• Cloudflare Access aims to replace corporate VPNs

    Cloudflare Access aims to replace corporate VPNs

    If you’re part of a big company, chances are that there are resources that are only available via the internal network, or whatever your company calls it. The usual way to access these from outside company property is a VPN, but VPNs are a clumsy solution — one companies like Google and Amazon are leaving behind. Now Cloudflare wants you to do the same and use its new Access… Read More

  • Sweatcoin lets you earn crypto for working out

    Sweatcoin lets you earn crypto for working out

    Want a way to workout and earn some coin? Sweatcoin has risen to the top of the App Store for helping folks get something more than just a glow for taking those daily steps. The startup says it has accumulated more than five million users in the past year and increased revenue by 266 percent in the last quarter. There are more than two million weekly active users on the app — and… Read More

  • Amazon launches autoscaling service on AWS

    Amazon launches autoscaling service on AWS

    One of the primary advantages of cloud computing has always been the ability to scale up to meet short-term needs and scale back when that need has been met. In other words, you don’t have to pay for infrastructure that you don’t need to hedge against heavy usage. That has mostly meant server capacity, but over time it has been applied to other cloud services. Now, developers… Read More

  • More money for Utah startups as Kickstart closes on its fourth seed fund at $74 million

    More money for Utah startups as Kickstart closes on its fourth seed fund at $74 million

    One of the most prominent seed investors in Utah, Kickstart Seed Fund, has closed on its fourth fund at $74 million — nearly doubling from the last funding of $39 million and toppling Peak Ventures as the fund with the most raised in the region. The large increase was driven by several institutional investors as well as several notable Utah entrepreneurs including Aaron Skonnard… Read More

  • Anomali secures $40 million Series D led by Lumia Capital to scale threat detection solution

    Anomali secures $40 million Series D led by Lumia Capital to scale threat detection solution

    Anomali, a threat detection and mitigation company, announced a hefty $40 million Series D investment today led by Lumia Capital. The company was previously known as ThreatStream. New investors Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP), Telstra and Sozo Ventures along with returning investors GV, General Catalyst, IVP and Paladin Capital Group also participated in the round. The company would… Read More

  • Storytelling app Wattpad raises $51M at a $398M valuation

    Storytelling app Wattpad raises $51M at a $398M valuation

    Content, as they say, is king — but these days, that may be true only for as long as you can figure out a good business model to deliver it. And today, a startup based out of Toronto, Canada is re-upping its coffers to fill out its ambition to do just that. Wattpad, a storytelling and reading/viewing app that combines crowdsourced content with professionally produced material, has picked… Read More

  • Didi has a brilliant plan to contain the threat of China’s bike-sharing services

    Didi has a brilliant plan to contain the threat of China’s bike-sharing services

    China’s Didi Chuxing unveiled its bike-sharing platform today and, as expected, it looks like a very aggressive move to protect its position. When Didi first announced its plans to offer rides from Ofo and Bluegogo inside its app, I argued that this was far from a positive gesture since the ultimate goal is control. By introducing its own service inside its own app to its own… Read More

  • Clinic reports Natural Cycles app for 37 unwanted pregnancies since September

    Clinic reports Natural Cycles app for 37 unwanted pregnancies since September

    Swedish startup Natural Cycles, which offers an app-based product which it bills as a ‘digital contraceptive’, has been reported to Sweden’s Medical Products Agency (MPA) by a local hospital after it recorded 37 unwanted pregnancies among women who said they had been using the app as their contraception method. Read More

  • Uber rival Grab acquires Indian startup to bulk up its mobile payment platform

    Uber rival Grab acquires Indian startup to bulk up its mobile payment platform

    Grab, Uber’s main rival in Southeast Asia, is continuing to develop its mobile payment strategy after it announced the acquisition of India-based startup iKaaz. The deal — which is undisclosed — will see iKaaz’s engineering team join the Bangalore-based engineering office which Grab opened last year. The firm declined to say how many new recruits are moving over… Read More

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