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

Report: Google is allegedly building an ad blocker for Chrome

In a surprising turn of events, Google Inc. is said to be developing an ad blocker for its highly popular Chrome web browser, at least according to one report Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal, quoting people familiar with the company’s plans, claims that the ad-blocking feature would be turned on by default within Chrome but would […]

Israeli cloud security startup Dome9 raises $16.5M from SoftBank and others

Israeli cloud security startup Dome9 Security Inc. has raised $16.5 million in a Series C funding round led by SoftBank Corp. along with a number of existing investors. Under the deal, SoftBank will become the leading distributor of Dome9’s Arc cloud infrastructure security platform in the Japanese market. Founded in 2010, Dome9 offers a cloud firewall […]

Hacking group OurMine claims responsibility for mass YouTube hack

OurMine, the hacking group behind the hacks of Facebook Inc. founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, Google Inc. CEO Sundar Pichai and others, has claimed responsibility for a mass hack of YouTube that it claims is the largest in the site’s history. The hack, launched on Good Friday, breached thousands of YouTube accounts primarily related to YouTube network Studio 71, which […]

Microsoft acquires company run by former Word and Excel head Charles Simonyi

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday acquired productivity software firm Intentional Software Inc., a Bellevue, Washington-based company founded by Charles Simonyi, a former Microsoft employee who oversaw the development of both Word and Excel before leaving the company. Founded in 2002, Intentional Software builds upon the Intentional Programming project led by Simonyi when he was at Microsoft. Its platform […]

Google Earth gets a makeover with new tours and ‘I’m feeling lucky’ option

Google Inc. on Tuesday rolled out a new version of Google Earth that delivers a range of new features to make the service more social and interactive. The search giant said the new version, two years in the making, is designed to deliver different lenses to allow users to see the world and learn a bit about […]

Oracle snaps up digital measurement firm Moat to fill out its marketing cloud

Oracle Corp. Tuesday said it has acquired digital advertising measurement firm Moat Inc. for an undisclosed price. Recode later reported that Oracle is paying more than $850 million for the company, founded by advertising technology investors and entrepreneurs Jonah and Noah Goodhart and Michael Walrath. The acquisition price would be a huge return on the $67.5 […]

Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex suspends wire transfers in a case similar to Mt. Gox

The world’s largest bitcoin exchange Bitfinex (BTXNA Inc.) has suspended the acceptance of all incoming and outgoing wire transfers in a sign that the company may be in trouble. Bitfinex made the announcement Monday, saying in a blog post that beginning April 18, all incoming wire transfers will be refused by the company’s Taiwan bank and […]

New York City proposal would force Uber to provide tipping option

One of the best features of ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. might be about to come to an end as a proposal by a New York City government department that would force the company to allow the payment of tips. The proposal from New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission would require companies providing car services that only […]

Facebook busts international spam network that was creating fake likes

Facebook Inc. said it has busted a major international spam network that was manipulating “likes” on social networking giant’s pages for over six months. The unnamed group, which is claimed to have involved accounts in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and a number of other countries, was generating activity such as likes not through traditional mass […]

Microsoft patches Windows vulnerabilities exposed in latest Shadow Brokers release

Microsoft Corp. has patched a number of vulnerabilities in its Windows operating system that were exposed by the most recent release of National Security Agency-linked tools by the hacking group the Shadow Brokers. The hacks, released by the group Friday, included a number of working exploits for Windows machines ranging from XP up to Windows 8 but did […]