Daily Crunch: Roblox is going public

Roblox opens its books, Snap makes an acquisition and Pfizer and BioNTech seek regulatory approval for their vaccine. This your Daily Crunch for November 20, 2020. The big story: Roblox is going public The child-friendly gaming company filed confidentially to go public in October,

Rock-star programmer: Rivers Cuomo finds meaning in coding

“Hi, I’m Rivers from the band, Weezer,” Rivers Cuomo says with a slight smile and a wave. He turns away from the camera for a bit, before launching into his best infomercial pitch. “Imagine you’re on tour, and you’re sitting in your dressing room or your tour bus. You’re backstage.

Daily Crunch: Amazon Web Services stumble

An Amazon Web Services outage has a wide effect, Salesforce might be buying Slack and Pinterest tests new support for virtual events. This is your Daily Crunch for November 25, 2020. And for those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving: Enjoy! There will be no newsletter tomorrow,

Gift Guide: 5 solid tech gifts to help decrease stress and increase sleep

Even in a normal year, the holidays can be an anxiety-inducing hellscape. In 2020, though — honestly, it’s hard to say what manner of climactic finale this historically rough year might have on tap. In honor of the one of the most epically rotten years on record,

Enterprise investor Jason Green on SPAC hopefuls versus startups bound for traditional IPOs

Jason Green has a pretty solid reputation as venture capitalists go. The enterprise-focused firm the cofounded 17 years ago, Emergence Capital, has backed Saleforce, Box, and Zoom, among many other companies, and even while every firm is now investing in software-as-a-service startups,

Flexible expressions could lift 3D-generated faces out of the uncanny valley

3D-rendered faces are a big part of any major movie or game now, but the task of capturing and animated them in a natural way can be a tough one. Disney Research is working on ways to smooth out this process, among them a machine learning tool that makes it much easier to generate and […]

Gift Guide: 7 Smart Home gift ideas that go beyond the usual Google/Amazon smart speakers

It's never been easier to build a smart home. Beyond the same Google/Amazon/Apple/etc. voice-powered assistant speakers you've probably seen on every gift guide for years, there's a world of wonderful smart home products that can delight, surprise, and maybe make your life a little easier. 

Remote-controlled delivery carts are now working for the local Los Angeles grocer

Robots are no longer the high-tech tools reserved for university labs, e-commerce giants and buzzy Silicon Valley startups. The local grocer now has access too. Tortoise, the one-year-old Silicon Valley startup known for its remote repositioning electric scooters,

Extra Crunch roundup: A fistful of IPOs, Affirm’s Peloton problem, Zoom Apps and more

DoorDash, Affirm, Roblox, Airbnb, C3.ai and Wish all filed to go public in recent days, which means some venture capitalists are having the best week of their lives. Tech companies that go public capture our imagination because they are literal happy endings.

Restaurant search engine FoodBoss adds support for direct delivery from restaurants

FoodBoss aims to be something like Kayak for online food ordering — the place where you can search across different service and apps to find the lowest prices and fastest delivery times. One limitation, however,

Walmart is buying JoyRun assets to add ‘peer-to-peer’ product delivery

The last time we wrote about JoyRun, it was raising $10 million. Today, the Bay Area startup has some very different news to share, as it becomes part of Walmart as Walmart has purchased select assets in a bid to enhance its supply chain.

多名索尼高管响应CEO倡议 决定放弃年终奖金

据路透社报道,《日经新闻》周一指出,大量索尼高管已决定在CEO的倡议下放弃年终奖金,以共同应对公司当前面临的困境。

拥抱Android Auto,为什么汽车厂商都成了苹果CarPlay的“背叛者”?

当Google Android Auto产品经理Andy Brenner背后的巨型屏幕上闪出40家合作汽车厂商 […]

Office 365 gets an updated app launcher and 'My apps' page, adds a new level of organization

Docker周报:阿里云ECS支持Docker

Docker 1.3.1发布、八种Docker开发模式、Docker之父Solomon Hykes谈项目开发的初衷和挑战、Kubernetes系统架构简介、不安装直接使用Fig,更多Docker新闻以及教程,请看本期Docker周报。 By 郭蕾

Airbnb 在泰晤士河上弄了幢能住人的小房子

各位本周会待在伦敦的朋友,如果你走在泰晤士河边突然看到对面漂过来幢房子,那个时候可千万不要太意外啊。

透过知乎来谈谈我对UGC产品的一些看法

在众多互联网产品中,有一类产品叫做UGC产品,即用户原创内容产品。由于极高的用户参与度,往往使这类产品拥有较高 ...

线下活动报名 | 一群志同道合的人,4小时,体验一场紧张刺激的产品马拉松,还不约?

你在北方的寒夜里大雪纷飞,我在南方的艳阳里四季如春。今年的广州六次入冬失败,至今还在过着秋天,小伙伴们只能在2 ...

美国科学家研发具有夜视功能的人工眼

威锋网 3 月 16 日消息,人类想要探索火星,或是完成对地球上一些未知区域的探索,更加先进的新设备自然是必不可少的。在这当中,感官能力,或者说各种传感设备在这当中自然会起到很大的作用。而在各种感知能力当中,视觉自然是最重要的一种。而现在,美国科学家根据受到的夜行性鱼类象鼻鱼特殊视网膜结构的启发,研发出一种最新也最先进的具有夜视功能的人工眼。  据悉,象鼻鱼是非洲的一种热带淡水鱼,因其吻部像象鼻而得名。而研究人员在观察了这一物种的视网膜结构之后,获得了灵感。

库克今早在中国的座谈会聊了啥?实录全在这

5月16日早上,苹果公司CEO库克打的滴滴专车现身北京王府井零售店。陪同为滴滴公司总裁柳青。在王府井苹果开发者圆周会上,库克和柳青分别做了发言,并与美团点评联合创始人穆荣均等进行了探讨。以下为会议记录全文:

来自风投大亨的复仇:Gawker媒体集团申请破产

美国佛罗里达州的一名法官上周五支持了陪审团的裁决,认定美国Gawker传媒集团需要赔偿前职业摔跤运动员霍尔克·霍根(Hulk Hogan)1.4亿美元。受此影响,Gawker申请破产保护,并且开始拍卖资产。Gawker由尼克·丹顿(Nick Denton)创办,发展至今已有14年时间。该集团经常采用激进甚至有些耸人听闻的方式报道小道消息,导致其树敌颇多。

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