How this Kazakhstan internet giant built success on ideas from Russia and China

The advantage of entering an emerging market is that the market still has a lot of empty space to fill, and as a startup you can be the first player. Kazakhstan might not be the first country that comes to mind when you think of overseas expansion. However,

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,

Facebook mistakenly deleted some people’s Live videos

This time instead of exposing users’ data, a Facebook bug erased it. A previously undisclosed Facebook glitch caused it to delete some users’ Live videos if they tried to post them to their Story and the News Feed after finishing their broadcast.

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.

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,

黑白经典

迷恋着永恒、迷恋着黑白。色彩是万千变化、丰富斑斓的,但是一直以来,以黑、白为色彩风格的设计一直占有重要的地位。黑白以其纯粹的色彩,带给人纯粹的感受。

窝在宿舍也能上实验课?云服务“SimpleLab”在IT教育细分市场深耕细作

教育的本质是什么?如何学习才能收获更好的效果?埋头苦读,狂做习题,死命写报告。我相信这些绝对不是正确的方式,在IT这个高度重视实践能力的行业里更是如此。

刷榜风云录:2011-2013

作者:触乐网 编辑 祝佳音2011年是阿布转行的年份。在此之前,他的工作是帮助网站解决SEO(搜索引擎优化)的问题,在此之后,他开始做App Store中国区的刷榜生意。而老吕开始做刷榜生意的时间比他还要早一点。

张向东:我们能不能这样国际化?

北京朝阳门的银河 SOHO 是一栋颇具科幻感的建筑,在被雾霾攻陷时,这栋楼就更科幻感十足。走进这栋楼里久邦数码的办公室时,一辆明黄色自行车特别抢眼。

扩张计划有条不紊进行:俄勒冈苹果店搬迁

威锋网讯,据外媒 insiders 的报道,苹果位于俄勒冈州的苹果店将要扩建。

美国政府将拍卖「丝路」上收缴的比特币

美国政府将拍卖从非法网站「丝路」上收缴的 2.6 万枚比特币,拍卖将于 6 月 27 日举行。竞拍者需在 6 月 23 日前注册,并提供 20 万美元的银行存款证明。

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Is Cheaper, Slimmer and Smarter Than Ever

BERLIN — Lenovo launched a series of part-tablet, part-PC hybrids at the 2014 IFA tech conference on Thursday, including its latest ThinkPad Helix for users who want tablets on the go and laptops later on for productivity.While Lenovo aims to grow bigger as a full consumer electronics company,

Series B Fundraising For Your Enterprise Startup

After a seed round of $1-2 million helps build a working prototype and a $5-10M Series A enables a successful beta and launch, what comes next? Lots of entrepreneurs have reached out to me recently to discuss what it takes to raise a successful Series B, and luckily, for many enterprise companies,

Farmer herds his happy cows into smiley-face formation

Farmer Derek Klingenberg loves to show off his herd of cows, whether he's serenading them with trombone or showering them with delicious popcorn afterwards. This time, Klingenberg managed to gently herd his cows into a smiley face formation, and captured it on video via a drone flying overhead.

LG reportedly making a comeback, Verizon Windows 10 smartphone spotted on AdDuplex

LG quit the Windows Phone game a long time ago, the company hasn’t launched a new Windows Phone device to succeed its Windows Phone 7-based Optimus 7 and Quantum, and it became apparent that the company had no plans to do so.

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