Three views on the future of media startups

The Equity crew this week chewed through a trio of media stories, each dealing with private companies and their successes. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Axios was growing rapidly and near profitability.

Rumors Of Robo Advisors’ Deaths Are Greatly Exaggerated

Shane Leonard recently wrote a doomsday post on this site about robo advisors, whose rapid growth has made the behemoths of finance take notice. Now that robo advisors like Betterment and Wealthfront have shown there’s a market for low-cost, online investment management,

Startup School with RealVNC part 3: A definitive guide to your financing options

The reason the majority of startups and new businesses fail is a lack of capital. In this definitive guide we'll take you through all the financing options available to you. Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/09/17/startup-school-part-3-a-definitive-guide-to-your-financing-options-/

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2016 - New Position, New Exhibits and New Look!

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- COMPUTEX TAIPEI, organized by TAITRA, Taiwan External Trade Development Council and TCA, Taipei Computer Association, is set to open from May 31st to June 4th, 2016. For the past few years, the ICT industry has been developing, expanding and transforming.

We’re At The Beginning Of A Venture Capital Revolution

Backers of startups worldwide are looking for the next “disruptive trend” that can overturn industries. Ironically, the venture capital industry has begun to resemble markets that investors themselves are looking to disrupt. Read More

Digital News Asia Raises $300K To Bring Old School ICT Journalism To The Web In Southeast Asia

A tech news site writing about another tech news site has the potential to get very insider baseball-ery, so I try to carefully pick and choose which of our peers to shed light on. With that in mind,

TechStars Alum AdYapper Raises $1M, Receives Accreditation From The Media Rating Council

AdYapper, a startup allows marketers to see how often their online ads are viewed, has raised $1 million in new funding from angel investors, including movie producer Jack Giarraputo. In addition,

U.K. Government Funds Free Online Courses Teaching Startup Skills

A tech industry-backed, U.K. government-funded initiative offering free online courses to those wanting to learn commercial digital business skills goes live today, aiming to upskill Brits to work for tech companies or even start their own startup. Read More

Tech Growth In Asia Is Arriving On The Back Of The Mobile Communications Industry

Years from now, tech billionaires may want to thank the credit collapse that led to the Asian financial crisis. Many people here in Asia believe that the economic disaster that befell them actually pushed the current wave of entrepreneurs on to this track of newfound wealth. Read More

With $25M Backing, Saltside Wants To Be The Craigslist For Emerging Markets

The long road to making markets work starts with marketplaces. It’s no surprise therefore that simple classified advertising sites have been hits in emerging markets like Africa. From Howzit, to N-Soko, to even Craigslist Kenya,

Why Southeast Asia Is Leading The World’s Most Disruptive Mobile Business Models

Earlier this summer, more than 35,000 industry leaders gathered at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015 to discuss the future of mobile, making it the largest-ever mobile-focused event in Asia. I was joined by peers from Netflix, Line, Ola Cabs,

Unusual Ventures’ Sarah Leary and John Vrionis join Extra Crunch Live today at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT

Today at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, Unusual Ventures’ Sarah Leary and John Vrionis are joining us over at the Extra Crunch Live stage! The Unusual Ventures team has investments spanning the consumer and enterprise space, including Robinhood, AppDynamics, Mulesoft, Winnie and more.

Pickle app puts on users, as millennials/Gen-Z latch onto location apps to fight Covid lockdowns

As the coming of winter combined with the coronavirus continues to put new restrictions on peoples’ movements, location-based apps are on the rise again. People are looking to find out who is close to them. Who is in their community.

The Polaris Slingshot is a 3-wheel pocket rocket begging for electrification

The Polaris Slingshot has always wowed. Three wheels, open cockpit, and a design reminiscent of the Batmobile. It draws a crowd and is a blast to drive. I spent several weeks in the reworked Polaris Slingshot.

Instagram rolls out fan badges for live videos, expands IGTV ads test

Instagram is today introducing a new way for creators to make money. The company is now rolling out badges in Instagram Live to an initial group of over 50,000 creators,

Index nabs $2.6M seed to create BI dashboards without coding

Index founders, Xavier Pladevall and Eduardo Portet, have been friends since they were small children in the Dominican Republic. Both came to college in the U.S.,and last year the two decided to launch a startup to help non-technical users build business intelligence dashboards without coding.

Stampli, an invoice management software startup, launches a payments product

Stampli, a collaborative invoice management software company, introduced a payments product today called Stampli Direct Pay. The startup launched back in 2015 with a mission to simplify invoice management through collaboration (and a dash of AI). Interestingly,

Gowalla is being resurrected as an augmented reality social app

Gowalla is coming back. The startup, which longtime TechCrunch readers will likely recall,

Pear hosted its invite-only demo day online this year; here’s what you might have missed

Pear, the eight-year-old, Palo Alto, Calif.-based seed-stage venture firm that has, from its outset, attracted the attention of VCs who think the firm has an eye for nascent talent, staged its seventh annual demo day earlier this week, and while it was virtual,

Google Assistant, Maps, and Search can now help you figure out where to vote

Election Day approaches! Still not sure where the nearest polling place or ballot drop box is? Google wants to help. This morning the company rolled out a handful of features across Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Search,

Daily Crunch: Twitter walks back New York Post decision

A New York Post story forces social platforms to make (and in Twitter’s case, reverse) some difficult choices, Sony announces a new 3D display and fitness startup Future raises $24 million. This is your Daily Crunch for October 16, 2020. The big story:

袁隆平因对粮食安全贡献被提名诺贝尔和平奖

挪威诺贝尔委员会4日宣称,2014年诺贝尔和平奖候选名单中的组织和个人多达278个,这一数字创下历史新高。

手机即致命武器–信息图

承认你离不开手机的现实吧,事实上,现在你的手机就在你旁边。就像你想要一直保持联络一样,你必须尽可能地减少手机的使用。我确定当你看到下面这幅信息图时,你就会反悔了。我一看到这幅图,就马上被震撼到了。

Digi-Capital:预计2017年全球游戏市场产值将超1200亿美元

投资银行Digi-Capital近日发布2014年第一季度报告,称在未来几年内,亚洲移动和在线游戏的崛起,将成为推动全球游戏产业成长的重要引擎。

苹果数字音乐发展史:传承与颠覆并行

苹果已证实了收购Beats的交易,对于这笔价值30亿美元的交易,人们可能会提出质疑,毕竟到目前为止,外界还不知道苹果对这家耳机制造商兼数字音乐流媒体服务提供商未来的规划。

炉石传说 C# 开发笔记(BS模式Demo) - magicDict

原来这个项目,一直想做成CS模式的,BS模式对于炉石这样的游戏来说比较困难。暴雪到现在也只出了 Windows 和 iPad版本的炉石,最大的问题还是在于如何在小屏幕下,实现最佳的客户体验。

微星发布“最轻薄”WS60工作站笔记本:配备3K屏幕

本周,微星(MSI)推出了一款型号为WS60的“最轻薄工作站”笔记本。其配备了Nvidia Quadro K2100M 3D独显、以及支持4K和3D视频输出的Thunderbolt 2端口。尽管其屏幕尺寸为15.

蔡崇信:从曲棍球少年到阿里巴巴副主席

如果阿里巴巴是一部电影,那么马云是明星主演和导演,蔡崇信则是制片人。当马云冒出很多想法,并且深入业务中去时,蔡崇信被看做是那个搞定事情的人。

A Smartphone Sidewalk Pops Up on a Busy Street in China

Back in mid-July, a two-way walking lane appeared in Washington, D.C. One side was a dedicated path for smartphone users and the other for people not hunched over their devices. Read more...

Microsoft adds OneDrive for Business to their ProPlus plan and will eventually make it unlimited

你貼的照片居然會動!教你三步驟輕鬆做出會動的 FaceBook 貼圖!

雖說 Gif 檔能在 FaceBook 動態牆上播放已經不算什麼新聞,但你真的知道該怎麼做嗎?目前 FaceBook 並不能直接上傳 Gif 檔,就算你上傳了也只會變成「停格」的相片。

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