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Alex Wilhelm

Public markets fall yet again as venture deal counts appear to slip

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. All around, this has been a tough week. The coronavirus is spreading and worry is running high as infections mount. In economic terms, global markets were repeated declines last night (domestic results here), and the

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Josh Constine

Teen hit Yolo raises $8M to let you Snapchat anonymously

It wasn’t a fad. Yolo became the country’s No. 1 app just a week after launch by letting teens ask for anonymous replies to questions they posted on Snapchat. But nine months later, Yolo is still in the top 100 iOS apps and has 10 million active users. Now it’s safeguarding the app from predators

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One in four Americans won’t do business with data-breached companies

If you had an account with businesses such as Marriott, Under Armour, Panera Bread, T-Mobile, or Facebook, amongst others, there is a chance that you could be among the millions of people whose email addresses, passwords, passport number, credit card numbers, and billing address were exposed unlawfully. In 2018, roughly five billion people had their

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Naomi Eide

Coronavirus: Tech industry impact just beginning

One topic pervades office ​talk and planning: COVID-19, known as novel coronavirus, and its likely spread into the U.S. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called on U.S. businesses, schools and other organizations to prepare for the viruses’ domestic spread. The outbreak promises a direct impact on business operations, with the potential to hinder work

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Maybe data centers aren't actually so bad for the planet

Data centers have long been know to be huge users of energy; the servers, storage and network equipment account for 1% of global electricity demand, which represents a hefty 198 TWh.  With an increasing number of people connecting to the Internet and increasing demand for digital services, and therefore for data center storage, the concern

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Ghostcat bug impacts all Apache Tomcat versions released in the last 13 years

techrepublic cheat sheet Apache Tomcat servers released in the last 13 years are vulnerable to a bug named Ghostcat that can allow hackers to take over unpatched systems. Discovered by Chinese cybersecurity firm Chaitin Tech, Ghostcat is a flaw in the Tomcat AJP protocol. AJP stands for Apache JServ Protocol and is a performance-optimized version

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Anthony Ha

The world Bob Iger made

There were the times when it seemed like Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger might be the last Hollywood executive standing. Yes, Iger’s been openly thinking about retirement and searching for a successor — a search that culminated in this week’s announcement that he’d be stepping down from the CEO role immediately, with Disney Parks Chairman

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Graham Cluley

Beware secret lovers spreading Nemty ransomware

Digital attackers are sending around love-themed malicious emails in an attempt to infect recipients with the Nemty ransomware.If you’ve been kicking around in the world of IT security for more years than you’d like to admit, then you’ll surely remember the ILOVEYOU virus (also known as the “Love Bug” or “Loveletter”).When the struck in May

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Eric Peckham

If virtual worlds are so popular, why don’t we have them yet?

For technical and cultural reasons, the metaverse is about to go massively mainstream Eric Peckham @epeckham / 8 hours If virtual worlds are so enticing, why haven’t we already shifted to them as our online social hubs? The thought of virtual worlds for socializing evokes Second Life (launched in 2003), where users created unique avatars

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