亚洲风情日日夜:Berlin venture studio Merantix raises $27M fund to concentrate on AI startups

Berlin-based Merantix, a venture studio which specifically concentrates on building ‘AI companies’, says it has raised a new €25M fund ($27M). Anchor investors include Trusted Insight, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, as well as further family offices from Europe.

After sale to Ford, Spin charges ahead with plans to scale up

Electric scooter startup Spin was long considered to be a bit of an underdog in the micromobility space. Before selling to Ford, Spin had raised just $8 million, while competitors Lime and Bird had raised hundreds of millions. Today,

Verkada raises $80M at $1.6B to be every building’s security OS

50 iPads were stolen from Verkada co-founder Hans Robertson’s old company. Only when they checked the security system did they realize the video cameras hadn’t been working for months. He was pissed. “The market lagged behind the progress seen in the consumer space,

Lyft confirms 90 layoffs as it targets profitability

Shares of popular American ride-hailing giant Lyft are off 3% today in regular trading after the New York Times reported that the company would cut some staff. TechCrunch confirmed with the company that 90 individuals are expected to be impacted by the changes. In a statement,

Google Nest begins testing HVAC alerts, partners with Handy for booking service calls

Google’s Nest is testing a new feature that will alert you to potential HVAC issues and even help you book an HVAC professional to fix it, thanks to a partnership with Handy. The company says the HVAC alerts are only available in select cities during the testing period.

Xplore teams up with Nanoracks for commercial deep space exploration

Mostly when we talk about commercial space, and space startups, the focus is relatively close to home – stretching to orbit, and maybe the Moon. But Seattle-based startup Xplore wants to extend the privatization of space further still,

GoFundMe CEO Rob Solomon is stepping down, will be replaced by Tim Cadogan, CEO of OpenX

A significant changing of the guard is underway at GoFundMe, the popular charitable and causes-based online giving platform that has generated $9 billion from 120 million donations globally to date. The company is announcing that Rob Solomon,

Coinbase poaches Google Shopping VP as CPO for cryptocommerce

“We’re trying to shift cryptocurrency from this speculative asset class to driving real world utility” Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong tells me. How? Through commerce and micropayments. But now Coinbase has the?who to build it.

Equity Monday: A global selloff, MURAL snags $23M, and two unicorns that can’t raise

Good morning friends, and welcome back to?TechCrunch’s Equity Monday, a short-form audio hit to kickstart your week. Regular Equity episodes still drop Friday morning, so if you’ve listened to the show over the years don’t worry — we’re not changing it in the slightest.

Teller raises $4M to take on Plaid in the U.S. by providing API access to bank accounts

“They’re idiots, they’re really naive,” is how Stevie Graham, the co-founder of fintech Teller, once described Open Banking Limited, the body charged with delivering open banking in the U.K.

N26 reaches 5 million customers including 250,000 in the US

Challenger bank N26 has reached 5 million customers. In 2019 alone, N26 managed to add over 2.5 million customers. And the company’s growth rate seems to be accelerating as N26 reached 3.5 million customers in June 2019.

20 Quick How-To Guides to Solve All Your Troubles

If you have a problem and need a quick and simple solution, Jeff Wysaski of Pleated Jeans has 20 of them for youWysaki's helpful hints range from quirky, like looking in the couch cushions to find your spirit animal, to totally bizarre, such as becoming a cat to avoid paying rent.See also:

美国国立航空航天博物馆将迎来首次翻新

据外媒报道,美国史密森尼博物馆的其中一个主馆--国立航空航天博物馆(National Museum of Air and Space)将迎来它自1976年7月1日开馆之后的首次翻新。

A Look at Smart Gun Technology

An anonymous reader writes "Engadget takes a look at smart gun technology currently available and what the future might hold. From the article: 'While the idea of a gun that couldn't be turned on its owner seems like an obvious win for everyone involved,

58同城财报:2014年Q1 58同城营收4820万美元 净利润230万美元

58同城今天发布财报,财报显示,该公司第一季度营收4820万美元,同比增103.3%;净利润230万美元,去年同期净亏损470万美元,环比下降79%。

“开课吧”上线“微专业”,提供由浅入深的系统性在线教育服务

36氪曾多次报道的创业公司“开课吧”,现在上线了全新的在线教育新服务——“微专业”,“微专业”是在之前开课吧“导学课”的基础上,将导学课以专业学科的递进方式系统化、全新规划处理的在线教育新服务。

Object C学习初步 - 蔡鸿军

最近乘着项目不太紧张的时候,赶紧给自己冲了一下电。其实我自己最熟悉的平台应该是.

一眼看清高科技,深度解析人工智能技术脉络

现在技术突破方向是通过建立知识图谱与事物组合图谱,试图将现实世界的景象与知识组织起来。当然,这仅仅是第一步,只有将其与自然语言解析、视觉解析结合到一起时,再结合大数据统计,才能实现真正的突破。

联合国儿童基金会发布报告:创新能促进改变最弱势儿童的状况

在纪念《儿童权利公约》被联大通过25周年之际,《世界儿童状况》报告阐述变革议程 纽约2014年11月20日电 /美通社/ --在《儿童权利公约》被联合国大会通过25周年之际,联合国儿童基金会(UNICEF)发布最新报告,指出全世界迫切需要采取行动,让更多的儿童能够从创新工作中受益。

Motion Data update brings graphs, maps, and more to Lumia

Motion Data is a system app that allows those with a Lumia device that have SensorCore to track their movements. The app is not just limited to step counting, it tracks your location, measures steps walked, steps ran, distance biked, and distance driven.

Refugees in Croatia can't get to the Internet, so the Internet comes to them

Nearly 30,000 refugees have entered Croatia since Wednesday — many of whom are hungry, tired and in need of medical aid. Volunteers are working night and day to help, but the people waiting at various refugee centers and train stations, trying to find a way into western Europe,