Month: May 2017

Gig economy leader Freelancer.com, sees its stock price soar by 155% since IPO

With the help of technology, talented professionals across the globe are revolutionizing the concept of work through the pursuit of project-based careers in lieu of traditional employments, creating what is now commonly known as the gig-economy. In less than a decade since inception, Freelancer.com has quickly become the go-to marketplace for the participants of the…

Hootsuite’s ROI analytics for social channels helps it snatch some big clients

Once simply a tool for managing multiple social media accounts, Hootsuite is quickly gaining momentum in building a vigorously data-driven social marketing solution. Over the last 7 years, large enterprises have more than doubled their spending in social-media marketing. However, only 44% of marketers have a clear idea of how effective that money is being…

Darktrace looks to disrupt cyber security market with its self-learning ‘immune system’

As organizations across different sectors become increasingly digital to achieve revenue and efficiency gains, there is a corresponding need to identify cyber-threats at their earliest stages. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrance uses AI algorithms to automatically detect and take action against cyber-threats within all types of networks, including physical, cloud and…

Cybereason offers $50 million in free security software to WannaCry victims

All three of Cybereason’s founders, Lior Div, Yossi Naar and Yonatan Amit, are ex-military cyber-security experts who served in Intelligence Unit 8200 of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). The Unit is famed for collecting signal intelligence and decrypting codes, much like the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA). While in service, the IDF veterans realized…

Only 8.6% companies encrypt their cloud data! Skyhigh wants to fix this with its latest update

As the movement of all things tech-related to the cloud continues to grow at an exponential rate, massive loads of sensitive data are being migrated to, and stored in the cloud. Currently, it is estimated that the average company uses more than 1,400 cloud-based applications. Surprisingly, a very small number of the cloud service providers…

Yum China plans to buy Chinese food delivery app Daojia for $200 million

The novelty of Daojia, is in its democratizing effects on the O2O service platform by onboarding small busines owners. Initially serving as a “one-stop-meal service” platform, over the years, Daojia has simultaneously been improving its distribution logistics system, in order to directly integrate with restaurants and other small business owners within the O2O lanscape. For…