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Robert Hackett


Center Township, IN, United States

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Recent articles by Robert:

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Ambitions Provoke Heated Debate—The Ledger

Bitcoin fans and tech stock analysts are divided over Facebook's "Project Libra" cryptocurrency plan. Here's what everyone is saying. → Read More

CrowdStrike IPO: Investors Are Positively CrowdStruck—Cyber Saturday

Is the Alphabet-backed firm really the "Salesforce of cybersecurity" its CEO claims? → Read More

Cryptocurrency, IoT, Scooters? A Zany Plan to Take on Telecom—Data Sheet

Startup Helium is challenging telecom with an Internet of Things-mesh network made of cryptocurrency-minting nodes and scooter sensors. → Read More

What Divides America? Job Skills, Says IBM CEO

Addressing the gap is companies' "economic responsibility," IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said at Fortune's CEO Initiative in New York City. → Read More

How to Avoid Winding Up as Pets for A.I. Robots

"You don’t get to blame the technology, blame the humans for not choosing what to do with it," says futurist Pablos Holman. → Read More

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Swears He Is 'Not an Activist'

Salesforce tech billionaire Marc Benioff, who has backed LGBTQ rights, homelessness, tax policy, and gun law, refutes the "activist" label. → Read More

Microsoft's Unpredictable Rise as a Civic Leader

Microsoft has emerged as a good corporate citizen: pushing for affordable housing, higher taxes, and a socially conscious approach to A.I. → Read More

The Cybersecurity Market Is Consolidating—Cyber Saturday

The cybersecurity market is consolidating through a flurry of deals and acquisitions as fears of an economic recession mount. → Read More

WWDC 2019: Does Apple's $999 Mac Pro Stand Deliver?

Apple debuted a $999 Mac Pro computer stand at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2019), a product that costs as much as an iPhone. → Read More

WWDC 2019: Apple Bets on Redesigned Mac Pro to Bring Creatives Back to the Fold

Apple released a new Mac Pro desktop computer at 2019 WWDC to win back customers who were not fans of the computer's 2013 trash can design. → Read More

The Ledger: IPOs to Rival Dotcom Bubble, Facebook 'GlobalCoin' Coming Soon, Billion-Dollar Blockchain Buybacks

Exploring the place where finance and technology intersect: The latest news on Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, and fintech. → Read More

How Your Privacy Will Be Protected in the 2020 Census

The U.S. government is adopting cutting-edge privacy techniques for the upcoming 2020 Census. → Read More

Business Bets on a Quantum Leap

Quantum computing could help companies address problems as huge as supply chains and climate change. Here's how IBM, Google, Microsoft, and others are racing to bring the tech from theory to practice. → Read More

Amazon Prime Boss Named CEO of Google-Backed Quantum Computing Startup

Amazon Prime director of engineering Peter Chapman named CEO of Alphabet GV (Google Ventures)-backed quantum computing startup IonQ. → Read More

This Year's Tech IPOs Are Raising an Average of $2.2 Billion

All signs point to a record-breaking year for U.S. tech IPOs, as hot companies like Uber, Lyft, and Pinterest cash in. → Read More

Bitcoin: A Hedge for Trump's China Trade War?

The price of "digital gold" cryptocurrency Bitcoin thrives in a world wracked with uncertainty over President Trump's trade war with China. → Read More

Breaking Up Facebook 'Won't Be Enough,' Says Morgan Stanley Boss. Here's His Proposal.

Morgan Stanley's board leader says government should force Facebook to delete everyone's data on a blockchain panel at Consensus 2019. → Read More

The Ledger: Fin-Tech in Montauk, Binance Robbery Update, Go Away Fake Satoshi

Exploring the place where finance and technology intersect: The latest news on Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, and fintech. → Read More

Senior Executives Are Getting Phished More Frequently. Here's an Urgent Tip!!!

Hackers are targeting senior executives with phishing attacks more frequently, says Verizon's 2019 data breach investigations report. → Read More

After GDPR Struggle, Are Companies Ready for the Next EU Data Law?

New rules takes effect in September, Stripe executive warns. → Read More