Bird hires Uber’s former head of finance and director of corporate development

Bird, the scooter sharing startup founded by former Uber VP of International Growth Travis VanderZanden, has brought on a couple of former Uber employees to the flock. Joining as Bird VP and Head of Finance, is Dennis Cinelli,

The Most Powerful Force In The Universe

There was an incredible media glare this week on the Kleiner Perkins sex discrimination trial and its negative outcome for Ellen Pao, but all the news about equality in tech was not nearly as negative. One of the most significant victories for women in tech came this week from Google,

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,

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,

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.

iOS 7.1掉电停不下来 用户不断向苹果施压

苹果在本月开放 iOS 7.1 下载之后,用户报告这个新系统的第一个问题就是续航变短。如今 iOS 7.1 的发布只过了两周的时间,已经有相当多的用户涌入苹果官方的技术论坛,呼吁苹果尽快提供解决办法。

Report: AT&T Will Announce DirecTV Purchase Tomorrow

Rumors have been floating around all week that AT&T will purchase DirecTV for a reported $50 billion. Now, BuzzFeed quotes unnamed insiders who say the deal will be officially announced tomorrow, ahead of trading on Monday. The deal would give AT&T access to DirecTV's 20 million subscribers,


Google X实验室的互联网气球项目Project Loon旨在将互联网带到世界的偏远角落。Google的Richard DeVaul透露,最困难的事情不是传输无线互联网信号的工程难题,而是气球控制。

分析称明年 iOS 新设备将会全线配备蓝宝石

如果我们近期看到的传闻属实,那么苹果在今年秋季发布的新一代 iPhone、甚至是传说中的 iWatch 都将会配备蓝宝石材质。

Rob Pardo Says Farewell To Blizzad

motang (1266566) writes Rob Pardo, Blizzard employee of 17 years who has worked on WarCraft and Diablo is leaving the company. "I'm looking forward to new challenges in my career, but I will always cherish the time I spent with you all and the amazing and collaborative teams at Blizzard,





保时捷:电池太难弄了 让特斯拉自己玩去吧

2 个月前,保时捷信誓旦旦说要研发全新电动跑车,与特斯拉一战高下。但就在 60 天后,保时捷对纯电动跑车失去了信心。在这么短的时间内态度却发生这么大转变,保时捷是肿么了?

The Horrible Reality of Tiny Houses, Revealed By Portlandia 

Aww, tiny houses! Tiny apartments. Micro-living. So cute! And green! What could go wrong!?Read more...

36 個風扇提供龐大動力!ArcaBoard 懸浮滑板任何地面都可使用

2015 年即將完結,相信不少《回到未來》的粉絲應該會感到失望,因為直到目前 為止電影中的懸浮滑板依然未面世,而較似樣的就只有可於金屬地面上使用的 Lexus Slide 及 Arx Pax Hendo。不過日前有廠商就公開了一塊名為 ArcaBoard 的懸浮滑板,就聲稱不論在任何地面都可使用,並已開始接受預訂。以下有更多資料:The post 36 個風扇提供龐大動力!ArcaBoard 懸浮滑板任何地面都可使用 appeared first on UNWIRE.HK 流動科技生活.

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