Duncan Riley

Duncan Riley

Duncan Riley is a senior writer at SiliconANGLE covering Startups, Bitcoin, and the Internet of Things.

Duncan is a co-founder of VC funded media company B5Media and founder of news site The Inquisitr, and was a senior writer at TechCrunch in its earlier days.

Tips? Press releases? Intersting startup? email: duncan@nichenet.com.au or contact Duncan on Twitter @duncanriley

Latest from Duncan Riley

Optiv IPO canceled as cyber security firm gets bought by KKR instead

Cybersecurity solutions company Optiv Security Inc. has canceled plans to go public and has instead opted to sell a majority stake in the company to private equity firm KKR & Co. Under the deal, current majority owner Blackstone Group LP will retain a minority shareholding with Optiv management. Those selling their stake in the company […]

Google’s drone delivery marketplace delayed by crashing drones

The grand ambitions of Google Inc. parent company Alphabet Inc. to start a drone delivery service have been delayed by, among other things, the small matter of preventing the machines from crashing, according to an extensive report published Tuesday. In an in-depth look at Alphabet’s “moonshot” programs, The Wall Street Journal’s Nick Jakas details the […]

Apple to start publishing its artificial intelligence research in bid to attract talent

Apple’s notoriously tight secrecy about its activities is set to change as it tries to retain and hire talent, at least in one area, according to an Apple executive. The company is going to start publishing some of their artificial intelligence work and engaging more with the wider academic community, Russ Salakhutdinov, Apple’s director of AI […]

Docker acquires Infinit for improved software container storage

Docker Inc. has acquired decentralized storage platform startup Infinit International Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2012, Infinit sells a decentralized storage platform that transforms commodity servers into multiple scalable, secure and fault-tolerant storage servers tailored for specific applications and more specifically is intended for container and micro-services deployments. The company’s software can be deployed on […]

IBM’s Watson supercomputer to fight real-world cyber security

Seven months after first announcing that it was teaching its Watson cognitive technology platform to fight cybercrime, IBM Corp. has launched it into the real world, at least in test mode. The Watson for Cyber Security platform has been designed to discover behavior patterns and evidence of hidden cyber attacks and threats that could otherwise […]

85M Dailymotion accounts hacked in the year’s latest cyberattack

Video site Dailymotion is the latest big hacking target, as the details of 85.2 million account holders have made their way online. The hack of the Vivendi SA-owned YouTube competitor, first reported by data breach notification LeakedSource, includes unique email addresses and usernames from the company’s systems. Only 18.3 million accounts had associated passwords with […]

New VW spinoff to focus on ride-hailing and self-driving cars

Volkswagen AG is moving into ride-sharing and self-driving cars with a new spinoff company. Called Moia, the new company will be based in Berlin and will focus on “new mobility solutions”  that the car giant hopes will generate “a significant share” of its overall revenues by 2025. The new company will develop and market its own […]

Maker of intelligent assistant app Accompany raises $20M round

Intelligent assistant app maker Accompani Inc. has raised $20 million in a Series B funding round led by Ignition Partners with the participation of Charles River Ventures. Founded in 2013, the startup sells an app called Accompany that is marketed as an intelligent, adaptive “chief of staff” that integrates with user’s email, contacts, social feeds and […]

Uber buys Geometric Intelligence to expand its push into AI

Uber Technologies Inc. has expanded its push into artificial intelligence through the acquisition of New York City-based Geometric Intelligence Inc., a company that is making an ambitious attempt to do machine learning more efficiently from less data. Under the deal, Geometric Intelligence’s 15-person staff will relocate to Uber’s hometown of San Francisco and form Uber […]

Apple’s off-again, on-again self-driving car project may be on again

Apple Inc.’s on again, off again self-driving car project would appear to be on again. The company has disclosed in a letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it’s keen to test its own self-driving vehicles. The letter, dated Nov. 22, was sent by Apple to the NHTSA as part of a lobbying […]