Nintendo Switch sets records as PlayStation 4 tops February’s sales chart

Nintendo Switch’s unprecedented sales success continued through the end of its 12th month, but Sony’s PlayStation 4 outsold its competition in February. The NPD Group released its monthly game-industry report today, and it has found that console hardware across the board continues to fly off shelves. “Sony’s PlayStation 4 wa…Read More

Cambridge Analytica’s parent company reportedly offered a $1.4 million bribe to win an election for a client

Mario Tama/Getty Images The parent company of Cambridge Analytica, the political research company at the center of a massive Facebook data scandal, reportedly offered a $ 1.4 million bribe to win an election for a client.  SCL Group reportedly entrapped the leader of St. Kitts and Nevis’ opposition party with a $ 1.4 million (£1 million) bribe […]

WhatsApp cofounder: It’s time to delete Facebook

WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton said today people should get rid of their Facebook accounts. WhatsApp, a chat app with 1.5 billion monthly active users, was acquired by Facebook in February 2014 for more than $ 16 billion. “It’s time,” Acton tweeted, followed by #deletefacebook. It is time. #deletefacebook — Brian Acton (@bria…Read More

Leadership is more than a memo

GUEST: I just read Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley. It was both eye-opening and cringe-worthy. The book explores the role of gender in the tech industry – at startups and venture capital firms – and the interaction between men and women in the two. While Silicon Valley has grown to have […]

International Mobile Gaming Awards celebrates indies and considers the future of the industry

Indie games took home most of the prizes in tonight’s 14th annual International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) ceremony. Titles like Tender Claws’ meta adventure Virtual Virtual Reality won alongside Timi Studio Group’s blockbuster multiplayer hit Arena of Valor, which Tencent publishes. The IMGA jury did not award a Grand Prix prize…Read More

Meet the ‘Flash Boys’ of cryptocurrency looking to shakeup bitcoin futures trading

Netflix EverMarkets is gunning for the bitcoin derivatives business of CME and Cboe Global Markets. The company, which announced Tuesday it is coming out of stealth mode, draws some inspiration from IEX and offers an alternative model to current futures markets.  Michael Lewis’ hit 2014 book, “Flash Boys,” chronicled the journey of Brad Katsuyama and […]

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Cortana and Windows Mixed Reality improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with Cortana improvements and Windows Mixed Reality fixes. This build is from the RS4 branch, which represents the next Windows 10 update the company has yet to announce (but is expected to ship in April). There is no new build from the RS5 branch today, […]

CarBlock’s Blockchain Ecosystem Revolutionizes the Way Driving Data is Distributed for the Automotive Industry

PRESS RELEASE: Recently launched blockchain project looks to disrupt the automotive industry with innovative driving data and strong partnerships. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 21, 2018– CarBlock, the world’s first decentralized blockchain ecosystem that is specifically designed for future transportation applic…Read More

One of Trump’s fiercest Republican critics begs the president not to fire Mueller, threatens impeachment if he does

Win McNamee/Getty Images Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who has long been one of President Donald Trump loudest Republican critics, is begging Trump not to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, the man leading the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. Flake argued that, by firing Mueller, Trump would prompt a constitutional crisis […]

The billionaire cofounder of WhatsApp, which Facebook acquired for $19 billion, just tweeted ‘#deletefacebook’ (FB)

REUTERS/Mike Blake WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton jumped on the #deletefacebook trend Tuesday. The hashtag formed amidst claims that Facebook allowed data analytics company Cambridge Analytica to collect data from Facebook users’ profiles. Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $ 19 billion in February 2014. Brian Acton, the cofounder of the messaging company Facebook paid $ 19 billion […]