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Top Bitcoin exchange explains virtual currency in simple web tutorial

Leading Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has released a new website that provides a simple explanation of what Bitcoin actually is. The site, Bitcoins.com, is essentially a tutorial on the virtual currency, a single unit of which last week reached the price of $1,000 for the first time ever last week. Mt. …

Storenvy debuts new-and-improved marketplace for finding cool stuff

Ah the holiday season. A time of turkey, family, and the desperate search for cool stuff to give your loved ones.<p>Storenvy unveiled a redesigned website today with a new emphasis on product discovery and debuted 100 brand pages today that tell the stories of featured brands.<p>“More and more, people …

F-Secure Launches Secure Password Manager

Antivirus and online security company F-Secure has jumped into the password management space after it launched F-Secure KEY, a service that handles passwords, user names and other credentials through one master password.<p>The service is initially available for Mac, Windows and Android, with an iOS …

A snapshot of one minute on the internet, today and in 2012

Industry reports from investment banks are turgid things, rarely fit for human consumption. A recent report about big data from boutique bank GP Bullhound, however, contains this gem.<p>This is not entirely accurate: The number of photos uploaded to Facebook every minute now exceeds 243,000 (pdf, …

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Salesforce.com Launches Salesforce1, A New CRM Platform For Connecting Apps, Services Like Dropbox And the Internet of Things

Salesforce.com is launching Salesforce1, its next-generation CRM platform that it has designed for developers, independent software vendors and customers to connect apps and third-party services such as Dropbox, Evernote and LinkedIn.<p>The mobile first environment symbolizes the company’s focus as a …

Raspberry Pi Notches 2 Million Sales

The world was impressed in January when it was estimated that one million Raspberry Pis had been sold. Fast forward to today and the Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced that it has doubled the figure, after selling its two millionth unit in October.<p>It took one year to hit one million sales of the …

MongoDB Raises $150 Million To Become New York's Most Important Tech Company

The paint was still fresh when I visited MongoDB’s offices in July. The company had recently moved to a 30,000 square foot space, twice the size of their previous digs, to make room for their swelling ranks. Dwight Merriman, the company’s founder, chairman and former CEO, took a break from coding …

Sina CEO Charles Chao on How Weibo Is Changing China

The microblogging platform Sina Weibo has brought transparency to China, according to Sina CEO Charles Chao, who can reel off example after example …

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