Bitcoin platform Luno expands to new markets across Europe

Luno, a popular Bitcoin platform, has announced its expansion to 35 new markets across Europe.   Moreover, the platform also received USD 9 million in a Series B funding round, led by London-based Balderton Capital. New investors AlphaCode and existing investors Digital Currency Group also participated in the round. This…

Google, Apple could start accepting Bitcoin payments via new API

  Developers at Google, Apple and other tech companies have created a browser API that enable users buying goods and services online with cryptocurrency.   The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) with the help of Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple and Mozilla initiated the project in 2013. Currently, the API is…

Here’s why Apple named its A11 processor ‘Bionic’

Apple’s latest A11 is currently the most powerful mobile chipset in the market, but do you know what and how its name ‘Bionic’ came about? Well, Apple just wanted the A11 to sound cool, according to a writer from The Verge. Apple told me it’s called Bionic because the company realized names…

Chinese ecommerce sector grows by 27% in trade

China Research Centre of Ecommerce has published a report showing that the country’s ecommerce trading recorded USD 2.03 trillion in the first half of 2017.   The ecommerce sector in China continues to see rapid growth on all fronts. Business-to-business transactions reached USD 1.3 trillion, while online retail sales were…

Alpha Payments Cloud becomes Alpha Fintech

  Alpha Payments Cloud has announced that it will rebrand as Alpha Fintech, bringing the focus to its API developed for commerce and payments integration.   The company operates an end-to-end middleware solution, connecting the merchant buyer and vendor supplier across the entire payments, risk and commerce spectrum through a single…

Google Drive for desktop to be replaced with Backup and Sync app by March next year

If you haven’t already heard, then perhaps now is a good a time as any to inform you that come December 11, 2017, Google will be officially ending its support for its popular cloud storage service app, Google Drive, for the PC and Mac.   According to multiple reports, the…

Xiaomi officially announces the Mi Notebook Pro

Xiaomi has added a new product to its existing notebook lineup, called the Mi Notebook Pro. It was unveiled earlier today at Xiaomi’s Beijing conference, alongside the Mi MIX 2.   According to Xiaomi, the Mi Notebook Pro boasts an 8th-generation 4.0GHz Intel Core i7 processor that offers a 40 percent increase in processing performance over its…

Trend Micro warns of growing ransomware threat among larger businesses

At the Security TRENDs 2017 summit, Trend Micro reiterated the threat ofransomware and how it is adapting to infect today’s highly-connected digital environment.   “To be one step ahead, organizations need to anticipate the shifts in IT infrastructure, embrace changes in user behavior and adapt protection for new and constantly-emerging threats. Whether organizations are deploying…

Uber now allows users to make up to three stops per ride

Uber riders do not have to make stops manually during their trips anymore, as Uber has updated its service to allow passengers to add multiple stops.   All the riders would have to do is to tap ‘Where to?’ on the app, and select the ‘+’ box. Users are allowed to add up to three…

Google removed more than 500 apps from the Play Store suspected of spyware

  In light of the latest news of the AccuWeather app that is reportedly collecting data on iOS users in secret: Just across the digital pond, Google recently removed more than 500 Android apps from the Play Store for similar reasons.   According to a report by the International Business…