Daily Crunch: Final Oculus co-founder departs Facebook

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook is losing its last Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell,

Online learning marketplace Udemy raises $50M at a $2B valuation from Japanese publisher Benesse

The internet has, for better or worse, become the default platform for people seeking information, and today one of the companies leveraging that to deliver educational content has raised some funding to fuel its next stage of growth. Udemy, which provides a marketplace offering some 150,

Coinbase becomes a Visa Principal Member to double down on debit card

Cryptocurrency company has been working with Paysafe to issue the Coinbase Card, a Visa debit card that works with your Coinbase account balance. The company is now a Visa Principal Member, which should help Coinbase rely less on Paysafe and control a bigger chunk of the card payment stack.

Facebook backs Indian education startup Unacademy

Unacademy, one of India’s fastest growing education startups, has just received the backing of a major technology giant: Facebook. The social juggernaut has participated in the four-year-old Indian startup’s Series E financing round, sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch.

Well, Bill Gates is never going to buy a Tesla now

Elon Musk is not one to mince words, but he may have just lost a potential customer because of a cutting tweet. That customer is renowned big deal Bill Gates, who sat down recently with YouTuber Marques Brownlee, who joined the platform in 2009 and has amassed more than 10 million viewers.

DeFiance: billion-dollar finance, million-dollar hacks, and very little value

Over the last year or so, much-to-most of the cryptocurrency world has pivoted from the failure of “fat tokens” and ICOs, and the faltering growth of “Layer 2” payments like Lightning and the late Plasma Network, to the new hotness known as “DeFi,” which this week was used to … hack? acquire?

Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace on coronavirus, WeWork and what’s shaking up proptech

Last week, we interviewed Brendan Wallace, a real estate-focused venture capitalist whose portfolio companies include Opendoor, which buys and sell homes, and scooter company Lime, which helps building owners navigate around parking requirements by installing docking stations instead.

Cloud spending said to top $30B in Q4 as Amazon, Microsoft battle for market share

We all know the cloud infrastructure market is extremely lucrative; analyst firm Canalys reports that the sector reached $30.2 billion in revenue for Q4 2019.

Ex-NSA chief Mike Rogers and Team8 founder Nadav Zafrir will be at Disrupt SF

What happens when two former spies meet the startup world? We’re about to find out. We’re pleased to announce former National Security Agency director Adm. Mike Rogers will be at Disrupt SF on October 2-4. The former U.S.

Huawei employees reportedly aided African governments in spying

A new report from The Wall Street Journal could be another damning piece of evidence for a company already under a good deal of international scrutiny. The paper is reporting that technicians working for Huawei helped members of government in Uganda and Zambia spy on political opponents.

Why chipmaker Broadcom is spending big bucks for aging enterprise software companies

Last year Broadcom, a chipmaker, raised eyebrows when it acquired CA Technologies, an enterprise software company with a broad portfolio of products, including a sizable mainframe software tools business. It paid close to $19 billion for the privilege. Then last week,

一周热点:以咖啡店为例演示Web应用程序扩展

本周云计算频道精彩纷呈:有以咖啡店为例演示Web应用程序扩展、对抗Amazon霸主的5个可用点、Hadoop系统该如何应对实时任务、美的和阿里“云端”战略合作剑指智慧家居,以及从十大开源技术,十家机构一览大数据全貌。

Windows XP end-of-life pushes PC shipments up 5% in Q1 2014

The end of the Windows version has meant that PC shipments totalled 123.7 million units in Q1 2014 as Lenovo benefitted considerably from the upsurge.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/05/09/windows-xp-end-life-pushes-pc-shipments-5-q1-2014/

法庭允许NSA监视193个国家

根据前NSA合同工Edward Snowden提供的机密文档,外国情报监视法庭授权NSA收集193个国家的政府情报,只有四个国家除外,它们分别是——英国、加拿大、澳大利亚和新西兰,它们与美国一起组成了“Five Eyes”,彼此之间共享情报和其它方面的合作。

Win 9 或区分英特尔、ARM 版本,后者没有 Desktop 桌面

连续报道微软内幕消息数十年的记者 Mary Jo Foley 透露了这些消息;她还透露微软可能也将贯彻 “OS 免费化”策略,同时保持 Office 等效率套件订阅收费;以及未来可能不会出现 Win 10、11 和 12——所有更新都将在 Threshold 上进行。

2014年中国科技圈值得回顾的十大口水战

掐着手指头算,2014年还剩下26天时间,在我们规划新年计划的同时,也应该回顾一下今年自己有哪些收获,应该在哪些地方补足。

RealD与百老汇签约打造3个”LUXE:A RealD Experience”顶级体验影厅

行业领先标准的优质巨幕影厅带来终极影院娱乐体验 协议并标识LUXE品牌正式进入亚洲地区     香港,洛杉矶(2014年12月10日)-全球3D和影像技术公司RealD(纽约证券交易所代码:RLD)与业内领先的香港与中国大陆电影放映商百老汇院线今日宣布签约:在中国大陆的百老汇影院中建立3个“LUXE:

尼康发布全幅新机D810A:专为天体摄影爱好者而打造

尼康已经宣布了旗下首款“全画幅天体摄影专用相机”,它就是拥有3600万像素的D810数码单反的变种,型号为D810A。由于采用了特殊的滤光器,该相机能够传入四倍的H-Alpha光线,用它来拍摄马头星云之类的景物最合适不过了。

What's the Worst Email Your Boss Ever Sent You?

“That is no excuse. I am extremely disappointed. You need to figure out where your priorities are,” Tesla overlord Elon Musk wrote to an employee who missed a work event because his child was being born. JFC. Can you top this?Read more...

Avago以370亿美元收购博通

芯片制造商Avago Technologies Ltd同意以370亿美元现金加股票的方式收购竞争对手博通(Broadcom),这是芯片行业至今最大的一宗交易。Avago将支付170亿美元现金和价值200亿美元的Avago股票。

互联网创业16年,搜狗王小川想拆掉围墙

编者按:从学生时代白手起家回国创业,到成长为大公司的CEO,王小川16年的互联网创业经历,或许能够给创业中的你一些启示。本文经授权转载自微信公众号经纬创投(matrixpartnerschina)。

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