Varthana raises $3 million from Dell Foundation to expand its school transformation program

Bengaluru: Bengaluru-based school finance company Varthana has raised $3 million in funding from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation to expand its school transformation program (STP). The programme is aimed at improving the quality of learning in private schools by extending credit facilities. Through the STP initiative, Varthana provides debt financing, […]

Mortgage technology provider Blend raised another $100 million led by Greylock

San Francisco-based Blend is simplifying the process of mortgage applications for both borrowers and lenders, but is looking to expand into other lending products. To do that the company has raised $100 million in new funding led by Greylock, with participation from a bunch of existing investors. Founded in 2012 by a group of […]

City to collect $2.5 million settlement over failed computer aided dispatch system

File photo INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The City of Indianapolis will collect $2.5 million from a contractor that failed to provide a workable Computer Aided Dispatch system for public safety that wildly out promised the capabilities of an untried technology. The agreement with Colossus Incorporated, which took over InterAct Public Safety […]

PlayStation, Xbox Piracy Forums Hack Reportedly Sees Data of 2.5 Million Users Leaked

HIGHLIGHTS Two popular ISO sites for Xbox 360 and PSP games were hacked 2.5 million user details were made public this weekend Both sites used the MD5 hashing system that’s easy to overcome Two popular piracy forums, Xbox360ISO.com and PSPISO.com, were hacked in 2015. Late this weekend, the user data […]

WordPress 4.7 Reaches 10 Million Downloads, Releases New Security and Maintenance Update

Just a little over a month after its release, WordPress version 4.7 has been downloaded over 10 million times, according to the official WordPress.org blog. WordPress Version 4.7 was released to the public on December 6, 2016. WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” WordPress 4.7, nick-named “Vaughan” in honor of legendary American jazz vocalist […]