Thanx Gets $4.7 Million From Sequoia, Partners With Visa And MasterCard

Customer loyalty program startup Thanx launches today with both a Visa and MasterCard partnership and $4.7 million in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital. An earlier seed round from SoftTech VC of $1.3 million brings the total up to $6 million. Thanx might have their work cut out for them.

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Thanx Gets $4.7 Million From Sequoia, Partners With Visa And MasterCard

Customer loyalty program startup Thanx launches today with both a Visa and MasterCard partnership and $4.7 million in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital. An earlier seed round from SoftTech VC of $1.3 million brings the total up to $6 million. Thanx might have their work cut out for them.

The case against behavioral advertising is stacking up

No one likes being stalked around the Internet by adverts. It’s the uneasy joke you can’t enjoy laughing at. Yet vast people-profiling ad businesses have made pots of money off of an unregulated Internet by putting surveillance at their core. But what if creepy ads don’t work as claimed?

Thanks to Hulu, Disney lost $580 million last fiscal year

The streaming media business is tough. Disney, which has a 30 percent stake Hulu, saw losses of $580 million last fiscal year, according to an SEC filing. This was, the SEC filing states, “primarily due to a higher loss from our investment in Hulu,

Uber is exploring autonomous bikes and scooters

Uber is looking to integrate autonomous technology into its bike and scooter-share programs. Details are scarce, but according to 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson, who said Uber announced this at a DIY Robotics event over the weekend, the division will live inside Uber’s JUMP group,

Facebook launches petition feature, its next battlefield

Gather a mob and Facebook will now let you make political demands. Tomorrow Facebook will encounter a slew of fresh complexities with the launch of Community Actions, its News Feed petition feature.

The AI market is growing, but how quickly is tough to pin down

If you work in tech, you’ve heard about AI: how it’s going to replace us, whether it’s over-hyped or not and which nations will leverage it. Our interest? How much money is going into startups?

Stung by criticism, Facebook’s Sandberg outlines new plans to tackle misinformation

Stung by criticism of its widely reported role as a platform capable of spreading disinformation and being used by state actors to skew democratic elections, Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg unveiled five new ways the company would be addressing these issues at the annual DLD conference in Munich,

Technology’s dark forest

We used to be such optimists. Technology would bring us a world of wealth in harmony with the environment, and even bring us new worlds. The Internet would erase national boundaries, replace gatekeepers with a universal opportunity for free expression, and bring us all closer together.

Google Drops Some Of Its Cloud Computing Prices — Again

Google today announced a number of new features for its Cloud Platform at its Cloud Platform Live event in San Francisco. True to form, the company also announced yet another round of price drops (and an unusual  price increase) for many of its cloud computing services.

Google Now Lets Enterprises Connect Directly To Its Data Centers

At its Cloud Platform Live event today, Google today announced Google Cloud Interconnect, an interesting new service for businesses that want to make sure that they get the fastest possible connection to their customers. With Cloud Interconnect,

Google Launches Managed Service For Running Docker-Based Applications On Its Cloud Platform

Google today announced the alpha launch the “Google Container Engine” — a new managed service for building and running Docker container-based applications on its cloud platform.

印度流媒体音乐服务商Dhingana被迫关闭其服务

印度流媒体音乐服务商Dhingana宣布他们将关闭其音乐服务,其原因是他们是去了最大的音乐唱片商合作伙伴.Dhingana在其官方网站上发布声明,称"所有美好的事情终将结束".    

Watch a great white shark fly into the air to kill a seal

Don't worry, the seal was just a decoy. But the breaching great white shark attack was real. The Great White comes at the seal at such a high speed (up to 25mph) that it launches itself and the seal decoy it caught out of the ocean and into the air. It's beautifully fierce, isn't it?Read more.

LG G Watch智能手表全球上市 暂不含中国

可穿戴设备在最近一段时间可是各大科技网站关注的重点,而随着在上个月谷歌I/O大会上的正式亮相,首款搭载Android Wear系统的LG G Watch智能手表已经正式开始全球范围上市。

15 Clever DIY Anthropologie Hacks for Your Home

All those quirky, rustic home goods at Anthropologie are just too adorable to resist — as long as you don't look at the price tag.Every time you walk into a store, you probably think, "One day, I'm going to buy this.

Mass Surveillance Threatens Digital Security And Human Rights, Says European Report

A 32-page report into mass surveillance by a top European rights body has warned that digital dragnets set up by U.S. government intelligence agencies, and some of the U.S.’ allies in Europe and elsewhere, are endangering fundamental human rights — such as the right to privacy,

大学教师买机票 被山寨客服骗走近5万元

昨日,武昌某高校教师汪先生反映,3月2日,他通过一个网上搜来的客服电话为机票改名时,被骗了近5万元。汪先生介绍,2日下午,他在去哪儿网上为朋友买了两张机票。

Shuddle Raises $9.6M For An Uber-Style Service For Kids And Seniors

As Uber continues to extend is well-funded tentacles into ever-more categories of transportation, a startup focusing on children and elderly people has raised some money of its own to compete. Shuddle, a car service and app from one of the co-founders of Sidecar,

WaterNest 100:高達 98% 再生環保材料的建築,太陽能供電自給自足!

▲ 漂浮在水中、圓弧的特殊形狀,乍看真的會以為是哪裡來的外星飛船降落在這個地方,100 平方公尺、直徑 12 米的空間,附加陽台延伸邊緣,這就是 EcoFloLife 的 WaterNest 100 完美生態住宅。閱讀全文

Windows 10新测试版继续改进Edge浏览器HTML5性能

负责Edge浏览器开发的微软员工Kyle Pflug,今天早些时候在Twitter提前泄露了微软Edge浏览器新版本的HTML5性能,根据他公布的截图,Windows 10 Build 10525当中,微软Edge浏览器新版本在html5test这款软件当中的得分是440分,高于内建在Windows 10正式版 Build 10240当中Edge浏览器402的得分。

Kim Kardashian photobombed Miley Cyrus' giant VMA selfie

MTV wants its own Oscars selfie moment.Following a bit about VMA host Miley Cyrus', ummm, interesting Instagram presence, Cyrus grabbed her selfie stick for a photo with a crowd of fans and audience members. Basically, it was the MTV version of Ellen DeGeneres' 2014 Oscar selfie,

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