Oracle to buy construction collaboration software maker Aconex for $1.2B in cash

Oracle will pay $1.2 billion in cash to buy construction software developer Aconex, the companies announced today. Based in Melbourne, Aconex’s cloud-based software allow teams working on building projects...

After breach exposing millions of parents and kids, toymaker VTech handed a $650K fine...

VTech, the maker of smart toys whose poor security practices exposed data from millions of parents and children, has been slapped on the wrist by the FTC to the...

Investors are pouring money into Frank, a TurboTax for student loan applications

Venture capitalists have been trying to make money from the higher education market for years. It’s a rich target for the clutch of investors that pride themselves (in their better moments)...

Oculus partners with Xiaomi to launch the Oculus Go and Mi VR Standalone

Facebook VP of VR Hugo Barra made a surprise announcement during Qualcomm’s press conference at CES. Barra previously led Xiaomi’s international efforts. So it wasn’t that surprising to see...

LG has come up with a surprisingly interesting way to apply AI to TV

Generally speaking, at CES and elsewhere, when a company says something is powered by AI, they’re blowing smoke. And while smoke was definitely blown at LG’s otherwise unremarkable press...

Collibra snags $58M Series D led by Iconiq and Battery Ventures to simplify data...

Collibra, a company that wants to help firms understand data governance, announced a $58 million Series D funding round today led by Iconiq Capital and Battery Ventures. All of the...