Kyt Dotson

Kyt Dotson

Kyt Dotson is a Senior Editor at SiliconAngle and works to cover beats surrounding DevOps, security, gaming, and cutting edge technology. Before joining SiliconAngle, Kyt worked as a software engineer starting at Motorola in Q&A to eventually settle at Pets911.com where he helped build a vast database for pet adoption and a lost and found system. Kyt is a published author who writes science fiction and fantasy works that incorporate ideas from modern-day technological innovation and explore the outcome of living with those technologies.

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Ahead of Earth Day, HTC Vive VR ‘impact’ grants will immerse viewers in space, trees and honeybees

HTC Vive, industry leader in virtual reality hardware and software from HTC Corp. and Valve Corp., today announced the first grant recipients of the VR for Impact program. The vision of the VR for Impact program is to deliver $10 million to help drive VR technologies and content to use virtual reality to create a […]

Accedo teams up with Nokia OZO to deliver better VR content

Video experience pioneer Accedo Broadband AB announced today that it is partnering with Finnish technology company Nokia Corp. to integrate the Nokia OZO Player software development kit into its virtual reality solutions and joint projects. The partnership would bring Nokia’s professional streaming app developer library for VR delivery and playback to consumers and publishers. In 2016, […]

Factom raises $8M for blockchain mortgage solution

Austin, Texas-based blockchain-as-a-service technology company Factom Inc. announced Tuesday that it has closed an extended Series A funding round for $8 million. During the initial phase of the funding round, Factom closed $5.3 million with participation from Draper Associates, Stewart Title, Overstock, Fenbushi Capital and Plug and Play. With the new round, Peeli Ventures, Harvest […]

Farewell to the Intel Developer Forum, and the primacy of the PC

In a final admission that the personal computer is no longer the center of its universe, Intel Corp. today announced the company will be discontinuing its Intel Developer Forum trade show, including the IDF17 planned for this summer. The announcement appeared on the IDF17 website this morning, replacing previous content with a thank-you to the community […]

Ukraine government inks deal with Bitfury for blockchain governance program

Blockchain technology company Bitfury Group Ltd. announced Thursday that it has joined the government of Ukraine in a deal to create the first full-scale distributed ledger e-governance program for the country. Bitfury Group Chief Executive Officer Valery Vavilov (pictured, left) signed the deal with the head of the State Agency for eGovernance of Ukraine Oleksandr Ryzhenko […]

Visbit announces open beta for high-definition VR streaming service

Virtual reality and 360-degree video streaming company Visbit Inc. announced today the launch of its streaming platform to open beta. The service, launched after a successful closed beta test in December, includes a publisher portal, VR cloud capabilities and a VR player software developer kit that will make it possible to embed streaming capability into […]

Deep linking startup Branch raises $60M round led by Andy Rubin’s VC firm

Branch Metrics Inc., creator of a deep linking solution to allow app developers and marketers to connect websites and apps, today raised $60 million in a Series C funding round led by Android founder Andy Rubin’s Playground Ventures. Joining Playground Ventures in this funding round were Cowboy Ventures, Madrona Ventures Group, Pear Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Ben […]

Microsoft to acquire application container toolmaker Deis

Microsoft Corp. today announced plans to acquire Deis Inc., a startup that builds tools for the open-source application container management platform Kubernetes. Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of the cloud and enterprise group at Microsoft, said Deis has been “at the center of container transformation.” Microsoft will be acquiring Deis directly from platform-as-a-service company Engine Yard […]

TMX Group taps Accenture to build shareholder voting blockchain prototype

Toronto-based TMX Group Ltd. announced Thursday the launch of a new shareholder voting system prototype that uses distributed ledger technology, better known as blockchain technology. From corporate boardrooms to the halls of government, blockchains can provide a method for securing votes by embedding them in a cryptographically hardened ledger. This way, any vote made has a […]

Report: Blockchain distributed ledger market to reach $5.4B by 2023

A new report published by Allied Market Research says the market for the blockchain distributed ledger technology will reach $5.43 billion by 2023. The report, entitled “Blockchain Distributed Ledger Market by Type and End User: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023,” shows the global blockchain market reached $228 million during 2016. According to the […]