Startups Weekly: Understanding Uber’s latest fintech play

In this week's newsletter: Fintech's banner year, subscription rental furniture and Particle's Series C.

Indonesia’s Travelio raises $18M to help tenants rent apartments

More than 50% of residential apartments and other real estate properties in Jakarta are currently vacant, according to official estimates.

John Carmack steps down at Oculus to pursue AI passion project ‘before I get too old’

Legendary coder John Carmack is leaving Facebook's Oculus to focus on a personal project — no less than the creation of Artificial General Intelligence, or "Strong AI." He'll remain attached to the company in a "Consulting CTO" position, but will be spending all his time working on, perhaps,

Messaging app Wire confirms $8.2M raise, responds to privacy concerns after moving holding company t

Big changes are afoot for Wire, an enterprise-focused end-to-end encrypted messaging app and service that advertises itself as “the most secure collaboration platform”. In February, Wire quietly raised $8.2 million from Morpheus Ventures and others,

SpaceX completes key Crew Dragon launch system static test fire

SpaceX has confirmed that it ran a static’s fire test of its Crew Dragon astronaut capsule launch escape system. That’s a key step that it needed to run,

AWS, Salesforce join forces with Linux Foundation on Cloud Information Model

Last year Adobe, SAP and Microsoft came together and formed the Open Data Initiative. Not to be outdone, this week AWS, Salesforce and Genesys in partnership with The Linux Foundation announced the Cloud Information Model. The two competing data models have a lot in common.

Freshworks raises $150M Series H on $3.5B valuation

Freshworks, a company that makes a variety of business software tools from CRM to help desk software, announced a $150 million Series H investment today from Sequoia Capital, CapitalG (formerly Google Capital) and Accel on a hefty $3.5 billion valuation.

Extra Crunch members get free Zendesk for 6 months

We’re excited to announce a new Extra Crunch community perk from Zendesk. Starting today, annual and 2-year Extra Crunch members that are new to Zendesk and located within the US or Canada can receive a credit for six months of unlimited licenses for any combination of Zendesk Support, Talk, Chat,

Amazon now sells movie tickets in India

Amazon has set its eye on the next business it wants to disrupt in its key overseas market India: online movie tickets. The e-commerce giant said Saturday it has partnered with local online movie ticketing giant BookMyShow to introduce booking option on Amazon India shopping site and app.

Los Angeles-based BuildOps, subcontracting software for real estate, raises $5.8 million

Software development companies tackling services for niche industries, like commercial real estate subcontracting, continue to find Los Angeles to be fertile ground for development. The latest company to raise funding from a clutch of investors is BuildOps, which raised $5.

This startup is making customized sexual harassment training that it says employees won’t hate (or f

If you work for someone else, you likely know the drill: in comes that annual email reminding you that it’s time for unconscious bias or sexual harassment training, and if you could please finish up this mandatory module by this date, that would be terrific.

Kloqe iPhone case review

Kloqe is an iPhone 5/5S case which boasts a quality all-aluminium build, great aesthetics, and it provides high quality protection for your precious Apple smartphone.Read more:

Nvidia新游戲平板Nvidia Shield曝光 性能超強

Nvidia一直在為智能手機和平板提供性能超強的Tegra芯片組,這次看來Nvidia要推出自己的殺手級平板了。據爆料大神@evleaks,Nvidia正在開發名為Nvidia Shield的平板設備,并釋出了關于該設備的圖片。

Finland’s Jolla Takes Its Sailfish-Powered Smartphone To India, Via Snapdeal

Jolla, the Finnish smartphone startup that used the MeeGo open source OS as a jumping off point for its own Android-app compatible Sailfish OS — and which last November released its first handset in its home market — has now expanded availability of the phone to India. Read More

外型更高貴!金色邊框版 BlackBerry Passport 曝光

BlackBerry 早前推出最新一代 BlackBerry Passport 智能手機,短短時間內就售出超過 20 萬部,為這間一直處於劣勢的廠商打下了一支強心針。而今日網上更流傳著一部金色邊框版本的 BlackBerry Passport,莫非是希望打進高價市場?





Ron Hunter trash talks Obama after Georgia State's epic upset

President Barack Obama understandably didn't pick 14-seed Georgia State to upset three-seed Baylor in the first round of March Madness on Thursday. But that they did, in truly epic fashion, to become instant tourney darlingsIn the locker room after the game,


英格蘭牛津2015年5月18日電 /美通社/ -- 在4月15日于英國倫敦舉行的新聞發布會上,中國科技巨頭華為推出了新旗艦機P8和P8 Max。這些新機型將風格和功能完美結合,將重塑智能手機市場。

Photoshop Contest: Help Google Decorate Its Self-Driving Car

Google has launched another attempt at persuading us that its cute little self-driving cars are not, in fact, out to kill us. This time, it wants the help of Californian artists–who are invited to submit art to be featured on the cars.

日本計劃 2019 年派機器登月

雖然現時 NASA 已把載人或無人的太空探索任務焦點放到火星,但日本仍把月球作為焦點呢。

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