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Why Bitcoin poses an interesting ethical conundrum for journalists

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Bitcoin is having a wild ride right now. Partly due to the euro crisis, and partly due to a lot of press coverage, some people seem to be taking a keen interest in the crypto-currency — in the last week, its value in relation to the U.S. dollar has shot...
Why Bitcoin poses an interesting ethical conundrum for journalists

Bitcoin eyed as feds crack down on online money laundering

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The takedown of Liberty Reserve, which authorities described as a multibillion-dollar online money-laundering operation, raises the question whether Bitcoin could evolve into an alternative for cybercriminals. The U.S. attorney's office in New York last week unsealed an indictment against the operators of Liberty Reserve, which provided the financial infrastructure...
Bitcoin eyed as feds crack down on online money laundering

Google Now: There's A Fine Line Between Cool And Creepy

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There’s something very cool about Google Now, which the company announced at its I/O developer conference a few weeks ago. At the same time, though, Now also has the potential to become Google’s creepiest service yet. Here is what it does (assuming you opt in to the service and have...
Google Now: There's A Fine Line Between Cool And Creepy

DealBook: Online Currency Draws Big Investors

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The Winklevoss twins, known as nemeses of Mark Zuckerberg, have what seems to be one of the largest portfolios of the bitcoin.    ...
DealBook: Online Currency Draws Big Investors

Why Does An Unpatentable 'Abstract Idea' Becomes Patentable If You Add 'On The Internet'?

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Back in 2009, we wrote about a case involving a company called Ultramercial, which held a broad and ridiculous patent (7,346,545) that effectively covered the process of watching an ad before you could download content (seriously). Ultramercial sued Hulu, YouTube and WildTangent over this. The case went back and forth...
Why Does An Unpatentable 'Abstract Idea' Becomes Patentable If You Add 'On The Internet'?

Bitcoin Mining Scheme Discovered

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Cybercriminals are hijacking Skype accounts in order to create spendable, almost-real Bitcoins. Bitcoins are a hot commodity for traders, speculators and economists--and now they're fertile territory for virtual mining. A new form of malware discovered by Kaspersky Labs last week turns computers into bitcoin generator machines. Bitcoins, for those...
Bitcoin Mining Scheme Discovered

Ping.it Launches 'Noise-Less' Social Platform For Sharing Web Links In A More Targeted -- But Still Sociable -- Way

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Ping.it, a Norwegian startup that wants to cut down on social networking noise by building a more controlled sharing platform — described as a cross between email and social networking — has launched its platform in open beta today. The startup was shortlisted at this year’s Dublin Web Summit’s startup competition, one...
Ping.it Launches 'Noise-Less' Social Platform For Sharing Web Links In A More Targeted -- But Still Sociable -- Way

Facebook subscription payments come out of beta, now available for all app developers

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Facebook today announced that subscription payments are now available to all developers with apps on the site. The company originally announced the program in beta with Zynga, Playdom and Kixeye as partners in June. Now any developer can offer subscriptions for virtual goods, premium experiences or updated content within their apps...
Facebook subscription payments come out of beta, now available for all app developers

In Yogurtistan, creating a currency that’s valuable online and off

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Cemil Turun is, without a doubt, one of the most ambitious entrepreneurs I’ve interviewed so far. He wants to create a currency that works in both the online and offline worlds. Facing my obvious journalistic skepticism, he hurries to add that his company, Yogurt Technologies, is one of the first six...
In Yogurtistan, creating a currency that’s valuable online and off

You Might Already Be Rich In The Newest Alternative Currency: Social

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Bitcoins developed as an alternative to the international banking system, but a new form of financial interaction is taking shape on the world's social network. What is the currency of reputation and good will worth?...
You Might Already Be Rich In The Newest Alternative Currency: Social

Artists design Greece's new currency – in pictures

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Economic ­instability in Greece could soon force the country out of the eurozone, which means it will need to print a new currency – four artists decide to help them out...
Artists design Greece's new currency – in pictures
Major glitch in Bitcoin network sparks sell-off; price temporarily falls 23%

This new Web mod shows you Bitcoin prices for eBay auctions

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We know PayPal is thinking about adding Bitcoin support to its payment service, but if you can’t wait to check the Bitcoin prices on those eBay auctions you’re sniping, website modding service BetterInternet has got you covered. BetterInternet, which debuted at Techono.me last October, acts as a real-time filter for any website,...
This new Web mod shows you Bitcoin prices for eBay auctions

To make iPhones more affordable in China, Apple now offering payment plans

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On Wednesday, Apple announced a new option for shoppers in China: payment installment plans for iPhone, iPad or MacBook buyers. Apple’s website in China says purchases between 300 yuan to 3,000 yuan can be paid in installments ranging from three months to 24 months. Interest only kicks in for plans...
To make iPhones more affordable in China, Apple now offering payment plans

Buy $10,000 of U.S. currency for $45 - http://www.moneyfactorystore.gov/5lbbagofshreddeduscurrency.aspx

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Buy $10,000 of U.S. currency for $45 - http://www.moneyfactorystore.gov/5lbbagofshreddeduscurrency.aspx
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Twitter to Save Us From Ourselves & Phishing; More Is Needed to Make Innovation Safe & Viable

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It never ceases to amaze me how many high-tech industry elites get ensnared in every Twitter phishing attack. (See our November story 7 High-Tech Twitter Users Who Fell for Phishing Scams) This evening Twitter announced that a new program will intercept links sent out by Direct Message and through email,...
Twitter to Save Us From Ourselves & Phishing; More Is Needed to Make Innovation Safe & Viable

Here's why Bitcoin is the future of money

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Bitcoin may not last, but crypto-currency is here to stay--it's only a matter of time before a government issues a crypto-currency that replaces paper with more traceable, secure digital money. But is that a good thing? [Read more]...
Here's why Bitcoin is the future of money

Bitcoin Price-Drop Caused By Rush Of Interest, Not DDOS, Says Mt.Gox Exchange; Newcomers Now Opening ~20k Accounts Per Day

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The Bitcoin correction we wrote about yesterday was not caused by a DDOS attack on one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges, Mt.Gox, but rather by a massive spike in interest in the crypto currency, according to Mt.Gox. During trading yesterday the value of Bitcoin plummet by 60%, dropping from a...
Bitcoin Price-Drop Caused By Rush Of Interest, Not DDOS, Says Mt.Gox Exchange; Newcomers Now Opening ~20k Accounts Per Day

Someday, Your Reputation May Be More Important Than Your Net Worth

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A new social class is emerging on the Internet and your place in it depends on your reputation.  In this world, you might be nothing, "but online you might be king," explained Betterworks co-founder Paige Craig, an angel investor in more than 50 companies. Craig said he invested in...
Someday, Your Reputation May Be More Important Than Your Net Worth

Amazon rolls out in-app purchasing for Kindle Fire, Android

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Amazon this morning publicly launched in-app purchasing for apps sold through its Appstore for Android, hoping to make its mobile platform more financially appealing to app developers. The company had previously been reported to be testing the system. The purchases work through customers’ Amazon accounts, with features including Amazon...
Amazon rolls out in-app purchasing for Kindle Fire, Android

Internet drug dealing on the rise, survey finds

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Global Drug Survey suggests Silk Road is just the most visible aspect of a much larger online drug-dealing phenomenonThe internet is starting to rival the backstreet as a place to buy illicit drugs, according to findings from the 2013 Global Drugs Survey, with 22% of users reporting the had bought...
Internet drug dealing on the rise, survey finds

Droplet Plans To Disrupt Mobile Cash With No-Charges Payment App For iPhone

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It’s so simple and disruptive I wonder why others haven’t really tried it. Droplet is a mobile money app on iOS that lets you load cash onto your phone and send payments to anyone – including participating retailers – for free, via email. Unlike mobile payment companies like Square, iZettle...
Droplet Plans To Disrupt Mobile Cash With No-Charges Payment App For iPhone

Windows Phone Gains Ground In Some Markets

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. Windows Phone Gaining A Toehold In Some Markets (Kantar Worldpanel via All Things Digital)Microsoft's new Windows Phone operating system has a lot of ground to make up...
Windows Phone Gains Ground In Some Markets

Bitcoin's Key Exchange Opens, The Currency Falls

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Quick heads up for all you watching the Bitcoin saga: the largest exchange of the currency, MtGox, has reopened following a self-instated halt in trading. The exchange cited an overactive market as the reason for its suspension. The exchange is now open, and Bitcoin is down. Currently, trades are going through at...
Bitcoin's Key Exchange Opens, The Currency Falls

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT)

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Good morning! Here's the news: The iPad 3 will be announced March 7 in San Francisco. Darren Sinofsky is likely the next CEO of Microsoft -- here's his story. The $25 Raspberry Pi computer is officially for sale. Google nearly issued its own currency called "Google Bucks." HP just...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT)

Apple to settle suit over in-app purchases by kids with $5 iTunes credit per aggrevied party

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Apple has agreed to settle a lawsuit with parents claiming that their youths ran up heavy charges on in-app purchases without permission. The settlement is all but humorous: $5 in iTunes credit, or a fiver in cash. The apps in question were free, but charged for in-app items and the...
Apple to settle suit over in-app purchases by kids with $5 iTunes credit per aggrevied party

Google opens sale of paid Android apps in India, its fourth largest download market

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There’s finally cause for celebration for the mobile community in India after Google announced that it has finally enabled developers in the country to sell paid apps for Android through its Google Play app store. The move to open the paid app ecosystem in the country, which Google says has...
Google opens sale of paid Android apps in India, its fourth largest download market

EasyBib's new browser extension tells students how credible sites are, auto-generates citations

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EasyBib, a service best known for its auto-generated citations and bibliographies, first started out as a high school hack way back in 2001. It’s since become a standard for students, and if you’ve attended school any time over the past decade, you’ve probably used it at least once before. Now,...
EasyBib's new browser extension tells students how credible sites are, auto-generates citations

Amazon Appstore launches in UK, Western Europe

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The Amazon Appstore is now available to Europeans in a localized format. The Android-based service from Amazon is up and running in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, with prices in local currency and a more regionalized list of apps being featured on its front page. The timing of...
Amazon Appstore launches in UK, Western Europe
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