New details emerge about Palantir’s custom software for spy agencies

 A new report by the Intercept provides some compelling specifics on collaboration between Palo Alto’s secretive big data shop Palantir and the intelligence agencies that it...

Wireless earbud startup Earin gets $3.5 million in funding as its readies new product

 Headphone startup Earin announced today that it’s scored $3.5 million in funding, hot on the heels of announcing its second-generation wireless earbuds back at...

After A Big Bank Bought Simple, Things Got Complicated For Customers

Scott Beale / Flickr / Via Flickr: laughingsquid Customers of Simple — the 21st century bank with no branches or checkbooks, just a...

Square beats the street thanks to growth of new products

 While Twitter continues to struggle as a public company, Jack Dorsey’s other business seems to be doing pretty well. Today payments company Square announced...

EFF: Half the web is now encrypted

 Half the web is now encrypted, according to a new report from the EFF released this week. The rights organization noted the milestone was...

Microsoft’s New Skype App Plugs Right In To India’s Controversial ID Database

Microsoft Microsoft launched a new Skype app today that’s made to run smoothly on low-end Android hardware and slow cellular networks. Called Skype...

CPAC Shuns DeploraBall Organizers

One by one, the Deplorables are being shunned by the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).First it was the provocative former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos,...

Freshly FCC-approved LTE-U wireless rolls out on T-Mobile this spring

 The FCC has given several companies the go-ahead to activate a wireless technology called LTE-U in their base stations; if all goes as planned,...

The dramatic rise in hacktivism

 2016 was the year hacktivists disrupted cyberspace like never before. The December launch of the new movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was...

Apple's New Spaceship Campus Opens In April

Apple Apple finally has a move-in date for its massive new spaceship campus.Or a move-in month, at least.In a press release, the Cupertino...

Twitter debuts custom profiles for businesses, so people don’t think they’re talking to bots

 Twitter this morning is launching a new customer service feature for businesses using its service, which will allow agents to respond to direct messages using...

MobileIron adding IoT management to its arsenal

 MobileIron, which went public in 2014, has been known mostly for helping large companies manage mobile devices, especially in a time when people tend...

About.com launches The Spruce, a standalone site for Home Decor and Food

 In its continued effort to divide and conquer, About.com is launching yet another standalone media brand in the form of The Spruce, a site...

Voysis raises $8 million to help it become the the Twillio of voice AI

 Voice-powered artificial intelligence is not something that’s easy to set up for just any business, even if it might have real benefits in terms of...

Email delivery service Mailgun spins out of Rackspace and raises $50M

 Mailgun, a Y Combinator-incubated email delivery service that was acquired by Rackspace in 2012, today announced that it is being spun our of Rackspace...