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How open source software took over the world – TechCrunch

How open source software took over the world – TechCrunch It was just 5 years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source as a business model. The common thesis was that Redhat was a snowflake and that no other open source company would …

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Xiaomi’s five-year plan is a $1.5 billion bet on smart homes – TechCrunch

Xiaomi’s five-year plan is a $1.5 billion bet on smart homes – TechCrunch Xiaomi, the Chinese company best known for budget phones, is betting big on a future of connected homes. It plans to plough at least 100 billion yuan, or $1.48 billion, into the so-called “AIoT” sector over the …

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In major TV push, China’s Xiaomi buys 0.5% stake in TCL – TechCrunch

In major TV push, China’s Xiaomi buys 0.5% stake in TCL – TechCrunch A veteran TV maker just got a notable refresh as it enters the age of connected devices. Xiaomi, the Beijing-based firm best known for budget smartphones, has bought 65.2 million shares, or 0.48 percent, of Chinese home appliance maker …

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Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 raises $6M, expands in Africa – TechCrunch

Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 raises $6M, expands in Africa – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor SimbaPay launches Kenya to China payment service over WeChat Africa’s agtech wave gets $10 million richer as Twiga Foods raises more capital Nigerian trucking logistics startup Kobo360 has raised $6 million to upgrade its platform and …

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Sennheiser’s flawed headphone software opened PCs and Macs to website spoofing – TechCrunch

Sennheiser’s flawed headphone software opened PCs and Macs to website spoofing – TechCrunch Headphone maker Sennheiser has patched its software after the company admitted a serious vulnerability that made it easy for hackers to impersonate any website — even encrypted pages. The software, which helps Mac and Windows users to …

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AWS launches Arm-based servers for EC2 – TechCrunch

AWS launches Arm-based servers for EC2 – TechCrunch At its re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, AWS today announced the launch of Arm-based servers for its EC2 cloud computing service. These aren’t run-of-the-mill Arm chips, though. AWS took the standard Arm cores and then customized them to fit its needs.The company …

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6d.ai opens up its beta – TechCrunch

6d.ai opens up its beta – TechCrunch After wrestling with the development of a technology that would create a three dimensional map of the physical world for over a decade, the team at 6D.ai is finally ready to open up its toolkit to developers that the company says has done …

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MIT researchers say memory splitting breakthrough could prevent another Meltdown or Spectre – TechCrunch

MIT researchers say memory splitting breakthrough could prevent another Meltdown or Spectre – TechCrunch Virtually every modern computer processor was thrown under the bus earlier this year when researchers found a fundamental design weakness in Intel, AMD and ARM chips, making it possible to steal sensitive data from the computer’s …

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Google tweaks Android licensing terms in Europe to allow Google app unbundling — for a fee – TechCrunch

Google tweaks Android licensing terms in Europe to allow Google app unbundling — for a fee – TechCrunch Google has announced changes to the licensing model for its Android mobile operating system in Europe,  including introducing a fee for licensing some of its own brand apps, saying it’s doing so to …

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