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Expert Networks: A Secret World of $500 per Hour Consultations

The Secretive World of $500 Per Hour Consultations What do you think it takes to bill $500 an hour as an independent business strategy consultant? A Harvard MBA? Deep knowledge of a hot science field? Several years of investment banking and strategic consulting experience? An unlimited expense account and an epic pile of blackmail pictures?How…
DARPA aims to make networks 100 times speedier with FastNIC – TechCrunch

DARPA aims to make networks 100 times speedier with FastNIC – TechCrunch

Having a slow connection is always frustrating, but just imagine how supercomputers feel. All those cores doing all kinds of processing at lightning speed, but in the end they’re all waiting on an outdated network interface to stay in sync. DARPA doesn’t like it. So DARPA wants to change it — specifically by making a…
DARPA aims to make networks 100 times speedier with FastNIC

DARPA aims to make networks 100 times speedier with FastNIC

Having a slow connection is always frustrating, but just imagine how supercomputers feel. All those cores doing all kinds of processing at lightning speed, but in the end they’re all waiting on an outdated network interface to stay in sync. DARPA doesn’t like it. So DARPA wants to change it — specifically by making a…
How social networks can be used to bias votes

How social networks can be used to bias votes

EDITORIAL 04 September 2019 Evidence is stacking up that a small number of strategically placed bots can influence the choices of undecided voters. Collective decision-making could be vulnerable to systematic distortion.Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Politicians’ efforts to gerrymander — redraw electoral-constituency boundaries to favour one party — often hit the news. But, as a paper published…
Palo Alto Networks intends to acquire Zingbox for $75M

Palo Alto Networks intends to acquire Zingbox for $75M

Palo Alto Networks surely loves to buy security startups. Today it added to its growing collection when it announced its intent to acquire IoT security startup Zingbox for $75 million. The company had raised $23.5 million, according to Crunchbase data. The three co-founders, Xu Zou, May Wang and Jianlin Zeng, will be joining Palo Alto…
TV networks sue nonprofit to kill free TV service

TV networks sue nonprofit to kill free TV service

Die, free TV, die! — Locast, an AT&T-funded nonprofit, retransmits local TV over the Internet. Jon Brodkin - Jul 31, 2019 7:40 pm UTC Getty Images | Jacobo ZanellaThe major broadcast networks today sued the makers of Locast, a nonprofit organization that provides free online access to broadcast TV stations. The lawsuit filed by ABC, CBS,…
Spark Networks SE closes its $258M acquisition of dating brand Zoosk

Spark Networks SE closes its $258M acquisition of dating brand Zoosk

Berlin-based Spark Networks, the owner of niche dating app brands like Christian Mingle, Jdate, LDSsingles, Silver Singles, Jswipe, and others, today announced it has acquired Match.com competitor Zoosk for a combination of cash and stock. The deal values Zoosk at approximately $258 million. Spark says it will issue 12,980,000 American Depositary Shares (ADS) to former…

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You Soon Won’t Be Able to Play EA’s Official Tetris Game...

Screenshot: GizmodoIn a stark reminder that you rarely actually own anything you buy digitally, Electronic Arts’ iOS Tetris games will not only be disappearing from the App Store on April 21, but the games themselves will no longer be playable on iPhones and iPads—even if you paid for them.Players opening either game on their iOS…

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