Private tech companies mobilize to address shortages for medical supplies, masks and sanitizer

Startups across the nation and around the world are looking for ways to relieve shortages of much-needed personal protective equipment and sanitizers used to halt the spread of COVID-19. While some of the largest privately held technology companies, like SpaceX and Tesla,

Tyto Care raises $50 million as it looks to buy and build new services during COVID-19 demand surge

Tyto Care, the provider of a home health diagnostic device and telemedicine consultation app, said it has raised $50 million in a new round of funding. The round was led by Insight Partners, Olive Tree Ventures, and Qualcomm Ventures,

Restaurant management platform Toast cuts 50% of staff

Last valued at $5 billion, restaurant management platform Toast has joined the sweep of startups laying off employees due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Toast reduced the size of its staff by 50% through layoffs and furloughs, according to a blog post from Toast’s CEO,

Latin America Roundup: Grupo ZAP, Grow Mobility, Wavy get acquired; Credijusto adds $100M; Cornersho

As the world locks down borders and capital flows to brace for the impact of coronavirus, Brazilian startups continue to attract international attention.

This low-flying growth equity firm, with payments and logistics bets, just closed a $255 million fun

Activant Capital, a seven-year-old, Greenwich, Ct.-based growth equity firm that’s still making a name for itself, has managed to secure $255 million in fresh capital commitments, despite that the U.S. economy appears to be headed into a recession.

NASA puts $7M towards long-shot research, from moon mining to solar lenses

NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program is all about making high-risk, high-reward bets on unique — and sometimes eyebrow-raising — ideas for space exploration and observation. This year’s grants total $7M and include one of the most realistic projects yet.

Jack Dorsey creates $1B COVID-19 relief fund using Square equity

Jack Dorsey announced in a series of tweets today that he is shifting $1 billion in his Square equity to create a fund dedicated to COVID-19 relief. The Twitter and Square CEO is calling the fund Start Small and posting a tally of disbursements and recipients in a public spreadsheet.

Tech shares close down on the day despite roaring start

American equities closed down today, with the major domestic indices all losing ground after a wild trading cycle. After starting the day up sharply higher after strong Monday gains, those gains were erased as the day closed. It was a day of confusing movement; the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite,

Over 30K creators joined Patreon this month, as COVID-19 outbreak spreads

Creative professionals whose livelihoods have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak are flocking to membership platform Patreon in record numbers, the company claims. During the first three weeks of March, more than 30,000 new creators launched on the site — a much larger number than usual.

TechCrunch’s favorite companies from 500 Startups’ latest demo day

Today 500 Startups hosted a virtual demo day for its 26th batch of startups, a group of companies that TechCrunch covered back in February.

Leading VCs discuss how COVID-19 is impacting real estate & proptech

Several months ago, we surveyed more than 20 leading real estate VCs to learn about what was exciting them most in the real estate tech sector and hear their opinions on proptech trends like co-working, flexible office space and remote office space. Since we published our survey,

FTC 'Consumer Complaint' Emails Are Actually Scams

No business owner likes to see customer complaints, but a new email scam could be even more damaging than an unsatisfied client, according to a new warning from the Federal Trade Commission.The FTC is warning businesses about emails sent with the subject line "Pending consumer complaint.

Foundataions of Machine Learning: Rademacher complexity and VC-Dimension(2) - Boostable

Foundataions of Machine Learning: Rademacher complexity and VC-Dimension(2)(一) 增长函数(Growth function) 在引入增长函数之前,我们先介绍一个例子,这个例子会有助于理解增长函数这个东西。在input spa...


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This Is What Happens When Drops of Different Liquid Land on Each Other

It might be rare that droplets of different fluid land on top of each other, but what happens when they do? This image shows exactly that happening.Read more...

12 寸 MacBook Air 也许今年就有了

下一次苹果的 MacBook 产品线最大的更新将是,传闻已久、也是许多人期待已久的 12 寸 MacBook Air。

三星發表業界首款畫素點達 1.0μm 的行動設備用 16MP 感光元件

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Taylor Swift's album covers as dominoes are better than the real thing

Domino-you-didn't!One YouTube user noticed a severe lack of dominoes being used to praise omniscient goddess Taylor Swift. So he did what any other Swiftie would do and recreated all seven of her album covers with falling dominoes.The Overlord is pleased.

Azure’s big data services expand, now include HDInsight on Linux

Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group recently announced the general availability of HDInsight on Linux as well as two new Azure services: Azure Data Lake and Azure Data Lake Analytics. The new availability of HDInsight...The post Azure’s big data services expand,

Metal War:魅族的进击

上周前后拿到期待已久的魅族机皇PRO 5和魅蓝metal,用了几天下来,写下这篇不算评测的评测,也算是今年的封笔之作,之后就要开始忙新工作了。首先说说PRO 5PRO 5在整体外观设计和材质选择上高度继承了MX5,最大的区别只是5.

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