• VMware Agrees To Pay $75.5M To Settle Illegal Pricing Allegations

    VMware Agrees To Pay $75.5M To Settle Illegal Pricing Allegations

    In a significant settlement that could embolden American employees who witness company misconduct, VMware and government contractor Carahsoft Technology Corporation agreed to pay the $75.5 million today to settle illegal pricing allegations. The Department of Justice accused the companies of violating the Fair Claims Act and overcharging the government, in a case brought in conjunction with… Read More

  • Court Rules NSA Bulk Data Collection Can Resume

    Court Rules NSA Bulk Data Collection Can Resume

    The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled late Monday that the NSA may temporarily resume its bulk data collection of Americans’ phone records. The ruling revives the NSA program that was halted earlier this month when a certain provision of the Patriot Act expired June 1. The government had sought to reinstate the section by passing the USA Freedom Act on June 2, which curtailed… Read More

  • Vulnerability In Security Service Lifelock Could Have Exposed Logins And Passwords

    Vulnerability In Security Service Lifelock Could Have Exposed Logins And Passwords

    A vulnerability discovered by security researchers Eric Taylor and Blake Welsh could turn an innocuous “refer-a-friend” page into an official-looking phishing page. By adding encoded HTML to the end of a basic URL, Taylor and his partner were able to simulate a Lifelock login page that could potentially grab usernames and passwords from unsuspecting users. Read More

  • Apple Updates GarageBand With Force Touch Support And New Virtual Transform Pad

    Apple Updates GarageBand With Force Touch Support And New Virtual Transform Pad

    Apple has a new update available for GarageBand on the Mac, which provides a range of new tools aimed primarily at electronic dance music creators. The update offers an expansion of GarageBand’s Drummer tool, adding 10 new EDM and 10 new Hip Hop virtual drummers to the existing crop of acoustic ‘players.’ There’s also a new ‘Transform Pad Smart Control,’… Read More

  • Apple Music Is For People With No Clue What To Stream

    Apple Music Is For People With No Clue What To Stream

    You’re no DJ. That’s the biggest problem with streaming services. A search box connected to the history of recorded music can be discouraging. You constantly have to know what to play next. That’s why Apple was so smart to make Apple Music all about telling you what to play next. Apple is the king of making complicated technology accessible to the masses. It turned clunky… Read More

  • Startups Serving The 99 Percent Will Be the Next Billion-Dollar Companies Crunch Network

    Startups Serving The 99 Percent Will Be the Next Billion-Dollar Companies

    Many fast-growing companies in Silicon Valley have one thing in common: they cater to a small, affluent, urban population — the 1percent. Residents in high-cost cities like San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles can order an array of goods and services from their mobile phones. These startups, including Uber, Instacart and a host of food delivery apps like Munchery, GrubMarket, Blue… Read More

  • Uber Stages Protest At NYC City Hall Against Bill Throttling New Driver Signups

    Uber Stages Protest At NYC City Hall Against Bill Throttling New Driver Signups

    Today Uber staged a protest outside of New York City Hall, where inside members of the City Council Transportation Committee were introducing a bill that would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to limit the issuance of new for-hire vehicle licenses. The law would mean Uber could only add about 200 new drivers to the service in New York over the next year. More… Read More

  • HomeHero Locks Down $23M For Its Home Care Marketplace

    HomeHero Locks Down $23M For Its Home Care Marketplace

    HomeHero, a Santa Monica-based startup that works to connect home care workers with the families that need them, announced today that it has raised $23 million. The sum includes a $20 million Series A round of capital, in addition to a previously undisclosed $3 million capital event. The funding was led by Graham Holdings. Read More

  • ScoreBeyond, A Standardized Test Prep App, Raises $2.8M

    ScoreBeyond, A Standardized Test Prep App, Raises $2.8M

    ScoreBeyond, a service that helps students prepare for standardized tests like the SAT, said it has raised $2.8 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures. The ScoreBeyond app gives students a daily progress report of their skills as they prepare for the test, as well as daily exercises to improve their skills in certain subjects. Dogan has a background in product management for… Read More