Kyt Dotson

Kyt Dotson

Kyt Dotson is a Senior Editor at SiliconAngle and works to cover beats surrounding DevOps, security, gaming, and cutting edge technology. Before joining SiliconAngle, Kyt worked as a software engineer starting at Motorola in Q&A to eventually settle at Pets911.com where he helped build a vast database for pet adoption and a lost and found system. Kyt is a published author who writes science fiction and fantasy works that incorporate ideas from modern-day technological innovation and explore the outcome of living with those technologies.

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Visbit announces open beta for high-definition VR streaming service

Virtual reality and 360-degree video streaming company Visbit Inc. announced today the launch of its streaming platform to open beta. The service, launched after a successful closed beta test in December, includes a publisher portal, VR cloud capabilities and a VR player software developer kit that will make it possible to embed streaming capability into […]

Deep linking startup Branch raises $60M round led by Andy Rubin’s VC firm

Branch Metrics Inc., creator of a deep linking solution to allow app developers and marketers to connect websites and apps, today raised $60 million in a Series C funding round led by Android founder Andy Rubin’s Playground Ventures. Joining Playground Ventures in this funding round were Cowboy Ventures, Madrona Ventures Group, Pear Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Ben […]

Microsoft to acquire application container toolmaker Deis

Microsoft Corp. today announced plans to acquire Deis Inc., a startup that builds tools for the open-source application container management platform Kubernetes. Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of the cloud and enterprise group at Microsoft, said Deis has been “at the center of container transformation.” Microsoft will be acquiring Deis directly from platform-as-a-service company Engine Yard […]

TMX Group taps Accenture to build shareholder voting blockchain prototype

Toronto-based TMX Group Ltd. announced Thursday the launch of a new shareholder voting system prototype that uses distributed ledger technology, better known as blockchain technology. From corporate boardrooms to the halls of government, blockchains can provide a method for securing votes by embedding them in a cryptographically hardened ledger. This way, any vote made has a […]

Report: Blockchain distributed ledger market to reach $5.4B by 2023

A new report published by Allied Market Research says the market for the blockchain distributed ledger technology will reach $5.43 billion by 2023. The report, entitled “Blockchain Distributed Ledger Market by Type and End User: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023,” shows the global blockchain market reached $228 million during 2016. According to the […]

Blockstream launches Confidential Assets to up the ante on blockchain privacy

Advanced blockchain technology infrastructure provider Blockstream Inc. announced Monday the availability of its Confidential Assets feature designed to give enterprise users with the ability to transact virtual assets with verification while ensuring privacy. Cryptographically secured distributed peer-to-peer ledgers, or blockchains, have been pitched as a solution to a multitude of challenges in the finance industry […]

Accenture beefs up cybersecurity products with acquisitions of Arismore and iDefense

Management consulting and professional services company Accenture PLC today announced the completion of its acquisition of Arismore SAS, a privately owned identity and access management provider, and the acquisition of iDefense Security Intelligence Services from VeriSign Inc. Founded in 2002 and based out of Saint-Cloud, France, Arismore delivers enterprise architecture and security solutions to a multitude […]

Ledger gets $7M to take Internet of Things blockchain security to the enterprise

Cryptocurrency and blockchain security company Ledger SAS today announced a Series A funding round of $7 million led by MAIF Avenir. This brings the total funding for Ledger to $8.5 million, following a $1.5 million funding round in 2015, making this one of the biggest blockchain-related startup investments in Europe to date. Ledger provides products to help companies […]

In novel crowdfunding bid, VR marketplace Voxelus offers stock to its cryptocurrency owners

Virtual reality world builder and marketplace Voxelus Inc. is using its own cryptocurrency in a novel crowdfunding bid. Voxelus has finalized its first-ever company equity program for members who hold the company’s cryptocurrency tokens “voxels.” Under the program, the company will be offering portions of a 33.3 percent stake in the company to token holders who […]

Report: Virtual reality market is growing but it’s still limited by sparse content

Virtual reality has broad appeal among consumers and corporate enterprises and is poised for rapid growth, but the nascent industry remains limited by a lack of compelling content. That’s according to a new report released today by Allied Business Intelligence Research Inc. The firm identified more than 460 companies operating in the virtual reality and 360-degree […]