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Study shows 45% of Bitcoin exchanges end up failing

Bitcoin Exchange Failure<p>Imagine a world where the Nasdaq, the Nikkei and the FTSE all failed within the span of a week and you have an idea how crazy …

Coffee date with Tim Cook earns $505,000 bid, breaks Bill Clinton's charity record (update)

Charitybuzz's offer of a coffee date with Apple CEO Tim Cook may only have entered its third day of bidding, but it has already broken the record for the biggest ever charity auction on the website. With bids totalling more than $295,000, Cook's auction has surpassed the previous record bid of …

Wearable Tech Space Heats Up, Just in Time for Summer

For those of you who may not know what wearable technology actually is, I’m here to enlighten you. The term refers to any type of technological …

New Cloud Computing Insurance Attempts to Solve Cloud Liability Concerns For Service Providers

Like it or not outages are part of life in today’s technology landscape. It seems hardly a day goes by without some kind of attack, outage or interruption. From hacking to power outages to regular old fashion hardware failures, the only certainty is at some point your systems will fail. While many …

PayPal President 'Thinking About' Including Bitcoin

PayPal currently doesn’t have much of a relationship with the virtual currency Bitcoin, but that may soon change. The company’s president David Marcus seems to be very interested in the virtual currency, and says his company is “thinking about” potentially including it one day, according to a …

Apple to hold its WWDC event June 10-14

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple will hold its World Wide Developers conference June 10-14 in San Francisco, the company announced today.<p>That is where Apple updates its 5,000 or so outside developers (the folks who make mobile apps, software for Macs and other things) on what the company plans for its product …

Jio is Succeeding at "Destroying" the India Mobile Market

With every recent "next generation" of mobile networks, the hope and expectation has been that new revenue-generating services and applications would …

Feds suggest two-second rule for driver distractions

US Transportation Department offers automakers voluntary guidelines to limit in-car communication systems. Drivers distracted for more than two …

Sprint delays Galaxy S 4 in-store launch due to inventory issues, online and phone sales aren't affected (update: Samsung responds)

After T-Mobile said yesterday that it won't be able to offer Samsung's Galaxy S 4 through its online store quite as soon as it expected, Sprint has today announced a similar delay. The carrier originally planned to have Sammy's latest flagship available through all retail channels this Saturday …

FreedomPop brings its free internet service to Sprint’s 3G network, launches new hotspot

The free internet service FreedomPop is gearing up to expand its reach across the U.S. — though it’s looking to an older cellular network to do so.<p>FreedomPop announced today that it’s bringing its service to Sprint’s 3G network, which is in addition to ClearWire’s WiMax 4G that it’s already using. …

Yet Another Market Top Indicator

Forget the multitude of divergences from any and every sense of real fundamentals (or other market structures) that the US equity market is …

Facebook Home Hits 500K Downloads In Five Days, Pales In Comparison To Instagram’s Android Shift

It would appear that Facebook Home has just surpassed 500k downloads on Google Play since launching on the platform five days ago on April 16. The app’s Google Play listing notes the milestone, and Ben Evans confirmed on Twitter.<p>Facebook Home isn’t so much of an app as a user interface for the …

Report: Verizon wants to buy Clearwire spectrum

Verizon Wireless reportedly has offered $1 billion to $1.5 billion for some of Clearwire’s spectrum leases, possibly complicating Sprint Nextel’s attempt to buy out the company in conjunction with its acquisition by Softbank.<p>Clearwire is struggling financially but owns broad swaths of spectrum, the …

Verizon confirms 12-month Device Payment Plan for phones is launching April 21st

Look: we know many on Verizon aren't happy that the carrier has revealed plans to lengthen its upgrade intervals right as smartphone update season is hitting full stride. However, there may be a consolation prize. As of April 21st, "some devices" in its smartphone range, not just the existing …

WordPress admin accounts target of botnet attacks (updated)

Updated 5:22pm PT with comment from WordPress.<p>Hackers are targeting major blogging platform WordPress using a botnet aimed at stealing login credentials for admin-level accounts.<p>Those who use WordPress to run the back-end of their blogs may want to pay close attention to their accounts. Attackers …

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BlackBerry refutes high Z10 return rates; seeks SEC review

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>“Return rate statistics show that we are at or below our forecasts and right in line with the industry.”<p>On Friday, …

Les Fleurs du Mal: France may force ‘brutal’ Apple to embrace ‘platform neutrality’

Apple France AppGratis Analysis<p>Fleur Pellerin, the French junior minister for digital economy, did not mince words when she addressed the Apple …

These Startups Are Betting Everything on Bitcoin

Charlie Shrem knew it would be difficult to convince investors to fund his startup, but he never expected that he'd have to beg on camera to raise …

Google and T-Mobile are streaming Coachella live on YouTube April 12th - 14th

Dig hazy music festivals, but tickets to Coachella are too expensive? Don't fret, Google and T-Mobile may have the next best thing. For the third consecutive year the folks from Mountain View will air a free live stream of the show on YouTube. The remote festivities run from April 12th - 14th, …

New Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts

Here are some new Gmail keyboard shortcuts:<p><b>d</b> - open a compose window in a new tab (Shift+c opens it in a new window)<p><b>,</b> - moves the cursor to the first …

T-Mobile Begins $99 iPhone 5 Sales, Sees Lines At Retail Stores

T-Mobile is kicking off its official sales of the iPhone 5 today, marking the first time the U.S.’ fourth largest carrier has offered an Apple smartphone. Thanks to T-Mo’s new Uncarrier plans, the iPhone 5 can be had starting at just $99, with two years of $20 monthly payments to cover the balance, …