Structure 2015 will lay it out
Much has been written about cloud consolidation, with M&A roiling the cloudscape over the past few months: Cisco bought Metacloud, EMC bought Cloudscaling, HP snapped up…
Calling all pirates
Want to be the next Dread Pirate Roberts? You can get started by buying 50,000 bitcoins once owned by Ross Ulbricht (aka…
Wi-Fi sniffers get a gift
Updated: This story was updated on Feb. 17 to note that as of Feb. 15 Netatmo had updated its process to fix…
Sorry, Dread Pirate Roberts
His attorneys admitted early on in the trial that Ross Ulbricht had created the Silk Road, the online drug bazaar that was…
Is lip service a start?
“Open internet” has become one of those political catch-phrases like “freedom” or “innovation” that enjoys universal support but is rapidly losing any real meaning. Consider,…
As you wish
Ross Ulbricht, a young man from Texas, created a massive online market for drugs and crime known as the Silk Road, got…
Can it regain former glory?
Before there was Uber, Lyft, or Airbnb, there was Couchsurfing. For a certain sect of millennials — say, those entering college between…
Such a good boy
The mother of “Dread Pirate Roberts,” the young man who allegedly masterminded the online criminal marketplace known as Silk Road, has harsh words for how the U.S. government has treated her son.
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 criminal bazaar known as the Silk Road.
The FBI and Homeland Security announced they have taken down Silk Road 2.0, an illegal drug marketplace, and arrested its alleged owner…
The GOP just surged into full control of Congress. That could be good for Apple’s tax problems and patent reform — and bad for net neutrality and broadband competition.
With Azuqua, users can tether together various cloud applications so that each application can take advantage of accessing another’s potentially relevant data.
The deal also means the end of a nasty legal spat between VK founder Pavel Durov, Mail.ru and erstwhile stakeholder UCP.
The Amsterdam Internet Exchange putting up a point of presence in Digital Reality’s San Francisco data center signals the rise of an alternative to the current model of peering in the U.S.
The growing startup scene in Latin America doesn’t yet compare to top-tier cities in the U.S. and Europe. But new southern hubs like Mexico City, Medellín and Santiago can compete. In between Tierra del Fuego and Monterrey lies a market worth watching.
From how we now understand the celebrity nude selfie hacks to have taken place, we can start to take away certain lessons about our own vulnerability — and think about how to make better systems for the future.
Even though security hasn’t always been well funded by businesses and was considered more of an afterthought, recent major hacking attacks show that it’s important to have a good defense at play.
Ben Uretsky, CEO of cloud computing startup DigitalOcean, came on the Structure Show this week to talk about how his company lures customers in the shadow of Amazon Web Services and Google.
On this week’s Structure Show, DigitalOcean CEO explains why simplicity (and love???) are key to his company’s success in the hyper-competitive IaaS world.
Do you have spare millions lying around that you want to invest in something new? The U.S. government will be auctioning off blocks of 3000 bitcoins later this month.
Illustrated storytelling platform Storybird is moving beyond picture books and rolling out a platform to let users create longer, serialized stories with art.
The Seattle startup says it will let users integrate their SaaS services, automating workflow of their business applications.
It’s a return to true independence for YouTube-born The Young Turks, which right from the beginning of its day-long livestream supporting its close-to-ending Indiegogo campaign, focused on hard news laced with big opinions.
Spunky IaaS player DigitalOcean adds much more capacity and private networking capabilities in new Amsterdam facility.
The bizarre story of the FBI’s takedown of “Dread Pirate Roberts” took a new twist last night, as the feds laid out new charges that could put the pirate in jail for many decades.
Ulander said he will work on Cisco’s mobile- and cloud-focused collaboration portfolio.
Even as Europe expresses outrage over America’s PRISM program, France is attempting to deny that it’s operating a similar program of its own.
Plugin-free video chat in the browser is becoming a reality quickly: Developers can soon reach more than one billion browsers and devices with the protocol, according to Google’s Justin Uberti.
Have you been watching House of Cards? Then make sure to catch this spoof, created for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and starring key D.C. insiders.
Feast CEO David Spinks is combining the e-learning model pioneered by education sites like Udemy and Coursera with his experience in building online communities, and he’s applying it all to building on online cooking school.
If YouTube views were a currency, then The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur would be a billionaire. Here’s how he got to one billion YouTube views with news.
OpenDNS has transitioned from providing only domain name servers to offering a security product designed with insecure mobile devices accessing corporate networks in mind. Now it has raised an undisclosed Series B.
Storytelling website Storybird has added a poetry web app designed to let users quickly create illustrated digital poems.
“We’ve essentially taken a children’s publishing imprint, put it on the web and turned it into social software,” Mark Ury, the founder of Toronto-based storytelling site Storybird, says. Launched in 2010, the site now has over two million members.
Here’s the main problem with book discovery online: Right now, it doesn’t really work. New research shows that frequent book buyers visit sites like Pinterest and Goodreads regularly, but those visits fail to drive actual book purchases.
While the future of Current’s programming is up in the air following its acquisition by Al Jazeera, one guy’s not freaked out — on Twitter and YouTube, “Young Turks” host Cenk Uygur is reminding his fans that he and the “TYT” team will be just fine.
Google just inched closer to plugin-free video chat in your browser by adding a key component of the new real-time messaging framework WebRTC to the beta version of Chrome. However, there are still some roadblocks ahead before WebRTC becomes a widely adopted standard.
Huge technology trade shows like IFA are meant to parade the biggest products around. But what if the biggest isn’t the best? What if intimacy, personalization and customization are the things we crave? That’s what I argued at a fringe event in Berlin last week.
Why buy something if you can borrow it from a friend? That’s the simple premise behind Why Own It, although the way the app works could turn it into a revenue-generator as well.
Mat Honan’s “epic hacking” isn’t just a cautionary tale for everyday folks, it’s a good lesson for startup founders as well. In this video interview, OpenDNS CEO, David Ulevitch explains why good security practices need to be baked into the company from the beginning.
The deal gives Berlin’s 9flats its first North American base and comes with some notable benefits for iStopOver’s existing user base. But where does it leave the market?
As OpenDNS grows past 100 employees, founder and David Ulevitch realized that not every employee is suited for the next phase of the company. In this video interview, he explains why it’s important to deal with poor performers and not waste time on people who waste time.
Despite ongoing debate about the effects of online learning, a report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project and Elon University shows that a majority of technology stakeholders expect it to transform higher education by 2020.
Big data, properly applied, can help save energy, cure diseases, better predict trends. But there’s also worry that abuse of big data will benefit big government and corporations to the detriment of citizens, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
International companies are still wary of cloud adoption because of concerns over data security and legal exposure, including very specific worries from European businesses about American government interference in the wake of the Patriot Act.
Russian investor Yuri Milner plans to sell $1.5 billion of Facebook stock when the company goes public later this month — making more than a billion in profit. But it’s Silicon Valley that should be thanking him, not the other way around.
The normally staid and somewhat boring world of networking equipment focused startups is become a hotly contested minefield — thanks to the newest kid on the blog, Insiemi, a company started by Cisco veterans. Their hiring tactics have got rivals such as Arista Network hopping mad.
Apple is expected to have a great holiday quarter, which some believe would be company’s best ever. New data from an Apple supplier- Multi-Fineline Electronix which makes printed circuit boards for iPhone and iPads – is only bolstering that argument, according to UBS analyst Maynard Um.
The idea of physically manipulating digital data through gestures, as shown in the movie Minority Report, may seem like sci-fi, but there’s much that applies to the desktop of tomorrow. Oblong’s John Underkoffler envisioned the future at the GigaOM Net:Work event on Thursday.
It’s no surprise that Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks doesn’t like Glenn Beck’s politics. However, Uygur also thinks that Beck doesn’t get online video. Uygur recently signed up with YouTube for its new content initiative instead of relying on a pay wall like Beck.
The rise of digital advertising exchanges, real-time bidding and other new innovations in the online advertising market has the potential to…
This week’s drama between The Young Turks creator and host Cenk Uygur and MSNBC has a sad tinge of inevitability to it, given the compromises required by the mainstream media. The major twist is just how loudly Uygur is raging against his former employer.
Groupon has shown just how popular daily deals sites can be in the United States — but Latin American daily deals site Peixe Urbano is proving that an appetite for bargains knows no borders. Since its March 2010 launch, Peixe Urbano has attracted 11 million users.
Joe Uva, the media buying veteran who became CEO and president of Spanish language media network Univision Communications four years ago, is…
Many venture firms have EIRs: either Executives-in-Residence or Entrepreneurs-in-Residence. But what, exactly, do they do? Zach Urlocker lifts the veil on this role, detailing his several-month stint as an EIR.
We’re now more than halfway through the 2009 TED Conference, the thought-provoking gathering of innovative and multidisciplinary presenters. While some of the…
When I installed Mac OS X on my MSI Wind, one of the key missing features was the lack of WiFi support.…
Over the years we have seen the gradual separation of phone numbers from geographical location. To date, Skype’s SkypeIn service has been…
In 2004, Andy Bechtolsheim co-founded Arastra, a Menlo Park, Calif-based maker of high-performance 10 GB switches for the data center market. Today the company announced it’s changing its name to Arista Networks and is hiring Jayshree Ullal, a 25-year veteran of the networking business, as its president and CEO.
Written by Adrian Covert. Following previous revelations that TiVo would be teaming up with CinemaNow to provide users with Disney movie rentals…
I managed to get ahold of the details of Sequoia’s startup meeting that we reported on yesterday. The message wasn’t the prettiest, but there was a lot of good advice — to which all startups should to pay attention.
After a decade at *Microsoft*, Lisa Utzschneider is leaving her post as GM, sales, for the *Microsoft* Digital Advertising Solutions group,…
Arsenal football club majority owner Alisher Usmanov is reportedly trying to add to his online investments by buying between 10 and 20 perc…
I recently had dinner with a friend of mine, a physician-turned-businessperson-turned-founder. We were discussing the virtues of transferable skills, and I asked…
[qi:026] The slow and steady exodus of executives from Google (GOOG) has been in progress for a while now. Today, two senior…