Vishal Kataria

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Hacking Team is spreading government malware through YouTube and Microsoft Live

You don't have to click on a sketchy link to end up downloading malware. A new report from Citizen Lab's Morgan Marquis-Boire shows how companies can spread targeted malware by intercepting web traffic en route, sending malicious traffic from an otherwise friendly link. A company called Hacking …

3 Business Lessons From The Sinaloa Drug Cartel

Innovate like a syndicate.<p>Blockbuster is gone. So are Lehman Brothers, Atari, Pan Am, Circuit City and countless others each year. Startups fail, too, with 80% going belly up within the first 18 months. But here’s something to consider in comparison: criminal syndicates don’t go out of business. …

China’s ghost cities epitomize the problem with printing money Paul Krugman-style

In a recent article in Quartz, Gwynn Guilford made the crucial point that the turbulence in China’s financial system is a debt crisis, not a liquidity crisis. She explains:<p>What it means is that China’s massive stimulus from 2009 to 2011 sunk money into projects that are generating little or no …

Intelligent To Do List App Any.DO Raises $3.5 Million, Will Further Expand Into Personal Productivity Space

Q: <i>Why does a to do list application need $3.5 million in funding?</i> A: <i>Because it’s becoming more than a simple to do app</i>. Today, Any.DO one of the more popular to do list applications for web and mobile, announced a seed round of funding led by existing investor Genesis Partners, with participation …

Immerse yourself in fear: how Oculus Rift could change horror games

Lose your head in virtual reality<p>You kneel down on a wooden platform, several feet above a crowd of murmuring onlookers. To your right is a man, shouting, apparently getting the people riled up. As your gaze continues upward, you have just a moment to notice the blade resting above your neck before …

Google combines Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photo storage into a common 15GB pool

Google's efforts to streamline aren't limited to some spring cleaning and more spartan interfaces. Today the company is breaking down the artificial walls between the pools of online storage provided for Gmail, Drive and Google+ Photos. Instead of 10GB for all your messages and attachments, …

Let the '5G' confusion begin: Samsung demos ultra-fast wireless with bad branding

Samsung sullies technological milestone with 5G fluff<p>Samsung made some noise this morning with the announcement that it has successfully tested "the world's first 5G mmWave Mobile Technology" network. According to the press release, Samsung's "5G" technology enables "data transmission at speeds …