Google cracks down on personal loan apps in India following abuse and outcry

Google said on Thursday it has pulled some personal loan apps from Play Store in India and was implementing stronger measures to prevent abuse following reports that said several firms were targeting vulnerable borrowers in the country and then going to extreme lengths to recover their money.

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.

Gardin raises $1.2M pre-seed to use ‘optical phenotyping’ tech to improve food production

Gardin, a ‘deep tech’ hardware and software startup developing optical phenotyping technology and analytics to optimise food production, has raised $1.2 million in pre-seed funding. Leading the round is LDV Capital, with participation from Seedcamp, and MMC Ventures.

Corporate card startup Mooncard challenges American Express in France with miles

French startup Mooncard is partnering with Flying Blue to offer Air France miles to its customers. This is the first time you can earn miles with a payment card in France that isn’t an American Express card. Mooncard provides corporate payment cards to streamline your expenses.

Joanne Chen just became the first woman GP at Foundation Capital since founder Kathryn Gould

Joanne Chen just became the second general partner in the history of the now 26-year-old, Silicon Valley venture firm, Foundation Capital. Were she still alive, Foundation’s founder, Kathyrn Gould, would undoubtedly cheer the development. Known for her big personality,

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,

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.

LBS社交应用 Last 种子轮融资210万美元

该公司将致力于将 Gowolla,甚至是 Foursquare 等基于地理位置信息的服务,“所未尽的事业完成”。他们的网站已经上线,也发布了招聘信息,招聘 iOS、Ruby 工程师和产品设计,月薪不错还有最高 1% 的期权。

LendingClub业务模式转变看P2P监管

LendingClub平台至今经历了三种不同的业务模式:本票模式、银行 模式和证券模式。每次业务模式的转变都是与政府监管分不开的,而且每次业务模式的转变都给LendingClub带来了新的机遇。

世卫组织称药企贪婪导致埃博拉疫苗缺失

世界卫生组织(World Health Organization)负责人周一指责医药行业,称追求利润是至今尚未找到埃博拉疫苗的原因之一。

Apple Wants to Kill the Only Useful iOS Widget

A couple weeks ago, we were pleased to see the launch of Neato, a handy note-taking widget for iOS 8 that's actually useful . Now, Apple has decided that Neato no longer fits within its App Store guidelines—despite the fact that it had been already been approved. Now Neato must become useless,

This guy wants to name your dog and buy Kickstarter so he can do it

Aaron Schlechter loves dogs. Or, he loves naming them, anyway. It is a unique skill he has honed over time to honor a very special friend of his from childhood."When I was about four years old, our family got a dachshund...and my parents let me name her. After a great deal of thought,

[图]天津又有新店:恒隆广场Apple Store要开了

大连恒隆苹果零售店开业一周之后,天津市也要迎来新店了。威锋网今天通过苹果官网的零售店页面了解到,位于天津恒隆广场的官方 Apple Store 零售店已定于 3 月 26 日本周六上午 10 时正式开业。根据官网提供的信息,这家新店位于天津市和平区兴安路 166 号,营业时间为星期一至星期日上午 10 时至晚上 10 时。天津市的第一家官方 Apple Store 位于大悦城,开业时间是 2015 年 2 月 7 日。

iPhone销量已影响苹果股价 新产品任务重大

据彭博社报道,今年苹果最流行的产品可能第一次面临销售惨淡的境遇。根据英国巴克莱银行分析师马克•莫斯科维茨(Mark Moskowitz)和他的分析团队表示,他们预计未来两个季度苹果iPhone销售量将下降,部分是因为他们并未看到旗舰机型出现任何意义重大的升级。“我们的研究表明(iPhone 7)模型并没有任何必不可少的形态因素改变。

Mactype 解决字体出现剃尾 - Jinko

使用mactype之后, 发现windows字体的效果改善了好多。但作为程序员, 天天和各种文本工具打交道。最近发现PHPStorm中的有些等宽字体会出现剃尾的现象。特别是 {} [] ()这些字符, 很容易出现剃尾的现象。经研究发现, 这个剃尾现象的出现和mactype的反锯齿方式有关系。 mac

英国研究称常刷手机可致大拇指变粗

CNBC称,英国一项最新研究显示,英国每20名成年人中就有一人认为,经常用大拇指刷手机会导致这个大拇指变得比另一个更粗壮。英国移动运营商O2对近2000名手机用户的调查显示,5%的受访者认为,经常使用大屏手机会增加大拇指的工作量,致使拇指变粗,这一比例在18至34岁人群中达到13%。在认为拇指变粗的受访者当中,拇指变粗的程度平均达到15%。

Here’s the plan for MegaBots’ newest creation, since the last one could have killed them

The MegaBots team devoted the first episode of its new web series to beating the hell out of its most recent creation. Over the course of seven and a half minutes, the company puts the poor robot through hell, shooting it with its own gun and whacking the hell out of it with a wrecking ball,

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