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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China’s Tencent Music raises $1.1 billion in downsized US IPO

Tencent Music, China’s largest streaming company, has raised $1.1 billion in a U.S. IPO after it priced its shares at $13 a piece ahead of a listing on the Nasdaq. That makes it one of the largest tech listings of the year, but the pricing is at the bottom end of its $13-$15 range indicating […]

Indonesia e-commerce leader Tokopedia raises $1.1B from Alibaba and SoftBank’s Vision Fund

Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia is the latest startup to enter the Vision Fund after it raised $1.1 billion led by the SoftBank megafund and Alibaba. SoftBank and Alibaba are existing investors in the business — the Chinese e-commerce giant led a $1.1 billion round last year,

Building in Facebook’s Menlo Park campus evacuated after bomb threat

A building in Facebook’s Menlo Park campus was evacuated after a bomb threat early Tuesday evening. Around 5PM, the Menlo Park police department warned people to avoid the area around the 200 block of Jefferson Drive as they investigated a bomb threat. Then they said 200 Jefferson Drive,

L.A. gets more moolah, thanks to Calibrate Ventures and its new, $80 million fund

Two years ago, a couple of VCs from Shea Ventures, a 50-year-old, L.A. -based investment firm, banded together to create a Pasadena, Ca.-based early stage venture firm called Calibrate Ventures. Investors clearly like what they’re building.

Huawei CFO accused of fraud is granted $7.5M bail

The decision concludes a three-days-long court hearing in which the judge and the public prosecutor debated whether Wanzhou would breach her bail conditions.

Wix launches a new suite of products for support, sales and marketing

Wix is taking a big step beyond website building today with the launch of a suite of products called Ascend. PR Manager Matt Rosenberg explained that just as Wix was founded with the aim of “demystifying and democratizing how you get online,” Ascend has a similar mission:

Proof of use: A new crowdfunding threshold for passionate users

Instead of a standard based on wealth, or even knowledge -- one based on users’ contributions of time and attention.

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.

HTC Shoots For “Good Enough” At MWC 2014, Teases Big March 25th Reveal

Blink and you would have missed HTC Mobile World Congress announcements. The struggling phone maker unveiled two perfectly acceptable, perfectly boring mid-range phones and a Folding@home-ish smartphone app. Called “Power To Give”,

[视频]苹果iBeacons技术开始进入普通家庭和NBA球场

苹果iBeacons技术已经被广泛应用在零售行业,包括Apple Store和梅西百货都连锁店都进行了大规模的iBeacons基站部署。

暂时不变:微软替换诺基亚手机品牌规划文档泄露

今年4月25日,微软完成了对诺基亚手机部门的收购,该部门变身为微软移动,正式成为微软大家庭的一员。大多数事情在 […]

插画变形记 看艺术家如何重现童年想象

你还记得你童年画过的东西吗?大部分人应该不记得了吧,甚至有些堪称艺术品的画作可能早就被你丢进了垃圾桶里。  

Windows Service 访问远程共享权限设置 - qinpeng_it

最近为实现共享目录之间的文件同步,开发了一个Windows Service。考虑到在拷贝过程中,如果网络忽然抽风访问不了,导致文件拷贝不完整的情况,果断抛弃.Net 自带的 COPY 方法,而使用DOS命令下的XCOPY命令。 嗯。。。。。

搜房联手50家中介掀上海一二手联动风暴

北京2014年8月7日电 /美通社/ -- 继入股世联行和合富辉煌、升级新域名、推出业主圈之后,搜房网的新模式仍在继续。 8月6日,来自上海的50家经纪公司,与搜房网、三盛宏业共同掀起覆盖上海楼市三方的一二手联动风暴!

正在原来的中国馆参观,看到老动画片的展览,想知道为什么剪纸和水墨风格的动画、动漫没有很好的传承下来?

简单来说,中国传统动画技术的衰落有三大原因:1、长期封闭导致技术落后,由于我国长期被封锁,所以没有和国外进行交流,这些传统动画的制作技术是很落后的,全部是手工制作。

Think of the Children! New Yorkers Fight Against "Internet People" Bar

The Upper West Side will not suffer the scourge of "Internet people." At a community board meeting, locals wanted to deny a nearby wine bar its right to serve alcohol outdoors because it's become a popular spot for online daters. Read more...

Amazon Zocalo支持大文件和原生移动客户端了

AWS已经向Amazon Zocalo添加了对Android和iOS移动客户端的支持。它现在能支持5TB大小的文件了。 By Janakiram MSV Translated by 夏雪

NeuCoin Is A Bitcoin Alternative Designed For Microtransactions

Meet NeuCoin, a new cryptocurrency designed specifically to tip content creators and make online micropayments. NeuCoin is both a startup based in Paris and a new currency. It raised $2.25 million from dozens of business angels and signed partnerships with a few content distribution websites.

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