YC-backed Blabla raises $1.5M to teach English through short videos

Short, snappy, entertaining videos have become an increasingly common way for young people to receive information. Why not learn English through TikTok-like videos too? That was what prompted Angelo Huang to launch Blabla. Originally from Taiwan,

What the NFT? VC David Pakman dumbs down the digital collectibles frenzy and why it’s taking off now

Non-fungible tokens have been around for two years, but these NFTs, one-of-one digital items on the Ethereum and other blockchains, are suddenly becoming a more popular way to collect visual art, primarily, whether it’s an animated cat or an NBA clip or virtual furniture.

Daily Crunch: Facebook launches rap app

Facebook unveils another experimental app, Atlassian acquires a data visualization startup and Newsela becomes a unicorn. This is your Daily Crunch for February 26, 2021. The big story: Facebook launches rap app The new BARS app was created by NPE Team (Facebook’s internal R&D group),

Astra awarded NASA launch contract for storm observation satellites

Astra, the Alameda-based space launch startup that recently announced its intent to go public via a SPAC merger, has secured a contract to deliver six cube satellites to space on behalf of NASA. Astra stands to be paid $7.95 million by the agency for fulfilment of the contract.

Salesforce delivers, Wall Street doubts as stock falls 6.3% post-earnings

Wall Street investors can be fickle beasts. Take Salesforce as an example. The CRM giant announced a $5.82 billion quarter when it reported earnings yesterday. Revenue was up 20% year over year. The company also reported $21.25 billion in total revenue for the just closed FY2021, up 24% YoY.

EC roundup: BNPL startups, growth marketing tips, solid state battery market map, more

When I needed a new sofa several months ago, I was pleased to find a buy now, pay later (BNPL) option during the checkout process. I had prepared myself to make a major financial outlay, but the service fees were well worth the convenience of deferring the entire payment. Coincidentally,

With $62.5M in debt financing, Road Runner Media puts digital ads behind commercial vehicles

If Southern California-based Road Runner Media succeeds, you’ll start seeing a lot more ads while you’re driving. That’s because the startup is placing digital screens on the backs technicians’ vans, delivery vehicles, buses and other commercial vehicles.

Yelp puts trust and safety in the spotlight

Yelp released its very first trust and safety report this week, with the goal of explaining the work that it does to crack down on fraudulent and otherwise inaccurate or unhelpful content. With focus on local business reviews and information,

Poshmark is pushing into the public market at a high-end valuation as the resale market sizzles

Poshmark, the nine-year-old, Redwood City Ca.-based online marketplace for second-hand clothing, beauty, and home decor products, is set to start trading as a public company on the Nasdaq tomorrow after pricing 6.6 million shares higher than originally planned, according to Bloomberg.

Grab Financial Group raises $300 million Series A led by Hanhwa Asset Management

Grab Financial Group said today it has raised more than $300 million in Series A funding, led by South Korean firm Hanhwa Asset Management, with participation from K3 Ventures, GGV Capital, Arbor Ventures and Flourish Ventures. The Financial Times reports that the funding values Grab Financial,

Digital road freight forwarder Sennder raises $160M Series, plans European expansion

Sennder, a large digital road freight forwarder based out of Germany, has raised $160m in Series D financing. The round was led by an unnamed party, but round participants included Accel, Lakestar, HV Capital, Project A and Scania. To date, Sennder has raised more than $260m,

5000亿余额宝:银行大反击与收益下滑之忧

资产规模攀上5000亿的余额宝,动了银行的蛋糕,也引来监管的更多注意。权威渠道消息显示,截至2月18日,余额宝规模达4600亿,投资者人数7300万。

新东方、好未来,小心别被YY们挖掉未来

互联网思维很火,教育行业也被烧身了,用不懂教育的思维做教育,是一种颠覆,用懂教育的做教育是一种自我改革。无论YY还是新东方,亦或者学大都是如此,谁也逃不掉互联网思维的侵蚀。

Intertek为幼教工作者普及安全玩具选购知识

广州2014年4月16日电 /美通社/ -- 近日,Intertek 天祥集团参与支持了广东省玩具协会主办的“2014幼儿园游戏与玩教具高级研讨会”,与学前教育工作者分享了如何为孩子选购安全玩具的经验,并解答了相关的玩具安全问题。

更多亚马逊“3D智能机”信息流出 或支持“姿态控制”

上周,一份新的报告声称,其拿到了首张传说中的亚马逊智能机的图像,并指出该机将具备“3D特性”——当然,这要归功于四个特殊的摄像头。现在,这家网站又曝出了更多信息,而其中的重点就是——姿态控制功能。

3D眼镜扔了 麻省理工开发全新裸眼技术

现在 3D 电影几乎完全占领了各个影院,但这项技术距离真正成熟或许还有些距离,眼镜的体验就是一大硬伤。现在好消息来了:麻省理工正在开发一种裸眼 3D 技术,它将会比现有的 3D 体验更好。  

How to make it in the games industry

Colin MacDonald of Channel 4 and gaming legend Ian Livingstone run us through their top tips to making it big in the video games industry.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/08/01/how-to-make-it-in-the-games-industry/

Metro Bank founder shares his one essential tip for a successful business

Vernon Hill, founder of Metro Bank, shares his advice on why creating a simple, specific business model will revolutionise the way you do business and propel your organisation to success.Read more: http://www.itproportal.

人过留名:前索尼工程师在PS4代码中刻满名字

Kazuya Sakakihara是一名在索尼工作了几乎十年的高级软件工程师,他曾参与制造PS3和PS4,尽管他已于今年年初的时候从该公司离职,但是他的名字已经留在了PS4代码段的几乎所有地方。  

李开复修的死亡学分

摘要 : 两个月确诊,六个月的化疗时间,九个月的休养时间。李开复离开聚光灯和创新工场17个月。从最初认为自己活不到100天,到现在重返北京,被称为“青年导师”的李开复上了一堂深刻的死亡课。  

新 HTC VIVE Pre究竟和老版有何不同?(一)

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