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What Does the Future of Bitcoin Look Like for E-Commerce?

<i>Garrett Heath is a technology storyteller with Rackspace.</i><p>The meteoric rise of Bitcoin’s value—from a low of $13 to upwards of $1000 in 2013—caused the general public to take notice of this cryptocurrency. Once relegated to tech circles, last year saw major economists discussing the digital …

Instead Of Giving Google Your Data For Free, Now You Can Donate It For Good

The GoodData is a co-op that aims to allow people to take control of their data and harness what it’s worth–for a good cause.<p>The Internet knows everything about you: where you shop, what you like, your age, race, the sex stuff. The Internet also knows how to make money from what it knows. Every …

An Upcoming Anonymous App Called Cloaq Promises A New Way To Post & Share, No Email Or Phone Number Required

A team of engineers, who have asked to not be identified by name, are working to develop a new platform for anonymous posting called Cloaq (pronounced “cloak”). This upcoming web and mobile platform, they tell me, will combine the anonymity of apps like Secret and Whisper, with the ease-of-use of …

Amazon said to be adding a music-streaming service

Amazon Prime subscribers could get more than video streaming and free shipping, word has it the e-commerce giant is looking to launch a music service much like Apple's iTunes Radio.<p>Amazon is said to be looking to create its own version of Apple's popular iTunes Radio. According to The Wall Street …

The people we create in a book come from the...

March 11th, 2014<p>The people we create in a book come from the people we know, but the conversations that we have with them in the book are the ones …

A plain English guide to how natural language processing will transform computing

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / pixeldreams.eu<p>Buzz phrases such as “artificial intelligence,” “machine learning” and “natural language …

Going Beyond Big Data To Knowledge

“Ipsa scientia potestas est” (“knowledge itself is power”), Sir Francis Bacon<p><b>Don’t believe the big data hype</b><br>Over the last month, I have written about all the hype surrounding big data including how it equals a big headache for executives and how the promise of big data bypasses the C-Suite. This …

The Varied Emotional Stages Of Writing A Book

I’ve talked about this before, and I certainly like to joke that my creative process takes a certain path, and that writing a book tends to go …

Climate Activism Works

By Carl Gibson, Reader Supported News<p>n Sunday, March 2, 398 people were arrested in front of the White House to demand that President Obama reject …

Robocoin Spreads Its Bitcoin ATMs Further

Robocoin, the bi-directional Bitcoin ATM, is ramping up its nascent footprint — with launches planned for 10 more global locations.<p>The company said today it will be shipping its first Bitcoin ATMs to two more U.S. locations — Boston and Seattle — and also ramping up globally, with machines heading …

Mt. Gox collapse: Bitcoin is as good as gold, and that's bad.

The collapse of the Mt. Gox currency exchange has called into question the future of bitcoin, the digital currency and peer-to-peer payment system …

Hello from Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia

So I set up a personal account at Coinbase to play around with bitcoin. I thought I would buy and sell some, and try to spend on real world things, …

What It's Like Inside The World's Largest Bitcoin Mining Operation

Dave Carlson is running one of the largest Bitcoin mining operations there is.<p>He's set up an army of number-crunching computers in two warehouses at an undisclosed location in Washington State. The computers generate a ton of heat and burn through electricity, but Carlson says he's generating $8 …

SexCoin, Dogecoin, HoboNickel, Ripple: Should You Take These Bitcoin Wannabes Seriously?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Because it’s not hard enough to wrap your brain around Bitcoin (BTC). Or that doxed lone wolf who says he didn’t invent it.<p>No, the peer-to-peer decentralized digital cash feeding frenzy doesn’t end with Satoshi Nakamoto’s (or whoever’s) …

Twitter list: 10 top sustainable finance tweeters

The role the financial system can play in tackling global challenges - flooding, deforestation, climate change and poverty to name a few - is clear. But where to start with understanding the intricacies of the capital markets and just what a sustainable financial system might look like?<p>We've …

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The seven dimensions for action on climate change

Albert Einstein famously said that we should make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. We tend to forget that last bit. When considering what do to do about climate change, perhaps it is timely to ask ourselves: how simple is this challenge?<p>The Grist journalist David Roberts says …

Denmark Is About To Set Even More Ambitious Climate Goals Than All Of Europe

Agreement in Denmark’s parliament this week cleared the way for passage of climate targets that would outstrip the recent goals set by the European …

Home - Climate Outreach

How We Can Support You<p>Our mission is to ensure climate change and its impacts are understood, accepted and acted upon across the breadth of society, …

The 'art' of climate change communication

Over the past decade, interest in the 'science' of communicating climate change has flourished. Psychologists, social marketers and campaigners have been united in the quest for systematic, reliable evidence with which to promote sustainable behaviour.<p>But while the science of climate change …

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The communication of uncertainty is hindering climate change action

For fans of probability, confidence intervals and margins of error, climate change is a dream come true. For everyone else, the fact that uncertainty (inherent in any complex area of science) has gradually become one of climate change's defining features is a constant headache. Because uncertainty …

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Bitcoin: Whatever Doesn't Kill It Only Makes It Stronger

“It’s the death of bitcoin,” they cried … again. But they were wrong… again.<p>It’s been a turbulent few weeks for the world’s favorite digital currency. First, a bot issued a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on a number of bitcoin exchanges. The DDoS aimed to exploit an issue called …

BitPesa Uses Bitcoin to Slash Kenyan Remittance Costs

BitPesa.co, a new global remittance company servicing Kenya's ever-expanding population, is planning to use bitcoin.<p>The company is targeting Kenya's …

Google's balloons versus Facebook's drones: the dogfight to send internet from the sky

The race is on to own the stratosphere<p>Earlier this week, news broke that Facebook was working on a possible acquisition of Titan Aerospace, a company that produces solar-powered drones. These aircraft can travel in around the globe, relying on the sun for power to stay aloft for years at a time. …

DuckDuckGo: The privacy search ruffling Google's feathers

Gabriel Weinberg, the search engine's founder, says it has tapped into a growing desire not to be tracked<p>It takes a certain degree of bravery for one man to go up against Google in anything - but taking the technology giant on web search? Some might regard that as just plain foolish.<p>After all, this …

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