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.

Patreon’s future and potential exits

Through the Extra Crunch EC-1 on Patreon, I dove into Patreon’s founding story, product roadmap, business model and metrics, underlying thesis, and competitive threats.

Airbnb, Automattic and Pinterest top rank of most acquisitive unicorns

It takes a lot more than a good idea and the right timing to build a billion-dollar company. Talent, focus, operational effectiveness and a healthy dose of luck all play a part.

Oppo announces 5G and 10x lossless zoom handsets

Saturday afternoon is a rough time for a press conference — particularly with the official kickoff of Mobile World Congress still a few days away. That said, there are certain advantages to being an early bird.

Startups Weekly: Flexport, Clutter and SoftBank’s blood money

Plus, Pinterest is going public too, Lyft's IPO is imminent and London is home to the largest pre-seed fund ever.

YouTube demonetizes anti-vaccination videos

YouTube will demonetize channels that promote anti-vaccination views, after a report by BuzzFeed News found ads, including from health companies, running before anti-vax videos.

Briq, the next building block in tech’s reconstruction of the construction business, raises $3 milli

Bassem Hamdy has been in the construction business for a long time. He spent the last few years at the construction software business Procore, now a $3 billion dollar company developing technology for the construction industry,

Twitter co-founder Ev Williams to step down from the company’s board

Ev Wiliams is stepping down from Twitter's board of directors effective at the end of the month, according to documents submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

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,

著名建筑设计师谈乔布斯和苹果零售店设计

苹果零售店可以说是苹果的标志之一。这些苹果店的设计主要来自 Bohlin Cywinski Jackson 公司,而其设计师 Peter Bohlin 日前在 Bloomberg TV 中,就谈到了与乔布斯合作以及为苹果设计零售店的许多细节。

8点1氪晚间版:黑莓今天运气还不错,但富士康就差了点

今天是2014年7月30日,星期三。根据程序员日历显示的结果:宜考试,你将有如神助,而众学霸发挥失常;不宜充饭卡,食堂大妈心情不好,把你的钱刷到了别人的卡上......

[动态图]今天的Google首页Logo很有趣

Google在今天的首页上采用了一个有趣的动态Logo,纪念“文氏图”发明者John Venn 180岁诞辰。John Venn是十九世纪英国的哲学家和数学家,他在1881年发明了文氏图。文氏图,用于显示元素集合重叠区域的图示。

两代Lumia神机PK:谁是低价WP手机之王?

Lumia 530是微软/诺基亚今年发布的一款最新入门低端机,这款设备目前已经在全球多地市场发售。

陌陌招安后谁占山头?微聚上线11个月融资上千万美元,补缺陌生人社交

互联网就是一个江湖,一开始你可以杀人越货野蛮生长,做大以后,总要讨一个官家的名分转正洗白。但江湖永远是江湖,你不落草,自有后来的勇夫占你山头。

BlackBerry Wants to Launch One Unconventional Product Every Year

BlackBerry might not be one of the cool kids among smartphones anymore, but it apparently doesn't mind being quirky and is willing to take some risks along the way.The company wants to release at least one unconventional device every year and already has one in the works,

一家印度本土品牌 正夺去三星老大地位

三星如今在智能手机战场节节退败,面临着近年来最严峻的挑战。在中国市场,三星份额第一的宝座已被小米抢去;而在印度市场,三星也已经失守。  

36氪 | Go East ,Young Firm· 海归创业者专场

留下or回国?固然国外的月亮更圆,但是在风口之下,回国创业已经成为越来越多硅谷华人考虑的发展方向。 有人辞掉美国年薪百万的工作,有人拒绝BAT高薪加股票的邀请,但他们的梦想都一样:拥抱下一个时代。

彭博:特斯拉Model X主要瞄准女性用户

彭博社最近发表文章称,特斯拉推出其全电动SUV车型Model X,部分原因是SUV正越来越受到女性的青睐,可以说该车型主要是为了女性用户而推出的。

The original 'Roots' cast on the series' magic and why they might not watch the reboot

In 1977, no one could have predicted just how popular the miniseries Roots was going to be. John Amos, who played Kunta Kinte as an older man, however, remembers the moment he knew. "When I found out we had just about closed the casinos in Vegas,

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