Time: U.S., U.K. and Australia Ask Facebook Not to Extend Encrypted Messaging Program

October 04, 2019 at 03:12AM (NEW YORK) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr and other U.S., U.K. and Australian officials are pressing Facebook to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages sent by ordinary users, re-igniting tensions between tech companies and law enforcement. Facebook’s WhatsApp already uses so-called end-to-end encryption, which locks up messagesContinue reading “Time: U.S., U.K. and Australia Ask Facebook Not to Extend Encrypted Messaging Program”

Microsoft launches Surface Pro X and previews folding phone

October 02, 2019 at 06:37PM Product bonanza includes bigger Surface Laptop 3, Surface Earbuds and updated Surface Pro 7 Microsoft has launched the Surface Pro X, a redesigned thin and light two-in-one Windows 10 PC running on custom ARM chips rather than traditional Intel processors, plus the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3, andContinue reading “Microsoft launches Surface Pro X and previews folding phone”

A startup factory? $1.2B-exit team launches $65M super{set}

October 02, 2019 at 05:43PM Think Jack Dorsey’s jobs are tough? Well, Tom Chavez is running six startups. He thinks building businesses can be boiled down to science, so today he’s unveiling his laboratory for founding, funding and operating companies. He and his team have already proven they can do it themselves after selling theirContinue reading “A startup factory? $1.2B-exit team launches $65M super{set}”

Uber – a Silicon Valley drama: Chips with Everything podcast

September 30, 2019 at 12:00PM Jordan Erica Webber chats to New York Times reporter Mike Isaac about Super Pumped, his new book on the rise and fall of Travis Kalanick Continue reading… Uber – a Silicon Valley drama: Chips with Everything podcast … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Uber – a Silicon Valley drama: ChipsContinue reading “Uber – a Silicon Valley drama: Chips with Everything podcast”

Symantec’s Sheila Jordan named to Slack’s board of directors

September 25, 2019 at 09:15PM Workplace collaboration software business Slack (NYSE: WORK) has added Sheila Jordan, a senior vice president and chief information officer of Symantec, as an independent member of its board of directors. The hiring comes three months after the business completed a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Jordan, responsibleContinue reading “Symantec’s Sheila Jordan named to Slack’s board of directors”

Time: Facebook Says It Isn’t Fact Checking Politicians on the Social Platform

September 25, 2019 at 11:51PM SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook says it does not fact check politicians’ statements on its site, even if they might be false. The social network operator says that’s because such statements could be newsworthy — and it doesn’t want to act as a “referee” for political debates. Facebook works with third-partyContinue reading “Time: Facebook Says It Isn’t Fact Checking Politicians on the Social Platform”

Netdata, a monitoring startup with 50 year old founder, announces $17M Series A

September 25, 2019 at 03:48PM Nearly everything about Netdata, makers of open source monitoring tool, defies standard thinking about startups. Consider that the founder is a polished, experienced 50-year old executive, who started his company several years ago when he became frustrated by what he was seeing in the monitoring tools space. Like any goodContinue reading “Netdata, a monitoring startup with 50 year old founder, announces $17M Series A”

Arceo.ai raises $37 million to expand cyber insurance coverage and access

September 25, 2019 at 03:10PM Critical cyber attacks on both businesses and individuals have been grabbing headlines at an alarming rate. Cybersecurity has moved from a background risk for enterprises to a critical day-to-day threat to business operations, forcing executive teams to pour time and hundreds of billions in capital into monitoring and prevention efforts.Continue reading “Arceo.ai raises $37 million to expand cyber insurance coverage and access”

Vannevar Labs comes out of stealth to bring best-in-class AI tech to national security agencies

September 25, 2019 at 02:35PM Few organizations have the complex data and analytics problems that challenge the defense and intelligence communities every single day. Whether it is managing petabytes of text, audio, or video data, finding extraordinarily small patterns in the noise, or processing multilingual analytics, the agencies at the heart of America’s national securityContinue reading “Vannevar Labs comes out of stealth to bring best-in-class AI tech to national security agencies”

Time: After a Few Glitches, Samsung’s Folding Phone Finally Hits the U.S.

September 24, 2019 at 02:22AM NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung’s folding phone is finally hitting the U.S. Samsung will start selling the Galaxy Fold, a phone with a screen that folds together like a book, on Friday. There will be an AT&T version as well as an unlocked version sold at Best Buy and SamsungContinue reading “Time: After a Few Glitches, Samsung’s Folding Phone Finally Hits the U.S.”

TechCrunch Disrupt offers plenty of options for attendees with an eye on the enterprise

September 22, 2019 at 08:00PM We might have just completed a full-day program devoted completely to enterprise at TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise last week, but it doesn’t mean we plan to sell that subject short at TechCrunch Disrupt next month in San Francisco. In fact, we have something for everyone from startups to established public companiesContinue reading “TechCrunch Disrupt offers plenty of options for attendees with an eye on the enterprise”

Time: With Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro, Cameras are the Killer App

September 20, 2019 at 03:31PM Consider the professional, if you will. Complete with demanding career, full schedule, and disheveled hair, they need the best of the best when out and about, ostensibly being a “pro.” That need extends to the tools they use, be it a fast laptop, full-frame camera, or set of razor-sharp knives.Continue reading “Time: With Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro, Cameras are the Killer App”

New Relic launches platform for developers to build custom apps

September 19, 2019 at 02:00PM When Salesforce launched Force.com in 2007 as a place for developers to build applications on top of Salesforce, it was a pivotal moment for the concept of SaaS platforms. Since then, it’s been said that every enterprise SaaS company wants to be a platform play. Today, New Relic achieved thatContinue reading “New Relic launches platform for developers to build custom apps”

Google Pixel 4 release date: New phone to be unveiled within weeks as launch event is confirmed

September 17, 2019 at 09:24AM Three new phones could arrive at New York launch event Google Pixel 4 release date: New phone to be unveiled within weeks as launch event is confirmed … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Google Pixel 4 release date: New phone to be unveiled within weeks as launch event is confirmed

Time: Facebook Expands the Reach of a Tool That Exposes Users to More Local News

September 13, 2019 at 03:39AM (SAN FRANCISCO) — Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts” into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to learn. The social media giant said Thursday it isContinue reading “Time: Facebook Expands the Reach of a Tool That Exposes Users to More Local News”

Explorium reveals $19.1M in total funding for machine learning data discovery platform

September 11, 2019 at 02:44PM Explorium, a data discovery platform for machine learning models, received a couple of unannounced funding rounds over the last year — a $3.6 million seed round last September and a $15.5 million Series A round in March. Today, it made both of these rounds public. The seed round was ledContinue reading “Explorium reveals $19.1M in total funding for machine learning data discovery platform”

New investment firm wants to change the way we fund early stage companies — from New Hampshire

September 10, 2019 at 02:27PM The three founders of York IE have a vision about how to change the way early stage startups get funding. They have experience shattering norms, having built a successful startup, Dyn, in Manchester, New Hampshire, which is not exactly a hot-bed of startup activity. The founders want to take thatContinue reading “New investment firm wants to change the way we fund early stage companies — from New Hampshire”

Time: Almost Every State Is Investigating Google for ‘Potential Monopolistic Behavior’

September 09, 2019 at 07:34PM (WASHINGTON) — Fifty state attorneys general, led by Texas, have announced an investigation into Google’s “potential monopolistic behavior.” The announcement follows one from a separate group of states Friday that disclosed an investigation into Facebook’s market dominance. The two probes widen the antitrust scrutiny of big tech companies beyond sweepingContinue reading “Time: Almost Every State Is Investigating Google for ‘Potential Monopolistic Behavior’”

Time: A Group of States Led by Texas is Expected to Target Google in a New Antitrust Probe

September 09, 2019 at 08:22AM (SAN FRANCISCO) — A group of states led by Texas is expected to announce an investigation into Google on Monday to examine whether the Silicon Valley tech giant has gotten too big and effective at stomping or acquiring rivals. The probe is the latest blow against big tech companies asContinue reading “Time: A Group of States Led by Texas is Expected to Target Google in a New Antitrust Probe”

Top VCs on the changing landscape for enterprise startups

September 06, 2019 at 05:01PM Yesterday at TechCrunch’s Enterprise event in San Francisco, we sat down with three venture capitalists who spend a lot of their time thinking about enterprise startups. We wanted to ask what trends they are seeing, what concerns they might have about the state of the market, and of course, howContinue reading “Top VCs on the changing landscape for enterprise startups”

Time: State Attorneys General Launch Investigations of Facebook and Google

September 06, 2019 at 04:01PM (NEW YORK) — Two bipartisan groups of state attorneys general are launching separate antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google, adding to regulatory scrutiny of two of the world’s largest and most ubiquitous tech companies. New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, confirmed the Facebook investigation in a news releaseContinue reading “Time: State Attorneys General Launch Investigations of Facebook and Google”

US states to launch antitrust and privacy inquiries into Facebook and Google

September 06, 2019 at 01:46PM New York state attorney general said bipartisan coalition investigating if Facebook stifled competition and put users at risk Dozens of US states are set to launch antitrust and privacy investigations into Facebook and Google as scrutiny of the big tech firms increases in the US. The investigation into Alphabet’s GoogleContinue reading “US states to launch antitrust and privacy inquiries into Facebook and Google”