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

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 […]

Mocana raises $11M to boost its IoT security offering

Internet of Things security firm Mocana Corp. has raised $11 million in a new round that included Sway Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Trident Capital Fund and GE Ventures. Founded way back in 2004, Mocana offers an IoT security platform that provides mission-critical security solutions for industrial control systems and IoT providers. The platform allows devices to defend themselves once a hacker […]

Judge rules that Uber does not have to cease self-driving car project

Beleaguered Uber Technologies Inc. finally got a win of sorts. The ride-hailing giant won’t have to suspend its self-driving car project, according to a court judgment unsealed Monday. Waymo Inc., owned by Google Inc. parent Alphabet Inc., had previously lodged an application with the court arguing that Uber should be forced to cease ongoing development on […]

Cybersecurity shares surge as WannaCry ransomware continues to wreak havoc

There may have been many losers due to the rapid spread of the WannaCry ransomware, but security companies aren’t on that list: Shares in companies that specialize in cybersecurity surged in trading Monday. According to reports, the market capitalization of the five biggest cybersecurity-related companies rose a collective $5.9 billion in early trading Monday, with shares in Symantec […]

Google signs deal with Audi, Volvo for new in-car version of Android

Google Inc. today announced a new deal with Audi and Volvo Group that will see Android delivered to the two automakers’ cars. This will be a full version that operates various car functions, in contrast to Android Auto, Google’s current cut-down version of Android that primarily acts as an information service. The software, which will be […]