IBM, TATA join Hedera Hashgraph’s governing council

Hedera Hashgraph is a distributed public ledger platform that aims to be faster and runs at a larger scale than current blockchain technologies. According to a top official from Hedera Hashgraph, a distributed public ledger platform that aims to be faster and runs at a larger scale than current blockchain technologies, India’s Tata Communications along…

Brazilian used car portal receives $16.6 million in latest funding round

Brazil’s second-hand car market is booming and Volanty’s latest funding is proof of that. On Thursday, Volanty, a digital used car portal in Brazil stated, it has received a funding of $17.6 million (70 million reais) from a consortium of venture capital funds led by Japan’s SoftBank and Kaszek of Argentina. The development comes in…

Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd steps down as executive chairman

Under Jack Ma’s stewardship Alibaba grew into an e-commerce giant that it is today. Jack Ma, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s executive chairman and co-founder, who is also one of China’s best known corporate leaders, is set to retire from the e-commerce giant. The former English teacher now plans on focusing on philanthropy in education. As…

Salesforce.com appoints Keith Block as its Co-CEO

The development sees Keith Rock, currently Salesforce.com’s COO, joining its board along with Parker Harris, a co-founder who is also its CTO. Salesforce.com Inc, a U.S. sales and marketing software company disclosed, its board has appointed Keith Block, who ic currently its Chief Operating Officer, as its joint-chief executive officer. Since joining Salesforce in 2013,…

Apple drags former employee, Xiaolang Zhang, to court over theft of trade secrets

The criminal complaint sheds light on Apple’s secretive self-driving car project, many of which are detailed here. A criminal complaint filed by Apple against a former employee, Xiaolang Zhang, for allegedly stealing self-driving car trade secrets so as to work for a Chinese electric vehicle startup provides a window into Cupertino’s work on the technology,…