Can’t stop won’t stop: Social Capital Hedosophia just filed for its fourth SPAC, says new report

According to a new report in Bloomberg, Social Capital Hedosophia has filed plans confidentially with the SEC to raise $500 million for its newest blank-check company. It will be the fourth special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, to be raised by the outfit,

Unity Software has strong opening, gaining 31% after pricing above its raised range

Whoever said you can’t make money playing video games clearly hasn’t taken a look at Unity Software’s stock price. On its first official day of trading, the company rose more than 31%, opening at $75 per share before closing the day at $68.35.

Conan O’Brien on how to embrace an ever-changing media landscape

“Like most of the best things in my life,” Conan O’Brien explains, with a wry smile, “the success of the podcast was a complete surprise.” The answer is a typically self-effacing one from the comedian. Since launching “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend” nearly two years ago,

Chamath launches SPAC, SPAC, and SPAC as he SPACs the World with SPACs

SPACs are going to rule the world, or at least, Chamath’s future portfolio. Chamath Palihapitiya, the founder of Social Capital, has already tripled down on SPACs, the so-called “blank check” vehicle that takes private companies and flips them onto the public markets.

Daily Crunch: Partial US TikTok ban is imminent

The Trump administration moves forwards with plans to ban TikTok and WeChat (although TikTok gets a partial extension), Unity goes public and we announce the winner of this year’s Startup Battlefield. This is your Daily Crunch for September 18, 2020. The big story: US TikTok ban is imminent The U.

SaaS Ventures takes the investment road less traveled

Most venture capital firms are based in hubs like Silicon Valley, New York City and Boston. These firms nurture those ecosystems and they’ve done well, but SaaS Ventures decided to go a different route: it went to cities like Chicago, Green Bay, Wisconsin and Lincoln, Nebraska.

Gaming companies are reportedly the next targets in the US government’s Tencent purge

Some of the biggest names in online gaming in the United States have received letters from the U.S. government requesting information about their relationship with the multibillion-dollar Chinese technology company, Tencent, according to reports. Even as the U.S.

Check out this never-before-seen clip from HBO’s The Perfect Weapon

At Disrupt 2020, we got a chance to see some never-before-seen footage from HBO’s upcoming documentary The Perfect Weapon. The documentary, which was executive produced by John Maggio, is based on the book by the same(ish) name written by David Sanger,

The Quest is getting its own Fortnite ripoff

Fortnite may not be available in VR (or on iOS), but Quest users will soon be getting their own Fortnite clone for virtual reality. Nearly two years after its funding and initial launch announcement, BigBox VR is finally ready to roll out its battle royale game, “POPULATION:

Kiri is a screen-free smart toy meant to help kids learn languages and more

After six months of sheltering in place (and now weeks of hiding from wildfire smoke) alongside a toddler who never seems to run out of energy, I’m the last person who would try to make anyone feel bad for giving their kid some screen time. But if a company wants to build a toy that […]

Alexa’s new celebrity wake words ‘Hey Samuel,’ turns the assistant into Samuel L. Jackson

Alexa just read me Monday’s baseball scores. It was great for two reasons. First, the A’s shut out the Mariners 9-0 in the second game of a doubleheader. And second, she did so in Samuel L. Jackson’s voice. With Amazon based in Seattle,

Twitch Partners With Gameloft To Stream Live From Mobile Games, Starting With Asphalt 8

E-sports startup Twitch has spent the last few years building tools that will let developers build live streaming into their games on multiple platforms. After reaching the major gaming consoles, it’s now ready to go mobile,

键盘插件AltKeyboard 2:已整合多种手势

威锋网讯,AltKeyboard 2,这款由 team A³ 团队开发的插件已经上架了 Cydia。这款插件改善了 iOS 7 键盘的功能,让它可以更容易的导入可选择的字符,更容易地移动光标和选择文本进行编辑。  

犯强迫症的Google——发布新logo,字母“g”和“o”分别移动了一个像素

有没有小伙伴注意到Google就在刚才更换了一个新logo?如果你说你发现了,那我只能表示膜拜...事实上,这次Google将原logo中小写的"g"向右平移了一像素,而“l”则向右和向下移动了一个像素。

遠傳、中華、台哥大 4G LTE 費率方案申辦指南

台灣 4G LTE 高速上網的時代正式來臨,電信三雄遠傳電信、中華電信、台灣大哥大在最近都紛紛發佈各自的 4G LTE 上網資費月租方案,不過在這麼多琳瑯滿目的方案裡面,相信大部分的朋友都被迷昏而不曉得怎麼選擇適合自己的方案。

许嵩、曲婉婷、窦靖童……新“网络歌手”的安乐与忧患是什么?

虎嗅注:尽管网络歌手走红常常引发争议,但他们给音乐产业带来的变化也是有目共睹。互联网是除了电视选秀之外,歌手们另一种成名路径,甚至某种程度上改变着传统音乐产业包装歌手的手段。

Men Taking Up Space in San Francisco

San Francisco is famous for its yuppie bread lines, especially outside of trendy lunch spots surrounding the startups of SoMa. And you can find conclusive evidence of the industry's maleness at Man Lines, a Tumblr chronicling clusters of Y chromosomes in the city.Read more...

8 Steps to a Successful Career Change

More than a decade ago, I made a career pivot from corporate communications director to almost-all-commission recruiter. I took uncalculated risks and managed just about every aspect of the transition in a haphazard manner. Fortunately, I got lucky. It all worked out.But looking back,

Who would win in a fight between superheroes and video game characters?

You have Thor, Captain America and Wolverine on one side. Master Chief, Alyx Vance from Half-Life 2, Ash Ketchum and his trusty Pokeball and a blocky guy from Minecraft. It should be no contest, outside of some fancy weapons, the superheroes should destroy any video game character...but do they?

The Kairos T-Band Turns Your Dumb Watch Into A Smart Watch

Another day, another wearable design. This time it’s something called the Kairos T-Band, a watch band that connects to your normal watch and enables all sorts of exciting things like step tracking and notifications.

Windows Insiders grow to 2 million total after the 21st event

Microsoft was keen to emphasize the importance of their Windows Insider program last Wednesday at the Windows 10 consumer story event, including a video from engineers who thanked Windows Insiders for their feedback and suggestions.

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