Month: September 2017

Another leaked screen protector hints at massive bezels on the upcoming Pixel 2

As we draw nearer to Google’s October 4 unveiling event, Pixel 2 leaks are spreading like wildfire. With that, we are picking up info on some solid flagship specs and fairly anticipated color options and price points. The biggest concern...

/ September 30, 2017

SEC charges two ICO’s with fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission today has charged both a diamond and a real estate initial coin offering scheme with defrauding investors. REcoin, which promoted itself as the first cryptocurrency-backed real estate company and DRC World, a diamond company, are...

/ September 30, 2017

Travis Kalanick appoints Ursula Burns, John Thain to Uber’s board

Former Uber chief Travis Kalanick has appointed two more people to the ridesharing company’s board. One of the seats is going to Ursula Burns, former CEO and Chairwoman of Xerox. The other is going to John Thain, who has served...

/ September 30, 2017

StackCommerce buys Joyus to focus on video and expand into fashion, shopping and beauty

StackCommerce, which sells articles sponsored by brands and published on websites, has acquired the online video marketing company Joyus in an all cash transaction to expand its advertising footprint in media targeting women and work more with online video. The media...

/ September 30, 2017

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review

Introduction In another place and another time, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus would have been one of the hottest things around. Swathed in hype, causing a stir, bringing the free ride of the competition’s flagships to an abrupt and painful...

/ September 30, 2017

Building a Series A SaaS valuation estimator (2017 edition)

Alex Rosen is managing director at Ridge Ventures. More posts by this contributor: I have financed nearly 50 early-stage companies and the question of proper valuation comes up in every financing. There is the obvious tension: Generally speaking, the existing...

/ September 29, 2017

Roku nearly doubles since IPO, up another 13% on day two

Digital streaming business Roku has soared in its public debut. After pricing its IPO Wednesday at $14 per share, Roku finished its first day of trading at $23.50, up nearly 68 percent. And by the end of Friday, Roku closed...

/ September 29, 2017

Some VCs want to jump into ICOs, but a host of challenges remain

Venture capitalists are in a pickle. Companies have raised more than $1.7 billion through initial coin offerings, or ICOs, this year by selling their own customized virtual currencies. For the companies, the trend is a godsend. They can raise the...

/ September 29, 2017

Researcher Emilio Ferrara talks about the rise of fake news and botnets

Emilio Ferrara has been thinking about botnets for over a decade. As the first social networks climbed out of the mire, he noticed that they were very easy to game. Now, it seems, all of those early tools have finally...

/ September 29, 2017

Former Oracle employees sue company for alleged pay discrimination

Three female, former Oracle employees, Rong Jewett, Sophy Wang and Xian Murray, are suing Oracle for allegedly paying women less than men in similar jobs. The lawsuit, filed August 28, seeks a class-action status to represent all other women who...

/ September 29, 2017