It sounds like something out of a Dan Brown book, but it isn't: The whole internet is protected by seven highly protected keys, in the hands of 14 people. And in a few days, they are going to hold a historic ritual known as the Root Key Signing Ceremony.
A massive and sustained Internet attack that has caused outages and network congestion today for a large number of Web sites was launched with the help of hacked "Internet of Things" (IoT) devices, such as CCTV video cameras and digital video recorders, new data suggests.
SAN FRANCISCO - Major websites were inaccessible to some East Coast users in the United States Friday morning and to people across the country in the early afternoon after a company that serves as an internet switchboard said it was under attack.
Joymode is a startup for people who want to do fun things like host a backyard movie night or go on a camping trip - but don't necessarily want to buy all the necessary equipment, especially if they're only going to use it once. The company was founded by Joe Fernandez, Waynn Lue and Keith Walker.
A massive botnet of hacked Internet of Things devices has been implicated in the cyberattack that caused a significant internet outage on Friday. The botnet, which is powered by the malware known as Mirai, is in part responsible for the attack that intermittently knocked some popular websites offline, according to Level 3 Communications, one of the world's largest internet backbone providers, and security firm Flashpoint.
News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. In collaboration with Chain Inc., a startup in which it has invested, Visa B2B Connect is unveiled Visa Inc.
The median value of LA-based companies at exit has been larger than NYC exiting companies every year since 2011. The following is a guest post by Samir Kaji (@samirkaji), Senior Managing Director at First Republic Bank (@firstrepublic). When ranking US startup hubs, it's widely accepted that New York City stands out clearly as the largest venture ecosystem outside of Silicon Valley.
Sequoia Capital has brought aboard Jess Lee as its eleventh investing partner in the U.S., becoming the firm's first senior female U.S. investor in its 44-year-old history. Lee was a former Google product manager turned CEO of the fashion site Polyvore, which was acquired for $230 million in cash by Yahoo last year.
Introducing Nintendo Switch! In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles.
For the first time in its 44-year history, Sequoia Capital, one of the most vaunted venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, has hired a female investing partner for its U.S. operations. Sequoia had been wooing Jess Lee since 2012 . She's the co-founder and chief executive officer of Polyvore, a shopping site for fashion and home decor.
These notes are from The Everything Store by Brad Stone. 1/ Through the first sixty-five pages, the Amazon story could be an appendix to Clayton Christensen's books on disruption theory. Disruption theory is "a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves up market, eventually displacing established competitors."
Self-driving vehicles will play a crucial role in improving transportation safety and accelerating the world's transition to a sustainable future. Full autonomy will enable a Tesla to be substantially safer than a human driver, lower the financial cost of transportation for those who own a car and provide low-cost on-demand mobility for those who do not.
We recently released our inaugural PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor as a comprehensive resource on all matters venture capital. You can download the full 20-page report for free , but if you'd like to fast forward to the highlights, we've collated the top charts below: 3Q numbers show the venture reset is ongoing, though the decline in deal flow has been softer than some expected.
The presentation came from a trove of thousands of former Secretary of State Colin Powell's emails that was published in September by DCLeaks, a website of self-described "hacktivists" that releases documents from government officials and other prominent people. Mr. Powell sits on Salesforce's board of directors.
ZHUHAI, China-Judah Huang works deep in the global supply chain at a Chinese company that makes nonstick coatings for cookie sheets, frying pans and grills sold in stores such as Wal-Mart. Until a few years ago, the pans and griddles were made in China, but most of the materials that went into them were not.
I'm on my way from Iceland to my parents' to see my dad, who's not doing well. Landing in JFK, I found my inbox flooded with questions about the above. Here's a single, and my only, response. I'm a big believer in leaks for the public interest.
Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal ChemistrySelect .
What if almost the entire newspaper industry got it wrong? What if, in the mad dash two decades ago to repurpose and extend editorial content onto the Web, editors and publishers made a colossal business blunder that wasted hundreds of millions of dollars?