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OfferUp raises $119 million for resale marketplace

It’s like Craigslist, but with auctions. OfferUp is an app that makes it easy to buy and sell your goods.<p>The fast-growing Seattle-based company is raising $119 million to continue its global expansion and continue hiring. The round is led by Warburg Pincus and includes funding from GGV Capital, …

Venture Capital

IBM unveils Power8 Linux servers for deep learning

IBM has launched three Power8 Linux servers designed to accelerate artificial intelligence, deep learning, and advanced analytics applications.<p>The new systems tap the Nvidia NVLink technology to move data five times faster than any competing platform, said Stefanie Chiras, an IBM vice president, in …

Blackstorm raises $33.5M to help developers get their apps everywhere beyond the App Store

Managing the App Store can be one of the most difficult experiences for new developers. Getting noticed is hard, the experience isn’t that great, and now Apple is allowing search ads. And to make things more interesting, there’s a lot of interest in different platforms beyond traditional apps — …

Apps

Chrome is helping kill HTTP

2016 might be the year that HTTP finally dies.<p>Chrome’s security team announced today that the browser will start marking websites that use insecure HTTP connections to transmit passwords and credit card data as insecure, beginning in January 2017. The warning will appear in the address bar of the …

Information Security

Raspberry Pi passes 10M in sales, new starter kit announced

The Raspberry Pi is an affordable computer built for education and programming.<p>The Raspberry Pi Foundation has reached a big new milestone: It has sold 10 million Raspberry Pi computers over the past four and a half years.<p>The low-priced ($35, £24, AU$49) device was originally intended to help teach …

Raspberry Pi