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Online tutoring marketplace Preply banks $10M to fuel growth in North America, Europe

Online learning looks likely to be a key beneficiary of the social distancing and quarantine measures that are being applied around the world as countries grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. In turn, this looks set to buoy some relative veterans of the space. To wit: Preply,

Air Doctor scores $7.8M to connect travellers with local doctors

Air Doctor, the health tech startup that connects travellers with local doctors, has raised $7.8 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Kamet Ventures (the AXA-backed venture builder), and The Phoenix Insurance Company. Founded in 2016,

The Station: Bird and Lime layoffs, pivots in a COVID-19 era and a $2.2 trillion deal

Hello folks, welcome back (or hi for the first time) to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to the all the ways people and packages move around this world. I’m your host, Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch.

Saudi spies tracked phones using flaws the FCC failed to fix for years

Lawmakers and security experts have long warned of security flaws in the underbelly of the world’s cell networks. Now a whistleblower says the Saudi government is exploiting those flaws to track its citizens across the U.S. as part of a “systematic” surveillance campaign.

White House extends social distancing guidelines to April 30

Only a few days after saying that he would like to see the country “opened up and raring to go by Easter” and maybe relax rules for at least some parts of the U.S. sooner than later, President Trump today announced that he is extending the government’s social distancing guidelines through April 30.

Divesting from one facial recognition startup, Microsoft ends outside investments in the tech

Microsoft is pulling out of an investment in an Israeli facial recognition technology developer as part of a broader policy shift to halt any minority investments in facial recognition startups, the company announced late last week. The decision to withdraw its investment from AnyVision,

Fauci: US can expect more than 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, millions of cases

On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, the leading U.S. authority on the COVID-19 pandemic made some grim predictions about the course of the novel coronavirus as it rages through communities within the United States. Dr. Anthony Fauci,

Why Dropbox shares are soaring after it reported earnings

While the broader SaaS category has seen huge valuation gains in recent quarters, Dropbox has not. But perhaps the environment is changing for the company with its latest results.

Equity is not always the answer

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a fun combination of early-stage and late-stage news, with companies as young as seed-stage and as old as PE-worthy joining our list of topics.

Where top VCs are investing in manufacturing and warehouse robotics

Robotics and automation tools are now foundational parts of warehouses and manufacturing facilities around the world. Unlike many other robotics and AI use cases,

Phones Go Back To The Future

I'm no fan of LG's rear smartphone control keys -- but turns out the company had its finger on the pulse of looming hardware disruption when it ushered in those backside smartphone controls last summer, with the G2. The back of the smartphone is becoming a space to watch. Read More

真的能泡热茶!科学家研制巧克力茶壶

来自雀巢的巧克力大师 John Costello 突发奇想,要用自己最为熟悉的甜品制造一个可以用的茶壶。最夸张的是,他成功了。  

樂視 TV 載入 4K 片點解咁快?CDN 網絡解構

經過幾次搶購,相信有些 unwire 讀者已經買到 Letv X50 Air 超級智能電視,在家享受它的豐富內容,以及準備欣賞 HKTV 直播劇集了吧。而它提供的內容中,最吸引的肯定是 4K 影片及劇集。

Using 'Clearflow' predictive analytics technology, Bing Maps now provide more accurate trip times gl

Microsoft has been hard at work to improve the quality of their various services, Bing Maps is the latest such example. Through the use of their new 'Clearflow' technology, Bing Maps has reportedly been able to improve the accuracy of travel information,

Three new 2-in-1 'E FUN' tablets running Windows 8.1 announced, all for under $300

E FUN is increasing the number of its Nextbook 2-in-1 tablets running Windows 8.1 with three new models; a 10.1-inch screen, 11.6-inch screen and a 12.5-inch screen. All Nextbooks include a detachable and backlit POGO keyboard, along with 2MP front and rear cameras with microphones.

It's Hot as Hell In the Middle East Right Now

The Middle East is roasting right now. Last week, an unprecedented ‘heat dome’ descended over a vast region from Dubai to Beirut, and there’s no sign of it breaking anytime soon.Read more...

网易财报图解:2015年Q2网易总收入48.33亿元 同比增长63%

网易今天宣布财报,财报显示,网易第二季度总收入为48.33亿元,同比增长63%;净利润为14.24亿元,同比增长18%。

Come See io9 Editors Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders at New York Comic Con!

If you’re at New York Comic Con this weekend, you can see the founding editors of this very site, in our natural habitat. Including a panel with economist and science fiction guru Paul Krugman!Read more...

诺基亚230双卡手机正式登陆印度:售价60美元

2015年11月的时候,微软发布了采用直板实体按键的Nokia 230和230双卡手机,并称几个月后就会在某些国家上市。显然,印度就是其中一个。根据NDTV的报道,诺基亚230双卡直板机在印度的售价仅为3689卢比,约合¥362元人民币。当然,单卡版Nokia 230应该也会很快在此地上市,不过目前不知具体的日期和定价信息。

Samsung to roll out screen-equipped trucks that show the road ahead

In June 2015, Samsung showed off an intriguing concept: The company attached a large screen onto the back of a semi-truck, showing the road ahead to drivers behind the truckNow, the company is getting ready to roll out the system, called "Safety Truck," to the global marketSee also:

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