The trust dilemma of continuous background checks

First, background checks at startups, then Huawei’s finance chief is arrested, SoftBank’s IPO is subscribed, and I am about to record our next edition of TechCrunch Equity. It’s Thursday, December 6, 2018. TechCrunch is experimenting with new content forms.

Airbnb, Proposition F And The Shared Hypocrisy Of Bay Area Housing

In California, a state built on the idealism and tacit cruelty of real estate capitalism, no one is innocent. That’s no different with Airbnb and Proposition F, merely the latest of San Francisco’s Brobdingnagian sagas over land-use politics that will go down in tomorrow’s election.

Multilingual Indian video app Roposo raises $10M from Tiger Global and Bertelsmann

India has 22 official languages, which often presents a challenge for businesses that want to scale across the entire country. Video-sharing app Roposo, however, uses that to its advantage by offering content in several different regional languages. Based in Gurgaon,

China’s Tencent Music raises $1.1 billion in downsized US IPO

Tencent Music, China’s largest streaming company, has raised $1.1 billion in a U.S. IPO after it priced its shares at $13 a piece ahead of a listing on the Nasdaq. That makes it one of the largest tech listings of the year, but the pricing is at the bottom end of its $13-$15 range indicating […]

Indonesia e-commerce leader Tokopedia raises $1.1B from Alibaba and SoftBank’s Vision Fund

Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia is the latest startup to enter the Vision Fund after it raised $1.1 billion led by the SoftBank megafund and Alibaba. SoftBank and Alibaba are existing investors in the business — the Chinese e-commerce giant led a $1.1 billion round last year,

Building in Facebook’s Menlo Park campus evacuated after bomb threat

A building in Facebook’s Menlo Park campus was evacuated after a bomb threat early Tuesday evening. Around 5PM, the Menlo Park police department warned people to avoid the area around the 200 block of Jefferson Drive as they investigated a bomb threat. Then they said 200 Jefferson Drive,

L.A. gets more moolah, thanks to Calibrate Ventures and its new, $80 million fund

Two years ago, a couple of VCs from Shea Ventures, a 50-year-old, L.A. -based investment firm, banded together to create a Pasadena, Ca.-based early stage venture firm called Calibrate Ventures. Investors clearly like what they’re building.

Huawei CFO accused of fraud is granted $7.5M bail

The decision concludes a three-days-long court hearing in which the judge and the public prosecutor debated whether Wanzhou would breach her bail conditions.

Wix launches a new suite of products for support, sales and marketing

Wix is taking a big step beyond website building today with the launch of a suite of products called Ascend. PR Manager Matt Rosenberg explained that just as Wix was founded with the aim of “demystifying and democratizing how you get online,” Ascend has a similar mission:

Amazon is crowdsourcing Alexa’s answers to tough questions

If you’ve got an Echo device at home, you’ve almost certainly played a few rounds of “stump Alexa,” asking Amazon’s assistant increasingly arcane questions in an attempt to elicit some baffled response. Likely you found it was all that difficult to confuse the AI. After all,

Digital movie collection app Movies Anywhere adds its first pay TV partner, Comcast

Movies Anywhere, the Disney-led service movie service operated in partnership Universal, WB, Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox, is adding its first pay TV partner. Starting today,

OnePlus mulls the price of innovation

Qualcomm’s big Snapdragon Summit has become yet another battleground for smartphone oneupmanship, as companies duke it out around the latest flagship chips. OnePlus, which has carved out a name for itself by producing high quality handsets on a budget,

一周消息树:开源专家袁萌,国产COS操作系统是“杂种”,不是中国软件梦

著名开源专家、北大数学教授袁萌连续撰文揭露国产COS系统的一些内幕,说国产COS操作系统实际上是类Android操作系统,根本不算“自助研发”。昨天,Facebook以160亿美元收购WhatsApp的新闻在业界也引起不小的轰动。

微软管理层进行改组,Stephen Elop主管微软移动设备部门

微软新任CEO Satya Nadella首次对微软管理层进行改组,同时任命三位新高管,分别负责云服务、硬件设 […]

Submarine-Led Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 May End Within a Week

An unmanned submarine called the Bluefin-21 is scheduled to finish searching the Indian Ocean seabed for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 within one week, according to multiple reports.Nearly a month and a half after the disappearance of Flight 370,

Trucker brakes 12-wheeler avoiding fatal crash at the last second

A truck is on its way to get into another road when a tiny car invades its lane. The trucker sees the car just in time to slam his brakes, stopping his vehicle a fraction of an inch from the car and avoiding a fatal accident that could have ended with the car's driver in a soup can. Read more...

树与二叉树 - Tsukimiya Ayu

树是一类重要的非线性数据结构,是以分支关系定义的层次结构定义:树(tree)是n(n>=0)个结点的有限集T,其中: n=0时为空树 n>0时,有且仅有一个特定的结点,称为树的根(root) 当n>1时,其余结点可分为m(m>0)个互不相交的有限集T1,

Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Twerks Miley's VEVO Record Into Oblivion

Congratulations to Nicki Minaj's asstounding "Anaconda" music video, which has claimed the VEVO record for most views in a 24-hour period. (Yeah, we went there.)Minaj's twerktacular anthem, which calls back to Sir-Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back," hit 19.

站在人文与科技的十字路口前,需要知道的 5 件事

Walter Isaacson 的名字并不被中国人熟知,但是作为乔布斯亲授的《乔布斯传》作者,他本身在美国科技圈子有着不小的影响力,虽然很难说这种影响力是来自于名声在外的《乔布斯传》,还是他本人的一些作品和洞见。

一封24小时内送达的Offer Letter

这是一份“未来以来” 的offer letter。 在知道“你是谁”之后,我们会在24小时内与你取得联系。你可 […]

No, Tinder, I Do Not Want to Bang Bernie

Tinder, the dating equivalent of trying on a bunch of different pairs of pants before giving up and eating some cheese fries, just announced a new feature called Swipe the Vote.Read more...

二维码的生成和扫描 - steven_fukua

二维码已经是很成熟的应用了,正好这次的应用用到二维码开发,自然而然地用第三方的ZXing,遇到不少坑,主要就是ZXing的扫码,差评!最后用AVFoundation实现,很容易的功能,我还是太天真了,不知道ZXing/ObjC是怎么骗到靠2000个星星的. ZXing 公司产品要实现二维码功能,这个

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