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Bitcoin is tax-free, European court rules

Purchasing virtual currency does not incur sales tax, European Court of Justice declares<p>Europe's highest court has declared that Bitcoin is exempt from VAT, giving a huge boost to its potential as a rival to established currencies.<p>Purchasing and selling Bitcoin must not incur the sales tax, the …

Bitcoin

Yahoo to devs: Use our new mobile developer suite, make money

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo just revealed a big piece of its plan to catch up with competitors on the mobile front.<p>At its first mobile developers …

Drop Shipping: How to Manage Inventory Visibility

If you’re new to drop shipping, read my 4-part series on the basics, for ecommerce. Drop shipping requires three major data integrations between the …

Shipping

Investors Fawning over Uber Should Recall AOL’s Stumbles

January 10 marks the 15th anniversary of the announcement of a merger that most observers agree was just about the worst in history: the fusing of the start-up AOL and the venerable Time Warner. This year also marks AOL’s 30th birthday as a company. Finally, it’s also the 30th anniversary of a …

Cryptocurrency

A Developer Created A Brilliantly Innovative New Way To Use The iPhone's Widgets, But Apple Killed It

Apple removed an app called Launcher from the App Store late Friday night, and the circumstances surrounding the app's removal have left its creator scratching his head.<p>Launcher was originally designed to help save its users time by creating one-tap shortcuts to popular actions on your iPhone that …

Apps

This week in bitcoin: Why Apple Pay won’t kill bitcoin

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Ing. Andrej Kaprinay/Shutterstock<p>This week’s bitcoin review focuses on the news surrounding Apple Pay and its effect …

Bitcoin

The Quick and Dirty on Data Visualization

Displaying data can be a tricky proposition, because different rules apply in different contexts. A sales director presenting financial projections to a group of field reps wouldn’t visualize her data the same way that a design consultant would in a written proposal to a potential client.<p>So how do …

Mobile Developers Find More Opportunity, And Money, In Enterprise Over Consumer Apps

While mobile developers may hope to strike it rich with the next Candy Crush Saga, the reality is that enterprise developers stand to make four times as much money building mobile apps than consumer-oriented developers do, according to research from VisionMobile. While money isn’t everything, …

Pay Attention, Snapchat! China’s WeChat Messaging App Does E-Commerce Well.

American messaging services could learn a thing or two from WeChat.<p>The mobile-focused app is massively popular in China and spreading quickly abroad; …

Apps

Google launches new anti-DDoS service called 'Project Shield'

Google has announced a new suite of tools for activists and non-profits at their Ideas conference in New York today, including tools for evading web censorship and oppressive regimes. The biggest focus has been on DDoS attacks, a kind of brute-force action that can easily take down a small site …

This Is What The Massive Growth Of Mobile Media Consumption Means For The Mobile Industry

A recent report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's subscription research service explores these trends and identifies the businesses that stand to gain most from them.<p>We discuss how tech companies, social networks, and app developers are shifting business models to accommodate their growing …

Digital Advertising

Webempresa: ¿cómo sobrevivir al mercado de los hostings?

Si lees desde hace tiempo las entrevistas que publico, seguramente sabrás que suelo enfocarme a dar destaque a negocios unipersonales. La forma más …

Amazon Drops Price Of EC2 Dedicated Instances By Up To 80%

Amazon today announced that it is dropping the prices of dedicated instances on its EC2 cloud computing platform by up to 80%. Dedicated per region fees, which are charged on top of the regular EC2 fees, will now set developers back $2 per hour instead of $10, for example. That’s a large price cut, …

Elastic Path Raises $8M For Commerce Everywhere API Platform

Elastic Path has raised an $8 million debt round to fuel the development of its “commerce everywhere,” API — a hypermedia platform that abstracts backend complexity for the front-end developer and business person. Wellington Financial out of Toronto provided the financing.<p>Elastic Path has …

The Rise Of Social Commerce: How Tweets, Pins And Likes Can Turn Into Sales

Retailers and brands are therefore increasingly focusing their attention on social commerce.<p>But, many struggle with the question: how do you convert a "like," a "tweet," or "pin" into a sale?<p>In a <b>new report</b> from <b>BI Intelligence</b>, we look at successful examples of businesses and business models for …

Social Commerce