Punchbowl nabs $5M investment, acquires VidHug to add video to party planning platform

When the pandemic hit last year, Punchbowl, an online party planning service was left in the lurch with gatherings all but shut down, but instead of lamenting the situation, founder and CEO Matt Douglas went to work to rethink the company’s approach.

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),

Fintech giant Klarna raises $639M at a $45.6B valuation amid ‘massive momentum’ in the US

Just over three months after its last funding round, European fintech giant Klarna is announcing today that it has raised another $639 million at a staggering post-money valuation of $45.6 billion. Rumors swirled in recent weeks that Klarna had raised more money at a valuation north of $40 billion.

Microsoft plans to launch dedicated Xbox cloud gaming hardware

Microsoft will soon launch a dedicated device for game streaming, the company announced today.

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.

[图]中兴星星1号手机现场真机实拍

中兴通讯今天联合京东商城在韩国首尔正式发布了“星星1号”手机,该机是目前全球最薄的4G智能手机,将于4月底在京东商城发售。

Mantis Vision's 3D-Sensing Tablet Could Help Anyone Make VR-Ready Video

Mantis Vision is best known as one of the companies behind the tech in Google's 3D-mapping Project Tango tablet . Today, it's pushing out an Android tablet of its own, called Aquila. Read more...

自闭症儿童的思维和普通孩子有什么根本性的差异?

自闭症是一种不同的思维方式,他们像是PC世界里的苹果电脑,硬件天生设置就不同。没有对错,只是不同。对普通人来说自然而然的思维方式对他们而言完全是陌生的。

O2O行业的闭环问题

也许好几年前互联网行业最热的词是B2B,B2C等词,那现在互联网最热的词莫过于O2O了,最早的团购模式,201 ...

Kid Gets Awesome New Bionic Hand, Reminds Us Not Everything is Garbage

The stock market is tanking, North and South Korea are on the brink of war, and a cartoon character from a dystopian future is the most popular candidate for US President at the moment. But don’t despair. While most things are garbage, there are some things in the world that aren’t.

Amazon's $8.99 monthly video: Paying more for less than Prime

LOS ANGELES — "YES! About damn time." That's what 28-year-old Ohio resident John Ryan Chaffin tweeted when he heard about Amazon's new standalone video service on Sunday evening. Though he sees the yearly $100 fee for Prime as too much, the $8.99 monthly fee for just the video service makes sense.

Google秋季新品发布会,带领从移动时代进入AI时代,并揶揄了苹果7次

今天,Google开了个发布会,发布了五款硬件产品,包括Pixel手机、Daydream VR头显、Google WiFi、Chromecast Ultra电视棒、Google Home家庭智能终端。外媒评价:“谷歌想要成为另一个苹果!”下面,我们带大家回顾下这场发布会:会场不是很大,主要参加的也是一些记者朋友,这排场和苹果发布会相比逊色不少。但就是在这样一场相对低调的发布会上,谷歌CEO劈柴透露出他们对于未来的野心。随着技术发展,人类从PC时代到Web时代,再到如今的移动时代,那么下一个时代会是什么呢?人工智能时代!而谷歌,已经把自己定位成这个时代的领跑者了。

苹果将给 iPad Pro 键盘提供三年免费维修

昨天我们报道,有消息称自购买日起 3 年内,如果用户的 iPad Pro Smart Keyboard 出现功能方面问题,苹果会提供免费维修服务。今天国外媒体已经确认了这条消息真实可信。  用户的 9.7 英寸和 12.9 英寸 iPad Pro 的 Smart Keyboard 如果出现了功能问题,比如错误的 Smart Connector、按键重复输入、按键生硬、不响应等,苹果方面将提供免费维修。外媒的报道称,目前苹果零售店和授权维修点已经了解到这项新的政策。  如果你的 9.7 英寸和 12.

架构师写给工程师的一封信(很有价值) - 天使不哭

下面的邮件是某Architect发给他的Engineering团队的(来源),我觉得挺不错的,翻译过来,我相信我们所有的程序员都能从中学到很多东西。下面是这封邮件—— 每次当我开始做新的东西是我就会很兴奋。就算在软件圈里做了20年以后,每当开始新的旅程里,我都觉得我心中有一些东西不吐不快。这是我们大

王者荣耀辅助装备极影属性技能效果解读

王者荣耀辅助装备极影是新版本即将推出的大件,那么辅助英雄要不要出这件装备呢?下面为大家介绍。【装备名称】 极影【装备类型】 辅助类装备【价格】 1910【属性】 最大生命+1000;移速+10%【被动】 唯一被动 ... ...

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