Report: WhatsApp has seen a 40% increase in usage due to COVID-19 pandemic

Social media usage has grown as a result of the COVID-19 crisis as more users go online to stay connected with family, friends, and colleagues. Now, new data from insights and consulting firm Kantar reveals exactly how much some apps are benefitting. According to a survey of over 25,

Livongo stock jumps over 10 percent on revised earnings guidance, pointing to digital health boom

Livongo Health’s stock jumped over ten percent on a day that saw most exchanges tumble after a day of crazy volatility.

Hong Kong fintech startup Neat raises $11 million Series A to give small companies more banking serv

Neat, a Hong Kong-based fintech startup, announced today that it has raised a $11 million Series A to help small businesses do cross-border banking. The round was led by Pacific Century Group, with participation from Visa and MassMutual Ventures Southeast Asia,

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.

Prisma Health develops FDA-authorized 3D-printed device that lets a single ventilator treat four pat

The impending shortage of ventilators for U.S. hospitals is likely already a crisis, but will become even more dire as the number of patients with COVID-19 that are suffering from severe symptoms and require hospitalization grows.

Facebook launches Community Hub on Messenger to fight coronavirus misinformation

Facebook today unveiled Messenger Coronavirus Community Hub that offers tips, authoritative information and other resources to help stay connected and informed about the coronavirus outbreak, weeks after launching a similar information hub on its other messaging service WhatsApp.

ULA successfully launches first U.S. Space Force payload

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has completed its 134th successful launch, continuing its perfect track record with a mission today for the U.S. Space Force. This is the first ever dedicated mission for the Space Force, a new branch of the U.S.

This Electric Motorcycle Has Storage Space Instead of a Gas Tank

Unless you're on some giant Harley designed for a long cruise across the country, a backpack is probably the most storage room you've got on a motorcycle. But besides the savings on fuel, an electric motorcycle has other advantages,

开卖18个月,微软Surface平板业务仍在亏钱

微软开始销售Surface平板电脑已大约18个月,但目前为止,微软在这项业务上一直处于亏损状态。据上周微软向监管部门提交的一份文件显示,在截至3月31日的第三财季中,Surface平板销售额为4.

一般一个楼盘从拿地到开盘需要多长时间? 中国楼盘的开发周期和国外有什么样的区别

对于国外的市场不太了解,说说中国目前的情况,顺便分享几个数据。中国的拿地到开盘的流程简明示意如下,为清晰,我剔除掉了其他节点。

Three offers new SIM-only plans with free 0800 calls

Other “08” numbers will be charged at 5 pence per minute, although this won’t apply to existing SIM-only customers, sadly.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/07/16/three-offers-new-sim-only-plans-with-free-0800-calls/

[视频]SE发布《勇者斗恶龙:英雄》及同捆版PS4主机

昨日史克威尔艾尼克斯Square-Enix宣布“日本国民游戏”勇者斗恶龙系列将于PS3及PS4平台上推出新作《勇者斗恶龙:英雄》(无双风格的勇者斗恶龙动作游戏),十几年来一直在任记平台(网游DQ10也包含PC平台)独占的勇者斗恶龙系列终于登陆索记PlayStation平台,这款无双类动作游戏由SE同Koei Tecmo合作开发,由于DQ系列在日本市场中人气极高,或将帮助索尼PS4进一步打开日本市场。

大陸再封殺短訊聊天軟件 Viber 成最新受害者

來自日本的 Line、韓國的 KakaoTalk 和美國的 Instagram 都有一個共通點,就是被大陸的 Great Firewall 封殺,在大陸無法正常使用。最新被封殺的對象就是擁有不少用戶的短訊和通話軟件 Viber。

Watching carnivorous plants eat bugs is strangely therapeutic

There is just something unexplainably awesome about carnivorous plants eating things. It's like nature's revenge mixed with some alien imagination, like if these plants were grown from a different planet. Watch these carnivorous plants grow and chomp at bugs in this wonderful time lapse.Read more...

Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

HughPickens.com writes Stomp on the gas in a new Ford Mustang or F-150 and you'll hear a meaty, throaty rumble — the same style of roar that Americans have associated with auto power and performance for decades.

宇宙最狠“撕”战:恒星被超大黑洞撕裂吞噬

不管你对黑洞的认知有多少,你都会知道黑洞是个魔鬼般的存在。没错,它是一个具有强大引力,对任何事物都只吞不吐的魔鬼,一个无底的黑洞。  我们知道了黑洞的厉害,却没有见过它吞噬物体时是什么样的情形。

Before You Fly Over Kansas City, Read This

Yeah, we got Google Fiber before you did, so get over it…because we can’t have this conversation until you consider the idea that Kansas City might actually be for real. Are we ready for the big time? Nope, not yet, but our MVP is looking really good.

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