YC-backed Blabla raises $1.5M to teach English through short videos

Short, snappy, entertaining videos have become an increasingly common way for young people to receive information. Why not learn English through TikTok-like videos too? That was what prompted Angelo Huang to launch Blabla. Originally from Taiwan,

TCV closes record $4B fund to invest in e-commerce, fintech, edtech, travel and more

The pandemic has spelled economic setbacks for many people and industries, but the capital swirling about the technology world continues to roar along. In the latest development, TCV — the storied venture capital firm behind the likes of Airbnb, Spotify,

Playvox scores $25M Series A and acquires Australian startup Agyle Time

It’s not every day you see a Latin American startup funded by a U.S. venture capital firm based in the midwest. Playvox, a Colombian startup that wants to bring a positive twist to customer service monitoring announced a $25 million Series A from Five Elms Capital, a Kansas City, MO VC firm.

Datastax acquires Kesque as it gets into data streaming

Datastax, the company best known for commercializing the open-source Apache Cassandra database, is moving beyond databases. As the company announced today, it has acquired Kesque, a cloud messaging service.

Prime Movers Lab raises $245 million for second fund to invest in early stage science startups

After revealing its first fund just last year, a $100 million pool of investment capital dedicated to early stage startups focusing on sustainable food development, clean energy, health innovation and new space technologies, Prime Movers Lab is back with a second fund.

DriveNets nabs $208M at a $1B+ valuation for its cloud-based alternative to network routers

People and businesses are relying on the internet to get things done more than ever before, an opportunity but also an infrastructure headache for service providers that need to scale quickly and reliably to meet that demand. Today, a startup that has built a clever,

Booksy raises $70M war chest to acquire salon appointment apps, expand internationally

Beauty and wellness appointment booking apps have proliferated of the last few years, but it appears the race is still on as today one of the leaders, Booksy, raises $70 million in a Series C round led by Cat Rock Capital, with participation from Sprints Capital. 

Lime adds shared electric mopeds to the mix

Lime is adding electric mopeds — painted in the company’s signature green — to its micromobility platform as the startup aims to own the spectrum of inner city travel from jaunts to the corner store to longer distance trips up to five miles.

Poshmark is pushing into the public market at a high-end valuation as the resale market sizzles

Poshmark, the nine-year-old, Redwood City Ca.-based online marketplace for second-hand clothing, beauty, and home decor products, is set to start trading as a public company on the Nasdaq tomorrow after pricing 6.6 million shares higher than originally planned, according to Bloomberg.

Grab Financial Group raises $300 million Series A led by Hanhwa Asset Management

Grab Financial Group said today it has raised more than $300 million in Series A funding, led by South Korean firm Hanhwa Asset Management, with participation from K3 Ventures, GGV Capital, Arbor Ventures and Flourish Ventures. The Financial Times reports that the funding values Grab Financial,

Digital road freight forwarder Sennder raises $160M Series, plans European expansion

Sennder, a large digital road freight forwarder based out of Germany, has raised $160m in Series D financing. The round was led by an unnamed party, but round participants included Accel, Lakestar, HV Capital, Project A and Scania. To date, Sennder has raised more than $260m,

三星新AMOLED平板再曝:8.4寸?

有确切消息称,三星将再推出一款采用Super AMOLED屏幕的平板机,分辨率高达2560×1600,但具体尺寸一直没有消息。不过三星匈牙利不小心泄漏了秘密。有用户通过Facebook问三星匈牙利,何时会在该国推出Galaxy TabPRO 8.

New York State Proposes Sweeping Bitcoin Regulations

An anonymous reader writes On Thursday, Benjamin M. Lawsky, the superintendent of financial services, announced proposed regulations for virtual currency companies operating in New York. The "BitLicense" plan, which includes rules on consumer protection,

米粉想要小米即帮你实现 小米自行车即将面市?

感谢莱客文饰的投递今年7月13日,小米CEO雷军在微博上晒出了一辆碳纤公路自行车的照片。雷军向来习惯用这种方式来暗示未来可能会进展的项目,所以从那时起小米要进军自行车产业的传闻便不绝于耳。

福布斯:2014年美国慈善家排名 比尔•盖茨居首

微软创办人比尔•盖茨和梅林达•盖茨在福布斯杂志评选的全美50大慈善家排行榜当中位居榜首。比尔•盖茨和梅林达•盖茨去年为疾病研究和教育改革捐款26.5亿美元,其中,对国际艾滋病疫苗倡议组织捐款达5千万美元。

python_装饰器模式 - 初行

装饰器模式定义:动态地给一个对象添加一些额外的职责。在Python中Decorator mode可以按照像其它编程语言如C++,

First patient enrolled in dabigatran study comparing anticoagulation strategies during AF ablation

RE-CIRCUIT™ study explores use of uninterrupted dabigatran etexilate therapy in AF patients undergoing ablation1 Therapeutic guidelines recommend uninterrupted anticoagulation during and following ablation to reduce the associated risk of stroke2,

中兴全新努比亚Z9系列配备OT以支持安全的NFC应用

法国科隆布--(美国商业资讯)--世界移动空间领域数字安全解决方案方面的领导者欧贝特科技(OT)今日宣布,新努比亚Z9和Z9 Max配备了OT® 的PEARL。PEARL是其先进的NFC嵌入式安全元件(eSE),可支持更多的NFC应用。

15 breathtaking photos that celebrate the beauty of clean water

From swimming pools to glacial lakes, clean water is essential and plays such a large role in our lives. That really showed through in all the great photos that were submitted for last week's challenge.

How to Kill a Three-Year-Old in NYC Without Getting Arrested

Mariam Dansoko, a three-year-old girl, was crossing the street near Yankee Stadium with her mother yesterday when she noticed an approaching car. “Mommy, the car is coming,” she said. By the time her mother turned around, the driver of the oncoming Nissan Altima struck Mariam,

iOS 10亮相:获适配机型公布 iPhone4S光荣退役

感谢安卓中国的投递iOS 10正式亮相,不管是认为iOS再次落后Android还是认为iOS 10才是原生支持,iOS 10的系统版本已经成了定局。而在发布会里,苹果也提到了iOS 10系统对产品的支持。

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