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.

Latest from Kyt Dotson

Vesper raises $15M to bring always-on microphones to the Internet of Things

Vesper Technologies, Inc. said today it has closed a $15 million Series A funding round to advance its tiny microphones for use in almost any device. The company builds extremely durable microphones that can run on very low power, allowing them to continue listening for longer at practically zero power drain. This round was led by […]

Major bitcoin wallet Circle backs out of currency buying and selling

Circle Internet Financial Ltd., which maintains a bitcoin wallet and merchant services, said today it will cease allowing customers to buy and sell bitcoins. This change shows a shift in the company’s approach to the bitcoin marketplace away from bitcoin as a customer-held currency to an invisible back-end for sending money across borders. As a virtual […]

Industrial augmented reality firm Osterhout Design Group raises $58M

Osterhout Design Group, a maker of powerful, augmented reality smart glasses (left) for industrial and enterprise use, this week announced it has closed a sizable $58 million round of funding. The company plans to use the Series A round to grow its portfolio of AR products and intends to present those plans at upcoming technology […]

Companies step up migration to Amazon Web Services cloud

The Amazon Web Services cloud is attracting more companies that want to move a lot of their computing tasks into the cloud, with small business accounting software company Xero Limited and shipping network company Matson Inc. announcing migrations this week. AWS provides cloud-based computing and storage solutions to companies seeking scalability and security on demand. Companies with […]

Polish e-money blockchain firm Billion Group raises $2M

Poland-based e-money services company Billion Group announced a successful first round of funding representing a total of $2 million. Billion’s vision is to provide electronic access to money and digital currency in a manner similar to a bank. To do this, Billion created a platform using distributed ledger technology, called a blockchain, to provide a suite […]

China’s Huawei signs deal with Gemalto to hasten smart cities and homes

Chinese multinational telecommunications company Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. today announced a deal with digital security outfit Gemalto SA that’s aimed at making it easier for businesses to build applications for smart cities, connected cars and intelligent homes. Now, partners using Huawei’s OceanConnect platform for Internet of Things applications will be able to connect to any mobile operator […]

VLC media player brings 360-degree video support to everyone

VideoLAN’s extremely popular VLC media player, which is capable of playing virtually any format on almost any platform, recently released a technical preview of the player’s next capability: 360-degree video. To make 360-degree video formats available on VLC player, VideoLAN teamed up with San Francisco-based Giroptic Inc., which makes a 2K video, 4K photo-capable virtual reality camera […]

Blockchain-based document authentication solution launches next week

Blockchain authentication company Factom Inc. will demonstrate an integrated physical document verification and authentication solution called dLoc next week. The demonstration, in partnership with Internet of Things platform provider Smartrac N.V., will come at the trade show Trustech in Cannes Nov. 29 to Dec. 1. Factom is a well-known blockchain technology service provider that uses the distributed ledger technology to […]

Cybersecurity firm Optiv files for IPO to raise $100M

Cybersecurity solutions company Optiv Security Inc. on Friday quietly filed for a $100 million initial public offering. The company is majority-owned by Blackstone Group LP. IPO underwriters include Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs & Co., Barclays Capital Inc. and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. While the SEC filing revealed that the company plans to raise $100 million, the […]

DADI unveils content management system for personalized experiences

DADI+ Ltd. wants to use machine learning to help businesses more easily create personalized online experiences. To that end, the London-based company has just announced the general availability of the open source application programming interface for its platform. The DADI platform is billed as a next-generation content management system aimed at businesses of all sizes, from […]