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  • Britain’s May asks G7 to back moves to tackle internet extremism BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge the world’s major industrialized nations on Friday to unite to force technology companies to tackle “extremist material” and stop militants who are moving their fight “from the battlefie… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Billionaire Slim eyeing electric taxi to reduce pollution in Mexico City MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Giant Motors, an automaker partially owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, is working on a prototype electric taxi to replace the gas-guzzling cabs polluting Mexico City’s air, a company executive said. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Wearables suck at tracking calories burned, study shows  New data out of Stanford is lending credence to common wisdom that fitness trackers suck at counting calories. Heart-rate monitoring, on the other hand, fared surprisingly well in the school’s Medical Center studies. 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 ...
  • The Oculus Rift’s best VR game comes to the HTC Vive  There are only a few virtual reality titles that I’ve played where I need a bit of a “come down” period to regroup my thoughts and start thinking like a real human again. SUPERHOT VR is one of those titles. Today, the Rift-exclusive is finally coming to the HTC Vive natively via the Steam store, ...
  • Anatomy of a managed marketplace  Managed marketplaces have been one of the hottest categories of venture investment over the past several years. They garner a lot of press because the consumer experiences are often radically different than what’s previously been available in the market. But there is confusion over what a true “managed” marketplace is. It’s fairly easy to spot ...
  • Target just gave Casper $75 million  Target has reportedly rolled $75 million into Casper, the direct-to-consumer mattress startup you may have heard about in all those podcasts. The funding is a good chunk of what should end up being a more than $100 million round. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Coinbase suffers outages amid bitcoin surge (Reuters) – Coinbase said on Thursday it suffered outages this week as the bitcoin exchange saw “unprecedented traffic and trading,” with the digital currency hitting record levels. 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 ...
  • GameStop posts first sales increase in five quarters (Reuters) – GameStop Corp, the world’s largest retailer of video games, reported its first increase in sales in five quarters, as robust demand for the Nintendo Switch gaming console helped offset weak video game sales. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Instagram direct messages now support web links and different photo orientations  Instagram’s Direct feature just got more generally useful as a messaging option, with support added for external web links, and the ability to send photos and video in their original portrait or landscape aspect ratios without cropping. The first is really far more important than the second, mainly because it means users have less reason ...
  • A U.S. senator has introduced the first bill to give gig workers benefits  While some in Silicon Valley indulge in free meals, laundry service and egg freezing, an estimated fifty percent of the workforce won’t even have basic benefits by 2020 — and Virginia Senator Mark Warner wants to do something about that. While legislators in Washington state have proposed a bill requiring a benefits program for gig workers, ...
  • Mark Zuckerberg gets trolled on Harvard’s student newspaper ahead of commencement speech  Ahead of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s commencement speech at Harvard today, the school’s much-lauded student newspaper had some… interesting headlines to share. “BREAKING: Mork Zinkletink Zonks all over the Internet!” The bogus headlines, first spotted by Business Insider, came from an unauthorized user according to a statement given to TechCrunch by… Read More Share this:Click to email this ...
  • Rulai launches “low-code” chatbot development tool and raises $6.5 million  Customer experience chatbot developer Rulai has launched a new “low code” chatbot development tool and raised $6.5 million to roll it out. The development team at Rulai, with offices in Beijing and Campbell, Calif., is helmed by the renowned University of California, Santa Cruz, computer science professor Yi Zhang. Professor Zhang, the company’s chief technologist, ...
  • Stripe Connect provides new tools for multi-sided marketplaces  Two years ago payments startup Stripe launched a new product called Stripe Connect to serve a growing number of marketplace customers. Today the company is launching a new set of capabilities that will enable new marketplace categories and help c… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • AmazonFresh opens its grocery Pickup locations in Seattle  Amazon has officially begun operating its AmazonFresh Pickup locations in Seattle, letting customers order groceries ahead of time and then quickly grab them on their way home. The service requires as little as 15 minutes advance notice, without any minimum purchase requirements, and it’s a free service for any Amazon Prime members. Amazon first revealed ...
  • Airbnb says it helped travelers save $12 million last Memorial Day weekend  In an all-too-familiar Airbnb fashion, the home-sharing company has released a report touting how great it is. Airbnb says it helped travelers collectively save $12 million on Memorial Day weekend last year by offering them accommodations in homes versus hotels. This is based on Airbnb’s analysis of hotel prices versus Airbnb prices last Memorial Day ...
  • Facebook’s Instant Articles platform to support Google AMP, Apple News  One of the problems publishers face today in making their content more readable on mobile devices is that there are multiple, competing formats available for this purpose. Facebook has Instant Articles, Google is spearheading the AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) project, and the Apple News Format optimizes content for iOS devices. Facebook is today taking a crack ...
  • Japan lender Mizuho to launch fintech venture TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Mizuho Financial Group will start a venture next month to create new businesses using “fintech,” an executive said, joining a global race in financial technology that threatens to unsettle traditional players. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Tesla Model 3 said to do 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds  The Tesla Model 3 is so close you could taste it (probably tastes like car) but we don’t yet know final specs on the vehicle. A new retail comparison chart surfaced at the Tesla Model 3 Owners Club forum (via InsideEVs) that offers some insight into what we can expect for specs, though it seems ...
  • Sherif Marakby rejoins Ford to lead self-driving after leaving Uber  After leaving his role at Uber as VP of Global Vehicle Programs in April, Sherif Marakby is back at Ford to lead its autonomous vehicles and electrifications program. Marakby’s new VP role was announced as part of a general executive re-organization revealed on Thursday under new Ford CEO Jim Hackett. Marakby joined Uber in April ...
  • Readdle adds a clever drag-and-drop feature for moving files between its iPad productivity apps  Productivity app maker Readdle is rolling out a new feature across its line of iOS applications that takes advantage of the iPad’s support for split screen viewing to make it easier to move files between apps. The move could encourage current Readdle customers to buy the software maker’s larger suite of apps in order to take ...
  • Global chat platform Kik to launch digital currency NEW YORK (Reuters) – Kik Interactive, which created the chat platform Kik, said on Thursday it was launching a crypto-currency or token called Kin that would enable customers to use a whole range of digital services. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Creative Destruction Lab is launching a quantum machine learning accelerator in Toronto  A new accelerator being run by the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) hopes to find technologists in the quantum machine learning field and give them access to cutting-edge equipment to make their projects into companies. The program is run out of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, and will include investment from venture funds ...
  • Reali expands it online real-estate service to the entire Bay Area, raises $5M Series A round  Reali wants to change how people buy and sell their homes and now it has $5 million more to work on this, thanks to a Series A investment lead by Signia Venture Partners. The company also today announced that it is expanding beyond to the entire San Francisco Bay area, including the cities of San Francisco, Oakland ...
  • Some Uber and Lyft riders are giving up their own cars: Reuters/Ipsos poll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Wally Nowinski got his first car when he turned 16 in Michigan, the home of the U.S. auto industry. But after two years of living in New York City, he sold his wheels, using ride services, carsharing and bike sharing to get ar… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens ...
  • Gatwick Airport now has 2,000 beacons for indoor navigation  Complex indoor environments such as airports and shopping malls can be a nightmare to find your way around. And while Google is eyeing smartphones with 3D sensors as one potential fix for places GPS won’t accurately reach, another approach is to kit out an interior with lots of Bluetooth beacons — giving smartphone users located-locked ...
  • Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg returns to Harvard as commencement speaker CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) – One of Harvard University’s most famous dropouts, Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg, returns on Thursday to the Ivy League school to address its graduating class. 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 ...
  • Growing Chinese mobile internet companies to reshape global digital culture Giorggio Abrantes, a 34-year-old worker who lives in Northeast Brazil, has recently turned into an internet hipster. 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 ...
  • Xiaomi’s second bezel-less Mi Max smartphone claims a two-day battery  Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi made a big splash when it announced the the Mi Max, its much-heralded device with a near bezel-less display, last year — now we have a follow-up phone. The Mi Max 2, unveiled today at an event in Beijing, will be available in China from June 1 priced upwards from RMB 1699, that’s around $247. Xiaomi claims ...
  • Google’s Alpha Go beats Chinese master again to clinch series win SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Google’s artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, beat Chinese Go master Ke Jie for a second time on Thursday, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in a best of three series meant to test the limits of computers in taking on humans at … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Google’s AlphaGo AI wins three-match series against the world’s best Go player  Google’s AlphaGo AI has once again made the case that machines are now smarter than man — when it comes to games of strategy, at least. AlphaGo made its name last year when it defeated high-profile Go player Lee Sedol 4-1, but now it has beaten the world’s best player of Go, the hugely complex ancient strategy game. ...
  • Newly discovered vulnerability raises fears of another WannaCry SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A newly found flaw in widely used networking software leaves tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack similar to that caused by WannaCry, which infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide, cybersecurit… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Acko is an ambitious digital play to disrupt India’s $10B insurance industry  Acko is an under-the-radar startup that wants to disrupt India’s insurance industry through a digital-only model. This week it stuck its head above the parapet and announced that it has raised $30 million to get started on its bold plan. Founded by Varun Dua, the man behind insurance comparison site Coverfox, Acko is designed as a wholly ...
  • SoftBank adds Brazil’s 99 to its ridesharing portfolio with a $100 million investment  SoftBank, known for investing in ridesharing apps that aren’t Uber, has added another startup to its list. This time it’s a $100 million bet on 99, the largest ridesharing company in Brazil. 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 ...
  • India’s Infosys touts plan to hire Americans in face of visa pressures SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Infosys Ltd, the India-based computer services giant, on Wednesday touted its new strategy to hire and train 10,000 American workers over the next two years at the company’s annual leadership meeting in San Francisco. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • China’s Lenovo fourth-quarter profit falls 41 percent, beats estimates HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s Lenovo Group Ltd , the world’s largest personal computer maker, on Thursday posted a 41 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit at a time of sluggish PC demand. 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 ...
  • Appian prices application software IPO at $12  Virginia-based Appian is finally braving the public markets, after a long journey as a private company formed in the dot-com boom of 1999. Appian announced Wednesday that they priced their IPO at $12 per share, raising $75 million for the company. This is in-line with the previously proposed price range of $11 to $13. Appian provides ...
  • DJI’s Cute $499 Spark Drone | Crunch Report DJI releases its $499 consumer drone, Unity raises $400 million, SurveyMonkey adds Serena Williams to its board of directors and SoftBank has a $4 billion stake in Nvidia. All this on Crunch Report. 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 ...
  • Huawei helps Malaysia groom ICT talents China’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) giant Huawei has trained over 200 Malaysian college graduates to better prepare for the digital economy, officials said here Wednesday. 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 ...
  • Peloton is now a unicorn because of the spinning class craze  Have you ever taken a class at SoulCycle? Or better yet, Flywheel? Spinning has turned out to be a big business and there’s one brand that’s been gaining traction in the at-home fitness space. Peloton’s $2000 bikes have developed a cult following, mainly because of its live-streamed classes, which are offered as an added subscription and can ...
  • Peloton is now a unicorn because of the spinning class craze  Have you ever taken a class at SoulCycle? Or better yet, Flywheel? Spinning has turned out to be a big business and there’s one brand that’s been gaining traction in the at-home fitness space. Peloton’s $2000 bikes have developed a cult following, mainly because of its live-streamed classes, which are offered as an added subscription and can ...
  • Microsoft champions latest Surface Pro laptop Microsoft Corp is betting that China will lead the way for its hardware sales revival with the tech giant launching the latest Surface Pro-the lightweight laptop that also works as a tablet-among other product lineups in the country that has experienced the category’s fastest growth internationally in recent years. Share this:Click to email this to a ...
  • China’s satellite navigation business to reach $58b in 2020 By 2020, the scale of China’s satellite navigation business will surpass 400 billion yuan ($58 billion ), said an official at an academic conference on Wednesday. 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 ...
  • Microsoft unveils Windows tailored for government customers Microsoft Corp has allowed government customers in China to use their own encryption algorithms in the especially-tailored Windows 10 Government Edition, with the aim of keeping all data in the nation, senior company executives said. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Booking homely atmosphere abroad Growing outbound Chinese tourists try out new apps offering innovative homestay services. 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 ...
  • Sony’s revamps its Digital Paper tablet with new screen and interface  Sony’s mammoth 13-inch Digital Paper tablet, essentially a huge Kindle you can write on, is still a pretty rare sight, but I’ve always had a soft spot for it. So I’m glad the company is doubling down on this unique device type and making some significant improvements with a new model. Read More Share this:Click to ...
  • Tennis star Serena Williams joins SurveyMonkey’s board  Serena Williams (yes, THAT Serena Williams) has joined the board of consumer survey startup SurveyMonkey, along with Intuit CEO Brad Smith. This is the tennis superstar’s first venture into Silicon Valley and, according to a SurveyMonkey spokesperson, came about at the suggestion of fellow board member and Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. Read More Share ...
  • Exclusive: Facebook signs BuzzFeed, Vox, others for original video shows – sources NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook Inc has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form cont… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • New Smart Fortwo EV: fewer dollars, more miles  Mercedes-Benz announced the price of its new electric 2017 Smart Fortwo: $23,800 for the hard top coupe and $28,000 for the cabrio with a sliding canvas roof. The new coupe’s price is $1,200 less than the outgoing model, but the cabrio’s price is exactly the same. Besides the price, there are some practical improvements for ...
  • Brazilian ride-hailing app 99 raises $100 million from SoftBank SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp agreed to invest $100 million in Brazilian ride-hailing app 99, the startup said on Wednesday, capping off a fund-raising round totaling more than $200 million. 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 ...
  • Flexible retail startup Bulletin raises $2.2M  Bulletin, the startup that describes itself as “WeWork for retail space,” is announcing that it has raised $2.2 million in seed funding. The idea is to give businesses — particularly online brands — access to brick-and-mortar retail space without the cost or commitment of a traditional lease. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a ...
  • Circle with Disney raises $10 million for its parental control device for families  Circle Media, the company behind Circle with Disney – a device that helps parents enforce their home’s internet rules and restrictions – has raised $10 million in Series A funding, the company announced this morning. The round was led by early stage venture fund Relay Ventures. There was another private equity investment in the round, but the parties ...
  • Wealthfront now helps users save up for their kids’ college tuition  Robo-advisor Wealthfront originally came to market with a product to automate retirement savings, but over time has expanded to provide other financial tools. Today, the company is announcing a new product aimed at helping parents save for their children’s college education. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Registration for Startup Alley at Disrupt SF is open — get your tickets now  Attention, startups. The day you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived! We’re stoked to announce that registration is now open for startups looking to display in Startup Alley or Hardware Alley at Disrupt SF 2017. And to kick off the festivities, we’re launching a special extra early-bird offer. Read More Share this:Click to email this to ...
  • Airbnb is running its own internal university to teach data science  Tech companies, and increasingly even non-tech companies, are struggling with the fact that there are not enough trained data scientists to fill market demand. Every company has their own strategy for hiring and training, but Airbnb has taken things a step further — running its own university-style program, complete with a custom course-numbering system. Read ...
  • R.I.P. Imzy  Imzy, the kinder, gentler online community platform, will be shutting down on June 23rd. Company co-founder Dan McComas made the announcement in a blog post today, stating his apologies and explaining to the community Imzy just couldn’t find its place in the market. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new ...
  • Foursquare data shows international tourism to the U.S. is down  International tourism to the U.S. is down, according to Foursquare location data. Using data from 13 million users (who have opted in to always-on location trails), Foursquare can examine who walks in and out of 93 million public places across the globe. According to the firm, the U.S. market share of international tourism started to ...
  • Boeing will build DARPA’s XS-1 experimental spaceplane  You can hear the champagne corks popping here in Seattle as Boeing is awarded the contract to make DARPA’s cool experimental spaceplane. The XS-1, as it’s called, would allow for relatively cheap and simple trips to space for launching and testing satellites and all that sort of thing. Read More Share this:Click to email this to ...
  • Amazon adds shoppable stickers to its iOS app  Using stickers to decorate your photos is a common feature found in social apps like Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and others. But today, stickers have started showing up in a more surprising place: Amazon’s mobile app. Following a recent update, Amazon has added support for stickers within its iOS app’s camera feed – the feature that allows you ...
  • Rackspace appoints a new CEO  Rackspace today announced that its board has appointed Joe Eazor as its new CEO, effective June 12. Eazor will replace Rackspace president Jeff Cotten, who stepped in as the company’s interim CEO after former CEO Taylor Rhodes left the company about three weeks ago. At the time, Rhodes said he left Rackspace to become “the ...
  • Exclusive: Wannacry hits Russian postal service, exposes wider security shortcomings MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s postal service was hit by Wannacry ransomware last week and some of its computers are still down, three employees in Moscow said, the latest sign of weaknesses that have made the country a major victim of the global extortio… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • G2 Crowd, a Glassdoor for software reviews, gets $30M from LinkedIn and more  In the age of social media, you’re only as good as your last like, and today a startup has raised a sizeable round of funding banking that the same maxim applies to software. G2 Crowd — a Chicago-based company that has built a platform for crowdsourcing enterprise software reviews to help others make decisions on what to use and buy — ...
  • Hackers are hiding malware in subtitle files An impressive new exploit gives hackers the ability to control your desktop through malware spread by fake movie subtitles. The exploit, which essentially dumps a malware onto your desktop and then notifies the attacker, affects users of video players … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • DJI’s GO 4 control app adds automated flight modes to its new Spark drone  At today’s media event in NYC, DJI announced its new Spark drone, destined for the entry-level market as an everyday portable solution for capturing aerial footage. To go with your shiny new Spark, DJI is releasing a new iOS control app, dubbed GO 4. The new app features a new set of four automated flight modes, which allow ...
  • Google, IBM and Lyft launch Istio, an open-source platform for managing and securing microservices  Microservices, that is, breaking  larger applications into small parts that communicate over APIs, is increasingly becoming the architectural style of choice for many developers (especially when coupled with containers). Managing this fleet of services introduces its own set of challenges, though. To help developers and devops professionals to manage and secure their microservice-based… Read More Share this:Click ...
  • Apply for the TechCrunch Tel Aviv Meetup + Pitch-off now  As you may have noticed TechCrunch is coming back to Israel with a Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv because we had a great time last year. The event will be on June 28, at Trask, between 6-10 p.m. Israel is one of the world’s fastest-growing and most impressive startup ecosystems, and we simply can’t resist coming ...
  • Pinterest opens up autoplay videos in home feed and search with new measurement tools  Pinterest is adding another ad to its array of products, now allowing advertisers to publish video advertising that will automatically play in the home feed and search, as it continues to bulk up and woo advertisers with a different pitch from Fa… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • 8Bitdo’s retro Bluetooth controllers now work with Nintendo Switch  Need more controllers for your Nintendo Switch? If you already have some of 8Bitdo’s excellent Bluetooth, classic system-inspired game pads lying around, you’re all set thanks to a new firmware update. Even if you don’t yet have any of these, it’s worth picking some up since they’re very affordable, ergonomic and stylish. The update to ...
  • Samsung’s new Gear 360 cam gets $229 retail price, goes on sale tomorrow  Samsung announced today that it will begin selling its new 360-degree camera in-stores and online starting tomorrow for $229. Across the pond, the phone had been available for pre-order for £219, or just over $283, so this is actually a smudge cheaper than some were expecting. Even though the company’s last iteration was priced at $349, those ...
  • Facebook’s personal fundraisers exit beta, now support raising money for sports teams & communities  Facebook announced today it’s expanding its online fundraising tools – basically, Facebook’s own take on a GoFundMe-type service – to include support for community fundraisers as well as those for sports teams. The company had first launched its personal fundraising tools in March of this year, allowing users to raise money for educational, medical or ...
  • Xbox Game Pass launches June 1 with over 100 titles  Xbox One owners get a new reason to fire up their consoles on June 1: Xbox Game Pass, the download service Microsoft created to deliver subscription-based gaming with a library of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games in an all-you-can game model. The service is similar to PlayStation Now, Sony’s PlayStation 4-based equivalent, and also ...
  • Bitcoin soars above $2,400 to all-time high (Reuters) – Digital currency bitcoin hit a fresh record high on Wednesday, surging above $2,400, as demand for crypto-assets soared with the creation of new tokens to raise funding for start-ups using blockchain technology. 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 ...
  • Microsoft to buy cyber security firm Hexadite for $100 million: report JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Microsoft has agreed to acquire cyber security firm Hexadite for $100 million, Israeli financial news website Calcalist reported on Wednesday. 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 ...
  • Transaction app Alipay launches first non-yuan version in Hong Kong HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese online and mobile payment platform Alipay on Wednesday launched in Hong Kong its first app to handle transactions not denominated in the yuan currency, moving closer to its ambition of widening currency payment options. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • This coffee butter-chugging startup just pulled in $19 million more in funding  Dave Asprey, the man famous for encouraging Silicon Valley execs to put butter in his special blend of coffee, has raised another $19 million to keep on doing just that. His company and lifestyle brand Bulletproof 360 claims to make coffee free of something called mycotoxins, which is, basically, mold and can make you very ill ...
  • Watch two very different new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailers  Spider-Man: Homecoming is not that far away now, set for U.S. release on July 7. The movie got two new trailers early Wednesday, including a U.S. version (above), and the International trailer (below). I was worried this was going to be a game of spotting minor differences, but it very much is not, as you’ll ...