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  • Why the Wikileaks CIA dump was the most damaging one yet  There are no hackers anymore — now it’s all about the spies we in the intelligence and security communities are trying to stop. The “insiders” have known this for some time, but it’s becoming more apparent to the business community and now individuals. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new ...
  • Hope and rapture on West Broadway  We were just outside the Marriott on the edge of downtown when the conference doors opened. I remember saying something like “Those people… they seem a little different…” And suddenly there was a horrible strident laughter all around us and the street was full of what looked like hairy steampunk neohippies, all vaping and toking ...
  • German cyber crime rose 80 percent in 2016: report BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government registered 82,649 cases of computer fraud, espionage and other cyber crimes in 2016, an increase of just over 80 percent from 2015, a German newspaper reported on Sunday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Books and roses  Anyone who thinks paper books are dead has never been in a Barcelona bookshop the day before Sant Jordi. The Patron Saint festival is Catalunya’s equivalent of Valentine’s day. But as well as giving long-stemmed red roses people give books. Lots and lots of books. Some €20 million worth of books are sold (gifted) on ...
  • The MWW Iconik 3 is an inexpensive automatic watch for military fans  Manchester Watch Works aka MWW makes small batch watches that are sometimes homages to historic timepieces and are sometimes entirely new design. This model, the Iconik 3 – the third in the Iconik line – is based on the Blancpain TR-900, a military spec diver’s watch used by navies worldwide in the 1960s. These waterproof ...
  • How to make Twitter profitable  Twitter has evolved dramatically since its founding. What the founders fully envisioned we cannot know. Nonetheless, there is one thing we do know: Many business entities have millions of followers and communicate with these followers using Twitter. This is free advertising, no ifs, ands or buts. So, here’s a proposal to radically change the economics ...
  • Uber and Lyft sued for patent infringement by ‘Hailo,’ but not Daimler’s Hailo  A company called “Hailo Technologies, LLC”, has sued both Uber and Lyft over alleged infringement of U.S. patent 5,973,619, which describes an “automated vehicle dispatch and payment honoring system.” The patent, filed by Alexis Paredes in 1997 and granted in 1999, describes a software system that allows a user to pick a means of transportation from ...
  • PowerRay is an underwater drone for filmmakers or fishermen  The creator of the PowerEgg, an ovoid flying robot, has begun accepting orders for its newest creation, a submersible camera drone for home use. Dubbed the PowerRay, the waterproof device can find, attract and record fish. It operates at a depth of 30 meters, or about 98 feet, for up to four hours at a ...
  • WeChat offers convenient e-payment services for Thai sellers, Chinese tourists E-payment method has been growing dramatically in China, changing Chinese people’s life and coming out with tourists to other countries, such as Thailand. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens ...
  • Tesla founder on mission to link human brain to machine interface Tesla Inc founder and CEO Elon Musk said this week his latest company, Neuralink Corp, is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in ...
  • China Mobile Q1 profit up 4% to $3.6b China Mobile Ltd, the world’s biggest telecom carrier by subscribers, reported that its first-quarter net profit jumped 3.7 percent to 24.8 billion yuan ($3.60 billion), boosted by consumers’ growing demand for data traffic and higher revenue from tele… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Waymo accuses Uber of hiding a secret LiDAR device  In preparation for a preliminary injunction hearing next month, Waymo today filed new claims in its lawsuit against Uber, alleging that its competitor withheld information about technology Uber is using in its development of self-driving cars. Wa… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Waymo accuses Uber of hiding a secret LiDAR device  In preparation for a preliminary injunction hearing next month, Waymo today filed new claims in its lawsuit against Uber, alleging that its competitor withheld information about technology Uber is using in its development of self-driving cars. Wa… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Hiring via social media increases Social media platforms are becoming preferred and effective channels for recruitment in the Chinese mainland, according to LinkedIn Corp, a US-based, Microsoft Corp-controlled professional online networking site with more than 500 million users worldwide. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Apple self-driving car testing plan gives clues to tech program SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc outlined a plan to train operators of self-driving cars in documents submitted to California regulators earlier this month, the latest clues to the company’s autonomous vehicle technology aspirations. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Crunch Report | Quora Valued At Around $1.8B  Today’s Stories  Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to turn cloud-based AI into an extension of our brains Duolingo launches paid subscriptions as it experiments with new ways to monetize its service Snap acquires the crucial geofilter patent from Mobli for a record $7.7M Credits Written ...
  • HBO’s “Silicon Valley” cast hints about upcoming season  They’re back! HBO’s “Silicon Valley” is set to return to television, with the fourth season debuting this Sunday. We had a chance to watch the first two episodes at the premiere and can confirm that they’re very funny (and filled with TechCrunch references). We also sat down for a video with the stars of the show, ...
  • U.S. Homeland Security probes possible abuse in Twitter summons case SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The U.S. Homeland Security Department’s inspector general said on Friday he was investigating possible abuse of authority in a case that triggered a lawsuit against the department by Twitter Inc . Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Of course Microsoft is working on its own version of the Chromebook  Windows Central has gotten its hands on an internal document highlighting the hardware performance of Windows 10 Cloud, a rumored operating system spinoff expected to be unveiled at next month’s big education event in New York. Predictably, the slide puts the OS head to head with Google Chromebooks. The category is a no-brainer for Microsoft ...
  • Weekly Roundup: Facebook’s F8, Confide hit with lawsuit  This week saw movement in two tech lawsuits, Facebook held its annual F8 developer conference and a juice press hardware company came under fire. These are the top stories of the week, and you can sign up for this post as the weekly newsletter here.  1. Everything you need to know about Facebook’s F8 developer ...
  • Analyzing the spectrum of corporate innovation from R&D to VC  Over the coming decade, ongoing corporate exploration of the incubator, accelerator, and venture capital models will expand the use of these additional forms of external innovation. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • YouTube says it fixed the problem with Restricted Mode that was filtering LGBTQ+ content  YouTube today claims to have fixed an issue with its service that was causing it to incorrectly filter content in “Restricted Mode” and hiding a large selection of LGBTQ+ videos as a result. The company had come under fire last month when it was discovered that users who turned on “Restricted Mode” – a setting that allows YouTube ...
  • KKR, INCJ plan joint bid for Toshiba’s chip unit: Nikkei (Reuters) – U.S. private equity firm KKR & Co LP and Japanese government-backed fund, Innovation Network Corp of Japan (INCJ), will submit a joint offer for Toshiba Corp’s memory chip unit, the Nikkei business daily reported on Friday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Using wearable technology to detect conflict in couples before it occurs  Several teams of researchers at USC have joined forces for a study aimed at detecting vital signs to help stem conflicts in couples before they occur. Couples were brought into the lab, equipped with wearable sensors, given smartphones for record… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Twitch opens up its money-making tools to tens of thousands of non-Partnered channels  On the heels of yesterday’s news about expanded subscription options for partners, video streaming site Twitch today announced another way for its creator community to generate revenue, with the launch of an Affiliate program. Explains the company, the new program will allow non-partnered video creators to gain access to a variety of tools that will allow ...
  • Today is the last day to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets  Alright, startup fans. We gave you an extension, a whole extra week to save some serious cash on tickets to Disrupt NY 2017. But now your time is almost up. You have just a few hours left to save $1,000 on tickets to the best startup show in the Big Apple. Early bird tickets cost just ...
  • A Midas List VC on the problem with the Midas List  The way Peterson tells it, that’s the way he likes it. There’s a reason he didn’t put his name on the door 17 years ago when he left the hedge fund Cypress Funds in L.A. to open his own investment firm in Silicon Valley. “I’m not crazy about being the center of attention. I never ...
  • New global fund to raise $300 million for digital currency investments NEW YORK (Reuters) – Alphabit, a global fund that invests in digital currencies, has been launched with a target of $300 million, co-founder Liam Robertson said in an interview, as managers seek to tap growing demand for virtual assets that allow for i… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • MIXhalo to reveal new audio technology at Disrupt NY with help from Pharrell and Incubus  This is going to be a lot of fun. MIXhalo was founded by Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger and the startup is set to reveal its first product at Disrupt NY 2017. And Mike is bringing some other famous friends to help. MIXhalo has developed a way to distribute audio to a crowd — like at a ...
  • Singapore researchers turn water into ‘virtual lemonade’ but is it tart enough? SINGAPORE (Reuters) – It looks like lemonade, tastes like lemonade, but it’s simply water. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in ...
  • Indian techies, IT firms fret as Trump orders U.S. visa review MUMBAI (Reuters) – For Grishma, an Indian software designer, President Donald Trump’s review of the visa programme for bringing highly skilled workers into the United States comes at a bad time. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • China Mobile, others approached for buying into Singapore telco M1: sources SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Top shareholders in Singapore telecoms company M1 Ltd have approached potential buyers China Mobile and global private equity firms, among others, to sell their combined majority stake in the firm, sources familiar with the matt… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Netmarble Games raises $2.3 billion in South Korea’s second-biggest IPO SEOUL (Reuters) – Netmarble Games Corp, South Korea’s largest mobile games maker, has raised $2.3 billion in the country’s second-biggest share sale, just weeks after one of its domestic-only titles sold so well it was named the world’s best-selling mo… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Tencent executive expects WeChat Pay in every shop in China within two years HONG KONG (Reuters) – An executive at Tencent Holdings Ltd, China’s biggest social media and online entertainment company, said on Friday he expects its mobile messaging app WeChat to provide electronic payment services in every Chinese shop within two… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • WhatsApp Users Can Now Ask Siri to Read Out Their Latest Messages WhatsApp users on iOS can now ask Siri to read to them their latest messages when they go handsfree, following the latest update to the chat app. Version 2.17.2 brings the feature to users running at least iOS 10.3 on their devices, along with some… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new ...
  • Sony lifts annual profit estimate on lower amortization costs TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Sony Corp raised its operating profit estimate for the year ended March 31 thanks to lower amortization costs for its financial services segment. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Netflix rival iFlix reveals its first original content series for emerging markets  Fresh from raising $90 million from investors in Match, iFlix, a Netflix-like service for emerging markets, has announced its first slate of original content. The Malaysia-headquartered business claims five million registered users across 10 countries — it recently branched out into Africa and the Middle East — for its service which costs around $3 per month. Beyond cheaper… ...
  • Elon Musk on mission to link human brains with computers in four years: report (Reuters) – Tesla Inc founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink Corp is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn ...
  • Uber extends sexual harassment probe; expects report by end-May (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc said it has extended its internal investigation into sexual harassment claims in its own organization, and a report is expected by the end of May. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in ...
  • TCL says U.S. protectionism No. 1 barrier to Chinese firms going global HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese electronics giant TCL Group said on Friday U.S. protectionism is the biggest hurdle to Chinese firms going global, and it had been told that a pending acquisition by the company of a United States technology firm may not b… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is now on sale in the U.S., Canada and Korea with more launches to come  If you’ve been holding out patiently for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung’s newest flagship devices, then your wait may soon be over after the phones went on sale in an initial four markets. Samsung is starting sales in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Korea today (Friday), with expansions to other countries coming ...
  • JD.com signs deal with HP to target corporate clients Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com Inc signed strategic partnership with HP Inc on Thursday, a move aimed at boosting its strength to compete in the growing enterprise market in the country. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in ...
  • Lenovo reveals new laptop targeting China’s business consumers Chinese personal computer giant Lenovo Group Ltd unveiled a new ThinkPad laptop in its home market to serve professional business consumers. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new ...
  • Japan’s trade minister says INCJ could invest in Toshiba chip unit if it made sense TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese government-backed fund, the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), can invest in Toshiba Corp’s chip unit if it makes sense, the country’s industry and trade minister said on Thursday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Tencent calling time on tipping Tencent closed a popular service on WeChat which allows iPhone users to offer tips to content creators, signaling the tension between the Chinese social networking giant and Apple. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Facebook CEO Zuckerberg wants to augment your reality Facebook wants you to sit in your bedroom wearing a headset and take a virtual vacation with faraway friends and family. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new ...
  • Tencent sees huge advances for AI in manufacturing China’s manufacturing sector is set to climb the adoption curve of cloud computing and artificial intelligence this year. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Advice for brands on maximising the internet MaixunBytes Information Technology has published the first white paper about internet communication management, giving advice about brand building, crisis warnings and content marketing. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens ...
  • Crunch Report | Google Home Gets More Personal  Today’s Stories  Google Home can now recognize up to six voices and give personalized responses Google said to be planning a built-in ad blocker for Chrome GoPro to release prosumer spherical camera in fall 2017 FTC tells ‘influencers’ to quit trying to hide the fact that they’re shilling for brands Shopify launches a free, in-house-designed ...
  • Intelsat to extend debt exchange on OneWeb deal for weeks: sources SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Intelsat SA is planning to extend the deadline for investors to swap their bonds in the company for several weeks, seeking to keep its merger with U.S. satellite technology peer OneWeb Ltd alive, according to people f… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Confide sued over ephemerality and screenshot protection claims  Confide, the encrypted chat app that’s reportedly popular among Trump staffers, is facing a class action lawsuit that claims Confide misled consumers about its ability to protect messages from being screenshotted or saved. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Juicero CEO promises refunds for any dissatisfied customers while defending the company’s tech  Jeff Dunn, the former Coca-Cola executive who became CEO of Juicero last year, has responded to a wave of coverage suggesting that the company’s juice press isn’t all that was promised — and he’s offering dissatisfied customers their money back. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Ambient noise could be your next multi-factor authentication token  We’re all pretty used to two-factor authentication now, and it isn’t much of an inconvenience to have to type in a four-digit code when you log in from a new location. But some Swiss security researchers came up with a smart way to authenticate without even that tiny amount of work: ambient noise. Read More Share ...
  • Canada’s telecom regulator rules online data be treated equally TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s telecom and broadcast regulator ruled on Thursday that all data delivered online should be treated equally by internet service providers, a blow to large companies seeking to leverage either their own or other companies’ co… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Virtual Rick-ality proves why Rick and Morty is great—and why VR has its limits Comedy’s tough in video games, a fact proven by everything R&M gets right—and wrong. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in ...
  • The Wheel of Time series is one step closer to your television Sony has snapped up the rights and brought on an executive producer. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Apple wants to stop mining and start making everything from recycled materials “Closed loop supply chain” aims to reduce waste and cut down on mining. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • Germany’s Lilium says successfully tests ‘flying taxi’ prototype FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A Bavarian start-up is developing a five-seat “flying taxi” after successful test flights over Germany of a smaller version of the electric jet, the company said on Thursday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • Flying car costing more than $1 million goes on show in Monaco MONACO (Reuters) – A Slovakia-based company unveiled the commercial design for a flying car priced at more than $1 million on Thursday, saying it was ready for pre-orders with first deliveries expected by 2020. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Canadian clean tech companies struggle despite Ottawa’s green goals -report TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian clean technology companies are struggling to stay afloat and falling behind global peers even as Ottawa promises to boost the sector and move the country toward a low carbon future, a report released on Thursday showed. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Don’t get played by this spammy app like I did  At my birthday party last week, my friend Ebby walked over and asked a group of us “What’s this Gather app all about?” I instantly felt a bit insecure. Of that particular group of friends, I should have been the one with a ready answer. I’m supposed to know about hot new apps. But Gather ...
  • FTC tells ‘influencers’ to quit trying to hide the fact that they’re shilling for brands  The Federal Trade Commission has put dozens of so-called influencers on notice for failing to adequately document the fact that their Instagram and such like posts are in fact thinly veiled ads for which the posters are being generously compensat… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • A chat with Pluralsight founder Aaron Skonnard on the global move to sharpen tech skills through online training  Utah has a strong history in the tech industry. It’s also starting to become a place known for growing profitable unicorns, including developer training platform Pluralsight, now worth $1.14 billion and listed as one to watch for going public this year. I sat down with Pluralsight founder Aaron Skonnard to discuss the tech landscape and ...
  • This phishing technique is more interesting than dangerous  There’s no shortage of ways adversaries will employ to get you to click through to a malicious website, some technical, some psychological. This one is interesting because it leverages a useful feature of browsers that you might have never thought about. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Lyft head of engineering pens a letter to teammates asking for open communication  Lyft’s head of engineering Jill Wetzler has penned a heartfelt letter to her fellow teammates asking them to chat openly with her about any issues they may be facing in the workplace. The letter, sent on anonymous workplace app Blind and obtained by TechCrunch, pleads with employees to reach out to her. Here’s what she ...
  • World Bank chief echoes Bill Gates’s warning to Theresa May on aid Jim Kim says reneging on the UK’s commitment to spend 0.7% of GDP on aid could lead to a rise in conflict and migration The president of the World Bank has told Theresa May that cutting the UK’s aid budget could lead to an increase in conflict, terrorism and migration and would damage Britain’s international reputation. In ...
  • The Guardian view on the aid target: it’s the fraction that counts | Editorial Rumours abound that the Tories will abandon the UK’s aid target. It would come at a heavy cost One of the real achievements of the coalition government was setting and reaching the target of spending 0.7% of GDP on development aid. UK aid spending has played a significant role in halving the number of people living ...
  • Uber could face higher license fees in London under new proposals LONDON (Reuters) – Taxi app Uber could face an increase in operator license fees in London under proposed changes by the city’s transport authority, the latest in a series of moves by regulators to rein in a firm that has disrupted the traditional taxi… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Canada’s Shopify launches new wireless card reader (Reuters) – Canadian e-commerce software maker Shopify Inc said on Thursday it had launched a new wireless card reader in the United States. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter ...
  • Bedly raises $2.7 million to make renting an apartment a little less horrible  Craigslist is great for serial killers and spear-phishers, but less than ideal for anyone looking for housing. As a platform for renters, Bedly aims to take some of the pain out of the housing-rental process — and it’s hoping that’s a draw for landlords too. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens ...
  • Spotify strikes new deal with indy giant Merlin ‘competitive’ with big labels  Spotify — the streaming music company with 50 million paying users — has been working on renegotiating licensing deals with labels over the last several months — a critical move to improve its revenues and margins en route to going public — and today one of the big pieces of that process has fallen into place. ...
  • Getaround raises $45M from Toyota and others to build more partnerships  Car sharing service Getaround has raised $45 million in Series C funding, led by a new investor Braemar Energy Ventures, and with participating from Toyota Motor Corp and China’s SAIC Motor. The round also includes existing investors Menlo Ventures and Triangle Peak Partners, and is all about helping Getaround continue its new strategy of partnering ...
  • Swingvy raises $1.1M to give HR staff in Southeast Asia a break from paperwork  Human resources paperwork is never fun to take care of—especially if it’s literally on paper. Swingvy co-founder Jin Choeh says that in Southeast Asia, many small businesses are still stuck with physical spreadsheets and piles of forms. Swingvy wants to help them with affordable cloud-based software. The South Korea and Malaysia-based startup just raised $1.1 ...
  • DFJ Growth closes its third fund with $535 million  DFJ Growth, the 11-year-old growth-stage arm of the 31-year-old Sand Hill Road firm, has closed its third vehicle with $535 million, slightly more than it was targeting when it began fundraising in the spring of last year. It had closed its previ… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • YouTube jumped to the top of the App Store following news of mobile live-streaming expansions  Demand for mobile live streaming on YouTube appears to be strong, given the fact that YouTube shot up to the top of the App Store – a position it hasn’t held since December 2015 – following reports of YouTube opening up this feature to more users. Earlier this week, YouTube was spotted having relaxed its earlier restrictions ...