IBM selling Lotus Notes/Domino business to HCL for $1.8B

IBM announced last night that it is selling the final components from its 1995 acquisition of Lotus to Indian firm HCL for $1.8 billion. IBM paid $3.5 billion for Lotus back in the day. The big pieces here are Lotus Notes, Domino and Portal.

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.

Amazon’s cashier-free Go stores may be coming to airports

According to a new report from Reuters, Amazon is looking at several top U.S. airports for potential locations for its cashier-free Go stores. The service cites public request records from airport operators suggesting meetings with the head of the retail service.

Apple acquired Platoon, a platform for musicians to create and distribute work

Spotify has made some significant moves to bypass record labels and work directly with artists, and there are signs that Apple could be eyeing up a similar approach to get a bigger share of original content.

Walmart acquires art and wall décor retailer

Walmart’s acquisition spree continues. Only a couple of months after picking up apparel and lingerie brands, ELOQUII and Bare Necessities, respectively, the company on Thursday announced its plans to acquire the assets from online art and wall décor retailer,

索尼有趣新专利 可以给自己洗澡的机器人

机器人虽然能耐很大,但日常的维护还得需要人类来干。不过索尼正在研发一种有趣的机器人,它可以给自己“洗澡”。  确切地说,这种机器人能够清洁的是自己的摄像头镜头,没法来一个全身浴。


“AA租车”是一款提供移动互联网叫车服务的应用。他们除了在应用层面向Uber模式转型后,还购买了100辆Tesla Model S组建车队提供新车型叫车服务。



8 Things You Should Know About the New 'Super Smash Bros.'

This year's E3 was all about the Smash. Nintendo's looming E3 booth was always crowded with fans waiting to play Super Smash Bros.,and one of the most popular attractions of the conference was a huge screen showing constant live four-player matches.


7月下旬,NVIDIA发布游戏平板Shield Tablet,搭载性能顶尖的Tegra K1处理器,16GB/Wi-Fi版售价299美元(约合人民币1856元)。这款平板专为游戏而生,配有专门Shield无线手柄,下面就跟随外媒的镜头,一起来认识这款发烧级游戏平板。


苹果上个季度卖出了 7450 万部 iPhone,这为他们 2015 年的财年开了个好头。回顾苹果整个 2014 年自然年,Asymco 的 Horace Dediu 提到苹果的表现超出了他的预期:当时他预测苹果 2014 年会卖出 2.5 亿部,但真实的数字是 2 亿 5950 万部。

Oh Goddamn It, Netflix Is Testing Ads

Well, I suppose it was only a matter of time: Netflix is testing advertisements in its online streaming service.Read more...

Hungover Australians are taking 11.5 million 'sickies' a year

Had a big night last night? You're not alone.In an eye-opening statistic, Australian drinkers and drug takers are taking an estimated 11.5 million sick days a year and costing the economy $3 billion (US$2.2 billion), according to a new report.See also: World's oldest trafficker?

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Crooks Don't Need a Fancy Skimmer: They Can Just Tap an ATM's Network Cable

Not all ATM attacks need an elaborate skimmer. There’s a new kind of crime doing the rounds, which involves hijacking the ethernet cable of an ATM to gather your card information.Read more...

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