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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- South Korean web hosting provider has agreed to pay $1 million in bitcoins to hackers after a Linux ransomware infected its 153 servers, encrypting 3,400 business websites and their data, hosted on them. According to a blog post published by NAYANA,
President Donald Trump, as we know, enjoys inflating the size of crowds. Even digital crowds ... The president implied he had more than 100 million social media followers in a tweet on Friday morning and, well, that's... (almost certainly) not true,
Friday we witnessed history, according to Twitter.  Katy Perry, whose new album is titled "Witness," is the first person to reach 100 million followers on Twitter. SEE ALSO: Why am I watching a livestream of Katy Perry and Jesse Tyler Fergus
 To expand its channel lineup and grow its customer base, FuboTV has raised $55 million in Series C funding led byNorthzone, with participation from 21st Century Fox, Sky andScripps Networks Interactive. That brings total funding to $75 mill
 ClassPass, the subscription service that for fitness classes and gyms, has today announced the close of a $70 million Series C funding round led by Temasek. Existing investors such as Acequia Capital, CRV, General Catalyst, GV, M13 and Thri
 Lyft is touting a metric that its main rival can’t crow about – tip money earned through the platform. Lyft famously offers an in-app tipping option for riders, while Uber does not; and since Lyft announced that drivers
Amazon bids to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, Walmart buys Bonobos for $310 million, Mobike, a ride-sharing company in China, raises $600 million. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
With the Pro Hijab, the company is outfitting millions of athletes for the first time. While Amna Al Haddad, a weight lifter from Dubai, was training for the 2016 Olympics, Nike offered to help optimize her performance. At the company’s Or
 On Stackshare, Airbnb lists over 50 services inits “stack,” Slack lists 24, and Spotify lists more than 31; these stacks are collections of different pieces of software that each company is using to run their operations,
 Vice Media has raised $450M in new funding from private-equity firm TPG, with a deal valuing the media company around $5.7 billion post-money. Shane Smith, co-founder and CEO of Vice was just on CNBC answering questions about the funding an
In terms of working with clients, one of the hardest things you have to learn – especially if you work as a freelancer or run a small web design company is to manage your time and projects as efficiently as possible. Even if we are graphic
 Blue Apron, the meal ingredient delivery service that filed to go public earlier this month, has just priced its IPO. The company will price its shares between $15-$17, hoping to raise a maximum of $586,500,000. Using a $16 midpoint, this p
Slashdot reader simkel shared an article from the Courier-Journal: A group affiliated with the Koch brothers' powerful political network is leading an online campaign against Mayor Greg Fischer's $5.4 million proposal to expand Louisville's ultra-fas
 When Dropbox announced it was leaving AWS last year and bringing the bulk of the operation in-house, you had to figure it was working on a significant network expansion, and today the company announced a massive global network growth plan t
Google has announced four new steps they will be employing to tackle extremist content across all of its services, especially YouTube. The company said that... ...
Sarah Robb O’Hagan’s book is as extreme as her company’s workouts. When the indoor-cycling startup Flywheel Sports asked Sarah Robb O’Hagan to be its new CEO in 2016, she didn’t have to think lon
 Earlier this month, Google virtual reality head Clay Bavor discussed the company’s efforts on a mind-boggling 20 megapixel screen that was currently under development. The screens would be a staggering 17x resolution improvement o
We missed this earlier Video content company The Viral Fever’s (TVF) Arunabh Kumar has stepped down as CEO, and chief operating officer Dhawal Gusain will... ...
 After Anders Holch Povlsen and his firm Brightfolk bought up a stake of at least $225 millionin Klarna earlier this month, today the profitable Swedish payments startup, now valued at over $2.25 billion, is stepping up its game. Klarna has
Chance the Rapper has donated millions to Chicago Public Schools, partnered with non-profits to empower those experiencing homelessness—and now, the Chicago native is focusing on his deaf and hard of hearing fans.  Thanks to the ad
 Disrupt Berlin 2017 is a few short months away, and we’re thrilled to begin announcing this year’s crop of extraordinary speakers. Chiaro CEO Tania Bolerstarted the company out of a belief that advances in sensor technol
Some great resources we have recently shared with each other Brilliance and inspiration from Amazons CEO Jeff Bezoss letters always provide incredible insights into how to run a hugely successful company. This years is no exception.Wise words from on
 The Mode Media story refuses to end — following its abrupt shut down last year, the company’s assets have been acquired by wedding-focused advertising company BrideClick. Mode previously operated lifestyle sites includin
Film television piracy and illegal downloads are partly to blame for Australian broadcaster Ten Network's woes, according to Village Roadshow co-chief executive Graham Burke. From a report: He said piracy had cost Ten "hundreds of millions of dollars
A company called Remix is using data to make your commute more efficient. With its digital transit mapping system, Remix is helping city planners bypass the red tape.Read Full Story
Undoubtedly, mSpy is the best mobile monitoring software for keeping a check on mobile phones. You can get access a number of things with this software including Skype monitoring, viewing call logs, and checking iMessage and WhatsApp. The company (Lo
CANNES, France--BBDO New York pulled off an incredible feat with its work for Sandy Hook Promise released last December. It tricked millions of viewers into believing they were watching a charming teenage love story unfold, when in fact a second stor
Baldor is transforming food scraps into a big business. Every week, a million pounds of produce is plucked from farms all over the country and delivered to Baldor’s 172,000-square-foot facility in the Bronx, where it is washed, chopped, an
 The conversation around diversity in tech persists. One effect of this has been the creation of executive positions designed to oversee a company’s approach to inclusion. That’s great. However, it has also resulted in th
The former vice president sees hope in the private sector, local governments, and all of us on the internet. A decade after the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth made the threat of climate change real to millions of moviegoers, the film
Earlier this week, Supercell took the wraps off of Brawl Stars, a 3v3 competitive multiplayer game that is the company’s take on a MOBA even if it won’t ever use that term. The initial live stream for the gamewas big on YouTube &a
CANNES, France--Snapchat's advertisements--particularly the out-of-home variety--are known for cryptic copy and fun messaging that only its millions of loyal users can decipher. But for Cannes, Snap is going big with a splashy Ferris wheel that's alr
Tough Mudder, the obstacle-course company that puts regular people through almost comically extreme challenges, is trying to clear one of the biggest hurdles in business: scaling from one-hit wonder to global phenomenon. It’s just before m
 Uber apologized to some former riders in New York City and in other markets via email on Friday, saying that the company is aware it has “fallen short” and failed to prioritize the needs of its riders, drivers and employ
 Probably the last thing Uber needs right now is to have anyone recount their recent setbacks, but the company’s quick, Icarus-like fall from grace tells us much about how tech companies going through hyper growth can go wrong. By
Cause baby she's a firework: Katy Perry Friday became the first person on Twitter to top 100 million followers. Perry joined Twitter in 2009, and this was her first of more than 8,000 tweets: Just got into Berlin... feeling better thank you, have my
 Ever since I wrote about the Midwest last year I’ve been keeping my eyes on Columbus. I decided to hold a small pitch-off to meet some of the startups I saw last time I had driven through. The pitch-off was a success and a company
 Toy company Hasbro is belatedly entering the subscription service market with today’s launch of Hasbro Gaming Crate – a service that ships a themed box containing three board games to users every three months. The servic
 Amazon today said it would make a bid to acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, making it the largest acquisition for the company by far. The next-closest acquisition in price is $1.2 billion for Zappos, which happened all the way back in 2
And even if it can–is that the fix urban housing really needs? If you’re in your twenties or thirties and fretting that you might never be able to buy a house in your city, one company has a suggestion for you: While you&#x2
A few days ago, a startup called Bancor raised around $153 million in two hours and twenty-five minutes.  The ICO, short for initial coin offering, followed several similar, equally successful funding events, and the numbers are rising. Pred
A German court doesn't believe Google knows what it means to be "forgotten." The Higher Regional Court of Munich recently yelled at Google via legal injunction, The Next Web reports, telling the company it's not doing enough to comply with the Europe
Does your router have eyes? You sure? SEE ALSO: Microsoft says WannaCry ransomware attack is a wake-up call for governments The CIA can rewrite a part of a router's software in order to let it track the internet activity of those who use it, accordin