Saudi ally calls for Uber boycott over response to Khashoggi’s vanishing

Uber is facing calls for a boycott of its app in the Persian Gulf, a region that has poured billions of dollars of investment into the company’s ride-hailing business in recent years: 

Sustainable Ocean Alliance nets $1.5 million donation from Benioffs

Healthy oceans are on the minds of Marc and Lynne Benioff, and they showed it today with a $1.5 million donation to the Sustainable Oceans Alliance, a new non-profit attempting to promote and incubate conservation-focused startups.

Desktop Metal just raised another $160 million

Desktop Metal announced this morning that it’s raised $160 million. That Series E brings the Burlington, Massachusetts-based metal 3D printing company up to a whopping $438 million.

Blippar finds life after death as former investor buys assets to relaunch AR startup

Blippar seems to have avoided a total collapse following its dramatic descent into administration after it failed to pull together an emergency funding deal. One of the AR startup’s main investors, Candy Ventures,

Facebook agrees to do more to tackle scam ads after celebrity defamation lawsuit

Facebook has agreed to plough more resource into combating the use of its advertising platform by scammers, saying it will do more to tackle scam ads that use well-known public figures to try to trick consumers. It plans to launch a dedicated scam ad report button in the UK,

Lumigo scores $8M seed to help manage serverless operations

Lumigo, an Israeli startup, announced a healthy $8 million seed round today, as it emerged from stealth to help companies monitor serverless architecture. Investors included Pitango Venture Capital, Grove Ventures and Meron Capital. The company was started by a couple of ex-Checkpoint execs,

Adobe acquires Allegorithmic, makers of the Substance texture tools

Adobe today announced that it has acquired Allegorithmic, the French company behind the Substance tools for creating textures that are widely used by AAA game creators, as well as visual effects artists, animators and designers. Over time,

Anchorage emerges with $17M from A16z for ‘omnimetric’ crypto security

I’m not allowed to tell you exactly how Anchorage keeps rich institutions from being robbed of their cryptocurrency, but the off-the-record demo was damn impressive. Judging by the $17 million Series A this security startup raised last year led by Andreessen Horowitz and joined by Khosla Ventures, 

Palm returns as an ‘ultra-mobile’ smartphone

I shared images I shot of the Palm device with a few co-workers ahead of this morning’s unveiling, and they were downright giddy. The new “ultra-mobile” device (a term us old people used to use to refer to something closer to a netbook) is a hard thing to contextualize without a picture,

Truphone, an eSIM mobile carrier that works with Apple, raises another $71M, now valued at $507M

Truphone — a UK startup that provides global mobile voice and data services by way of an eSIM model for phones, tablets and IoT devices — said that it has raised another £18 million ($23.

Did you score tickets to Startup Battlefield Africa 2018?

In just about two months, the TechCrunch crew will head to Lagos, Nigeria to host the day-long, action-packed Startup Battlefield Africa 2018. Come join us and watch the founders of Africa’s best early-stage tech startups compete for the glory,

Fundable Acquires LaunchRock To Combine Crowdfunding And User Acquisition

Fundable, an equity crowdfunding platform for businesses (including startups), just announced that it has acquired LaunchRock. LaunchRock, as the name implies, was initially focused on helping startups create launch pages to acquire users,

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Was This Plastic Helmet the 1940s' Solution to Smog?

When smog first descended on Los Angeles as a thick, grey mist in the 1940s, it caught the city unprepared. What were Angelenos—their eyes watery, their breathing labored—to do? Don plastic helmets and walk around in their own private atmospheres, like astronauts on a alien planet?Read more...

Magic Budapest trams jumping into hyperspace

Budapest trams don't travel through the space-time fabric like the starship Entreprise, but in these long-exposure photos they look like they do. They were taken by Viktor Varga (top) and Krisztian Birinyi (middle and bottom) last Christmas.Read more...

Lessons From Sourcebits’ Road To Acquisition

Globo, an enterprise mobility and telecom software services company, acquired Sourcebits, a design-led engineering company that builds mobile apps for enterprise and consumer markets. The acquisition seems to be for capabilities. In a tough hiring market,

在亚马逊 (Amazon) 公司工作是怎样一番体验?

好吧,看到几个高票的答案好像都是攻城狮给的,可能是被on-call和傻逼MBA摧残过度,所以挺多吐槽。作为一个曾经是多年码农,读了MBA在Seattle做Product Manager的人来说,很多大家的意见我都认可。

'World's Smartest Motorcycle Helmet' Raises More Than $800,000 in One Day

While the Skully AR-1 may look like a normal helmet, the self-proclaimed "world's smartest motorcycle helmet" will likely do more than protect your head — and the Internet is embracing it wholeheartedly.With a month remaining in its Indiegogo campaign,


在美国,有超过 60% 的成年人不满意自己的工作。 如果现在有个机会,给你一天的时间,去体验一个你渴望已久的工作,去感受城市一处陌生的风景,与陌生人(导师)一起完成一件新鲜的事情,你会心动吗?

New Simulation Offers Definitive Proof the Moon Landing Was Not Fake

Over the years, we here at Gizmodo have provided you many , many examples of scientifically backed evidence to shove in the faces of lunar landing conspiracists. But this one might be the most convincing of all: Engineers used 3D modeling to prove, once and for all,



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