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Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Sources: online bulk-order wholesaler Boxed has received acquisition interest of up to $500M from Kroger and some other major retailers   —  One of the highest-profile e-commerce startups is in talks to sell.  —  Online bulk-order wholesaler Boxed has received acquisition interest …
Jan 12, 2018, 2:40 PMIn context
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Spectre researcher Daniel Gruss says attacks work “super-reliably” on AMD CPUs, despite the company claiming “near zero risk” due to different architecture   —  Rumors had been flying around cybersecurity circles at the turn of the year about a vulnerability affecting computers running Intel chips.
Jan 3, 2018, 7:45 PMIn context
Kyle Samani / Forbes:
Ripple may be a great blockchain-based tech for banks, but the valuation of its XRP token reflects the unlikely hope it becomes a global reserve cryptocurrency   —  In August, the hedge I cofounded, Multicoin Capital, published an analysis of XRP, the native token of the Ripple network.
Dec 31, 2017, 2:30 PMIn context
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Researcher finds analytics firm Alteryx left data like addresses, phones, mortgages of 123M US households unsecured on AWS; Alteryx says database now secured   —  Information on more than 120 million American households was sitting in a massive database found left exposed on the web earlier this month, Forbes has been told.
Dec 19, 2017, 9:45 PMIn context
Clare O'Connor / Forbes:
New York-based luxury fashion e-tailer Moda Operandi raises $165M for international expansion, bringing the total raised to $300M+   —  Luxury online fashion retailer Moda Operandi has raised $165 million in growth capital as it increases its footprint in sought-after Middle Eastern …
Dec 11, 2017, 1:55 AMIn context
Madeline Berg / Forbes:
Top 10 YouTube stars earned $127M between June 2016 and 2017, up 80% from $70.5M last year, with Daniel Middleton, aka DanTDM, taking the top spot with $16.5M   —  You may not see Daniel Middleton walking down a red carpet, but he is a celebrity in a league of his own.
Dec 9, 2017, 12:05 AMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Fitness class app Aaptiv says it raised $26M Series B led by Insight Venture Partners and has reached $20M+ in annual revenue with 200K paying subscribers   —  If Ethan Agarwal gets his way, joggers will go for runs with virtual help that sounds straight out of a sci-fi movie.
Dec 4, 2017, 3:05 PMIn context
Lauren Gensler / Forbes:
Barracuda Networks, a cloud computing and data security company, goes private through purchase by private equity firm Thoma Bravo in a $1.6B all-cash deal   —  Barracuda Networks, a cloud computing and data security company, said on Monday that it has agreed to be taken private in a $1.6 billion deal.
Nov 27, 2017, 9:55 AMIn context
Biz Carson / Forbes:
Airbnb acquires Accomable, dubbed “Airbnb for disabled people”, as it seeks to improve disability access   —  When Accomable first launched in 2015, the press immediately coined it as “Airbnb for disabled people.”  The moniker would be prophetic.
Nov 16, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Laura Shin / Forbes:
Square Cash is testing cryptocurrency support by letting a small number of users buy and sell Bitcoin directly in the app   —  Some customers of Square's Cash app have gotten a surprise in the past week.  —  The app, which is used for payments between friends and is a competitor to Venmo …
Nov 15, 2017, 9:05 AMIn context

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