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Bitcoin Black Friday: 250 retailers band together to accept Bitcoin (and fight payment fees)

More than 250 retailers are banding together in Bitcoin Black Friday so that you can buy your Christmas tree, holiday flights, authentic Moroccan rugs, and booze, or pay for your next hot date, all with privacy and safety … in Bitcoin.<p>The goal is more widespread adoption of Bitcoin which, the …

Let Me Tell You Something About The Internet Bubble ...

Matt Yglesias makes an important point here: Almost everyone talking about how there's a tech bubble these days has no recollection of what the late '90s was like. It was orders of magnitude more crazy.<p>Let me just share some observations, memories, and personal experiences from that time.<p>- The …

Goldee brings Nest-like control to your dull, old light switches

Goldee wants to do to light switches what Nest did to thermostats.<p>Dubbed a “smart light controller,” Goldee gives owners a dizzying amount of control over how their lights work. Want your bedroom lights to mimic sunlight to wake you up? Goldee can do that. How about turning off your lights when you …

Bitcoin value soars above $1,000 on Mt. Gox exchange

The dollar value of a single Bitcoin is on the rise.<p>Mt. Gox, a popular exchange for Bitcoin traders, has seen the conversion rate on its service explode over the last several weeks. On Wednesday, Bitcoin trading surpassed the $1,000 mark on Mt. Gox, hitting a high of $1,073.<p>Bitcoin currency trading …