Freelancer marketplace Toptal sues Andela and ex-employees, alleging theft of trade secrets

The war for talent in the tech world can be brutal — and so, it turns out, can the war between platforms that help companies source it. In the latest developement, Toptal — a marketplace for filling engineering and other tech roles with freelance,

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

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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),

Tiger Global in talks to back BharatPe at $2.5 billion valuation

Indian fintech startup BharatPe is in advanced stages of talks to raise about $250 million in a new financing round led by Tiger Global, two sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The new round, a Series E,

UK’s ICO warns over ‘big data’ surveillance threat of live facial recognition in public

The UK’s chief data protection regulator has warned over reckless and inappropriate use of live facial recognition (LFR) in public places.

The huge TAM of fake breaded chicken bits

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re closing our survey soon, so this is your last chance (probably) to get your voice heard! Despite it being a short week, as always, it was a busy, busy time.

Volkswagen says a vendor’s security lapse exposed 3.3 million drivers’ details

Volkswagen says more than 3.3 million customers had their information exposed after one of its vendors left a cache of customer data unsecured on the internet. The car maker said in a letter that the vendor, used by Volkswagen, its subsidiary Audi, and authorized dealers in the U.S. and Canada,

Google won’t end support for tracking cookies unless UK’s competition watchdog agrees

Well this is big. The UK’s competition regulator looks set to get an emergency brake that will allow it to stop Google ending support for third party cookies, a technology that’s currently used for targeting online ads, if it believes competition would be harmed by the depreciation going ahead.

12 YA Books for Your 2014 Summer Reading List

When creating your book list for the summer, it's important to think about where you want your beach (or couch) reads to take youDid The Fault in Our Stars leave you with an addiction to tear-jerkers? Have you been desperate for more romance since you saw the latest Nicholas Sparks trailer?

苹果iPad 6大曝光 外形大变

苹果的保密措施真的不行了,iPhone 6还没发布,iPad 6的曝光已经开始了。现在有国外媒体放出了所谓iPad 6一组谍照,让人欣慰的是,众多果粉期待的功能终于出现了,那就是提供Touch ID,实现方式与iPhone 5S完全一样。

A Look At Orion's Launch Abort System

An anonymous reader writes: With the construction of Orion, NASA's new manned spacecraft, comes the creation of a new Launch Abort System — the part of the vehicle that will get future astronauts back to Earth safely if there's a problem at launch.

美国女性学习计算机科学的人数没有突然下降

美国公共广播电台上周发表文章称,灌输计算机是男生玩具的广告和流行文化是现代计算机科学被男性统治,女性程序员缺乏的罪魁祸首。女性学习计算机科学课程的比例自1984年起开始下降。

全球开发者不容错过的亚马逊AWS re:Invent大会,终于迎来了第一个中国专场!

PingWest与AWS中国团队将在2014 AWS re:Invent大会上联合举办中国专场

传统新闻报道走上末路不是坏事

去年 10 月,布鲁金斯学会(Brookings)发表了罗伯特·凯泽(Robert Kaiser)的一篇 文章 ,题为《新闻的坏消息》(The Bad News About The News)。

How Fat the World Is, Visualized

Obesity has hit the United States hard in recent years—but how do American waistlines compare to those around the world? This map, put together from recent obesity data obtained by the CIA, shows that the U.S. is not alone.Read more...

中国市场越来越重要: 众科技大佬难以忽视

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Office Insider for Android apps getting updated with Tell Me feature

Office Insider for Android has added new "Tell Me" functionality to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint betas for Android.The post Office Insider for Android apps getting updated with Tell Me feature appeared first on WinBeta.

France’s Convargo wants to connect shippers with truckers

A new startup from one of the founders of Rocket Internet’s beauty and wellness marketplace Vaniday is de-cloaking today. Convargo, launching in France, is the latest attempt to bring Uber-like convenience to the shipping industry, by connecting shippers with truckers. Read More

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