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Jeff John Roberts

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Recent:
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Past:
  • Yahoo
  • GigaOM

Recent articles by Jeff:

Data Sheet—Charles Eames' Advice for Design Thinkers: Don’t Be Evil

A Venn diagram of ethical design will show the intersection of the designer, consumer and society. → Read More

American Infrastructure: Why We Can't Have Nice Trains

American transport infrastructure lags well behind China, Japan, and France as California's governor halts plans for a high-speed train. → Read More

Crypto Detective Firm Chainalysis Raises $30 Million, Cites Growth of 'Stablecoins'

Chainalysis has raised a $30 million Series B round led by Accel Ventures to expand its operations, including "Know Your Customer." → Read More

Honest Company Co-Founder Launches Hemp CBD Startup

PRIMA raised $3.3 million to be an online platform that will educate people about the potential benefits of the hemp derivative CBD. → Read More

11 More Universities Join $50 Million Blockchain Research Program

The new universities joining the initiative include Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Duke and the University of Michigan. → Read More

Crypto Exchange Kraken Raises $100 Million, Acquires London Futures Firm

Kraken acquired Crypto Facilities for "nine figures" and is completing a $100 million funding round financed by its larger customers. → Read More

Court's Biometrics Ruling Poses Billion Dollar Risk to Facebook, Google

The decision opens the door for huge payouts in against Google, Facebook and other tech companies whose face scanning policies breached BIPA. → Read More

Can Blockchain Solve the Mess of Medical Records? IBM Announces Tie-Up With Healthcare Providers

IBM announced that the consortium, which also includes PNC Bank and Health Care Service Corporation, will experiment with blockchain. → Read More

JP Morgan Alums Launch 'Blockchain as a Service' on AWS

Kadena released a new version of blockchain for free on Amazon Web Services on Wednesday. → Read More

Grayscale Adds Ripple Competitor Stellar to Crypto Portfolio

The Bitcoin Investment Trust, announced a fund to let professional investors gain exposure to Stellar and its digital currency, Lumens. → Read More

ScaleFactor Raises $30 Million to Expand Robot Bookkeeper Service, Eyes Loan Market

ScaleFactor announced it raised $30 million to expand its operations, which already serve thousands of small businesses across the country. → Read More

Fake Porn Videos Are Terrorizing Women. Do We Need a Law to Stop Them?

"Deepfakes," which combine artificial intelligence and so-called revenge pornography, pose a new test for the legal system. → Read More

Winklevoss Twins: Bitcoin Can Overtake Gold With the Right Rules

"The idea is that companies that build on top of things like Bitcoin should have regulation," said Tyler Winklevoss of Gemini. → Read More

Can XRP Catch On? Ripple Touts New Banking Partnerships

Ripple announced a series of partnerships to make the case banks use the cryptocurrency XRP as part of their operations → Read More

IBM Tops 2018 Patent List as AI and Quantum Computing Gain Prominence

IBM earned 9,100 U.S. patents in 2018, followed by Samsung with 5,850 patents. Microsoft and Apple were in the top ten. → Read More

Google, Facebook, and the Legal Mess Over Face Scanning

Who can use your face? Depends on the harm, according to two recent court cases. → Read More

Paying Taxes in Bitcoin: Retailer Overstock Says It Will Pay Ohio Using Digital Money

Online retailer Overstock announced it would pay a part of its Ohio state business tax using the famous digital currency. → Read More

'Party Like it's 1923': New Out-of-Copyright Works and Where to Find Them

2019 saw a slew of books, films and music compositions entered the public domain in the U.S. for the first time in 21 years → Read More

Coinbase to Pay Users to Try Crypto Assets

Users of the popular crypto exchange Coinbase can earn a few tokens of ZRX by watching videos and taking quizzes → Read More

Chinese Hackers Stole Diplomatic Cables, Report Says. Here's How They Did It

Chinese spies stole documents related to foreign policy and trade from the United Nations, European Union, and others, says a new report. → Read More