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

Survey finds majority of Snapchat users are likely to switch to another app

A new survey has cast serious doubts on whether Snap Inc., the maker of the Snapchat messaging app, has much chance of remaining successful in the future. The survey, undertaken by marketing firm Fluent, found that nearly half of all American adults think that Snapchat is “just a fad,” while 62 percent of existing Snapchat users believe […]

Lawmakers launch a dedicated Congressional Blockchain Caucus

Two lawmakers representing both sides of the political spectrum have launched a Congressional Blockchain Caucus dedicated to the advancement of sound public policy toward blockchain-based technologies and digital currencies. First proposed by Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) in September, the bipartisan caucus will seek to educate people and provide research to help policymakers implement smart regulatory […]

Cloud security startup Evident.io raises $22M from Google

Cloud security startup Evident.io Inc. has raised $22 million Series C in a round led by GV, the former Google Ventures, and joined by existing investors Bain Capital, True Ventures and Venrock. Founded in 2013, Evident.io offers cloud security and compliance automation that endeavors to deliver the fastest security intelligence available to cloud engineers. The company’s […]

French philanderer sues Uber for $48M over app bug that led to divorce

A French man is suing Uber Technologies Inc. for about $48 million over a fault in its mobile app that allowed his wife to find out he was cheating on him, ultimately leading to a divorce. The unnamed man, identified only as hailing from Côte d’Azur in the south of France, alleges that a problem with Uber’s […]

IRS warns employers to be on the lookout for new W-2 phishing scam

As the tax season looms, the Internal Revenue Service is warning employers to be on the lookout for an evolved W-2 email phishing scam that is targeting companies as well as school districts, tribal organizations and nonprofits. The W-2, the U.S. federal tax form that employers send to employees and the IRS,  reports not only annual wages […]

Sophos snaps up endpoint security startup Invincea for $100M+

Security firm Sophos Group plc has acquired Invincea Inc., an endpoint security solutions startup that uses virtual application containers to protect against advanced malware and other threats. The price of the acquisition came in at $100 million in cash with an additional $20 million earn-out dependent on performance targets being met. Founded in 2009, Invincea offers […]

Security firm Exabeam raises $30M round from Lightspeed and Cisco

Security firm Exabeam Inc. has raised $30 million in a late-stage funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Cisco Investments. The Series C round also included existing investors Norwest Venture Partners, Aspect Ventures, Icon Ventures and Shlomo Kramer. As part of the deal, Lightspeed’s Ravi Mhatre will join Exabeam’s board. Founded in 2013, Exabeam provides security intelligence and management […]

Former FireEye intern convicted of selling Android malware avoids jail time

A former intern at security company FireEye Inc., who was arrested in 2015 after it was discovered he was one of the world’s top Android hackers, avoided a jail term at his sentencing hearing on Monday. Twenty-year-old Morgan Culbertson stood accused of being the mastermind behind Dendroid, a form of malware that infects Android phones […]

Security flaw in Steam allows hackers to inject malicious code via a profile page

A security flaw discovered in the popular online gaming platform Steam allows a hacker to execute malicious commands on the computers of any user visiting an infected profile page. The flaw consists of a cross-site scripting vulnerability that can occur due to the Steam client failing to block malicious commands from user-created profile pages. The flaw enable a […]

Dozens of iPhone apps found to be vulnerable to data interception

Dozens of popular Apple Inc. iOS apps contain serious security flaws that make them vulnerable to data interception, security researchers at Verify.ly have discovered. Some 76 apps, which included browser apps, news apps and various virtual private networking apps, were found to be open to a silent man-in-the-middle attack, a form of attack that allows a hacker to […]