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Crazy currency: The more I report on Bitcoin, the weirder it gets | Ars Technica

Op-ed: Despite a year of reporting and Bitcoin's insane rise, I'm happy not to own any.<p>The first time I ever heard the word “Bitcoin” was back in …

Google and Apple gear up for next mobile battle

Smartphones will be talking to their users and the tech giants Google and Apple are determined to have the edge<p>Google has predicted its dominant web search engine will mean it will beat Apple in the race to turn the smartphone and other devices into intelligent, voice-controlled personal assistants.<p>…

Google sincerely thinks that Google+ is the future of Google

It’s common currency in internet punditry circles that Google won the battle to dominate search while Facebook won the battle for social, and that Google+ is just a failed competitor to Facebook. But Google hasn’t given up.<p>It has been clear for a while now that, to make up for the fact that not …

Android News

The Power of the Hoodie-Wearing C.E.O.

If you’re a billionaire in Silicon Valley, you can wear what you want on your feet. Mark Zuckerberg, the C.E.O. of Facebook, has made numerous public appearances in a hoodie and Adidas slide-on sandals. Sergey Brin, a co-founder of Google, is not shy about his Vibram FiveFingers barefoot-style …

Twitter is now worth almost as much as Yahoo

Another day, another surge in Twitter’s share price. With the exception of industry behemoth Comcast, Twitter’s market value is now higher than that of every cable company in the US. It also outdoes the third and fourth biggest wireless carriers, Sprint and T-Mobile, which might be about to …

Wireless

Computers at CES 2014: Chromebooks and hybrids, plus the birth of Steambox

Look for more inexpensive laptops, smarter takes on convertibles, and a chance for small desktops to conquer the living room.<p>The laptop and desktop of today is far removed from the models spotlighted at CES even a few years ago. Modern laptops are slimmer and lighter, and run longer, while nearly …

Consumer Tech