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.
France’s privacy watchdog just will not take no for an answer.On Monday, the country’s data protection authority rejected Google’s efforts to limit how a landmark European privacy ruling may be applied worldwide.
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.
Google has long used the phrase "Don't be evil" as a sort of company motto, including it in the founder's letter for its IPO in 2004, and at the top of its Code of Conduct. The Wall Street Journal noticed that as a part of today's restructuring, Alphabet has exchanged that for something slightly more specific.
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.
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.
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.
Services likeUber,Lyft,AirbnbandPostmatesare hallmarks of what's being called the "gig economy." And while presidential candidateHillary Clintonremarked that companies like these are "unleashing innovation," they've also raised questions aboutworkplace protections.
SEATTLE — Three Microsoft executives saw their responsibilities multiply last week when the company announced that it was consolidating its engineering efforts, leading to the departure of several senior executives.The one executive whose job will expand the most is Terry Myerson, in a change that will cement his position as the company’s most powerful product leader.Mr.
Intel said on Monday that it had agreed to acquire the smaller chip maker Altera for $16.7 billion, Chad Bray writes.The deal comes after the two American companies held talks earlier this year. Further discussions had been delayed, however, when Altera rejected an earlier offer by Intel, people briefed on the talks have said.