India’s Answer To Uber, Ola Takes $210M Led By Softbank At $1B Valuation

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 SoftBank is doubling down on India, quite literally. The Japanese tech powerhouse, flush with billions from its extremely lucrative Alibaba investment, is today confirming that it has led a $210 million investment in Ola, an Uber-style service in India that aims to use technology to shake up and dominate the car-for-hire and wider transportation market in the country. The news comes at the… Read More Read more »

Buffer Wants To Raise $3.5M At A $60M Valuation — Here’s The Term Sheet

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 Buffer, a social media management company, is raising a $3.5 million Series A round of capital. Most of the money will go to its founders and some early employees. $1 million of the total will be afforded to operations. To date, Buffer has raised $400,000. Buffer, which has monthly revenue of just under $400,000, is profitable. The company wants to have enough cash in the bank to survive any… Read More Read more »

Matthew McConaughey Has a Meltdown in ‘SNL’ Lincoln Ad Spoofs

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From Oscar winner to car commercial star in eight short months, Matthew McConaughey's career is taking a baffling turn. Saturday Night Live put host Jim Carrey behind the wheel for a dead-on parody of the actor's weirdest acting gig since the birth of the McConaissance Over the course of three parody ads, Carrey as McConaughey becomes more and more unhinged, channeling the absurd wisdom of True Detective 's Rust Cohle, and injuring an unlucky Allstate spokesperson along the way. Jim Carrey Danced to Sia in a Nude Bodysuit on 'SNL' Rapping Family Returns With Snoop Dogg-Inspired Halloween Jam Bette Midler Breathes New Life Into TLC's Smash Hit 'Waterfalls' Golden State Warriors Are Good at Basketball, Terrible at Singing Read more... More about Youtube , Entertainment , Tv , Saturday Night Live , and Videos Read more »

10 Incredible Works of Art Made in Microsoft Excel

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While most see Microsoft Excel as endless blank rows and columns, others view it as a platform to bring their artwork to life. Many have managed to push the limits of the spreadsheet-making software that most of us try to avoid at all costs. From landscape masterpieces to recreations of our favorite video game characters, Excel has been unexpectedly used as a drawing tool to create some of the coolest illustrations. See also: 6 Entertaining Games Made Entirely in Microsoft Excel Below, we've put together 10 incredible works of art made in Microsoft Excel. 1. Japanese art by Tatsuo Horiuchi Image: Imgur, saezP Read more... More about Microsoft , Art , Features , Design , and Spreadsheet Read more »

What Developers Should Know About Apple Pay

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In our latest Ask a Dev video, iOS Architect Kevin Harwood explains how developers can start integrating Apple Pay into their apps. For now, he says, developers should focus on making use of In-App Purchase. More information is available on Apple's guidelines See also: Why Apple Pay Is the Most Secure Payment Platform on the Planet Subscribe to our Ask a Dev YouTube channel to catch more videos like this. BONUS: Testing Out Apple Pay In The Big Apple Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more... More about Youtube , Videos , Apple , Brightcove , and Tech Read more »

Some Genius Slowed Down Guy Fieri Eating and Set It to ‘Killing Me Softly’

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Guy Fieri has a tender relationship with food. He loves it, yearns for it and serves it at his one-star rated New York City restaurant. Now, see Fieri eat like you've never seen him eat before: in slow motion to the sensual sounds of Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly." Is your mouth watering yet? If the answer is no, click replay. Air New Zealand Takes Passengers to Middle-earth With Hobbit Safety Video Filling Your Ice Machine With Candy Is the Only Kitchen Hack You Need Dreams Do Come True: Floyd Mayweather Beats Up Justin Bieber If 'The Shining' Took Place in IKEA Read more... Read more »

Adaptive Math Learning Platform KnowRe Raises $6.8M

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 KnowRe, an online math learning site for secondary students, has raised a new round of $6.8 million. The funding was led by returning investor SoftBank Ventures Korea, with participation from KTB Ventures, Partners Fund, and SparkLabs Global Ventures. Read More Read more »

Watch All 10 ‘Halloween’ Movies in 2 Minutes

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If you realize that as October passes by, you don’t have the time or emotional fortitude to watch every single installment of the Halloween series, YouTube channel CineFix has your back. They summarize all 10 movies in two minutes in the animated clip, above, including Jamie Lee Curtis' inexplicable return from the dead, the often-forgotten fact that Paul Rudd was in Halloween: The Curse of Mike Myers and Rob Zombie’s regrettable involvement in the franchise. What Happens When Apple Runs Out of Product Ideas? Sting-Sung Cellphone Ringtones Are Better Than the Originals This Baby Minion Costume Just Won Halloween Christian Bale's 'Batman' Would Be an Amazing Steve Jobs Read more... More about Viral Videos , Halloween , Horror Movies , Film , and Watercooler Read more »

New Croissant-Hybrid ‘Baissant’ Brings Crumbs Bakery Back to Life

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When Crumbs announced it would be reopening with a new hybrid food item on the menu, Mashable just had to get the flaky low down In July, Crumbs abruptly closed all 48 of its U.S. shops due to serious financial difficulties. But with the help of a few cupcake-loving investors , the chain was acquired in a Chapter 11 process by the Lemonis Fischer Acquisition Company, LLC — co-owned by Marcus Lemonis, the host of CNBC's The Profit See also: It Takes 3 Days to Make a Real Cronut The bake shop reopened on Oct. 14 in New York City, with future plans to reopen 24 stores across the U.S The Crumbs revival comes with a new menu breakfast item: the curiously-named "baissant." Lemonis tells Mashable that the "baissant" is made with both bagel and croissant doughs which are interwoven and baked. The bagel-croissant debuted alongside other items, including the "crozel," a pretzel-croissant hybrid. Read more... More about Youtube , Videos , Us , Watercooler , and Food Read more »

EBay Beats On EPS Of $0.68, Misses On Sales Of $4.35B; Shares Fall On Lower Forecasts

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 E-commerce giant EBay, soon to be split into two businesses, today reported its third-quarter earnings. The company reported revenues of $4.4 billion (or, $4.353 billion, to be exact), growing 12% on a year ago, on non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.68. This beat estimates on EPS but narrowly missed on sales (but, yes, beat if you rounded up, as eBay has). Analysts were expecting revenues… Read More Read more »