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

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Stablecoin provider Tether being extorted over allegedly stolen emails

Tether, the wholly owned division of iFinex Inc. that offers the USDT stablecoin, claims it’s being extorted by threat actors demanding a payment of 500 bitcoin ($24.625 million) not to publish allegedly stolen emails. In a series of tweets Sunday on its Twitter account, Tether said that documents circulating online purporting to be between Tether ...

Report: Goldman Sachs to start bitcoin trading desk next week

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. will start a bitcoin desk with support for bitcoin futures and a form of short-term futures for clients next week, according to a report today from Reuters. The report describes Goldman Sachs as “restarting” its cryptocurrency desk amid a boom in bitcoin, but that may not be entirely correct. The company had advanced ...

iPhone 13 may get smaller notch and 120Hz screen, but Lightning connector remains

The next range of Apple Inc. iPhones due out later this year will feature a smaller notch, which will then be replaced altogether in models next year, according to an investor note today from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo, who is famed for his remarkable accuracy in predicting future Apple trends, claims that the iPhone 13 lineup ...

Oxford University lab studying COVID-19 targeted by cyberattack

A lab studying COVID-19 at the University of Oxford has been targeted by a cyberattack with at least some access gained to internal systems. First reported Feb. 25 by Forbes, the attack on Oxford’s Division of Structural Biology is believed to have occurred around the middle of February. Officially Oxford University is describing it as an isolated ...

Drone maker Skydio hits unicorn status with $170M in new funding

Drone manufacturer Skydio Inc. today announced it has raised $170 million on a unicorn valuation topping $1 billion to enable it to expand globally and accelerate product development. The Series D round was led by Andreessen Horowitz’s Growth Fund and included Linse Capital, Next47, IVP and UP Partners. Skydio becomes the first U.S. drone company with a valuation ...

New unicorn Axonius raises $100M to expand its cybersecurity asset management platform

Cybersecurity asset management startup Axonius Inc. today revealed it has raised $100 million in new funding on a unicorn valuation of above $1 billion. The company plans to use the Series D round to expand its cybersecurity asset management platform to meet what it says is surging market demand. The round was led by Stripes and included ...

Airbnb reports massive loss in its first post-IPO earnings report

Airbnb Inc. today offered a very red first earnings report following its initial public offering in December, thanks less to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic than stock compensation costs associated with that very IPO. For its fourth quarter, Airbnb reported a net loss of $3.89 billion, way up from a loss of $352 ...

Zscaler’s shares rise on stronger-than-expected earnings

Shares in Zscaler Inc. rose in after-hours trading today after the cloud security provider beat analysts’ expectations in its fiscal second-quarter earnings. For the quarter ended Jan. 31, Zscaler reported it earned an operating profit before costs such as stock compensation of $14.8 million or 10 cents a share on a 55% jump in revenue from ...

Cyberattack on Bombardier results in stolen data published on the dark web

Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Inc. is the latest victim of a cyberattack with stolen data published on the dark web. Bombardier Tuesday described the attack as a “limited cybersecurity breach” that involved an “unauthorized party accessed and extracted data by exploiting a vulnerability affecting a third-party file-transfer application.” The dark web is a shady corner ...

Healthcare cloud data solutions startup Redox raises $45M

Healthcare cloud data solutions startup Redox Inc. announced today it has raised $45 million in new funding to accelerate product innovation and hire more people. The Series D round was led by Adams Street Partners and included Avenir, Battery Ventures, .406 Ventures and RRE Ventures. Founded in 2014, Redox offers a full-service health data integration platform to ...