WhatsApp, the popular free messaging app, was hacked and defaced yesterday — but don’t worry, it was only the website.
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Guest Post If they use their tools correctly, the new age of Internet marketers have a wealth of information at their fingertips that give them a significant advantage over the competition.
The National Security Agency’s major Utah data center is suffering from a unique data center sickness, what one official calls “lightning inside a 2-foot box.”
Bitcoin users are pissed and retaliating after the FBI seized their digital currency as part of its case against underground marketplace Silk Road.
Google Glass is starting to get more useful. You can now look up public transit directions using Google’s digital eyewear.
Instagram turns 3 years old on Monday, and your dessert has never looked better.
What do funding and s’mores have to do with each other? Hint: they’re very tangentially related.
Apple has reportedly purchased Cue, an app that helps you keep on task, for around $30 to $40 million, according to TechCrunch. The app has since been shuttered.
After secretly filing to go public last month, Twitter finally released its IPO filing today.
What do drugs, billions of dollars, and hitmen have in common? Oh, just today’s latest tech news.
Guest Post Elad Israeli is cofounder and CPO of SiSense.
Guest Post Andy Thurai is chief architect and CTO of Intel App security and Big Data (@AndyThurai). David Houlding is privacy strategist at Intel (@DavidHoulding).
Remember Lavabits, the now defunct private email service reportedly used by Edward Snowden? It seems the government threatened its founder with a $5,000-a-day fine for every day he refused to hand over a “certain user’s” metadata.
The FBI seized Bitcoin-powered Silk Road today after a lengthy investigation into the reputed drug marketplace and its founder.
Network security company Barracuda Networks filed to go public today in what will be a $100 million offering.
Government employees are not getting paid today, but the private sector is booming with 8 major funding announcements.
Web development company Wix filed to go public in the U.S. today. The company, which is based in Israel, gives people to tools to build HTML 5 websites for free.
As it stands, you probably don’t use Facebook’s Graph Search, but this new feature might make you want to.
There are lots of things Mark Zuckerberg does well, but making inspirational videos is not one of them. Let’s all take a minute to remember when Facebook was a chair.
Azure customers can feel little (little) safer today as Microsoft is plugging in multifactor authentication for the cloud platform.
Guest Post C-level executives across the board are tasked with managing company security risks. Unfortunately, while a security breach gets immediate attention from the board, the infrastructure and systems needed to recover from, and prevent against another hit, have never been boardroom fare.
Please don’t give that sketchy dude at the bar your number — there are apps for that. Burner is one of them, and it got $2 million for its disposable phone number app today.
Guest Post Gaurav Jain is a Principal at Founder Collective, one of the most active seed funds in the country. Follow him on Twitter @gjain.
Did you know that running a startup in Zurich versus San Francisco can cost you a whole person’s salary more?
Analysts won’t get to ask BlackBerry the hard questions about its plummeting business this Friday. The company cancelled its previously scheduled quarterly earnings call.
Guest Post With the advent of the cloud and cloud-based applications, the internet is now able to support a new frontier of franchising that will revolutionize the way many industries operate their business.
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A venture capitalist once told me that investing in a startup is like a marriage and that you have to fall in love with the startup team as much as the product.
Dropbox is joining Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and other major tech companies in demanding the government to permit it to publish exactly how many national security requests it receives.
Google will now permit you to remotely lock your Android, lest that cabbie whose vehicle you left your phone in sees all those duckface pictures you took last night.
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Sponsored Jobs on LinkedIn just got a little more valuable. The company announced today that these paid-for job listings will now be pushed into users’ LinkedIn feeds found on the site’s homepage.
Despite being the desperate girl on the dance floor, it looks like BlackBerry has found a suitor.
Everybody needs a corporate jet when they’re hemorrhaging money, right?
If reports are true, the company would be valued at $800 million.
Startups have to have a strong sense of identity when they pitch venture capitalists who have seen it all before — twice.
Today, the Chaos Computer Club delivered yet another way to get around your new iPhone 5S’s Touch ID.
Guest Post Greg Kostello is the CEO and founder of Givit.
Guest Post “There are two kinds of people in this world: the workers and the hustlers. The hustlers never work and the workers never hustle.”
Security company FireEye went public today, raising $303.6 million in the process. The company priced its stock at $20 a share and closed up 80 percent at $36 after a wildly successful day on the markets.