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Still in stealth mode, Duffel raises $21.5m in Series A from Benchmark for its travel platform

Still in stealth mode, Duffel raises .5m in Series A from Benchmark for its travel platform Ten months ago London startup Duffel hinted that it would be “a new way to book travel online, aiming at the booking experience ‘end to end’”, and announced a healthy $4.7M funding round, but not much […]

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Firefox gets enhanced tracking protection, desktop password manager and more

Firefox gets enhanced tracking protection, desktop password manager and more It’s no secret that Mozilla sees privacy as a differentiating feature for its revitalized Firefox browser. Today, the Firefox team is launching one of its broadest set of releases that aim to keep advertisers and others from following you across the web, […]

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Lack of leadership in open source results in source-available licenses

Lack of leadership in open source results in source-available licenses Salil Deshpande Contributor Salil Deshpande serves as the managing director of Bain Capital Ventures. He focuses on infrastructure software and open source. More posts by this contributor The crusade against open-source abuse Commons Clause stops open-source abuse Amazon’s behavior toward open source […]

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WordPress says iOS app bug exposed account tokens to third-parties

WordPress says iOS app bug exposed account tokens to third-parties WordPress said it’s fixed a bug in its iOS app that inadvertently exposed account tokens to third-party sites. In an email to customers seen by TechCrunch, the content management giant said it “uncovered an issue with the WordPress iOS application with how […]

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Firefox is now a better iPad browser

Firefox is now a better iPad browser Mozilla today announced a new iOS version of Firefox that has been specifically optimized for Apple’s iPad. Given the launch of the new iPad mini this week, that’s impeccable timing. It’s also an admission that building a browser for tablets is different from building a […]

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How open source software took over the world

How open source software took over the world Mike Volpi Contributor Share on Twitter Mike Volpi is a general partner at Index Ventures. Before co-founding the firm’s San Francisco office with Danny Rimer, Volpi served as the chief strategy officer at Cisco Systems. It was just 5 years ago that there was […]

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Alibaba acquires German big data startup Data Artisans for $103M

Alibaba acquires German big data startup Data Artisans for 3M Alibaba has paid €90 million ($103 million) to acquire Data Artisans, a Berlin-based startup that provides distributed systems and large-scale data streaming services for enterprises. The deal was first announced by European media, including EU-Startups, before being confirmed by both Alibaba and Data […]

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Rich-text editing platform Tiny raises $4M, launches file management service

Rich-text editing platform Tiny raises M, launches file management service Maybe you’ve never heard about Tiny, but chances are, you’ve used its products. Tiny is the company behind the text editors you’ve likely used in WordPress, Marketo, Zendesk, Atlassian and other products. The company is actually the result of the merger of […]

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Hollywood gets its own open source foundation

Hollywood gets its own open source foundation Open source is everywhere now, so maybe it’s no surprise that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (yes, the organization behind the Oscars) today announced that it has partnered with the Linux Foundation to launch the Academy Software Foundation, a new open source […]

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Outdated website software lets hackers mine cryptocurrencies at your expense

Outdated website software lets hackers mine cryptocurrencies at your expense {$inline_image} An outdated version of Drupal, a popular content management system, let hackers mine the cryptocurrency Monero on over 300 websites including the websites for the “San Diego Zoo and the government of Chihuahua, Mexico.” A report by Troy Mursch outlined how the […]

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