Can payday loans be made obsolete? With $15M more, Clair wants to find out

The world seems to move faster every year, and yet, nothing feels slower than the speed by which paychecks get distributed. In the United States, work conducted the day after a pay period will take two weeks just to process, with a check or direct deposit coming another week or two later.

This Week in Apps: Spotify debuts a Clubhouse rival, Facebook tests Audio Rooms in US, Amazon cuts A

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020.

Investors say Eindhoven poised to become Netherlands’ No. 2 tech hub

Our survey respondents said Eindhoven might not immediately spring to mind as a high-tech hub, but the Netherlands city is keen to position itself as a center for deep tech in Europe.

Daily Crunch: Spotify and Ford make acquisitions

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Extra Crunch roundup: influencer marketing 101, spotting future unicorns, Apple AirTags teardown

We're off today to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday in the United States. I hope you have a safe and relaxing weekend.

Perspectives on tackling Big Tech’s market power

The need for markets-focused competition watchdogs and consumer-centric privacy regulators to think outside their respective ‘legal silos’ and find creative ways to work together to tackle the challenge of big tech market power was the impetus for a couple of fascinating panel discussions organized by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR),

Mediflash is a freelancer marketplace for health professionals

Meet Mediflash, a new French startup that wants to improve temp staffing in healthcare facilities, such as nursing homes, clinics and mental health facilities. The company positions itself as an alternative to traditional temp staffing agencies.

Owning the paycheck is the key to fintech success

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, Natasha and Danny, otherwise known as your two new favorite Book influencers (inside joke, you’ll get if you listen to the show),

Payments giant Stripe launches Stripe Tax to integrate sales tax calculations for 30+ countries

On the heels of acquiring sales tax specialist TaxJar in April, today Stripe is making another big move in the area of tax. The $95 billion payments behemoth is launching a new product called Stripe Tax, which will provide automatic, updated sales tax calculations (covering sales tax, VAT,

New South African partnership gets $3M, launches telehealth product

For the early detection and treatment of health conditions, easy access to primary healthcare is crucial. Primary healthcare is best delivered by teams of primary care clinicians coordinating care between them. However, ubiquitous access to such care is scant across Sub-Saharan Africa.

AI startup Eightfold valued at $2.1B in SoftBank-led $220M funding

Eightfold AI, a startup which uses deep learning and artificial intelligence to help companies find, recruit and retain workers, said on Thursday it has raised $220 million in a new round as it looks to accelerate its growth.

Erdogan forced to back down by courts: Turkey lifts ban on Twitter

After blocking Twitter in Turkey, the country's Prime Minister Erdogan has been forced to back down by one of the country's biggest courts, and slammed for enacting the block with "no legal grounds".Read more: http://www.itproportal.

Twitter Takes Selfies to the Next Level With Drones

The selfie is dead. Long live the dronieTwitter kicked off the Cannes Lions international advertising festival in southern France on Sunday by using drones to take Vine videos above the heads of Twitter employees with various attendees.

iPhone被盗之后你会奋不顾身去找回来吗?

如果你的 iPhone 丢失了,你会为了把它找回来而奋不顾身吗?如果会,那么你绝对不是一个人。

广电总局招招露杀机,乐视网如何杀出重围?

广电总局表示,此次整顿的重点是商业网站与牌照商合作开设的“视频专区”,在总局看来,商业网站不应成为内容服务。

为什么微信打飞机的分数要浮夸到 1000 倍?

从街机游戏时代起,所有游戏基本都有计分榜的设定。

Lucene.net站内搜索—5、搜索引擎第一版实现 - 邹琼俊

站内搜索模块:生产者、消费者,多线程。

从一份黑名单开始的生意

91征信(下文简称91)的团队起步时间算早的, 2011年就做出了类征信产品,然而征信业务起步本就很艰难,用他们自己的话说,后来行业里进入了一些“有钱有势”的竞争对手,出于品牌背书的需求,很多用户倒向了他们。

八達通新 P2P 服務《O!ePay 好易畀》 Step by Step 搶先申請開戶教學

話說本地電子支付平台八達通,今午將會就推出 P2P(個人對個人)小額轉帳服務「O!ePay 好易畀」舉行發布會,公布服務的相關詳情,而該服務的 App 亦已同步在 iTunes App Store 及 Google Play 正式上架,並已開放予公眾開設該服務的帳戶,究竟甚麼人才可申請?申請過程又是否複雜?就讓我們為各位 Wire 民分享箇中體驗吧。The post 八達通新 P2P 服務《O!ePay 好易畀》 Step by Step 搶先申請開戶教學 appeared first on UNWIRE.HK 流動科技生活.

视频演讲: 前后端分离中 API 接口与数据 Mock 的思考与应用

目前部门的绝大部分项目都是前后端完全分离的,在享受前后端分离低耦合的好处的同时,也引入了种种新的问题,其中 API 联调效率问题是我们当前想着重优化的点。通过跟云计算,云盘,猫眼,外卖等项目组的沟通我们打造了现在的 Vane 联调系统。通过 Vane 系统开发者只需要用 markdown 定义一次 API 即可自动生成 API 文档, mock 假数据,单元测试 API,以及流程控制。和传统的联调平台不同之处在于 Vane 系统的架构是完全分布式的,开发者可以在不联网的情况下持续使用它。 By 吕伟

男同性恋不能献血真的没有歧视成分吗?

要回答这个问题,我们首先要清楚「同性恋者不能献血」这一规定的出处和历史渊源。艾滋病最早于1981年在美国被报道,当时由于艾滋患者主要是男同性恋者,因此又成为「同性恋相关免疫缺陷综合征」。事实上,即使是现在,美国每年新发现的HIV感染者,仍有超过半数是男同性恋者。禁止男同性恋者献血的规定最早可以追溯到83年。83年前后,在美国,许多血友病患者陆续出现了类似艾滋病的免疫缺陷症状。血友病患者由于体内凝血机制缺陷,需要定期输血或血制品来规避出血风险,比如其中一种叫8因子的凝血因子,一针的剂量需要从约22,

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