Amazon Looking To The Wisdom Of Crowds To Find New Authors

According to a Kindle Direct Publishing forum user, Amazon is quietly rolling out a way to find diamonds in the proverbial publishing rough. The unnamed project would bring a crowd approach to the acquisition of new titles using a voting system that ranks new books based on crowd favorites.

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Coinbits launches as a passive investment app for bitcoin

Erik Finman is a twenty-something bitcoin maximalist as famous for his precocity as he is for his $12 bet on the currency a few years ago. Now, Finman, who built his first company while still in High School, is launching a new startup called Coinbits,

Livekick raises $3M to use live video for one-on-one training

Livekick, a startup that gives customers access to one-on-one personal training and yoga from their home (or hotel room, or elsewhere), is announcing that it has raised $3 million in seed funding. The company was founded by entrepreneur Yarden Tadmor and fitness expert Shayna Schmidt.

SpaceX reveals more Starlink info after launch of first 60 satellites

Last night's successful Starlink launch was a big one for SpaceX — its heaviest payload ever, weighed down by 60 communications satellites that will eventually be part of a single constellation providing internet to the globe. That's the plan,

CFIUS Cometh: What this Obscure Agency Does and Why It Matters to Your Fund or Startup

On January 12, 2016, Grindr announced it had sold a 60% controlling stake in the company to Beijing Kunlun Tech, a Chinese gaming firm, valuing the company at $155 million...

Daily Crunch: Assange faces Espionage Act charges

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Apply to TechCrunch’s premier startup competition, Startup Battlefield

Imagine what $100,000 cash could do for your startup dreams. If you’re an early-stage startup founder determined to take your business to the top, it’s time to stop dreaming and get down to the serious task of competing in Startup Battlefield,

Amazon finally supports Traditional Chinese books on Kindle

A long-awaited service for readers in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and some other overseas Chinese communities have finally come true: Amazon has just started offering Traditional Chinese books for its Kindle E-reader. The release filled an obvious gap for Kindle,

Adobe Acquires Photo-Editing Platform Aviary

Aviary just announced that it has been acquired by Adobe. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Aviary offers a software development kit to developers who want to add photo-editing capabilities to their apps. (Aviary has also created apps of its own,

This Robot Tastes Better Than A Wine Critic

Robots might be unseating the cherry job of wine critics soon. Researchers in Denmark have created an artificial tongue to find out whether expensive wine actually tastes any better than the cheap stuff. The research, first published in ACS Nano,

Apple Plans To Shut Down Beats Music

Apple will discontinue the streaming music service Beats Music it acquired in May, according to five sources, including several prominent employees at Apple and Beats. Many engineers from Beats Music have already been moved off the product and onto other projects at Apple, including iTunes.

Google Chairman on WhatsApp: $19 Bn For 50 People? Good For Them!

theodp writes "Speaking at an SXSW panel, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt emphasized that Google is 'very, very worried' about the class tensions that underlie recent Bay Area protests, where high-salaried techies have driven up rents.

纳德拉:在微软内部创造一种文化

微软 CEO 萨蒂亚·纳德拉日前接受了印度《经济时报》的邮件采访。采访中他回答了自己对微软的发展前瞻以及他和微软创始人比尔·盖茨的合作等,具体我们可以从下文来了解。  

传Google将携手运营商 力推Android Silver实体店

有传闻称,Google正憋着一个大规模的商店计划,旨在让自己或其它智能手机制造商销售、并为它们最棒的Android手机打广告!

Simple (banking) 的使用体验如何?

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最终幻想14职业资料:能工巧匠 - 铸甲匠

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Watch This BASE Jumper Parachute Into a Rooftop Pool

I can't really think of a classier way to enter a party than to BASE jump off the 1,200-foot Kuala Lumpur tower, and then land in a rooftop swimming pool — assuming, of course, that he's got a Bond-approved tux under his skydiving outfit. Read more...

买买买!投资大亨称苹果股价仍被严重低估

苹果近日达到了从来没有哪一家公司达到的高度:市值超过 7000 亿美元。很多人看到这一消息之后都想起了“盛极必衰”这个词语,但是苹果真的已经到“盛极”了吗?

Drones in police departments raise red flags for privacy advocates

As drones become cheaper and more capable, more police departments across the country are asking for and getting federal approval to use them for law enforcement.

实验室原型到产品,距离、差距有多远?

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Xbox One 金會員本周末可免費任玩 NBA 2K15

為慶祝 NBA 晉入季後賽階段,Xbox 宣佈所有 Xbox Live 金會員都可在本周末免費玩到 NBA 2K15,一同投入季後賽競逐。The post Xbox One 金會員本周末可免費任玩 NBA 2K15 appeared first on UNWIRE.HK 流動科技生活.

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