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    Uber Drivers to Stage 'Global Day of Protest'

    22nd October 2014 19:00

    UPDATED 2:53 p.m. ET Uber drivers in several cities are set to stage a "Global Day of Protest" on Wednesday. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET, drivers in cities including New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and London plan to protest the app's rating system, compensation, and driver safety and treatment. See also: Uber Cuts Prices in NYC, Claims It's Now Cheaper Than Taxis The worldwide protest is the latest in a series of actions taken by…

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    How To Pick The Perfect Touchscreen For Your Raspberry Pi

    22nd October 2014 18:47

    At long last, Raspberry Pi has an official touchscreen accessory in the works. “The whole time we’ve been doing Raspberry Pi we’ve been saying yeah the display accessory is coming, yeah the display accessory is coming—and the display accessory is finally coming,” Raspberry Pi inventor and CEO Eben Upton said at the Speaking at Disrupt Europe 2014.See also: Raspberry Pi Gets A Sound Card: 3 Ways To Use ItThe official Pi screen will be great for enthusiasts, because mass production…

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    Twitter Unveils Its New Developer Toolkit—Fabric

    22nd October 2014 18:22

    Twitter is making its play for developers. At its first-ever Flight developer conference, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced a new developer toolkit aimed at helping developers build and make money off applications on the Twitter platform. Called Twitter Fabric, the bundle of services includes Twitter's Crashlytics application crash detecting service, and MoPub, the ad exchange network.With the new tools, Twitter officially throws its hat in the ring to compete with Facebook and Google for developers' time and attention. Its tools are designed to…

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    Women In Tech Have Much Better Advice For "Male Allies"

    22nd October 2014 16:15

    If you ask a woman what it's like working in tech, she'll likely tell you a story about a time she felt harassed, frustrated, or simply on the verge of quitting the industry. At a panel discussion at Twitter on Tuesday night, these stories were told by successful women from a range of backgrounds—from a teenager who frequents hackathons and founded a startup, to industry veterans with decades of experience fighting for leadership roles in technology companies.On Wednesday, Twitter will host…

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    The Details Behind the Akeeba Backup Vulnerability

    22nd October 2014 16:00

    It’s been a month since our disclosure of a low-severity vulnerability affecting Akeeba Backup version 3.11.4, which allowed an attacker to list and download backups from a target website using the extension’s JSON API.  As promised, here’s the technical details describing how it was possible for us to send valid requests to the API andRead More

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    Gaming Bitcoin: MIT Researchers Double Investment In 50 Days

    22nd October 2014 15:26

    A researcher at MIT may have found the key to predicting the price of Bitcoin, the notoriously unpredictable cryptocurrency, MIT News reports. Bitcoin is a high-risk investment. The digital currency can fluctuate dramatically depending on outside factors. A federal seizure may cause Bitcoin to plummet, while renewed media attention can make it to skyrocket. See also: A Year In Bitcoin: Why We'll Still Care About The Cryptocurrency Even If It FadesNow, MIT researcher Devavrat Shah has developed a machine learning…

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    OpenStack Gets A $100M Vote Of Confidence—But Amazon Is Waiting

    22nd October 2014 14:23

    Only one open-source company that's so far managed to break $1 billion in annual revenue. But that's not stopping venture capitalists from spreading billions around in the hopes of helping create the next Red Hat.See also: The Open-Source Cloud Takes A Step Toward SimplicityToo bad Amazon Web Services (AWS) is out there waiting for them. Let The Venture Money Flow!Over the past two years, the sums pouring into open-source enterprise software companies have been remarkable. Last year MongoDB (full disclosure: my…

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    Inspiration from a serial entrepreneur in one of the world's poorest villages

    22nd October 2014 13:48

    Bellings Zkgaka is a businessman, and a very good one at that. He has established three thriving businesses in the last three years, including; a grocery shop, barbers and a tailors. read more

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    Goodbye, Nokia Lumia—Hello, Microsoft Lumia

    22nd October 2014 13:00

    Two future Microsoft Lumia usersNokia's outposts around the world are letting the cell-phone brand's fans know that they're saying goodbye: Microsoft is changing the name of Nokia's smartphone business, which it bought last year, to Microsoft Lumia.Nokia France and Nokia UK will be among the first to usher in the new name, according to posts on the business's country-specific Facebook pages, followed by other countries over the coming weeks. (The Verge was the first to report on the coming changes.) Cutting Off…

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    reasons why you should employ a digital marketing agency

    22nd October 2014 12:47

    Congratulations, you’ve made the excellent decision to get help to market your product or service and hopefully you’ve realised that digital marketing is the future.  Marketing and the world as a whole is rapidly changing from analogue to digital.  There aren’t many people now who don’t have access to a smartphone, tablet, laptop or portable device.  This is how people are accessing information and how you need to be communicating with your potential customers. read more