The Venture Collective launches with a new bet on pre-seed investing

Venture capital has a long way to go when it comes to investing in underrepresented founders in a meaningful way. But according to The Venture Collective’s Cat Hernandez, the issue is too complex to solve by just cutting checks and spending time with entrepreneurs.

Facebook makes education push in India

Facebook, which reaches more users than any other international firm in India, has identified a new area of opportunity to further spread its tentacles in the world’s second largest internet market. On Sunday,

Rocket Lab launch fails during rocket’s second stage burn, causing a loss of vehicle and payloads

Rocket Lab’s ‘Pic or it didn’t happen’ launch on Saturday ended in failure, with a total loss of the Electron launch vehicle and all seven payloads on board. The launch vehicle experienced a failure during the second stage burn post-launch,

How to watch Rocket Lab launch satellites for Canon, Planet and more live

Rocket Lab is launching a rideshare mission today which includes seven small satellites from a number of different companies, including primary payload provider Canon, which is flying a satellite equipped with the camera-maker’s Earth imaging technology, including high-res photo capture equipment.

Startups Weekly: Tech unicorns look to IPOs as Lemonade, Accolade boom

Hundreds of tech-oriented startups worth a billion or more dollars had envisioned successful public offerings before the pandemic hit. But new tech listings slowed to nearly nothing this spring as companies have tried to adjust to the profound changes sweeping the world. Today,

This Week in Apps: India bans Chinese apps, Apple freezes game updates in China, iOS developer backl

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019.

Tesla is taking reservations for its Cybertruck in China

Tesla has opened up reservations for its all-electric Cybertruck to customers in China, a move that will test the market’s appetite for a massive, futuristic truck. The reservations page on Tesla’s China website was first posted in Reddit channel r/teslamotors by user u/aaronhry.

R&D Roundup: Tech giants unveil breakthroughs at computer vision summit

Computer vision summit CVPR has just (virtually) taken place, and like other CV-focused conferences, there are quite a few interesting papers. More than I could possibly write up individually, in fact, so I’ve collected the most promising ones from major companies here. Facebook, Google,

CMU researchers develop a an automatic politeness engine for text-based communications

If you’re a typically terse communicator who could probably benefit from a little more civility in your everyday communications, a new Carnegie Mellon University research project could be the answer.

Fivetran snares $100M Series C on $1.2B valuation for data connectivity solution

A big problem for companies these days is finding ways to connect to various data sources to their data repositories, and Fivetran is a startup with a solution to solve that very problem. No surprise then that even during a pandemic,

OnePlus will return to its budget roots with the launch of Nord

Two factors defined OnePlus’s seemingly out-of-nowhere growth in the middle of the last decade: solid specs and a budget price tag. But markets change, and companies must adapt to survive. As someone who’s followed the Chinese smartphone maker since close to the beginning,

Ellen DeGeneres is using an iPhone backstage instead of that Samsung

The Oscars 2014 feel like (are?) a commercial for Samsung, with Ellen DeGeneres flashing a Galaxy taking selfies left right and center. It's ridiculous. Backstage? She's using her iPhone, of course. PR people will never learn.Read more...    

為什麼 Firefox 29 這麼好用 都歸功於 Mozilla 使用者經驗團隊大解密

在 Mozilla 謀智眾多的團隊中,有一個很神秘的使用者經驗 Team ,很多人都很好奇到底這些人在做什麼? 整天都在會議室嘻嘻哈哈的討論工作,感覺很快樂。今天就來為大家解密,介紹一下 Mozilla 的 UX Team 。

不平等的科学

最新一期的《科学》期刊特别报道了世界的不平等,探讨了不平等的古代根源,不平等是否不可避免,富人愈富现象,社会流动性,等等。整个特别报道包含了十几篇文章,所有论文都可以任意访问,没有付费墙阻碍。

China is Building Fake Islands to Bolster Its Claim to Disputed Waters

Pity the poor mapmaker assigned to the South China Sea. The hotly disputed waters in the Pacific are torn between competing claims from all the countries that surround it. China, especially, has been aggressive and sly. It's now dumping sand onto small reefs and shoals,

微软将“退休老版本Skype”桌面及Mac应用 预示推出新桌面版

我们曾经报道过,外国一名网友意外获得了Modern UI版界面的Skype桌面应用的更新,而随后微软也确认了正在开发新UI的Skype程序。

手机QQ5.0安卓版发布,多人视频/语音+文件传输+快速邀请是最实用亮点

手机QQ5.0安卓版发布了,想要体验的朋友可以点击这里。从截图我们可以看到:1.功能栏由四个减少为三个,现在是“消息”、“联系人”以及动态,将原来的功能性栏目“我”移到了左上角,做成侧边栏的形式。

[图]全球最大《寂静岭》游戏收藏

今年六月份全球最大视频游戏收藏在拍卖会上以75万美元的价格成交,包含超过11000款个人视频游戏卡带之外还包含能够正常运行的TurboGrafx-16和全球最大个人视频游戏收藏的吉尼斯授权证书。

【记忆】理解失忆

这几年明显感觉路上的老年人多了起来。而老年人一多,大家现在寿命又长,我们常说的老年痴呆患者数量也蹭蹭往上涨。

ClusterHQ Raises $12M Series A Round To Expand Its Container Data Management Service

ClusterHQ today announced that it has raised a $12 million Series A round led by Accel Partners London, with participation from Canaan Partners and existing investors. The company may not be a household name yet,

奥巴马在NSA监控默克尔问题上:请德国人民相信我们

“棱镜”监控丑闻依然持续在全球发酵,早在2013年曝光的相关文档显示美国监控机构早在2002年就开始对德国总理安格拉·默克尔(Angela Merkel)的手机进行监听,这在德国人看来是无法接受的。

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