Fi’s smart collar adds sleep tracking for dogs

Conventional wisdom holds that one ought let sleeping does lie. But no one says you’re barred from tracking them while they do. New York-based smart collar maker Fi announced today that it’s adding sleep to the list of the device’s tracking.

Airtel Africa gets an extra $200M for its mobile money business from QIA

Three months ago, Mastercard invested $100 million in Airtel Mobile Commerce BV (AMC BV) — the mobile money business of telecom Airtel Africa. This was two weeks after it also received $200 million from TPG’s Rise Fund. Today,

Introducing the Open Cap Table Coalition

If this coalition gets all the relationships right, doesn’t get greedy and understands that there is a social good component here, this could be as impactful as the SAFE was.

Daily Crunch: Scarlett Johansson sues Disney, says streaming release of ‘Black Widow’ breaches contr

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

Another banner quarter as Chromebook shipments grow 75% YOY

Last quarter, Chromebooks saw 275% year-over-year growth up to 12 million units. The figure isn’t quite as unwieldy for Q2, but a 75% year-over-year growth is still extremely respectable, with the category hitting 11.9 million shipments, per the latest figures from research firm, Canalys.

Varda Space Industries closes $42M Series A for off-planet manufacturing

Varda Space Industries has raised a $42 million Series A to bring to manufacturing a key capability that can only be found off-world: microgravity. The eight-month-old startup is looking to establish its first manufacturing facility in space as early as 2023, and by doing so,

4 key areas SaaS startups must address to scale infrastructure for the enterprise

As companies grow, their security and reliability needs evolve. When working with large customers, having empathy for these needs will go a long way.

Pinterest shares drop as company misses on user growth…again

Pinterest’s shares had popped last week when Snap posted its best quarter in four years, as investors were betting Pinterest’s image-based social app would also see a return in advertiser spending. Those expectations now appear to be correct,

Facebook Messenger is stepping up its emoji game

If you can’t say it with words, say it with an emoji. Facebook is announcing a few minor updates today to its Messenger platform, which make it easier than ever to find the exact emoji you’re looking for when reacting to a friend’s message (let’s be real,

Magic lands $27M Series A for its ‘plug and play’ passwordless tech

Magic, a San Francisco-based startup that builds “plug and play” passwordless authentication technology, has raised $27 million in Series A funding. The round, led by Northzone and with participation from Tiger Global, Volt Capital, Digital Currency Group and CoinFund,

Index Ventures’ trio of new funds leads to $3 billion, and more TikTok

Index Ventures has closed a trio of new funds: a $900 million early-stage fund, a $2 billion growth-stage fund and a previously announced $200 million seed-stage fund. The close gives Index $3 billion in new capital, its largest tranche yet,

拉里·佩奇密曾会WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum,试图阻止收购

今天有参与Facebook收购WhatsApp的三位内部人士透露,上周Google CEO 拉里·佩奇曾密会WhatsApp CEO,试图阻止对方与Facebook结盟。




你有看過經典電影 “Tron” (創:光速戰記)嗎? 裡面的電腦世界極之炫目,特點是無論任何東西都總有發光的線條。現在就連現實世界也有這樣的地方了,因為全世界第一條夜光公路已經正式開通。   

80% of FE tutors admit technology improves quality of teaching

A survey has found that even though technology use in further education is increasing, there still needs to be an improvement in both support and funding for it to continue.Read more:



It's a federal crime to dress up as a postal worker if you're not one

Everybody knows it's illegal to impersonate a police officer. But did you know it's also a federal crime to dress up as a postal worker unless you're employed by the U.S. Postal Service or an actor? You may have to rethink your sexy Cliff Clavin costume this Halloween.Read more...




日本的研究人员宣布,他们已经开发出了一种新的发送器,能够以 100Gbps 的速度将数据发送出去,这个速度能够让你在几秒之内就将一部蓝光电影下载完毕,真是令人难以置信。据了解,这个新型发送器的工作频率比目前的路由器要高出不少,能够利用太赫兹(THz)波段将数据发送的速度提升到接近光纤。


On the floor of the world's most depressing tech show

The Computex trade show used to be a hot ticket, with flashy music acts and technology industry luminaries. Now? Those who show up bemoan the decline of PCs and its many dependents.

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