Technology and Money

The first-quarter winners are … TECHNOLOGY IPOs from 2012 and …
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Money and Markets Inner Circle … In 2012 and 2013, well over 100 venture capital-backed technology companies debuted with initial public stock offerings (IPOs) raising more than $30 billion from investors. Although there …

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Following the money: How States are funding surveillance …
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Recent revelations concerning the funding of Hacking Team's surveillance technology with public money highlights the role of states in funding the development of surveillance technologies and companies. This discovery …

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MtGox boss Karpeles ordered to Dallas to face bankruptcy probe
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Failed Bitcoin exchange CEO must say ‘sayonara’ to Tokyo MtGox CEO Mark Karpeles has been ordered by a judge to return to the US to face questions over his bankruptcy filing with a Dallas court and how 750,000 Bitcoins went AWOL.…

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FOUR POISONOUS SPIDERS slow XP-ocalypse upgrade
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100 MP/H cannonball run brings Reg hack to deep Australian desert VID  Australia’s Northern territory, where The Reg is this week doing a Windows XP upgrade at the Wirliyatjarrayi Learning Centre in the remote community of Willowra, is huge and empty.…

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Samsung’s Tab4 Series Finally Goes Official
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Samsung has also seen its fair share of leaks this year. No, we are not talking about the GALAXY S5, but the much-awaited GALAXY Tab4 range. We all expected the tablets to be launched at the MWC, but somehow Samsung did not feel the need to show them back then. The new GALAXY Tab4 range […]

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Nest reworks its Thermostat for the UK, on sale today
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Google’s Nest finally starts selling a tweaked version of its Thermostat outside of the US and Canada.     

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Spotify beautifies
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The streaming-music service modernizes with a cleaner look across its iPhone, desktop, and Web platforms, with some organizational and “Browse” improvements tossed in.     

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Social Media Becomes the New Front In Mexico's Drug War
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An anonymous reader writes “The drug cartels operating in Mexico have often been compared to large corporations, with their own codified leadership hierarchy, recruitment methods, and accounting practices. But part of any big corporation’s playbook is a marketing/PR plan. The cartels have long operated a version of those, too, by threatening journalists and killing civilians […]

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One week before its end of life, 28 percent of Web users are still on Windows XP
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Windows XP will receive its last ever security update on April 8th next week. After that, any flaws, no matter how severe, will not be patched by Microsoft, and one would be well advised to not let Windows XP machines anywhere near the public Internet as a result. In spite of this, 28 percent of […]

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