Germany’s Xentral nabs $20M led by Sequoia to help online-facing SMBs run back offices better

Small enterprises remain one of the most underserved segments of the business market, but the growth of cloud-based services — easier to buy, easier to provision — has helped that change in recent years. Today,

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.

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,

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,

Samsung’s Head Of Mobile Design Resigns After Galaxy S5′s Poor Reception

Samsung Electronic's head of mobile design, Chang Dong-hoon, has resigned following criticism about the Galaxy S5 smartphone's lack of pulchritude. Though the Galaxy S5's design did not actually deviate too far from earlier models,

iOS: ARC & MRC下string内存管理策略探究 - 一片-枫叶

ARC & MRC下string内存管理策略探究 前两天跟同事争论一个关于NSString执行copy操作以后是否会发生变化,两个人整了半天,最后写代码验证了一下,发现原来NSString操作没我们想的那么简单,下面就让我们一起看看NSString和NSMutableString在MRC下执行.

California Regulator Sends Warning Letter To Uber, Lyft & SideCar Over Shared Ride Feature

Shared rides are the new “it feature” among on-demand transportation services, with Uber, Lyft and SideCar all releasing their own versions to users over the last few weeks and months. But the California regulator which oversees the industry isn’t so keen on the idea. Read More

再传巨额融资 美团向50亿美元俱乐部迈进

上个周末,在某匿名社交平台上有人爆料,本周美团将有大事发生。  随即,有消息传出,美团获得了新一轮7亿美元的融资,由红杉资本领投。本轮融资完成后,美团的估值将至少超过50亿美元。

专车被“黑”,说明在地方依然是人治高于法治

此次上海市交通委打“黑”如此坚决,到底是维持社会秩序和人民利益,还是利用行政强制力干预市场发展,下面这三个问题不能回避:游走在灰色地带的“专车”与“黑车”究竟有什么不同?

[图+视频]男子打造现实版计算机控制面板 - 超炫酷

据外媒报道,Reddit上一位叫做/u/smashcuts打造了一快功能齐全、IRL控制的计算机面板,上边有一百个按钮、开关及旋钮。它看起来相当复杂,不同的区域负责控制不同的功能。

GSMA首次公布2016世界移动通信大会细节

2016盛会预计将吸引逾95,000名与会者和2,

比纸还薄但是比钢强度还高的新材料

超薄,重量轻,但是坚固耐用。当然,这里指的并不是女孩子们每个月那几天需要的特殊创可贴。

新Surface虽故障频出 10月在线销量仍超iPad

虽然微软为Surface Pro 4和Surface Book“不够完美的体验”向用户道歉,但这两款产品的销量还是短暂超过了苹果的平板电脑。

女乘客225路公交丢手机 全车人“陪查”引争议

5月27日早上,一名女乘客乘坐西安225路公交车时发现手机丢失,让司机不要开门。着急上班的其他乘客等候了20分钟左右,个别人情绪激动,此事被发布在微博上后,引起市民、网友对无辜乘客有没有义务“陪查”的话题展开热议。

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