AppsFlyer helps mobile advertisers beat back ad fraud via machine learning

AppsFlyer is helping mobile game and app developers deal with the severe problem of fraudulent advertising responses via third-party ad networks. In doing so, the company said it has already saved brands tens of millions of dollars since 2016. Today, the San Francisco-based maker of mobile attribution and marketing analytics is launching Active Fraud Insights[…]

Bitcoin Helps Venezuelan Families Avoid Starvation

On May 24 a cryptocurrency enthusiast revealed that bitcoin was saving his parents and sister from suffering from starvation. The U.S. resident says his family lives in Venezuela and bitcoin is giving them the opportunity to purchase food and pay bills while the economy crumbles around them. Also read: South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Trade $1000 Over[…]

Seattle shipping tech company ShipRush acquired for $14M by Canadian logistics software firm

ShipRush helps companies manage last mile shipping. (Bigstock Photo) Canadian logistics software company Descartes Systems Group has acquired ShipRush, a Seattle company that helps small and medium-sized companies and retailers manage their shipping operations. The purchase price is $14 million, with an additional $3 million in potential incentives. ShipRush is published by an entity called Z-Firm[…]

Watch These Physicists Play With Fidget Spinners

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has brought us what we didn’t know we were waiting for: three physicists trying fidget spinners for the first time. The fidget spinner craze has taken over all our lives the past few months and now has infiltrated the lives of scientists. Taking a few minutes out of their presumably busy[…]

South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Trade $1000 Over Global Average

Bitcoin is shining brightly in South Korea as the price per BTC in the region has reached upwards of $3500-3800 across the country’s top three exchanges. Many traders are finding significant arbitrage opportunities due to South Korean spreads being over $1000 higher than the global average. Also read: Korea Steadily Becoming a Cryptocurrency and Fintech Hub […]

Twilio’s Proxy API connects people anonymously

Twilio is making it easier to connect two people anonymously through text messages and phone calls with a new API launching today. Proxy will handle the task of provisioning phone numbers to connect people anonymously instead of requiring developers to handle that process manually. The service is aimed at companies that would benefit from Twilio’s[…]

Scammers Are Peddling Useless Anti-WannaCry Apps

Around two weeks ago, a massive ransomware epidemic known as WannaCry spread all over the internet, forcing large companies and even hospitals to shut down some of their systems. Since it was designed to act as a worm—that is to spread automatically—it quickly hit more than 230,000 victims in 150 countries, grabbing headlines all over[…]

The folks who brought you Kubernetes now want to make it easier to use

Courtesy: Wikimedia Kubernetes is quickly becoming something of a standard for software container orchestration, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s still very much an early adopter’s product. A new open-source project from Heptio and others hopes to change that. Heptio, founded by Kubernetes authors Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie, plans to unveil ksonnet,[…]