Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 raises $6M, expands in Africa

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa.

Indonesia restricts WhatsApp and Instagram usage following deadly riots

Indonesia is the latest nation to hit the hammer on social media after the government restricted the use of WhatsApp and Instagram following deadly riots yesterday. Numerous Indonesia-based users are today reporting difficulties sending multimedia messages via WhatsApp,

Facebook found hosting masses of far right EU disinformation networks

A multi-month hunt for political disinformation spreading on Facebook in Europe suggests there are concerted efforts to use the platform to spread bogus far right propaganda to millions of voters ahead of a key EU vote which kicks off tomorrow. Following the independent investigation,

Tencent CEO warns companies must keep innovating to survive amid US-China tensions

On Tuesday, Tencent’s usually low-profile founder and CEO Pony Ma made rare comments to weigh in on escalating tensions between the United States and China, calling domestic tech companies to build more self-reliance in a bid to stay competitive. “China has come to the forefront of development.

In Ford’s future, two-legged robots and self-driving cars could team up on deliveries

Autonomous vehicles might someday be able to navigate bustling city streets to deliver groceries, pizzas, and other packages without a human behind the wheel. But that doesn’t solve what Ford Motor CTO Ken Washington describes as the last 50-foot problem.

Leak reveals Uber’s $9.99 unlimited delivery Eats Pass

What’s the cord-cutting equivalent to ditching your kitchen? Uber’s upcoming subscription to unlimited free food delivery. Uber is preparing to launch the $9.99 per month Uber Eats Pass, according to code hidden in Uber’s Android app.

India’s Ola switches gears on its food delivery business Foodpanda

India’s Ola, which has expanded to select international markets and set ambitious goals for its electric vehicles business, is struggling with selling food. So it is making major changes to its food business. The ride-hailing giant is pivoting Foodpanda,

Valve’s Steam Chat gets its own iOS and Android apps

A little under a year ago, Valve released a big overhaul for the chat features built into its Steam game store/launcher. Focusing on modern day chat conveniences like better group chats and embedded media (GIFs!),

Grab invests $100M into India’s OYO to expand its budget hotel service in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab has made its most ambitious investment to date after it backed India-headquartered budget hotel network OYO to the tune of $100 million. The investment was part of a $1 billion Series E round led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund that closed back in September.

TikTok parent ByteDance said to raise $1.45 billion for AI and content

ByteDance, the Chinese company behind the immensely popular video app TikTok, is in talks to raise $1.45 billion for a new fund, The Information reported on Friday citing sources. The fresh vehicle will help power artificial intelligence and media content for the $75 billion startup,

Ex-Facebook exec Kirthiga Reddy becomes first female investor at SoftBank’s Vision Fund

Following speculation that SoftBank is hiring a China-based team, so the Japanese investment giant has brought on a first venture partner (and first female) for its $100 billion Vision Fund. Kirthiga Reddy, a former executive with Facebook, has taken the role and, in doing so,

借贷创业公司Earnest获1500万美元投资,运用算法筛除违约系数高的申请人,为不符合传统申贷资质的人群提供低息小额贷款

在2009年时,Earnest CEO Louis Beryl 曾申请私人贷款以支持自己在哈佛商学院的学业。

[视频]金色版Galaxy S5真机上手

本月早些时候三星宣布同运营商T-Mobile和Sprint合作在美国地区推出金色版Galaxy S5,根据爆料大神@evleaks展示了美国运营商Verizon版本的金色Galaxy S5,除了机身背面采用金色之外Home键周边也同样会呈现金色。

Netflix updates its Playbook Service to more efficiently stream video

Netflix built its revamped service using building blocks it calls processors; these allow for the company to cut up various tasks and calculations and then automatically stitch them together in a way so the total product does not get impacted.

EU High Court To Review US-EU Data Safe Harbor Agreement

jfruh (300774) writes with news that a complaint in Irish Court against Facebook for possibly sharing personal data of EU citizens with the NSA has escalated to the European Court of Justice which will review the continuance of the U.S./EU Safe Harbor Framework in light of PRISM.

手机销售疲软 三星电子利润或将三连跌

据路透社网站报道,由于廉价机型在手机销量中占比增加和苹果即将发布iPhone 6,三星电子(以下简称三星)可能面临利润三连跌的局面。三星的问题有些不合时宜。汤森路透的调查显示,三星第二季度利润可能下滑12.6%。

俄罗斯科学家称我们都是外星人

近日,俄罗斯科学家称在空间站外表面发现了微生物,这个消息引起了全球专家的关注,显然在轨道环境暴露在宇宙射线之下,对生命而言是致密的,那么这些微生物从何而来呢?

有效地简化导航-Part 1:信息架构

小编导读:导航作为用户体验重要组成,仅仅是达到目的的一个手段——目的就是消费内容。这就是为什么用户对内容和导航 […]

为什么宗教制的伊朗能够诞生获得科学奖项(菲尔兹奖)的女性?

粗看了下维基上面关于Maryam Mirzakhani的介绍,不难发现她的获奖和自身的成长经历密不可分,跟社会背景等也有关系。

Gigaom:2014年Q4 Netflix国际用户接近2000万

从Netflix筹拍史诗巨制《马可波罗》开始,就注定了要征服世界的狼子野心(这里为赞美),不仅在意大利、哈萨克斯坦、马来西亚等多国取景拍摄;数百名演员来自多个国家;还制定了庞大的市场营销计划。

Another new Windows 10 ad features Cortana as a reason to upgrade

Whoever said Microsoft is bad at advertising? There’s a whole slew of new ads this month which makes sense since Windows 10 is just around the corner. Microsoft's personal digital assistant, Cortana, is coming to desktops and tablets with Windows 10,

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