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

Habitat wants to offer home automation for products you already own

Habitat is a startup that aims to provide a home automation platform that takes products you already own and connect them to the Internet and your mobile devices. The Canadian company is currently looking to launch with four products that aim to make “home automation affordable, useful and enjoyable for everyone” that “don’t require an […]

Missing in action: T-Mobile cancels LTE Nexus 9 launch

T-Mobile has done it again, cancelling the planned launched of the LTE Nexus 9, despite promising availability for “early December.” The company previously delayed the release of the Nexus 6. The news unsurprisingly came via a leaked internal memo picked up by TMONews, which reads: Updated: Google Nexus 9 Launch Postponed (Retail, TPR, TPRi, EDPC) […]

Harvard based XFund closes $100 million second fund

Harvard based Xfund, a venture group that focuses on graduate startups closed its $100 million second fund Thursday. The fund, previously known as the Harvard Experiment Fund, is a joint venture between NEA, Breyer Capital, Accel Partners and Polaris Partners, with advice but not control coming from Harvard University. Xfund focuses on investing in early stage startups that […]

Who said the hardware business was dead? Global server sales up, HP leads the market

International Data Corporation (IDC) has released its quarterly server tracker results, finding that the worldwide server market increased 4.8 percent year on year in the third quarter. The increase brought the market to $12.7 billion, the second consecutive quarter the server market has expanded on a year-over-year basis. Server unit shipments were up 5.7 percent to […]

Laptop, tablet and phone in one: the Dragonfly Futurefon

Ideal Lab Inc. is currently pitching its Dragonfly Futurefon on Indiegogo Inc.’s crowdfunding platform, an all-in-one device that is rather impressive. The Dragonfly combines a laptop, tablet and phone in one device, complete with two screens, a decently sized keyboard, a pop-out trackpad, built-in stylus, built-in tablet stand and USB ports. And it comes in two flavors: […]

Going up: Yahoo use triples on Firefox 34

Yahoo! Inc.’s deal with Mozilla Corp. to become the default search engine in the Firefox browser is paying dividends with stats released showing that Yahoo usage has tripled in Firefox 34 vs. Firefox 33. Web metrics company StatCounter reported that Yahoo usage on Firefox 34 in the U.S. on December 2 was 29.4 percent compared to […]

Want to hack a RFID card? There’s an app for that

Hackers in Chile have created and distributed an Android app that allows for easy RFID card hacking. The application ANDROIDOS_STIP.A, said to be “the first android application designed to attack NFC devices,” has primarily been designed to hack public transport cards. TrendLabs notes that the app has been distributed through forums and blogs to be used to hack […]

Suspect investment? Indiegogo has insurance for that

Indiegogo Inc. is giving fans of crowd-funding some insurance…literally, by offering insurance for investors if their funded product of choice goes bust. According to reports, Indiegogo is testing an “Optional Insurance” fee that provides a refund if backers do not eventually receive the product they’ve funded within three months of the promised delivery date. Proving that truth is […]

MasterCard urges regulation of Bitcoin in Australia

MasterCard Inc. has set its sights on Bitcoin, telling the Australian Government to impose regulations against the anonymity of the digital currency. In a statement to the Australian Senate Economics References Committee’s inquiry into into digital currency, MasterCard argued that more must be done to create a “level playing field” for payments systems. “Currently, digital currencies lack […]

Firefox wants in on iOS

Mozilla Corporation has expressed interest in bringing its Firefox browser to the iOS ecosystem. Mozilla’s Vice President of Firefox Jonathan Nightingale is reported to have made the disclosure to an audience at an internal Mozilla event, saying that “We need to be where our users are so we’re going to get Firefox on iOS.” The […]