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

Indian digital payments startup Paytm raises a massive $1.4B from Softbank

Indian digital payments startup Paytm has raised a massive $1.4 billion round funded exclusively by Japanese giant Softbank Group Corp. The deal includes Softbank purchasing $400 million in shares from SAIF Partners, an early investor in the company, along with shares from company founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma. According to reports, the round was raised at a valuation of […]

17 million emails and passwords stolen from food delivery service Zomato

Food delivery and restaurant booking service Zomato Media Pvt Ltd. is the latest company to be hacked as the company disclosed early Thursday that the details of 17 million users worldwide have been compromised. The company said in a blog post that hackers had obtained information such as user email addresses and passwords. It added that the passwords […]

Uber wants a slice of the trucking market with new freight shipping service

Uber Technologies Inc. has expanded its business with the launch Thursday of a new service that really is “Uber for Trucks,” unlike a couple of others that claimed the nickname. Called Uber Freight, the new service connects those wishing to have something shipped with a truck driver or trucking company able to make the delivery. Like Uber’s ride-hailing service, […]

It’s time for Daydream believing as Google announces new standalone VR headsets

Google Inc. wants a bigger slice of the burgeoning virtual reality market. To that end, the search giant announced at its I/O Conference Wednesday that it is working on standalone VR headsets with HTC Corp. and Lenovo Group Ltd. The headsets, to be based on Google’s Daydream VR platform announced a year ago, features a new tracking technology called […]

Improbable signs deal with RuneScape maker Jagex for SpatialOS deployment

Simulated worlds startup Improbable Ltd., most recently in the news after it raised a round of $502 million, has signed a deal with Jagex Ltd., the gaming studio behind the popular “RuneScape” online multiplayer game, which will use Improbable’s SpatialOS technology in future game production. Improbable’s SpatialOS is an operating system that facilitates large-scale simulations in […]

Santiago Exchange and IBM to develop a blockchain-based trading platform

IBM Corp. has signed a deal with Chile’s Santiago Exchange to introduce blockchain technology for managing trading on South America’s third-largest stock exchange. The rollout, which will use IBM’s Hyperledger blockchain platform, aims to implement a modern trading platform that is designed to help reduce errors, possible fraud and processing time for each transaction, while also […]

Google adds Kotlin as an official Android programming language

While Google Inc. debuted all sorts of new products and features at its I/O Conference Wednesday, one more obscure announcement received the biggest cheers at the conference: official support for the Kotlin programming language for Android app development. Developed by Russian software development firm JetBrains s.r.o., Kotlin is a fairly new programming language that runs on […]

Serious vulnerability in Google Chrome on Windows could expose user credentials

A serious vulnerability in the Windows version of Google’s Chrome web browser has been discovered that could allow hackers to steal user credentials. Spotted by Bosko Stankovic, an information security engineer at DefenseCode LLC, the vulnerability in the default configuration of the latest version of Chrome allows malicious websites to trick users into downloading a .scf (Shell Command […]

Partnership on AI adds eBay, Intel, Salesforce and SAP to its quest for ethical AI development

The Partnership for AI, a nonprofit group researching the uses of artificial intelligence, today announced it has expanded its already heavyweight support with the addition of 22 new members. The group launched in September with support from Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp., Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and a range of other big tech firms. Joining the group are […]

Exploit as a service: Shadow Brokers offers subscription service for NSA hacks

The notorious hacking group Shadow Brokers is back with a new moneymaking scheme that involves a subscription service to releases from its trove of hacked National Security Agency-related exploits. The group has been gaining headlines lately thanks its previous release of Eternal Blue, the NSA-linked Windows SMB exploit that was used by those behind the WannaCry […]