Lyft’s going public, Uber’s eyeing Bird, Utah’s tech scene and trade tensions

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had Connie Loizos in the studio along with Kate Clark, myself and a special guest. The special guest was fitting, as it was a special episode. Why?

Uber launches a Jump e-bike pilot in London, one year on from winning taxi license appeal

After admitting it had to modify some of its Jump electric bikes to fix braking issues — the same problem that had halted Lyft’s e-bike business — Uber is getting back on its bike, so to speak.

Crypto exchange Binance prepares to add margin trading ‘soon’

Binance, the world’s most prominent crypto exchange, says it is close to adding a much-anticipated margin trading feature to its service following weeks of speculation.

Nigeria’s Gokada raises $5.3M round for its motorcycle ride-hail biz

In many large cities across Africa, motorcycle taxies are as common as yellow-cabs in New York. That includes Lagos, Nigeria, where ride-hail startup Gokada has raised a $5.3 million Series A round to grow its two-wheel transit business.

Online bank Simple makes things harder by removing bill pay

With a growing number of challenger banks taking on the U.S. market, one of the original startup banks, Simple — now owned by BBVA — has taken the unusual step of removing a core banking feature: bill pay. The company claimed the feature was under-utilized and usage was trending downwards,

The U.S. Senate is coming after ‘loot boxes’

Gamers feel passionately about loot boxes, turns out some elected officials do too. A new Senate bill was formally introduced today with bipartisan support and it could categorically shift how today’s top platforms and distribution platforms monetize the titles they sell.

Lime’s founding CEO steps down as his co-founder takes control

Brad Bao, a Lime co-founder and long-time Tencent executive, will assume chief responsibilities.

Canopy’s upscale co-working business adds a new location in SF on the heels of strategic funding

Canopy, an upscale, profitable developer of co-working spaces, has expanded its footprint in San Francisco to a third location on the heels of a strategic financing round.

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

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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,

支持页面显示Windows Phone 8.1将在6月24日开始生命周期

在微软的一个支持页面上,我们看到了有关Windows Phone 8.1发布的端倪,这一产品的支持生命周期将在今年6月24日开始,这也意味着从这一天开始,Windows Phone 8.1将接触到它的首批用户。

Chrome 35 Launches With New APIs and JavaScript Features

An anonymous reader writes "Google today released Chrome version 35 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The new version is mainly for developers, especially those building Web content and apps for mobile devices – this release doesn't appear to have any new features targeted at the end user.

虚拟运营商的价格战真的有用吗?

最近几家已经拿到牌照的虚拟运营商陆续推出自有品牌资费套餐。在计费模式上很多创新,有“一次性交费”(蜗牛移动),也有“月租计费”(话机世界、国美极信),还有京东的“统一资费”,阿里的“懒人计费”等等。

十个常见的缓存使用误区及建议

在日常工作中,开发者经常利用缓存来优化站点或应用程序,然而在实际应用中,使用缓存时,总会存在或多或少的误区,反而影响了站点或者应用程序的性能。 By 李士窑

黄牛众生相:iPhone 6发售前的暴利与惊诧

9月10日晚,苹果发布了iPhone 6和iPhone 6 Plus,当熬夜关注发布会的中关村数码零售商李磊发现中国内地竟然不在新品首批上市名单之列时,内心狂喜,他知道,比起同步上市的iPhone 5s,iPhone 6的赚头可能要大得多。

Social Matters 2014 拓展品牌疆界

Social Matters 2014将在香港迎来全球领先的数字品牌,这些品牌将分享检验社会化与数字营销真正商业价值与投资回报的秘密 香港,2014年9月25日--(美国商业资讯)--全球领先的社会化媒体专家将于10月14日至15日在香港汇聚,参加第三届Social Matters,这是亚洲规模最大、效果最佳的数字营销大会,对社会化媒体作为一种强大商业工具的用法进行详细审视。

微软:参与Adobe MAX大会将获赠SP 3

尽管参加某些科技大会的成本(门票之类的)会非常高昂,但是面临林林总总的赠品,与会者们也不太可能白跑一趟。

基于80251的嵌入式语音识别 - 吴跃前

基于80251的嵌入式语音识别,阐述PC端和80251的同步开发!

If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

fyngyrz (762201) writes It would seem that no matter how you configure Yosemite, Apple is listening. Keeping in mind that this is only what's been discovered so far, and given what's known to be going on, it's not unthinkable that more is as well.

Kik在亚洲和硅谷寻求买家,下一步是成为西方的微信

据Bloomberg,即时通讯应用Kik正在寻求出售。Livingston曾公开宣称Kik的目标就是成为“西方的微信”,而且它一直的定位也是移动端浏览器,即移动入口。

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