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TikTok owner ByteDance’s long-awaited chat app is here

In WeChat -dominated China, there’s no shortage of challengers out there claiming to create an alternative social experience. The latest creation comes from ByteDance, the world’s most valuable startup and the operator behind TikTok, the video app that has consistently topped the iOS App Store over the last few quarters. ...

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Cisco slightly beats Q3 expectations

Cisco: DNS attacks will undermine trust in the internet Sophisticated hacking group taps wide set of vulnerabilities as part of their global hacking spree. Cisco published its third quarter financial report on Wednesday, slightly beatig market expectations. The company posted a non-GAAP earnings of 78 cents per share on revenue ...

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The state of the smartphone

A few manufacturers have managed to buck global trends. Can 5G and foldables turn things around for the rest? Brian Heater @bheater / 2 days Earlier this month, Canalys used the word “freefall” to describe its latest reporting. Global shipments fell 6.8% year over year. At 313.9 million, they were ...

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Sam Altman’s leap of faith

Earlier this year, founder-investor Sam Altman left his high-profile role as the president of Y Combinator to become the CEO of OpenAI, an AI research outfit that was founded by some of the most prominent people in the tech industry in late 2015. The idea: to ensure that artificial intelligence ...

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ARIN recovers 735,000 fraudulently obtained IPv4 addresses

Cisco: DNS attacks will undermine trust in the internet Sophisticated hacking group taps wide set of vulnerabilities as part of their global hacking spree. After some legal wrangling, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) has reclaimed over 735,000 scarce IPv4 addresses that were fraudulently obtained by a businessman who ...

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Amazon now sells flight tickets in India

Indians can already use Amazon to pay for their mobile bills and borrow money to purchase items, but now there’s more. This week, the e-commerce giant quietly introduced an additional feature to its shopping site: flight tickets. Amazon has partnered with local travel service ClearTrip to add a flight-booking option ...

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