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

Show me the money: Tinder’s new Plus service will allow undos, wider searches at a price

Dating app maker Tinder Inc. is said to be preparing to launch its new paid premium service that will include a number of long requested features. The service, named Tinder Plus, will include an undo button that allows users who are having second thoughts to rewind a swipe. Another service called Passport will allow users […]

Report: Google planning to take on Uber with self driving car

Google Inc. is reported to be developing its own ridesharing service to take on Uber Inc., a report claimed Monday. Bloomberg quoted unnamed sources that said that Google’s chief legal officer David Drummond revealed the possibility of a Google-made competitor to Uber’s board; Drummond sits on the Uber board so the disclosure was likely a […]

LINE Corp.’s latest unexpected vertical: daily deals style grocery shopping

Messaging giant LINE Corp. is expanding its empire into yet another unexpected vertical: grocery shopping. The service, named “Cheap Sure Sure” will offer a daily deals style mix of perishable and non-perishable goods in Thailand, LINE’s biggest market outside of Japan. “Thailand is one of our top priority markets. We are continuously exploring ways to boost […]

Links to HYIP scams: Bitcoin exchange Bitmarket.pl has bank account suspended

Polish Bitcoin exchange BitMarket.pl is reported to be having some financial issues after having its bank account suspended by General Electric Co. owned Bank BPH. The company claims that its accounts were suspended January 26th due to  “outstanding debt and lack of credentials,” suggesting that the company was at the very least in debt, if […]

Amazon books $214 million Q4 profit as Prime memberships surge

Amazon reported a profit of $214 million for Q4 2014 off the back of a big increase in Prime membership sales. Net sales increased 15 percent to $29.33 billion in quarter, up from $25.59 billion Q4 2013. The figures would have been higher but an unfavorable exchange rate took $895 million from the total amount. Operating […]

Google falls short of expectations despite record Q4 results

Google Inc.’s Q4 earnings missed market expectations Thursday with the tech giant posting Q4 revenue of $18.1 billion ($14.48 billion minus traffic acquisitions costs), or $6.88 per share, against a prediction of $7.08 per share. Despite missing Wall Street predictions, the figures were a record high for Google, with revenue up 15 percent for the same quarter in […]

Mashable raises $17 million Series B, Business Insider raises $25 million

Online media companies Mashable Inc. and Business Insider Inc. were both in the money Wednesday with announced new funding rounds of $17 million and $25 million respectively. Mashable’s Series B round was led by Time Warner Investments and included previous investors Elio Leoni-Sceti, Kass Lazerow, Michael Lazerow, Social Starts, New Markets Venture Partners and Updata Partners. From its humble beginnings […]

Sony dumps its unloved Music Unlimited service in new deal with Spotify

Sony Corp. is dumping its Music Unlimited music streaming service in a new partnership that will see music provided from Spotify Ltd. The new Spotify-powered service named “Playstation Music” will launch in 41 markets including the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil; of note its previous offering was only available in 19 countries. The Music Unlimited service […]

Facebook Q4 revenue increases to $3.85 billion off the back of mobile ad growth

Facebook Inc. has risen to new highs in the fourth quarter with the social networking giant posting $3.85 billion in revenue off the back of a surge in mobile advertising. Revenue from advertising came in at $3.59 billion, up 53 percent on the same quarter in 2013. Mobile advertising delivered 69 percent of advertising revenue for the fourth […]

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

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 product. The HSM devices are used in 80 percent of global payment transactions and also provide security to military applications, according to Gem. The modules offer FIPS-140-2 Level 3 hardware-certified security, […]