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The Chinese government just hit the brakes on finance-minded internet firms and their “virtual credit cards”

The latest attempts by China’s two biggest internet firms to expand into financial services have just been thwarted. China’s central bank ordered Alibaba and Tencent on Friday (Mar. 14) to stop processing payments through “virtual credit cards,” the new online financial products that they announced …

Square Acquires Scheduling and Appointment Booking Startup BookFresh

Square today announced it has acquired scheduling and appointment booking startup BookFresh. Both companies are promising that for BookFresh customers, nothing will change: the product will continue to be updated and supported.<p>For those who have never heard of it, BookFresh’s software helps local …

Excessive gaming 'can cause involuntary actions'

New research reveals that playing for long periods can cause "automatic" impulses<p>Playing video games excessively can cause "automatic thoughts, impulses and behaviour", such as involuntary movement and verbal outbursts, new research has revealed.<p>Respondents to the study -- carried out by scientists …

Psychology

Bitcoin Needs Better Oversight, But No One Agrees On The Details

The implosion of Mt. Gox, the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, has many cryptocurrency believers and government entities alike agreeing on one thing: The Bitcoin economy needs some kind of regulation to prevent fraud and rebuild trust with users.<p>That’s the easy part. Exactly what kind of …

Fed chief Yellen: No power to regulate Bitcoin

If Bitcoin owners were hoping for regulatory help from the Federal Reserve, Chair Janet Yellen disabused that notion in testimony before Congress on Thursday.<p>"To the best of my knowledge there's no intersection at all in any way between Bitcoin and banks that the Federal Reserve has the ability to …

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Amazon is reportedly working on a music-streaming service

Amazon does much more than dominate the online-shopping space. With its Prime instant video service, complete with original series and exclusives, the company has taken on Netflix -- and it looks like challenging Spotify and other music services is Amazon's next step. According to sources who spoke …

Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by GCHQ

Britain's surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal.<p>GCHQ files dating between 2008 and 2010 explicitly state that a surveillance program …

Mt. Gox Bitcoins Get Obliterated

Is the price of Bitcoin on MtGox going to zero?<p>Prices have now fallen 50% in the last 12 hours to $120 on the once-dominant Bitcoin exchange. That is a spread of nearly $450 with prices on other sites. It would of course be a spectacular arbitrage to take advantage of, but no one can take their …

Is Venezuela's Government Tightening Its Grip on the Internet?

While protests sweep the streets of Venezuela, the nation's government is quietly taking measures to quell the uprising in cyberspace, reportedly …

Do Trees Have Rights?

Let us consider the non-mobile, those who live at a slower speed than humans, those who conduct many “activities of daily living” underground. I’m …

Bitcoin value drops sharply after tech issues continue

<b>Bitcoin's value has dropped sharply after one of the largest trading exchanges said there was a flaw in the virtual currency's underlying software.</b><p>MtGox said it had halted transfers to external Bitcoin addresses on Friday after detecting "unusual activity".<p>It said an investigation had revealed it …

TicTail eCommerce Platform Lands $8 Million Led By Thrive Capital

TicTail, a DIY ecommerce platform out of Sweden, has today raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Thrive Capital.<p>The company, which is a lot like Etsy in its mission to make online storefronts easily accessible and creatable by DIYers, will use the money to open up an NYC office.<p>TicTail has …

Metacloud pairs with Internap to bring managed OpenStack to more companies

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Metacloud, the company that offers OpenStack as a managed service that it deploys, manages and runs for customers in the …

How big a thing could Touch ID mobile payment be? China alone hit $1.6 trillion last year

With Tim Cook having as good as confirmed that mobile payment via Touch ID is on the way, numbers released by the People’s Bank of China and reported in <i>TechNode</i> provide an insight into just how big the mobile payment market could be. Total mobile payments in China last year hit 9.64 trillion yuan – …

This machine kills trolls

At midnight on February 13th, 2014, a Wikipedia user named Lightningawesome added to the list of <i>My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic</i> characters a lengthy biography of Lightning Dash, a capricious, lovable filly existing only in fan fiction. Around that time, an unnamed user defaced the Love Holy …

Edward Snowden Just Got Yet Another New Job

Dustin Volz @dnvolz<p>Feb. 18, 2014, 9:04 a.m.<p>He may be a wanted fu­git­ive, but Ed­ward Snowden is still a worthy hire in the eyes of many around the …

Order Up! Food Businesses Find An Appetite For Bitcoin

Hungry for a Philly cheesesteak or a hot Reuben sandwich? That'll be about 0.001 bitcoin, please.<p>From restaurants to breweries, to even your local farmers market and lemonade stand, the popular cryptocurrency has inched its way into the food industry, as more vendors consider it a valid form of …

Visited WikiLeaks? NSA and GCHQ know about it

Efforts undertaken by the NSA and GCHQ to target groups including WikiLeaks, Anonymous and Pirate Bay using internet surveillance and prosecution …

Why Coding Bootcamps Should Be Regulated

Learn to code bootcamps are all the rage these days. Hundreds are cropping up across the world, and that number continues to grow. As these schools become popular among job seekers and students, government regulators are cracking down on programs to make sure they comply with state law.<p>Coding …

Loop's mobile payment Fob now available online for iOS devices

When we were introduced to Loop in October, the mobile payments company was just launching its Kickstarter campaign. The idea was different than an NFC-based mobile payment service (such as Isis or Google Wallet): using a 3.5mm Fob attached to your phone, you can make purchases on almost any …

Amazon Coins Come To Android Users In U.S., U.K. & Germany

Amazon Coins, the virtual currency introduced by the e-commerce giant last spring, are now available on Android devices, including both smartphones and tablets, in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. This is the first time the Coins have been offered outside Kindle Fire tablets, which is where they first …

Loop Wallet review: mobile payments are finally everywhere you want to be

NFC was supposed to be the future.<p>My next phone was going to include the technology, which would let me pay at any cash register by waving my phone instead of swiping my credit card. NFC would also let me touch phones with a friend to share a picture, tap my phone to a speaker to play music, and …

Square Partners With (RED), Debuts SQUA(RED) Reader To Help Fight AIDS

Square has teamed up with (RED) in a partnership to help fight AIDS. As part of this agreement, Square has produced a Special Edition SQUA(RED) card reader that will be available in the US for a limited time. Every purchase will see 97.25 percent of the $10 donation go towards the Global Fund to …

Visa and MasterCard use Android KitKat to make mobile payments easier

Visa and MasterCard are trying to make mobile payments a lot more accessible today as they both announce support for a new way to pay over NFC. Both companies are beginning to allow their cards to be stored in the cloud for NFC payments, letting even more consumers check out at stores just by …

PayPal Opens Up Mobile SDK To Developers Across The World

PayPal is opening up its mobile software developer kit to the global community today, enabling app makers everywhere to more easily integrate the company’s payment solutions.<p>The PayPal mobile SDK will enable app developers to integrate PayPal in much the same way they already do on the Web. User …

Bitcoin Beauties promotes use of currency by women

At the inaugural Bitcoin Fair, an evening of bitcoin evangelizing held this month in a packed-to-capacity Japantown ramen joint in San Francisco, the absence of one thing stood out.<p>"I invited lots of women," bemoaned the event host, QuickCoin co-founder Nathan Lands.<p>They apparently had not accepted.<p>…

Don’t laugh: the Winkdex is good news for Bitcoin

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Jeff Roberts<p>Winkdex: the name sounds like an X-rated cleaning product. But that doesn’t mean the latest brainchild from …