30 minutes ago VentureBeat Emil Protalinski 30 minutes ago

Google beefs up 2-step verification with physical USB Security Key option in Chrome

Google today announced it is beefing up its two-step verification feature with Security Key, a physical USB second factor that only works after verifying the login site is truly a Google website. The... [more]

40 minutes ago TechCrunch Sarah Perez 40 minutes ago

Mobile Marketing Company Fiksu Takes On $10M In Debt Funding From Silicon Valley Bank

 Mobile marketing and ad tech company Fiksu announced this morning $10 million in debt funding from Silicon Valley Bank, after a year which saw it hiring 100 new employees, bringing its total... [more]

1 hour ago TechCrunch Darrell Etherington 1 hour ago

Microsoft Drops Nokia Name, Sticks With 'Lumia' For Windows Phones

 After a long and complicated relationship that first involved just a close partnership with Nokia handling hardware duties, and then Microsoft acquiring Nokia’s phone-making business... [more]

2 hours ago Gizmodo Brian Barrett 2 hours ago

No One's Buying iPads Because iPads Are Forever

Today, Apple trotted out its quarterly earnings, as public companies will do. Massive revenue! iPhone sales up! Mac sales up! iPad sales… well. Okay, so not everything was a hit. But don't... [more]

2 hours ago Naked Security Lisa Vaas 2 hours ago

UK considering imprisoning 'cowardly, venomous trolls' for up to 2 years

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said that new laws would quadruple the current maximum six-month term and show his determination to "take a stand against a baying cyber-mob".... [more]

3 hours ago DealBook Andrew Ross Sorkin 3 hours ago

DealBook Column: The Truth Hidden by IBM's Buybacks

IBM has posted large earnings and sent out large dividends to shareholders, but the company’s success has been tied more to financial engineering than actual... [more]

3 hours ago TechCrunch Darrell Etherington 3 hours ago

Magic Leap Secures $542M Led By Google For "Lightweight Wearable" Tech That Merges Physical And Digital Worlds

 It’s rare that a company can stay relatively secretive while raising a huge amount of funding, but Florida’s Magic Leap has managed that. The startup, led by CEO Rony Abovitz,... [more]

3 hours ago TechCrunch Natasha Lomas 3 hours ago

Wonga Investors Still Won't Comment On Censured Payday Loans Firm

 A panel of Europe’s top investors has publicly declined to comment on what went wrong at payday loans company Wonga, in the wake of a £220 million write down earlier this month. The... [more]

3 hours ago ArsTechnica Peter Bright 3 hours ago

Microsoft "loves Linux" as it makes Azure bigger, better

Wait, what happened at this thing?!? Microsoft In San Francisco today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said something that was more than a little surprising:... [more]

4 hours ago ZDNet 4 hours ago

Bitcoin for the unconnected: The Finnish protocol that lets you buy and sell currency through your TV

Finnish system Kryptoradio transmits Bitcoin transaction data via airwaves for potential application in everything from vending machines to... [more]

4 hours ago The Register John Leyden 4 hours ago

FYI: OS X Yosemite's Spotlight tells Apple EVERYTHING you're searching for

It's on by default – did you not read the small print? There's growing disquiet over Apple's desktop search app Spotlight, which sends queries for things back to the company's... [more]

4 hours ago Wall Street Journal 4 hours ago

How Big Data Is Tracking City Life

Researchers are bringing big data into the public sphere, aiming to improve quality of life, save money, and understand cities in ways that weren’t possible only a few years... [more]

4 hours ago TechCrunch Steve O'hear 4 hours ago

Singapore's Infocomm Investments Brings Fund To Europe, Invests In Startupbootcamp FinTech

 Aiming to build a bridge between East and West — specifically, Singapore and London — the Singaporean state-funded VC Infocomm Investments is extending its $200 million fund to... [more]

4 hours ago TechCrunch Romain Dillet 4 hours ago

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Shares His Vision For The Future Of Bitcoin

 Right after opening its doors to Europe, Coinbase co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong joined Alex Wilhelm on stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe to discuss the future of bitcoin. The... [more]

5 hours ago GigaOM Signe Brewster 5 hours ago

Back to the Future was right: a working hoverboard will be available in 2015

A California startup has created a real-life hoverboard, and they even let me ride it. But it's mostly a publicity stunt meant to raise interest in levitating other things. Back to the Future was... [more]

6 hours ago TechCrunch Jordan Crook 6 hours ago

Watch The Disrupt London Live Stream Right Here!

Today is, sadly, the final day of Disrupt. But though we’re heartbroken that our London conference is coming to an end, we’re thrilled about the content we have in store for you today.... [more]

6 hours ago Technology Review 6 hours ago

Technology and Inequality

The disparity between the rich and everyone else is larger than ever in the United States and increasing in much of Europe. Why?The signs of the gap—really, a chasm—between the poor and... [more]

7 hours ago Valleywag Kevin Montgomery 7 hours ago

Former Facebook VP Struggles to Adjust to Rough Life in San Francisco

For many, strolling around San Francisco is a pleasure. But for the optimization-obsessed elites of Silicon Valley, traveling through a world-class city is just laboring tax on their time. Now one... [more]

7 hours ago New York Times Conor Dougherty 7 hours ago

Hoverboard? Still in the Future

For the last 25 years, inventors like garage tinkerers, physics professors and engineers have been trying to make a hovering... [more]

7 hours ago Wall Street Journal 7 hours ago

Misery Widespread at Hedge Funds

This month’s turmoil in financial markets has been a “bloodbath” for hedge funds, inflicting large losses at an array of multibillion-dollar firms in the industry’s worst... [more]

9 hours ago TechCrunch Romain Dillet 9 hours ago

La Belle Assiette Gets $1.7 Million To Scale Up Its On-Demand Chef Service

 French startup La Belle Assiette just raised $1.7 million (€1.3 million) from angel investors, such as BlaBlaCar’s Nicolas Brusson, eFounders’ Thibaud Elzière, Nicolas... [more]

10 hours ago TechCrunch Jon Russell 10 hours ago