Nanotech Security, an anti-counterfeit technology company, raised $3.9 million for its “nano-optics” that are modeled after butterfly wings.
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Alternative taxi service Uber has raised a funding round worth hundreds of millions of dollars from TPG, Benchmark, and reportedly Google Ventures.
You may one day have to do different actions to unlock your Android phone based on where you are, according to a patent filed by Google.
Guest Post Jon Soberg is a managing director at Blumberg Capital.
Guest Post It’s no secret that mobility, big data, and cloud computing have changed the way we work, interact, and access data. Today’s workforce has more tools to do more things from more locations than ever before. But what if I told you that it was all built on a foundation ill-equipped to handle the job?
It seems every app is building some new awesome way to share, but none of them come close to PRSM, the latest app to help you share your emails, photos, videos, phone calls, text messages, Google searches, and trips to the toilet.
The NSA collected emails between United States citizens for three years until the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled that the program was unconstitutional.
Guest Post Upstart lets you promise portions of your future income in exchange for crowdfunded capital that you can use to get out of debt or start businesses now. We chatted with founder Dave Girouard to figure out how this works.
Bloggers and website owners everywhere are now able to embed public Facebook posts directly on their sites.
The National Security Agency has access to 75 percent of Internet traffic in the United States, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Online video channels are hemorrhaging ad revenue due to fees. Content distributors like YouTube suck up cash in exchange for letting you reach a big audience. So, where’s a provider like Vevo to go? Back to TV.
It’s no secret that investors love cloud companies. Today proved that. Half of the technology companies funded today have some footing in the cloud industry.
Powa Technologies, a mobile payments startup in the U.K., raised a huge $76 million first round of funding today. The financial interest may come from the company’s big plans for e-commerce.
Guest Post Your calendar app has coil binding. Your digital library has bookshelves. Current mobile interfaces are designed to make the new look comfortably old and familiar. But that’s all going away in iOS 7.
The public saw the first evidence of Google’s integration with Waze’s crowdsourced traffic app in Google Maps today. And, Google shared a bit of its own technology with Waze’s still-living app as well.
Editor's Pick Do not forward e-mail or links you receive from OKCupid — you may be handing out direct, unprotected access to your account.
Looks like Apple grabbed Jay Blahnik, a well-known fitness expert who has worked with big-name companies like Nike on its wearables products.
The Department of Homeland Security named McAfee chief technology officer Phyllis Schneck to the position of Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity today. She is the third appointed to the position since its creation in 2011.
A group of researchers successfully slid malware past Apple’s safeguards and into the iOS App Store — a scary exposure for the operating system often touted as one of the safest in the industry.
Outbrain announced today that an employee fell for a phishing attack, giving a group of pro-Syrian regime hackers access to its systems.
IBM acquired security company Trusteer today in order to create a security-focused software lab in Israel.
Two Oakland A’s relief pitchers are the most recent additions to Google Glass’ Explorer Program, but don’t expect to see the device out on the field just yet.
A group of pro-Syrian regime hackers attacked the Washington Post this morning, redirecting posts to the group’s website.
Guest Post “Affiliate Marketing is a Scam!” We’ve seen these headlines over and over for years. But it’s not and it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Guest Post Alex Romanov is CEO of iSIGN Media.
Apple shares finally hit $500 for the first time since since January following news that billionaire Carl Icahn invested in the company.
Online textbook rental company Chegg filed to go public this morning, showing that the ed tech industry can, in fact, catch on.
We had two companies that got $43 million today — so why not celebrate the 40s!
Guest Post As a Venture Partner at XSeed Capital, sitting on the other side of the table from bright entrepreneurs with really intriguing ideas is a lot of fun for me. But, I’ve also been the one raising rounds for my startups. Here are some tips that have become a lot more obvious and important to me, now that I’ve seen hundreds of presentations:
Celebrities have it so hard. Keeping up with fans’ comments, knowing just how many people like their posts — it’s all really a burden.
Icahn’s attempted Dell takeover isn’t the only tech stock on his plate. Now the billionaire is cozying up to Apple, as well.
Quantified selfers, there’s money to be made from your love of data. Fitbit, the fitness gadget maker that collects data about your exercise activities, received $43 million in funding today, according to an SEC filing.
If you’re a bug hunter for companies such as Google and Facebook, the last few weeks have been good to you. Google announced today that it has officially given out over $2 million to people who poke holes in its systems on purpose.
Elon Musk revealed plans for his radical new form of transportation called the Hyperloop today, and yes, it really does look cool.
It looks like the House Intelligence Committee kept information secret about two intelligence collection documents that were released in 2011 to all members of congress.
Finally, Path is adding more companies access to its application programming interface (API) — that means you’re going to be able to pull in updates about your life from WordPress, Viddy, the Bible, and more.
Norway is barring Apple from taking 3D images of its Oslo buildings out of fear for national security.
Guest Post Ever since Black Hat USA wrapped up last week, I’ve been thinking about the irony of attendees going into heightened security mode during the conference itself – like never connecting to open Wi-Fi or encrypting all information stored on your laptop – then likely slipping back into a more lax mode throughout the rest of the year.
Looks like Sheryl Sandberg is pleased with the company’s stock growth in the last couple weeks. The Facebook chief operating officer sold off $91 million worth of stock this week, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The National Security Agency can search for U.S. citizens’ names and other information under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, according a document Edward Snowden leaked to The Guardian.