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?

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.

Latchel wants to make maintenance easier for landlords and property managers

Relationships between landlords and their tenants don’t need to be fraught ones. With Y Combinator -backed Latchel, landlords and property managers can access a 24/7 maintenance service that takes requests from tenants and deploys the right professional to fix the things that need fixing.

Elon Musk finally hosted meme review with the co-creator of Rick and Morty

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been teasing — and his fanbase has been making pleas — to host a meme review. And after tweeted hints, meme review has arrived via YouTube star PewDiePie. Musk tweeted last month a photo and a question “Host meme review?” Host meme review? pic.twitter.

Apple confirms its plans to close retail stores in the patent troll-favored Eastern District of Texa

Apple has confirmed its plans to close retail stores in the Eastern District of Texas – a move that will allow the company to better protect itself from patent infringement lawsuits, according to the Apple news site MacRumors which broke the news of the stores’ closures.

Report: Zoom, the video conferencing company, may be a public company as early as April

The video conferencing company Zoom is aiming to file a public S-1 by the end of March, according to a new report in Business Insider that adds the company could go public as soon as April. Business Insider reported last month that Zoom had filed confidentially with the SEC to go public,

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.

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,

智能书桌也配触摸屏 高度可随意调整

现代人最大的悲哀便是“久坐不动”的生活方式,基本上从小学就开始“罚坐”。一直到大学毕业、上班工作,除了睡觉最长的时间就是在书桌、办公桌前,所以各种颈椎、腰间的慢性病接踵而至,严重地影响了健康。    

[信息图]侧面解剖地球

你是否曾想过,如果在沙滩一直挖下去,会发现什么,地球的中心吗?你不是一个人。科学家们几个世纪以来一直痴迷于对地心的探索,不停地挖下去,到底会发现什么呢?

传苹果公司将于9月9日召开新一代iPhone发布会

Recode援引消息人士的话称,苹果公司将于9月9日(星期二)召开大型媒体发布会,预计将在此次发布会上宣布推出下一代iPhone,预计将提供4.7英寸和5.5英寸两种尺寸的显示屏,配备新款A8处理器。

Robot Framework自动化测试(三)---Selenium API - 虫师

Robot Framework Selenium(webdriver) API

淘宝刷手:动辄上千的销量和好评是怎么作假的

相信大家都有这样的经历,在淘宝或天猫上购物,会先看销量,再看评价。可你想过吗?这些动辄上千的销量,以及如潮的好评,很可能是刷手们刷出来的。刷手是干什么的,他们又是如何工作的呢?

Canon 5DS Leaked Specs Reveal A High Megapixel DSLR Geared For Color Accuracy

Canon’s announcing a new pro-level DSLR camera next week, according to CanonRumors, and now specs have leaked that reveal what we can expect. The 5DS (and 5DS R, a variant with the low pass filter removed,

[图]第三代Moto G意外现身印度电商网站Flipkart

日前第三代Moto G意外现身印度知名电商网站Flipkart(目前已经删除),尽管相关的图片并未公布,但透露了新机的部分细节。

动享国:科学健身时代,首先要解放的是顶级私教的生产力

健身、马甲线、HIIT 似乎一夜之间成了大众关注的关键词。健身创业的黄金十年来了,但是这个领域的产品体验、用户留存、变现方式等各家都还在探索中。

Parasitic Wasps Genetically Enslave Butterflies

It’s official: Parasitic wasps are the slave drivers of the insect kingdom. But if you’re thinking whips and chains, you’re not giving evolution nearly enough credit. Wasps enslave with biological warfare, genetically programming caterpillars to be the perfect hosts.Read more...

神经再生 3D打印下一个“用武之地”

打印牙齿、骨骼甚至包括气管在内的各种器官——3D打印技术已经在制造定制化生物医学植入物质方面大显神通。这还不算什么,3D打印下一步即将进军的是神经再生领域。

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