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Why Blockchains are For Every Company

The advent of the blockchain is much like the arrival of the Web. It will disrupt technology, society and business. What is today in a database will tomorrow be in a blockchain. Leaders who want to
Google will unify mobile and desktop autoplay behavior in Chrome 64

Google will unify mobile and desktop autoplay behavior in Chrome 64

Autoplaying videos are the scourge of the internet sometimes. Not only are they incredibly annoying, but they also waste precious data allowance and battery life. Chrome on desktop is pretty good at
Chrome 64 will make sure you never have to hear autoplaying sounds again

Chrome 64 will make sure you never have to hear autoplaying sounds again

Autoplaying videos are among the most annoying web trends of recent years, bombarding you with unsolicited content when you least expect it. Chrome 63 (currently on the dev and canary channels) on

4 traits of fast-growing SaaS companies

GUEST: You can find fast-growing software companies in almost any vertical, but there are certain characteristics they all share. To find out which of these features are most key, my investment firm

SoftBank, Facebook, and Amazon commit to 8,700-mile transpacific subsea cable system

Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank is joining forces with Facebook, Amazon, and a number of other technology companies to build a new 14,000 km (8,700 mile) transpacific subsea cable
EFF files brief in support of challenging bad patents

EFF files brief in support of challenging bad patents

The Patent Office doesn’t always do the best job. That’s how Personal Audio managed to get a patent on podcasting, even though other people were podcasting years before Personal Audio first applied
Shippo raises $20 million to be the Stripe for shipping

Shippo raises $20 million to be the Stripe for shipping

Shippo, a startup that helps ecommerce companies implement shipping of their products, announced today that it has closed a series B funding round worth $20 million. Bessemer Venture Partners led the
Google expands service for directly connecting private datacenters to its cloud

Google expands service for directly connecting private datacenters to its cloud

Google announced a few enhancements to its cloud networking capabilities today that are designed to provide customers with more options for connecting their private datacenters with those run by the

Google adds Mumbai cloud region

Google’s public cloud platform continued its expansion today with the company’s launch of its new Mumbai region. That set of datacenters, known as Asia-south1, will provide improved performance for
IBM unveils software that brings public cloud to private data centers

IBM unveils software that brings public cloud to private data centers

IBM unveiled a product today to help enterprises use open source technologies to bring a cloud deployment model to their private data centers. Appropriately called Cloud Private, the system is
Kano raises $28 million to push its DIY computing kits to thousands of North American retailers

Kano raises $28 million to push its DIY computing kits to thousands of North American retailers

Kano, the company behind the popular DIY computing and coding kits, has raised $28 million in a series B round of funding led by the Thames Trust and Breyer Capital, with participation from Index
Israeli VC firm Carmel Ventures rebrands as Viola Ventures and launches new $200 million fund

Israeli VC firm Carmel Ventures rebrands as Viola Ventures and launches new $200 million fund

Israeli venture capital (VC) firm Carmel Ventures is changing its name to Viola Ventures and has announced a new $200 million fund. Founded in 2000, Carmel Viola Ventures focuses on early-stage tech
Periscope Data launches unified platform for data warehousing and analytics

Periscope Data launches unified platform for data warehousing and analytics

Periscope Data is trying to make it easier for data teams to process large amounts of information from across their companies with a new cloud data warehouse service that the company announced today.
Samsung launches $994 Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition in the U.S.

Samsung launches $994 Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition in the U.S.

Samsung has announced a new enterprise-grade version of its Galaxy Note8 phablet for the U.S. market. Priced at $994, the aptly named Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition is available to order from today
How Funcom reinvented a five-year-old MMO with Secret World Legends

How Funcom reinvented a five-year-old MMO with Secret World Legends

SPONSORED: Presented by Intel The Secret World launched in the summer of 2012, quickly gaining praise for its elaborate, conspiracy-filled story, fully voiced NPCs, and unconventional quests. It was
Samsung brings Android Oreo beta to Galaxy phones in the U.S., U.K., and Korea

Samsung brings Android Oreo beta to Galaxy phones in the U.S., U.K., and Korea

Samsung is finally bringing Android Oreo to Galaxy devices via a beta version of its Samsung Experience software. Samsung Experience — known as TouchWiz until last year — is basically Samsung’s
Testim.io raises $5.6 million for its autonomous software testing system

Testim.io raises $5.6 million for its autonomous software testing system

Testim.io builds software that helps businesses automatically test their websites to ensure they remain functional, and today the startup announced that it has raised a $6.5 million round of series A
PC Gaming Weekly: Microsoft’s inclusive efforts

PC Gaming Weekly: Microsoft’s inclusive efforts

Developers work on a laundry list of details when they’re making games. And while some do take disabilities into account, it falls upon organizations such as the Special Effect charity to help those
Bitcoin passes $7,000 for the first time

Bitcoin passes $7,000 for the first time

(Reuters) — Digital currency bitcoin took another leap higher on Thursday, rocketing above $7,000 for the first time after a more than tenfold increase in its value over the past year. Bitcoin has
Carmakers target Tesla with plan for 400 pan-European car charging stations by 2020

Carmakers target Tesla with plan for 400 pan-European car charging stations by 2020

(Reuters) — A group of mainly German carmakers will open ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations this year and plans a pan-European network of 400 by 2020, hoping to narrow Tesla’s lead. News