Gem deploys Thales e-Security hardware security modules for more secure Bitcoin wallet

Duncan Riley | January 28th

[caption id="attachment_216250" align="alignright" width="300"] Gem CEO Micah Winkelspecht[/caption] Bitcoin security platform provider Gem has announced the deployment of custom Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) from Thales e-Security that will now be offered as part of Gem’s Bitcoin wallet...»

Microsoft revels plan to release new free version of its Business Intelligence (BI) service to US customers

James Farrell | January 28th

In a Microsoft blog yesterday the Redmond company revealed it's planning to release a preview of its improved Power BI service, at first to US customers, but the company says to global customers at a...»

Apple Pay is growing, accounts for two out of every three dollars spent via contactless payments

Collen Kriel | January 28th

Since its launch in October, Apple Pay has accounted for two out of every three dollars spent via contactless payments on Visa, Mastercard and American Express. This is according to Apple Inc. CEO, Tim Cook, speaking during an...»

Adiós: Cointerra goes bankrupt as Bitcoin mining now uneconomical

Duncan Riley | January 28th

Bitcoin mining company Cointerra Inc. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Texas after a fall in the price of Bitcoin made its Bitcoin mining business uneconomical. Problems at Cointerra first emerged January 14th when it was...»

Apple Watch will ship in April, development right on schedule, says Apple CEO

Collen Kriel | January 28th

Speaking during an earnings call with analysts following the company’s earnings announcement on Tuesday, Apple Inc. CEO, Tim Cook said that the Apple Watch will start shipping in April. Cook said that, "development for Apple...»

Snapchat launches rubbish curated content “Discover” service aimed at hipsters

Duncan Riley | January 28th

Snapchat Inc. launched its new curated news service Discover Tuesday in an attempt to broaden its offering outside of its core chat service. The service, which we previously covered pre-launch on January 22nd, is billed as "a...»

Apple hits record $74.6B first quarter revenue, most profitable public company in the world

Collen Kriel | January 27th

Apple Inc. yesterday announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter which ended December 27, 2014. The Cupertino, California-based tech giant posted record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and a record quarterly net...»

Yahoo Q4 earnings down, Alibaba shares to be spun off into new company

Duncan Riley | January 27th

Yahoo Inc. announced its Q4 and yearly results Tuesday while at the same time announcing that it would spin off its remaining stake in Chinese E-Commerce giant Alibaba Inc. The financials weren't great for Yahoo with the once internet...»

Lizard Squad hacks Taylor Swift, offers nudes for Bitcoin

Duncan Riley | January 27th

[caption id="attachment_216203" align="alignright" width="324"] Hackers going to hack, hack, hack, hack, hack.[/caption] Notorious hacking group Lizard Squad appears to have ticked off another entry on its achievements list today having successfully hacked the Twitter and Instagram accounts of Taylor Swift. The...»

Virtual world selfies coming soon to World of Warcraft

Kyt Dotson | January 27th

If you didn’t already think Instagram was overwhelmed by selfies from the real world, it’s time to expect them from the virtual world. Blizzard Entertainment is adding a special item to its cultural juggernaut massively multiplayer online (MMO)...»