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Bitcoin will prosper — until governments or banks decide to crush it overnight

Advertisement<p>42 Comments<p>Credit: Guardian/Guy Grandjean, James Ball<p>Every currency created since the advent of money 2,700 years ago has fit nicely …

Mexican smuggling boats race up California coast

<i>By Mark Potter, Correspondent, NBC News</i><p>SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. -- Standing on a bluff along the central California coast, rancher Paul Van Leer pointed to the beach near his property where a Mexican smuggling boat, known as a panga, came ashore in May loaded with marijuana.<p>“The concern for me is that …

Bitcoin Black Market Competition Heats Up, With Pro Marketing And Millions At Stake

When the online drug sales site Silk Road first appeared in 2011, the idea of anonymously buying any drug imaginable from the Internet seemed like cyberpunk fiction. Watch the cheery video ad for the latest dark-web drug marketplace today, and you’d be forgiven for thinking it was selling a service …

Bath Salts and Other Synthetic Drugs Making "Millions" for Terrorists

"Millions and millions" of dollars are flowing to terror groups in the Middle East from the sale of synthetic drugs like " K-2" and "Spice" in the …

Meet AppMachine, perhaps the most powerful "create your own mobile app" product we've seen

Last week, on a cold dark and cloudy day in Amsterdam I was asked to take a look at a new “create your own mobile app” product called AppMachine. If I’m honest, I couldn’t have been less excited. See, we’re pitched mobile app publication tools every week and the majority are overwhelmingly …

The 5 Greatest Personal Development Strategies That Actually Work | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There are <i>thousands</i> of different strategies and ideas on how to improve your life.<p>But how are you supposed to know what really works? By these three …

The Secret Science Behind Big Data And Word Of Mouth

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School and author of the New York Times bestseller Contagious: Why Things Catch On. Follow him on Twitter @j1berger.</i><p>Why do some companies, products and services get more word of mouth than others? It’s not luck. There’s a science …

Why the war on drugs has been made redundant

The term "designer drug" became popular with the acid house and ecstasy boom in the 1990s, but it was never really accurate. The main ingredient in …