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Bank of America says Bitcoin could become a 'major means of payment'

Analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch issued the bank's first research report today on Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, concluding that the currency has the potential to become a "major means of payment for e-commerce" as well as a "serious competitor to …

Hired.com Looks To Destroy Recruiting Invoices With New Subscription-Like Billing

Hired.com, which runs weekly auctions of developers for hire, is looking to challenge the way that traditional recruiting agencies charge their startup clients.<p>Technical recruiting in the Valley is often done by boutique agencies or headhunters with long rolodexes, histories and networks among …

More than 5 million people have backed a Kickstarter project

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Crowd-funding giant Kickstarter unveiled some of its latest stats on Tuesday, showing just how quickly the company’s community …

Cisco Checks on the Cloud and Confirms That It’s Getting Bigger

Ever heard of a zettabyte? I’m going to use that word a few times in this story, so it will probably help if I define it first.<p>You know its smaller …

ThinkUp launches new crowdfunded app to help users mine data from their own social networks

Veteran blogger Anil Dash is creating a service for quantified selfies, a Klout for the indie web<p>For the past two years year Anil Dash and Gina Trapani have been building ThinkUp. It's an app for the social web that helps the average person derive the same value and insight from their data as giant …