grad Papa raises $2.4M for its ‘grandkids-on-demand’ service

Alexis Ohanian's Initialized Capital and Ashton Kutcher's Sound Ventures participated in the round for the Y Combinator graduate.

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. 

Grado takes the wraps off their first pair of wireless headphones

Legacy open-backed headphone maker Grado is taking their classic design into the future with the small Brooklyn company’s first pair of wireless headphones. The GW100s have a familiar look but integrate bluetooth tech and volume controls. They go for $249. Grado headphones are a favorite of mine,

Copyright compromise: Music Modernization Act signed into law

Musicians are celebrating as the Music Modernization Act, an attempt to drag copyright and royalty rules into the 21st century, is signed into law after unanimous passage through Congress.

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.

路透社:iPhone 6仅有4.7寸版本,将于5月量产,5.5寸遭冷冻

路透社援引消息人士称,Japan Display、夏普和LG Display将负责为下一代iPhone生产显示屏,最早是在今年的五月投入生产,预计今年秋季推出。而他们会最先生产4.7寸屏,5.5寸的则会推迟生产。

The New Zealand government has agreed to upgrade to Windows 8.1

You’d think that Microsoft completely dropping support for Windows XP would have governments fumbling over upgrading all their systems to newer, supported versions of the OS for the sake of security, especially now with the rise of cybercrime. After all,

欧浪网:52%的西班牙中国游客主要花费在购物上

据西班牙媒体报道,根据对中国游客的调查显示,西班牙有接近52%的中国游客,将他们旅行的主要开销花在购物上。

[图]微软即将推类似于Chromecast的电视棒

微软无疑是Miracast技术的拥趸,这项技术能让两台无线设备之间轻松的进行内容分享,比如手机可通过Miracast在没有线缆连接或AP热点的情况下将视频或照片直接分享到电视上。

本周新游:我爱这片赛场也爱做世界的英雄

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微软Skype Qik:诠释视频是与联系人好友互动的最佳方式

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Apple Watch:开发者和苹果都面临巨大挑战

在这个月的 iPad 发布会上,苹果 CEO 蒂姆·库克曾经表示,Apple Watch 软件开发包 WatchKit 将于下个月正式推出。和 iPhone 和 iPad 一样,Apple Watch 也需要开发者为其丰富软件生态圈。

三星紧跟苹果步伐:推出类Continuity服务

三星的“我也有”政策仍然在继续。虽然该公司在硬件设计上已经没有多少跟随苹果的影子,但却在软件服务方面逐渐发力。

Fujifilm 宣佈停產 Fujichrome Velvia 100F 120

菲林攝影式微,菲林的選擇亦越來越少。最近又有一款菲林停產,這是 Fujichrome Velvia 100F 120,如果喜歡這菲林,就要趁早入手了。繼續閱讀了解更多。The post Fujifilm 宣佈停產 Fujichrome Velvia 100F 120 appeared first on UNWIRE.

OneDrive turns one-year-old, has a ton of features to show for it

Cloud storage has evolved from complicated and confusing to a reliable necessity for most people. Microsoft began its cloud storage offerings with SkyDrive but after a trademark dispute from Sky Media Group Microsoft was forced to change the name to OneDrive.

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