Facebook launches “Lite” Android app for emerging markets

Eric David | January 26th

[caption id="attachment_205614" align="alignright" width="300"] Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg[/caption] Facebook Inc. quietly launched a new app over the weekend called Facebook Lite, which targets low-end Android phones in developing countries. Facebook Lite launched simultaneously in several developing countries...»

Don’t let IoT hype distract from security fundamentals, experts say

Mike Wheatley | January 26th

The Internet of Things (IoT) is often portrayed as some kind of futuristic concept, but the reality is that 'smart things' already have an established presence in our homes and workplaces. NPD Group says the...»

What you missed in Cloud: Box IPO draws out competitors

Maria Deutscher | January 26th

The buzz surrounding the long-awaited public offering of file sharing powerhouse Box Inc. drew out the competition last week, which took advantage of the attention to boost their own visibility. Egnyte Inc. made headlines after unveiling a major...»

AWS cloud beats out Google & Microsoft in reliability stakes

Mike Wheatley | January 26th

Amazon Web Services was the most reliable of the “big three” cloud services – AWS, Google Compute Engine and Microsoft Azure – according to two seperate studies by companies that analyze cloud outages. CloudEndure, which offers...»

Fujitsu uses psychological profiling to defend against cyberattacks

Mike Wheatley | January 26th

Japanese tech firm Fujitsu is building a platform that uses psychological profiling to ramp up computer security in the workplace. The company's reseach arm Fujitsu Laboratories said it was developing an enterprise tool that...»

P2P money startup TransferWise takes $58 million Series C

Duncan Riley | January 26th

P2P money transfer startup TransferWise Ltd has raised $58 million Series C in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz that included previous investors Sir Richard Branson, Valar Ventures, Index Ventures, IA Ventures, and Seedcamp. Founded in 2011 by...»

Colorado man facing 5 years jail for buying and selling Bitcoin without a license

Duncan Riley | January 26th

Bitcoin trader Burton Wagner is facing 5 years in jail after being arrested in Colorado for the operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business. In a filing to the United States District Court, the Federal Government claims...»

404 plane not found: Lizard Squad hacks Malaysian Airlines site

Duncan Riley | January 26th

Malaysian Airlines has come to the attention of the infamous Lizard Squad with their site being hacked today to show the message "404 Plane Not Found." The message is related to the unresolved mystery of flight MH17, a Kuala...»

Coinbase to open first “licensed” US-based Bitcoin exchange

Kyt Dotson | January 25th

[caption id="attachment_206031" align="alignright" width="300"] Coinbase to change the Bitcoin exchange scene[/caption] Coinbase Inc., well-known bitcoin payment processor and web-wallet, has announced its intention to open the first licensed US-based Bitcoin exchange on Monday. Following $106 million in backing, ...»

Millions stolen: Inside the elaborate Bitcoin scams of Tadas Kasputis, EgoPay, Virtex.com & Paymentbase

Duncan Riley | January 23rd

Mt Gox has become the ongoing meme for any negative story in the Bitcoin space. It is, and remains to date the largest loss by any Bitcoin exchange, but unlike what we are about to describe to you,...»