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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To the moon: Google reported to be in talks to invest in SpaceX

Google Inc. could be taking its goliath search engine to the moon and beyond, with a report today that it is in talks to invest in Elon Musk’s SpaceX on a valuation of $10 billion. The Information reported that the deal is still in the works, and is aimed at supporting the development of SpaceX ...

#Want: LapExpand offers brilliant, portable multiple displays for laptops

If you use a laptop you know one basic limitation: screen size. Sure you can live with it but what if you could add one or two portable, lightweight foldable monitors to your laptop ,which you can easily deploy when you’re on the go? Meet LapExpand, brilliant portable multiple displays for laptops. LapExpand is described by ...

ChangeTip adds Facebook support to Bitcoin tipping service

ChangeCoin Inc.’s tipping service ChangeTip has brought Bitcoin tipping to Facebook Inc. for the first time. The company announced that the extension into Facebook tipping was due to popular demand, and builds on their existing Twitter Inc. and reddit Inc. tipping services. Users can access Facebook Bitcoin tipping by logging into their ChangeTip account with ...

Bread and circuses: Uber promises jobs, environmental benefits if the EU will play nicely with it

Uber Inc. has ramped up the sales pitch in Europe, with CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick telling an audience at the DLD conference Sunday that the company could deliver a range of benefits if Governments came to the table in making the service legal. “We want to make 2015 the year when we create new partnerships with ...

Bitcoin payment processor EgoPay ceases trading, founders may have stolen millions

Bitcoin payment processor EgoPay has ceased trading, with unconfirmed reports that the founders of the company may have stolen millions in funds from clients. Problems at EgoPay surfaced late December when merchants started reporting that they were having problems with the EgoPay API returning faulty transaction notifications. By early January users were reporting that funds were ...

Ross Ulbricht lawyer claims Mt Gox’s Mark Karpeles is Dread Pirate Roberts at Silk Road trial

Lawyers representing alleged Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht have accused disgraced former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles of being Dread Pirate Roberts, the operator and owner of Silk Road. As we reported January 13th, the defense strategy for Ulbricht, who is facing charges of of conspiring to commit narcotics trafficking, conspiring to commit computer hacking and conspiring to ...

Obituary: Google Glass 2011-2015

Google Glass.  Born 2011 at Google X Lab, Mountain View, California. Died: January 15th, 2015 Mountain View, California.  Glassholes across the world today mourned the passing of Google Glass, Google Inc.’s failed attempt at wearable smart eyewear. First prototyped by Google’s X lab in 2011, the smart eyewear was first tested by “Explorers” who the company ...

Safer Bitcoin: Gem and expresscoin announce Bitcoin wallet partnership

Bitcoin security platform provider Gem has announced a new partnership with expresscoin Inc. that will see Gem’s API wallet made available to expresscoin users. The API wallet will power internal accounts and operations and eventually extend to powering co-branded end-user wallets providing an alternative to expresscoin’s current bring-your-own-wallet environment. “Expresscoin has gone out of their way ...

MySpace traffic up 575% to 50.6m uniques in November. Also MySpace still exists

Former social network turned social music sharing service MySpace appears to be Lazarus rising in 2015 with news that traffic to the site is booming. According to the Wall Street Journal Myspace traffic hit 50.6 million unique viewers in November 2014,  up 575 percent from the same month in 2013. Tim Vanderhook, chief executive of ...

Chinese taxi hailing app KuaiDi Dache takes $600M Series D from Alibaba, Softbank

Chinese taxi-hailing app KuaiDi Dache (Travice Inc.) has raised $600 million Series D in a round that included Asian tech giants SoftBank Internet and Media Inc., and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Launched in 2012, KuaiDi Dache is among the most popular taxi-hailing apps in China, and like its main competitor Didi Dache Co. Ltd. focuses on regulated, licensed cabs, ...