Jeff John Roberts, Fortune

Jeff John Roberts

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Recent:
  • Fortune
Past:
  • Yahoo
  • GigaOM

Recent articles by Jeff:

Investors Are Pouring Money Into Marijuana Software. Here's the Latest Startup to Get Funding

In the current marijuana gold rush, selling software is like selling pickaxes. → Read More

Crypto Investment Up 300% in Third Quarter, Grayscale Reports

Hedge funds pile into Bitcoin even as prices slump. → Read More

IRS's New Guidance on Cryptocurrency: What It Means for You

Have you benefitted from an airdrop or hard fork? Congrats—and pay up. → Read More

Robinhood Launches 2% Cash Account on Brokerage Accounts, Offer Debit Cards

Robinhood will now pay interest on cash in brokerage accounts and offer debit cards. → Read More

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal of Apple and University of Wisconsin Patent Case

A big patent win for Apple over the University of Wisconsin. → Read More

Twitter Took a Trump Tweet Down, but Should It Have? And Is Nickelback to Blame?

Twitter deleted a tweet by President Trump that contained the Nickelback photograph meme over a copyright claim, but was the post protected by 'fair use'? → Read More

Google Expands Its Coursera IT Training Course to 100 Community Colleges

Google plans to offer Coursera, its homegrown Information Technology support course, to community colleges in eight new states via a $3.5 million education grant. → Read More

Google Chrome's New Password Security Tool Flags Compromised Websites

Google Chrome will now warn you when you visit a website where hackers may have put your password at risk. → Read More

No, Encryption Is Not About to Be 'Backdoored'—Data Sheet

Reports of government getting access to Facebook's encrypted data are overblown. → Read More

Stripe-Backed Rapyd Raises $100 Million to Provide Global Payments

Rapyd raised $100 Million in a Series B to help the fin-tech startup compete in a crowded payments field. → Read More

Stripe-Backed Rapyd Raises $100 Million to Provide Global Payments

Rapyd raised $100 Million in a Series B to help the fin-tech startup compete in a crowded payments field. → Read More

Blockchain Taps Blackrock and Goldman Sachs Vet as Its General Counsel

Howard Surloff aims to help Blockchain navigate a complicated legal landscape for cryptocurrency. → Read More

Apple Credit Card and Consumer Banking Are Giving Goldman Sachs Trouble, Says New Report

Goldman Sachs' Marcus effort has produced big losses and junior partner status with Apple. → Read More

Google and Copyright ‘Blackmail’—Data Sheet

Google would rather scale back search offerings in France and Spain than pay news publishers fees under copyright law. → Read More

Disinformation for Hire: How Russian PR Firms Plant Stories for Companies in U.K. News Outlets, Social Media

Welcome to the next phase of propaganda. → Read More

'Tom Terrific' and 'Blue Ivy': Are Celebrities Going Too Far to Trademark Names?

Celebrities like Beyonce and Tom Brady may be abusing trademark law. → Read More

Match.com Used Scammers’ Profiles to Trick Its Dating Service Users, FTC Says

A lawsuit filed by the FTC alleges that Match.com used scammers' profiles to encourage its users to subscribe to the dating service or upgrade their free trials. → Read More

Thiel-Backed Investment Fund 1Confirmation Raises $45 Million for Crypto Bets

Crypto-focussed investment fund 1Confirmation is raising more money, and still waiting for a star company. → Read More

SoFi Launches Crypto Trading With Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin

The fin-tech company is joining a crowded field, offering commission-free cryptocurrency trading to its customers. → Read More

Startup Raises $4 Million to Secure Crypto Transactions Without an Internet Connection

A new way to keep the hackers out. → Read More