While users housing content on the troubled Megaupload site were given a two-week reprieve, one of its co-founders is having less luck. Kim Dotcom has lost his appeal for bail, with prosecutors fearing that he would flee from New Zealand and return to his native Germany, possibly making him safe from extradition.
Five years ago, the global financial system was rocked by the “flash crash,” 15 minutes of chaos that shook the world’s biggest markets and prompted investors both big and small to question how such a vital part of the economy could be brought to its knees.
But Ma’s success didn’t just fall from the sky. He grew up poor and was rejected from dozens of jobs before fighting his way to founding one of the largest internet companies in the world. Now Ma wants to help others replicate his success. In order to do so, Ma’s deploying a pretty unique strategy.
Ad tech company Rocket Fuel has rejected a $350 million takeover bid for the company made by rival firm Gravity4. In a letter to Gravity4's founder and CEO Gurbaksh Chahal, Rocket Fuel's interim chief executive officer Monte Zweben wrote said the offer was not "credible.""We are in receipt of your letter datedMay 7, 2015regarding your proposal to acquire Rocket Fuel.
The hackers behind the huge Ashley Madison leak now have a bounty on their heads, with the company behind the affairs dating site announcing a CA$500,000 reward for catching them. Avid Life Media announced the half-million fund - approximately $377k - this morning in Toronto, promising a big cash jackpot for anybody who can provide information that leads to a successful arrest and prosecution.
Backpacks are handy when traveling. They allow you to carry things on your back, leaving your hands free to pull other luggage. Better still, the TSA or security checkpoint friendly backpacks make getting through security with your laptop and other devices quick and painless (relatively speaking).
Two years ago, the Obama administration announced a new strategy to curb online espionage.The five-point strategy came after a 2013 article in The New York Times about how the newspaper had been breached by Chinese hackers. The Times, working with a security company, also concluded that thousands of other American companies had been hacked bya Chinese military unit in Shanghai.
Computers aren’t just doing hard math problems and showing us cat videos. Increasingly, they judge our character.Maybe we should be grateful.A company in Palo Alto, Calif., called Upstart has over the last 15 months lent $135 million to people with mostly negligible credit ratings. Typically, they are recent graduates without mortgages, car payments or credit card settlements.
Paul Feig, director of the new Ghostbusters movie, has already revealed the gear the team will wear and the car they'll drive , so it only makes sense that we next get our first look at the four characters themselves.
Hello! Here's what you need to know for Friday. 1. French prosecutors believe the co-pilot on the Germanwings flight that crashed in France locked the captain out of he cockpit and crashed the plane on purpose 2.
When you're using emojis and stickers when sending messages to your loved ones, haven't you had that moment when you thought to yourself, "Hey, we need more stickers about _______!" or "Hey, I can come up with better stickers than this!" Well, a new update to messaging app Telegram will actually give you the chance to do just that.
For almost a century, the Met Office has supplied the BBC with weather data for its daily forecasts. Its predictions aren't always correct, and they're often a depressing end to TV news bulletins, but they hold an important role in British culture. Until now, that is. The BBC says it's looking for an alternative provider "to make sure we secure both the best possible service and value for money.
It's the first year of amajor new coding curriculumin the UK, and now the BBC wants to play its part in training the next generation of star programmers. The broadcaster is developing a spiritual successor to theBBC Micro, called the Micro Bit, which will give students a physical companion in their path to coding competence.
Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht aka Dread Pirate Roberts will be an old man by the time he gets out of prison. The 31-year-old is already expected to serve a minimum of 20 years after being found guilty on seven charges, including money laundering and narcotics trafficking.
Ross Ulbricht, founder of the no-longer-available underground market Silk Road, was recently sentenced to life in prison (and then some). On Thursday an appeal was filed challenging the conviction and sentences, and part of that appeal will focus on the actions of two allegedly corrupt federal agents that had been involved in the case.
As the most well-known host of one of the BBC's most popular TV shows, Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear has a record of doing and saying things that spawn controversy. Unfortunately for the show's large number of fans, Clarkson's latest actions, allegedly punching a producer, has gotten him suspended and the current season possibly cancelled.
"I put people in the dirt for an awful lot less. ... I have time, resources, intelligence, and an infinite supply of spite."Wilson has promised to eventually reveal the identity of this alleged scam artist. Iig reveal" is "coming when one more item falls into place."The ongoing tweetstorm started Wednesday evening. It continued Thursday and has grown to include more than 45 tweets.
The Cloud doesn't have to be a nebulous space in the stratosphere, you can have one in your own home. Sure, there's usually a steep initial price tag and configuration learning curve for most people, butSynology's BeyondCloud lineuphelps bypass that. Hosting your ownnetwork-attached storage(NAS) is now more approachable and affordable with the BeyondCloud's pre-packaged and -configured drives.
As part ofa major initiative to get the UK into coding, the BBC is creating a new TV show based on the making of Rockstar's best-selling game seriesGrand Theft Auto. Not much is known about the show; the BBC simply states that a "new BBC Two drama based onGrand Theft Auto" is on its way.