Horizons Ventures backs AI startup Fano Labs in first Hong Kong investment
Horizons Ventures, the VC firm founded by Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-Shing, has made a rare early-stage investment after it backed AI startup Fano Labs. Horizons has invested in the likes of Facebook, Razer, Slack, Improbable, Spotify and more, and now it is putting undisclosed money into Fan...
Oracle to buy construction collaboration software maker Aconex for $1.2B in cash
Oracle will pay $1.2 billion in cash to buy construction software developer Aconex, the companies announced today. Based in Melbourne, Aconex’s cloud-based software allow teams working on building projects to collaborate and share documents. Oracle agreed to pay AUD $7.80 (about $5.97) per share...
Uber ride-hailing comes to BBM — because some people in the world still use BBM
It’s been some time since Uber made its full service available inside messaging apps — most notably Facebook Messenger — but now it is rolling out to another one, BBM, with an eye on emerging markets. BBM is virtually dead in Western markets following the decline of BlackBerry phones, but it has...
Tencent and JD.com invest $863M into e-commerce firm Vipshop to battle Alibaba
Tencent, the internet giant that recently became Asia’s first $500 billion company, is continuing its investment spree after it agreed to buy $604 million in shares of Chinese online retailer Vipshop. The deal is being made with long-time partner JD.com, which will invest $259 million into Vipsh...
Learning to embrace conflict as a part of startup culture
Most team leaders will agree on the majority of decisions that need to be made and good startup teams seem telepathic at times, but there are inevitably going to be profound disagreements. It’s critical that entrepreneurs embrace these conflicts because solving them properly is often the differe...
Shine of the times
“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” — Francis Bacon and/or Lady Gaga Kirakira, an app that adds sparkle to your photos, is at the time of this writing the No. 1 paid app in the iOS App Store. Its creator, Kentaro Yama, is a Japanese developer who works...
The Last Jedi should be the last Star Wars film
At the risk of being ostracized by the vast majority of my TC teammates, let me propose that Star Wars: The Last Jedi would — in a fairer universe — be the last Star Wars film… (Spoiler alerts!) Read More
Negativity and Startups
2017 has not been a good year for good news in the startup world. VCs repeatedly sexually harassing founders, often over a period of years. Products that are dangerous, stupid or a mix of both. Company executives breaking the law in pursuit of delirious growth. Dumb product launches that insult ...
The ICO regulators are here, and they’re carrying big sticks. (PDF) “Coins or other digital assets issued on a blockchain may be securities under the federal securities laws… tokens were securities as defined by Section 2(a)(1) of the Securities Act because they were investment contracts … An in...
Thales agrees to buy Gemalto in digital security deal worth ~$5.43BN
Digital security solutions provider Gemalto has agreed to a €51 per share acquisition offer from French aerospace and defense group Thales — in a deal worth around $5.43BN. Read More
🔥 Honduran White Bats 🔥
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Chinese Restaurant Starterpack
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GIF A Swell Bit Of Engineering
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My Grandparents are retiring their 52 (almost 53) year old Toaster, "Old Toastie" that they got as a wedding present.
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4 Years in the making. Dedication finally paying off. 350lbs/160kg down to 175lbs/80kg
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This scrabble wrapping paper...
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Sarah Palin's oldest son, Track, arrested on domestic violence charges
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I feel like these Lego memes are distracting us from the real issues, like
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Thor's Well on the Oregon coast is a mesmerizing natural spectacle to behold. Even more so at sunset. We spent over an hour watching the water fill up only to get sucked out again. (OC) [5322x3548]
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Frank has grown into a fine young gentleman.
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