SoftBank's big checks are stalling tech IPOs

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) – Big cash infusions for startups from an ever-expanding group of financiers, led by SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) and Middle East sovereign wealth funds, have extinguished hopes that the technology IPO market would bounce back this year. These deep-pocketed financiers, which have traditionally invested in the public markets but are seeking […] Read more »

Facebook’s Tech Chief on the New Oculus Virtual Reality Headset

Facebook is continuing its push to make virtual reality mainstream. During the company’s annual Oculus Connect developer conference this week, the social networking giant unveiled its new $ 200 Oculus Go VR headset that, unlike many rivals, doesn’t require a personal computer or smartphone to operate. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pitched the new headset as […] Read more »

The Race to Secure Voting Tech Gets an Urgent Jumpstart

Numerous electronic voting machines used in United States elections have critical exposures that could make them vulnerable to hacking. Security experts have known that for a decade. But it wasn’t until Russia meddled in the 2016 US presidential campaigns and began probing digital voting systems that the topic took on pressing urgency. Now hackers, researchers, […] Read more »

Tech Firms Open to Changing Law to Combat Sex Trafficking

No origin story of the internet would be complete without mentioning one of its legal pillars: Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a 21-year-old law that shields tech companies from liability for content posted by users. Silicon Valley has long argued that any change to the law would hamper free speech and destroy the […] Read more »

Tech leaders challenged daily to sort through a crush of new security apps

A tech leader’s day can be unpredictable, but Ginny Davis, CIO at entertainment services company Technicolor, can rely on one thing: She’s guaranteed to get an email from a new security provider urging her to check out its latest and greatest technology. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click […] Read more »

Analytics, Cloud Computing Challenge Flat Growth in Forrester's Tech Market

Analytics, Cloud Computing Challenge Flat Growth in Forrester's Tech Market … By Louis Columbus, Published December 28, 2011 It's time to strip away the hype surrounding analytics, big data and cloud computing by asking how these technologies contribute to excellent customer experiences and greater customer engagement. … Read more on Business 2 Community Cloud Could […] Read more »