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Every part of our society depends on energy. Yet we don't have a plan | Andrew Simms

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Cutting household costs is vital, but that can only be part of a much wider approach to how we keep the nation goingWhy is Britain not better insulated against volatile energy prices? It's an issue much bigger than how we heat our homes. More than a decade ago, rising fuel...
Every part of our society depends on energy. Yet we don't have a plan | Andrew Simms

Bitcoin currency value reaches record high of $147 before plunging down

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Interest in digital coin system spikes dramatically after banking crisis in Cyprus, nearly tripling in value since last monthThe value of individual Bitcoins has hit a record high of almost $147 as interest in the cryptographic currency, which has no central issuing bank, has exploded.Though the value fell back later...
Bitcoin currency value reaches record high of $147 before plunging down

Broadband In Crisis: Does The US Need Regulation To Force Meaningful Competition?

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Susan Crawford believes telecommunications in America are going through the biggest crisis ever, and this is just as bad as the banking crisis was. Monday, at the Freedom 2 Connect conference, the Internet law scholar and former Special Assistant for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at the White House, laid...
Broadband In Crisis: Does The US Need Regulation To Force Meaningful Competition?

Another Bitcoin Wallet Service, Instawallet, Suffers Attack, Shuts Down Until Further Notice

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Bitcoin’s wild surge in value has made it even more of an attractive target for hackers. Another wallet service called Instawallet said it is suspending itself indefinitely until it changes its security architecture. The crypto-currency, which currently trades at $129.90 to the dollar, has risen by almost fourfold in the...
Another Bitcoin Wallet Service, Instawallet, Suffers Attack, Shuts Down Until Further Notice

Bitcoin hits record exchange values with Cyprus banking crisis

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The peer-to-peer virtual currency is up nearly 350 percent in the past two months, thanks largely to uncertainty in Europe's banking community. [Read more]...
Bitcoin hits record exchange values with Cyprus banking crisis

Experts Remain Skittish On Bitcoin As Prices Continue To Rise

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[Editor's note: Bitcoin prices are currently at $158] Some call it the most famous pizza purchase in history: In May 2010, a programmer called Laszlo asked an online forum if anyone would buy him a couple of pies in exchange for 10,000 Bitcoins, an experimental online currency launched in 2009....
Experts Remain Skittish On Bitcoin As Prices Continue To Rise

Dell close to $22bn leveraged buyout amid decline in PC market

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PC-maker's founder and chief executive Michael Dell wants to take company private in order to focus on providing IT servicesThe computer-maker Dell could be taken private in a $22bn (£14bn) deal this week as the mounting crisis in the PC market forces one of the world's largest technology companies to...
Dell close to $22bn leveraged buyout amid decline in PC market
ANALYST: All Of My Clients Think There's A Bitcoin Bubble, But A 'Perfect Storm' Is Causing Prices To Surge

Housing without developers: Argentina's architects show the way

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The fideicomiso model allows residents and architects to bypass bureaucracy. Could it help to ease the UK housing crisis?"Developer," the late architect Paolo Soleri used to say, "starts with 'D', like 'devil' and 'demon'."While Soleri was unique in many of his cosmic pronouncements, his suspicion of developers is not so...
Housing without developers: Argentina's architects show the way
Crazy or crazy-smart? Canadian man puts grandparents' house up for sale ... for Bitcoins

Bitcoin hits new high before losing $160 in value in one day

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The digital currency spikes at $266 before plunging to $105 on Wednesday in wild ride possibly linked to Reddit userBitcoin, the digital currency, lost over $160 in value on Wednesday, just hours after hitting a record high.The currency hit a new high of $266 before falling to $105 and then...
Bitcoin hits new high before losing $160 in value in one day

Banking crisis could make engineering jobs more attractive, says recruiter

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SThree says financial sector has contributed to skills shortage by tempting graduates away from industrial firmsThe banking crisis could bring an unexpected benefit for British industry by increasing the allure of engineering and manufacturing jobs at the expense of City posts, according to a specialist recruitment firm.SThree, which recruits professionals...
Banking crisis could make engineering jobs more attractive, says recruiter

Letters: Insightful series shows how to cultivate relations with Germany

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As someone who has spent much of his working life bridging the gap between Germany and the UK, I would like to thank you for your insightful and entertaining series on Germany (The accidental empire). Few Britons probably realise they share a love of allotments with the Germans. And your...
Letters: Insightful series shows how to cultivate relations with Germany

Dell buyout talks in final stages

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Negotiations between the computer group and a consortium led by its founder Michael Dell now focusing on share priceTalks between computer group Dell and a consortium led by its founder and chief executive, Michael Dell, to take the world's No 3 PC maker private are focusing on a price of...
Dell buyout talks in final stages

Apple's multi-billion dollar, low-tax profit hub: Knockaheeny, Ireland

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Apple's Irish operation has a multi-billion dollar turnover - and a tiny tax bill. How does it do it?Eileen Stokes and her family live a basic life, one of 16 Irish Traveller families settled on an established halting site at the edge of Knocknaheeny, a run-down northern suburb of Cork.A...
Apple's multi-billion dollar, low-tax profit hub: Knockaheeny, Ireland
Unfazed By Bitcoin's Wild Swings And Mysterious Origins, Silicon Valley VCs Place Their Bets
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