Crypto exchange FTX is replacing its U.S. president

Brett Harrison, FTX Source: CNBC Brett Harrison, the U.S. president of the crypto exchange FTX, announced his resignation on Tuesday, with the company in the midst of a massive expansion effort. Harrison said on Twitter that he will be moving into an advisory role at the company and said he plans to remain in the … Read more

Ethereum’s massive software upgrade just went live — here’s what it does

Ethereum’s biggest-ever upgrade just took effect, in what industry experts are calling a game changer for the entire crypto sector. Thus far, all signs suggest the so-called merge — which is designed to cut the cryptocurrency’s energy consumption by more than 99% — was a success. The very first proof-of-stake block of transactions has finalized … Read more

Twitter whistleblower testifies of serious security flaws to Senate

Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, former head of security at Twitter, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on data security at Twitter, on Capitol Hill, September 13, 2022 in Washington, DC.  Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images Twitter’s former security chief Peiter “Mudge” Zatko testified to a Senate panel on Tuesday that his former employer prioritized profits over … Read more

AppLovin abandons effort to buy Unity after $20 billion bid rejected

AppLovin logo is seen at the company’s booth one day before the China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference (ChinaJoy) at Shanghai New International Expo Center on August 1, 2019 in Shanghai, China. VCG | Visual China Group | Getty Images Game developer AppLovin said it’s giving up on its effort to buy Unity. After Unity … Read more

Apple event had an unusually dark tone, emphasizing emergency features

When Apple held its annual launch event for the iPhone 13 in 2021, it started with a joyful video featuring jazz dancers celebrating the natural beauty of California (which can be captured with an iPhone camera, of course). The undertone of Apple’s iPhone 14 launch this week was darker. After zooming in on Apple’s headquarters … Read more

Cybersecurity stocks are beating the market in a volatile economy

CrowdStrike IPO at the Nasdaq exchange June 12, 2019. Source: Nasdaq Economic concerns were a major theme across the technology industry during second-quarter earnings season, as companies cautioned about slower spending on ads, gadgets, e-commerce and software. But with interest rates rising and inflation stuck near a 40-year high, one part of the tech sector … Read more

NASA awards SpaceX $1.4 billion in contracts for 5 more astronaut missions

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken in the Crew Dragon capsule, lifts off from Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Saturday, May 30, 2020. The SpaceX Demo-2 mission is the first crewed launch of an orbital spaceflight from the U.S. in nearly a decade. Joe Burbank | Orlando Sentinel | … Read more

Google employees frustrated after office Covid outbreaks

Josh Edelson | AFP | Getty Images Google employees are receiving regular notifications from management of Covid-19 infections, causing some to question the company’s return-to-office mandates. The employees, who spoke with CNBC on the condition of anonymity, said since they have been asked to return to offices, infections notifications pop up in their email inboxes … Read more

My friend unlocked my phone

The other night I was showing my new Google Pixel 6a smartphone to my friend Pavlo. The phone was locked when I handed it to him. Then, suddenly, he was staring at my home screen. He had placed his finger on the part of the display where the phone scans for fingerprints, and the phone … Read more

SpaceX and T-Mobile team up to use Starlink satellites

T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert and SpaceX founder Elon Musk announce partnership plans on Aug. 25, 2022. Screenshot SpaceX founder Elon Musk and T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert said that their companies are working to “end mobile dead zones,” and will launch a new mobile service enabled by Starlink second-generation satellites and T-Mobile bandwidth. Starlink is comprised … Read more