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

Nom nom nom: Nokia snaps up Alcatel Lucent for $16.6 billion

Nokia Oyj has acquired French telecommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent SA for $16.6 billion. The acquisition is an all share deal with Nokia offering 0.55 of a new Nokia share for every Alcatel-Lucent share. Alcatel-Lucent shareholders will end up owning 33.5 percent of the fully diluted share capital of the combined company, with Nokia shareholders naturally owning […]

Chinese company launches “Le Smartphone,” with a marketing campaign comparing Apple to Nazism

Chinese video sharing site LeTV has entered the smartphone market and has launched “Le Smartphone,” a decent phone that is being marketed by comparing Apple to Nazism. The marketing for the phone includes a cartoon showing Hitler doing a Nazi salute while wearing an armband with the Apple logo on it, along with a pitch […]

Shopify files for IPO, hoping to raise $100 million on a $713 million valuation

Online storefront provider Shopify Inc. has filed for its initial public offering (IPO,) with the company hoping to raise $100 million. According to reports, Shopify will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “SHOP” and on the Toronto Stock Exchange as “SH.” According to its Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, the […]

Mobile vision company Movidius raises $40 million Series E

Mobile vision company Movidius Ltd. has raised $40 million Series E in a round led by Summit Bridge Capital that included Atlantic Bridge Capital, AIB Seed Capital Fund, Capital-E, DFJ Esprit and Robert Bosch Venture Capital, along with new investors ARCH Venture Partners and Sunny Optical Technology Group. Founded in 2006, Movidius designs compact, high-performance, ultralow power, computational imaging […]

The need for speed: Hortonworks snaps up SequenceIQ for rapid Hadoop deployments

Hortonworks, Inc. has acquired SequenceIQ, Inc., an open source provider of rapid deployment tools for Hadoop, for an undisclosed price. Based in Budapest, Hungary, SequenceIQ gives organizations the ability to deploy secure and elastic Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) clusters in a consistent manner across the entire analytics application lifecycle. The service is said to be […]

Project Fi: details of Google’s MVNO found in leaked app

Google’s upcoming mobile virtual network operating (MVNO) play may be known as “Project Fi” and offer pay per gigabyte plans, according a report today. Android Police claims in a post to have discovered an app for the service named Tycho, an account management app for the service that is similar to ones used by existing […]

Drone porn: 3D Robotics launches the autonomous Solo smart drone

3D Robotic’s Inc has today launched Solo, a new drone that it claims is the world’s first smart drone. The drone comes with two integrated Linux computers, one on the craft itself, and one in the controller that provide both autonomous flight and camera control. Solo is said to delivers several world-first technologies, including unfettered in-flight […]

LinkedIn launches Elevate, a new app that encourages employees to share company content

LinkedIn Corporation has today launched Elevate, a new app that encourages employees to share content from the companies they work for. Available on both iOS and Android, along with a desktop version, the app lets businesses share content with their employees, who, in theory, will be encouraged to share said content with their networks. The […]

Exclusive: Twitter A/B testing a Yahoo style directory for non-logged in users

Twitter Inc. may be ready to up the ante when it comes to grabbing new users with a new directory currently being A/B tested on its front page. The new directory, best described as being reminiscent of a Yahoo style, offers links to users on Twitter in various categories, including Comedians, Cute Animals, Celebrity Chefs […]

Game publishers say no to preserving abandoned games because “hacking is illegal”

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA,) the representative group for game publishers, has come out against an attempt by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) that would allow abandoned games requiring online verification to be preserved for further use. In 2015 many games released require online verification to be played, even if the game itself is not an […]