Two-factor authentication, a security measure that requires a verification code as well as a password upon login, can help prevent phishing and account takeover. But at Facebook, two-factor authentication ended up being used as a way to pester its users with notifications. A number of people have been receiving random notifications from Facebook after giving… Read More »
Facebook announced a series of changes to its live-streaming, notably an HQ Trivia-like game-show platform, aimed at ...
Apple has been fined AUS$9 million ($6.6 million/£5 million) for misleading Australian consumers about their right to g...
Fintech startup Brex today unveiled a first-of-its-kind corporate card specifically designed to help startups qualify ba...
On Monday, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced that it has approved financial services...
Tech giant Google said Monday it will invest $550 million in cash into JD.com. In return, Google will receive more tha...
VMware will acquire CloudCoreo to help customers get a better understanding of their risks in the cloud. The small Seattle team — less than ten employees — will join VMware’s Cloud Services unit and CloudCoreo’s flagship configuration-management product will get folded into that group, said Milin Desai, general manager for VMware Cloud Services. Terms of… Read More »
A female startup founder filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against a longtime Silicon Valley venture capitalist for alleged sexual assault on an overnight flight from San Francisco to Minneapolis last July. Rachel Danae Vachata, a 29-year-old co-founder of technology companies, alleges that 73-year-old venture capitalist Lucio Lanza “preyed on” Vachata by threatening to use his… Read More »
Singapore-based startup Grab is in talks to buy out Uber’s business in Southeast Asia, CNBC reported Friday, citing people familiar with the negotiations. The U.S. ride-hailing service provider would be compensated in the form of an equity payment granting it a “sizable” stake in Grab. Uber sold its Chinese business to Didi in August 2016,… Read More »
A Missoula, Mont., Resident Mapping Startup that allows users to download sophisticated topographic offline maps that outlines public and private land as well as a host of other hunting, fishing and camping features has received its first large external Funding. onXmaps has completed a $ 20.3 million Series A round of Summit Partners. Bessemer Venture… Read More »
Twitter is expected to stop its Mac desktop app in favor of a web client, with the company announcing today that it’s pulled the application from the web and from Apple’s App Store. Support for Twitter for Mac will end in 30 days, the company adds. he app was once popular when it was originally… Read More »
Google is making a change to image search today. it’s removing the “view image” button that appeared when you clicked on a picture, which allowed you to open the image alone. If you visit images.google.com and perform a search query, selecting an image will no longer give you the option to view that image on… Read More »
New York-based startup BlockFi, which provides loans to crypto-asset owners using their bitcoin and ether holdings as collateral, has secured $1.55 million in a just-closed funding round. The company, which received backing from ConsenSys Ventures, SoFi and Kenetic Capital among others, wants to “bridge the gap” between capital markets and the cryptocurrency ecosystem, according to… Read More »
Pharma giant Roche is stepping a foot firmly in the tech world, putting down $1.9 billion to buy a software company founded by two ex-Googlers. The company, called Flatiron Health, is developing tech for life science, academics, and hospitals. Roche was already a financial backer for the New York City-based company, previously owning 12% of… Read More »
LiveLike, a tech startup that has built a platform that melds virtual reality and social-media interactivity for sports, announced a $9.6 million Series B round, featuring new investors Greycroft Partners and Lepe Partners. The new investors join existing backers including former NBA commissioner David Stern, Evolution Media, Courtside Ventures, Elysian Park, Dentsu Ventures, and the… Read More »