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Ripple, a Tinder spin-off backed by Match, launches app for professional networking

A team of former Tinder employees, led by Tinder's original CTO Ryan Ogle, are today launching a new app aimed at professional networking. The app, called Ripple, aims to be a sort of mobile-first alt

How two countries helped drive the recent rise in cryptocurrency prices

The acceptance of virtual currencies by both the Chinese and Japanese governments are driving cryptocurrency growth, with China on the cusp of establishing its own currency, and Japan regulating bitco

Ripple is a wearable panic button

Ripple. To some it’s delicious fortified wine. To others, one of the more accessible Grateful Dead tracks. To others still, it’s a Silicon Valley startup that makes milk out of peas. You can a

Technology trends changing the world as we look ahead

S. Somasegar Contributor S. Somasegar is managing director at Madrona Venture Group and the former head of Microsoft’s Developer Division. More posts by this contributor Business models will drive t

Brad Garlinghouse takes over as CEO of payments startup Ripple

After running Ripple for around four years and overseeing the company’s growth through around $94 million in financing, CEO Chris Larsen will be stepping down. Larsen will become executive chair

Ripple News acquires Hoodline, bringing two local news startups together

Ripple has acquired Hoodline, a deal that combines two different approaches to covering local news. Founded by former Viki CEO Razmig Hovaghimian, Ripple launched earlier this year and taps communi

A brief history of cryptocurrency drama, or, what could possibly DAO wrong?

It makes SILICON VALLEY look like C-SPAN -- and yet it’s a documentary. Yes, it's Cryptocurrency!, the show! You already know it's been the hit of the last half-decade in extreme-nerd, get-rich-quic

Shift Is Developing A Debit Card That Lets You Spend Digital Currency, Loyalty Points And Regular Money

In the San Francisco Bay Area and elsewhere in the world, 100 people are testing out a debit card that lets them pay with bitcoin and Ripple, and, in the future, regular money and loyalty points. Thes

Developers Look To Create Transparency With Microsoft Kinect V2

At NUI Central's Kinect for Windows Hackathon, a projector on the ceiling creates an image of sand and shrubbery on the ground. The terrain is supposed to be Afghanistan. After walking around on the s

Beyond The Bitcoin Bubble

A few months ago, while visiting a hacker friend's magnificent new San Francisco loft, he gestured to a little alcove stuffed with server racks and said: "And over there are the Bitcoin mines." I smil

Now Backed By Andreessen & More, OpenCoin Looks To Build A Better Bitcoin — And A Universal Payment Ecosystem

Another day, another Bitcoin-related investment, and further affirmation that <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/04/05/why-do-vcs-care-about-bitcoin/">VCs are hungry</a> to invest in the ecosys

Here’s What A Piece Of Viral News Looks Like As It Makes Its Way To Google+ Explore

The No. 1 thing about the Internet that fascinates me is the fact that information can travel at the speed of light. One moment, something can happen in one part of the world, and seconds later, someo

Ripple Tablet T8100 is nice to look at, I guess

The T8100 convertible tablet notebook from Korean-based “Ripple” is causing a minor stir today (a ripple, if you will) for its good looks. Sure, I guess it looks nice. However, I don&#8217