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,...»

Acquisition of Revolution Analytics is a double win for Microsoft

Maria Deutscher | January 23rd

[caption id="attachment_215713" align="alignright" width="300"] David Smith, Revolution Analytics interviewed on theCUBE[/caption] Microsoft followed up its hologram-studded Windows 10 launch event on Friday with the equally significant acquisition of Revolution Analytics Inc. for an undisclosed amount. The landmark...»

Microsoft buys Revolution Analytics and popular R programming language

John Furrier | January 23rd

Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquire Revolution Analytics, the leading commercial provider of software and services for R, the world’s most widely used programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics. R has been popularized...»

These familiar brands are geekifying your cities

Mellisa Tolentino | January 23rd

This week’s Smart City roundup features a list of smart city big players and a partnership between countries to countries further smart city efforts.

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