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Theranos’ COO retires as the troubled bio-tech startup overhauls its organizational structure

Sunny Balwani, the president and chief operating officer of Theranos, the beleaguered medical diagnostics startup currently under federal investigation for allegedly making misleading claims about its blood analysis technology, is stepping down as the company reorganizes its structure.<p>Theranos said …

Blisk is the browser every developer has been longing for

While Mozilla has already taken a decent stab at building the ultimate dev-friendly tool with its Developer Edition of Firefox, Blisk is the browser every Web builder needs in their life.<p>Designed specifically for developers and currently available for Windows, Blisk is a free Chromium-based browser …

New Cyberattack Evidence Of A 'Highly Adaptive Campaign Targeting Banks'

The SWIFT messaging network is used by banks to transmit instructions for money transfers around the world.<p>But hackers utilized the network to steal $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank in February. Now, SWIFT (an acronym for Society of Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) says a …

Malware in $81m hack has 'same unique characteristics' as Sony attack

Investigators looking into the hacks on the Bangladesh Bank and wider SWIFT network of financial institutions have said that some of the evidence found so far suggests that some software found in the Sony hack investigation was also found on the bank’s systems.<p>According to Reuters, security …

How ISIS recruits online — using encryption, chat rooms and even dating sites

When Sheera Frenkel started observing ISIS online, she was surprised by how ordinary the conversations were. “They use a lot of emojis,” Frenkel says. “A lot of these channels are just a bunch of dudes mansplaining the Internet to each other.”<p>Frenkel is BuzzFeed’s cybersecurity reporter, and she’s …

Only Amazon can open a college bookstore with no books

Amazon@Penn probably doesn't look like any store you've ever visited. The brightly lit space includes no shelves, no standing inventory and no checkout. It's likely debatable the location is even a "store" at all.<p>Yet this 3,500-square-foot space, which hosted a grand opening Friday at the …

Barnes & Noble

Why Britain is beating the U.S. at financial innovation

Legislation allowing ordinary American investors to invest in the shares of startups and small businesses was first introduced in the U.S. Congress in 2011. Despite bipartisan support and the approval of President Obama, it is only now becoming a reality.<p>As an Anglo-American — born and raised in …

Financial Services

Former head of Google’s Project Ara on leaving to start Airbus’ new Silicon Valley lab

At this point in Silicon Valley’s history, it’s nearly impossible to walk down the street without tripping over some incubator or accelerator created by a major corporation hoping to magically capture a little bit of the region’s innovative pixie dust.<p>Most of these efforts don’t amount to much more …

Smart doorbell owners saw video from other houses thanks to a weird bug

Creeping on total strangers in 1080p<p>Sometimes the wheels can just come off this whole internet of things... thing. When cameras are talking to the cloud, there's room for them to make mistakes, and these devices are filming pieces of your private life so that can be a little worrisome. …

Google's data center walls are being turned into beautiful art murals

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Teens allegedly live-stream sex acts on Facebook

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The social-media era has been one in which everyone has learned how to broadcast.<p>It's perhaps inevitable, then, that some may choose to broadcast things that might disturb others.<p>On Tuesday, a woman …

Internet

Data breaches and spying fears are keeping people offline

Have countless data breaches and unfettered government surveillance left you nervous about doing things online? You're definitely not alone. The US National Telecommunications and Information Administration has conducted a survey revealing that nearly half of the Americans it surveyed (41,000 …

The inside story of Facebook’s biggest setback | Rahul Bhatia

The social network had a grand plan to connect millions of Indians to the internet. Here’s how it all went wrong<p>Until Mark Zuckerberg arrived in a bright orange helicopter in October 2014, Chandauli had never seen a celebrity visitor. One of 44,795 villages in the state of Rajasthan, Chandauli is …

Mark Zuckerberg

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

Mike Wadhera Contributor<p>Mike Wadhera is the founder of Teleport.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The future of mobile video is virtual reality<p>Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, …

App Store

Report says SoftBank considering sale of Supercell at $5B-plus valuation

Supercell is as close to being the Pixar of mobile games as any other company. Japan’s SoftBank Group knows this, and so it may not be surprising to hear that it is considering selling its stake in Supercell for a very large pile of money.<p>Bloomberg reported today that SoftBank may sell its stake in …

Check out IBM’s proposal for an internet of things architecture using Bitcoin’s block chain tech

In tech circles block chain technology — the transaction processing engine behind the Bitcoin crypto-currency — has become the technological …

Square starts pre-sales of its new chip-and-PIN readers at $29

Square on Wednesday started taking pre-orders for a new version of its Reader and an accessory for Square Stand that will allow its mobile payments …

iPad cash register maker Revel raises $100M

Revel Systems had something to celebrate today. The maker of point-of-sale terminals announced on Tuesday it has raised $100 million in a Series C …

Feds to auction 50,000 bitcoins from Dread Pirate Roberts

The U.S. Marshal’s Service on Monday announced a second series of auctions to sell off thousands of bitcoins related to the seizure of the online …

Big data needs a product like Microsoft Access

The trend toward self-service in business analytics has been good for the big data industry. But in order for the user-oriented paradigm to take deep …

Big Data

Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Aileen Lee is founder of Cowboy Ventures, a seed-stage fund that backs entrepreneurs reinventing work and personal life through software. Previously, she joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1999 and was also founding CEO of digital media company RMG Networks, backed by KPCB.</i> …

New command center will protect L.A. infrastructure from cyberattacks

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has set up a new command center to minimize the threat that hackers, terrorists or foreign enemies will disrupt water, power, transportation and public safety systems.<p>In an executive directive creating the Cyber Intrusion Command Center, Garcetti cited warnings from …

Starbucks Just Figured Out How To Take Your Money Over Twitter

Buying someone a coffee is a small gesture of kindness, but you usually need to be with a friend to make it. However, starting Tuesday, Starbucks has a solution: Just pay for your faraway friend's coffee over Twitter.<p>The new program, appropriately called "Tweet a Coffee," works like this: To tweet …

Android 4.4 KitKat unofficially arrives to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

After all the rumors and speculation, Android 4.4 KitKat finally was unveiled on Thursday with a promised update coming to most Nexus devices within weeks. For Galaxy Nexus owners, it was also revealed that the older Nexus handset wouldn’t be getting its hands on KitKat through an official …