Alsid raises $14.7 million to secure your Active Directory installation

Alsid raises $14.7 million to secure your Active Directory installation

French startup Alsid has raised a $14.7 million funding round (€13 million). The company is working on a security solution to protect your Microsoft Active Directory installation and make sure a hacker can’t access your system. Idinvest Partners is leading today’s round. Existing investors 360 Capital Partners and Axeleo Capital are also participating. If you Read more about Alsid raises $14.7 million to secure your Active Directory installation[…]

Inside Xbox April Episode News Recap

Inside Xbox April Episode News Recap

Today, on our April episode of Inside Xbox, we made a big announcement about a brand-new Xbox One console, revealed some major news regarding Xbox Game Pass, unveiled some new features coming to Game Bar, shared info on new titles coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility, and much more. For a full recap, read on Read more about Inside Xbox April Episode News Recap[…]

Journalist Carole Cadwalladr says ‘the gods of Silicon Valley’ have broken democracy

Journalist Carole Cadwalladr says ‘the gods of Silicon Valley’ have broken democracy

On the same day that she became a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her work bringing the Cambridge Analytica scandal to light, journalist Carole Cadwalladr took the stage at TED to “address you directly, the gods of Silicon Valley.” Cadwalladr began her talk by recounting a trip she took after the Brexit referendum, back to her Read more about Journalist Carole Cadwalladr says ‘the gods of Silicon Valley’ have broken democracy[…]

Mutiny at HQ Trivia fails to oust CEO

Mutiny at HQ Trivia fails to oust CEO

This week’s banishment of host Scott Rogowsky was merely a symptom of the ongoing struggle to decide who will lead HQ Trivia. According to multiple sources, over half of the startup’s staff signed an internal petition to depose CEO Rus Yusupov who they saw as mismanaging the company. But Yusupov then fired some core supporters Read more about Mutiny at HQ Trivia fails to oust CEO[…]

Spy on your smart home with this open source research tool

Spy on your smart home with this open source research tool

Researchers at Princeton University have built a web app that lets you (and them) spy on your smart home devices to see what they’re up to. The open source tool, called IoT Inspector, is available for download here. (Currently it’s Mac OS only, with a wait list for Windows or Linux.) In a blog about Read more about Spy on your smart home with this open source research tool[…]

A fight is brewing between two machine intelligence startups, and neither side looks all that smart

A fight is brewing between two machine intelligence startups, and neither side looks all that smart

Sometimes, reading a lawsuit, it’s tempting to pick sides, to judge who is more right than wrong based on its contents. But a new lawsuit involving two venture-backed companies — both of which are rooted in machine intelligence — makes both sides sound surprisingly careless given their line of work. The plaintiff is Quid, a Read more about A fight is brewing between two machine intelligence startups, and neither side looks all that smart[…]

GrubMarket raises $25M more for food delivery from indy suppliers at a $255M valuation

GrubMarket raises $25M more for food delivery from indy suppliers at a $255M valuation

Farmers markets have become a staple presence in many US cities, where there is a steady supply of smaller, often organic farmers and other food producers wanting a more direct channel to sell their goods, and a steady demand from foody types who like having the option of bypassing bigger grocery stores to amble around Read more about GrubMarket raises $25M more for food delivery from indy suppliers at a $255M valuation[…]

China’s grocery delivery battle heats up with Meituan’s entry

China’s grocery delivery battle heats up with Meituan’s entry

Fast, affordable food delivery service has been life-changing for many working Chinese, but some still prefer to whip up their own meals. These people may not have the time to pick up fresh ingredients from brick-and-mortar stores, so China’s startups and large companies are trying to make home-cooked meals more effortless for busy workers by Read more about China’s grocery delivery battle heats up with Meituan’s entry[…]

In San Francisco, a fight over a homeless shelter shines a harsh light on a conflicted population

In San Francisco, a fight over a homeless shelter shines a harsh light on a conflicted population

As of 2017, there were roughly 7,000 people living without homes in San Francisco, a number that comprises minors — a lot of them. The San Francisco Unified School District estimates that as of 2017, roughly 2,100 of the children in the school system were homeless —  a number that it said looked to be Read more about In San Francisco, a fight over a homeless shelter shines a harsh light on a conflicted population[…]

Former NEA partner Jon Sakoda takes the wraps off his new, Cisco-backed venture fund, Decibel

Former NEA partner Jon Sakoda takes the wraps off his new, Cisco-backed venture fund, Decibel

Jon Sakoda needed to decompress, he says. The founder-turned-venture investor had logged a dozen years with the investing heavyweight New Enterprise Associates after selling his last startup to Symantec in 2006, and what he wanted by last summer was more time with his kids, and less time with his phone, which he turned off for Read more about Former NEA partner Jon Sakoda takes the wraps off his new, Cisco-backed venture fund, Decibel[…]