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Bitcoin enthusiasts have figured out a way to get around China's trading ban

NEW YORK — Chinese regulators are moving forward to shut down bitcoin trading in the country, but one executive says traders have a way to work around the ban.<p>On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal's Steven Russolillo and Chuin-Wei Yap reported that bitcoin traders can still exchange their coins via …

Cryptocurrency

Why Google is spending $1.1 billion to acqhire 2,000 HTC engineers

Phones, today. But tomorrow ...<p>Google is paying Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC $1.1 billion to hire about 2,000 of its engineers, plus to license some of its intellectual property.<p>Why is Google making another big bet on hardware? Especially after its experiment buying — and selling — Motorola …

Google

Synthetic muscle breakthrough could lead to 'lifelike' robots

A breakthrough in soft robotics means scientists are now one step closer to creating lifelike machines. Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a 3D printed synthetic tissue that can act as active muscle. The material, which can push, pull, bend, and twist (thanks to its use of silicone …

Robotics

This motor can be attached to any skateboard, turning it into an electric hybrid

A German startup, called Mellow Boards, designed an electric drive that can fit any skateboard, turning it into an electric hybrid.<p>Just replace your …

Electric Vehicles

Own This Awesome Light-up Helmet Replica Based on Jamiroquai "Automaton" Video - Technabob

For the longest time, the coolest headgear out of the world of music had to be Daft Punk’s iconic helmets, and Deadmau5’s light up mouse head. But …

Cool Stuff

Mad Genius Builds a Drivable Hot Tub That Could Make Traffic Enjoyable

Colin Furze is back with another bizarre invention that will make you wonder why more mad scientists haven’t embraced YouTube yet. This time he’s …

Cool Stuff

Twitter removed 299,649 accounts tied to terrorism in the first half of 2017

(<i>Reuters</i>) — Twitter Inc said that its internal controls were allowing it to weed out accounts being used for the “promotion of terrorism” earlier rather than responding to government requests to close them down.<p>U.S. and European governments have been pressuring social media companies including …

Social Media

PayPal will fully integrate Swift Financial ‘over the next year’ after loans provider acquisition closes

A little over one month after revealing plans to acquire Swift Financial, PayPal has announced that the deal is now complete.<p>PayPal plans to fully integrate Swift Financial into its payment service “over the course of the next year,” wrote Darrell Esch, PayPal’s vice president and commercial …

Banking

Biometric Boom: Costcutter Becomes Global First To Offer Payment By Finger Vein

Costcutter has become the first supermarket in the world to offer payments using finger vein biometric technology. This is a groundbreaking step forward in the supermarket industry as well as the ever-growing and developing financial technology industry, more commonly known as fintech.<p>Shoppers …

Banking

Sports are becoming too expensive for TV networks

The cost of distribution rights for every major televised sport in the United States is more than the ad revenue TV channels get from airing those …

Sports Technology

Morning Agenda: Masayoshi Son Warns of the Singularity

The Singularity is coming, Masayoshi Son says.<p>The founder of SoftBank, the Japanese conglomerate, had the business world chattering on Monday night with his speech at the Appeal of Conscience Foundation. (DealBook is the first to report on it.)<p>His main thrusts:<p>• The Singularity, when artificial …

Masayoshi Son

More Companies Are Offering Paid Time Off for Pet Bereavement--And It's Increasing Loyalty and Productivity

Pets have always been part of the family. Now, businesses are adjusting their bereavement policies accordingly.<p>When Mariah Ahern was in sixth grade, she got a birthday present that touched off an instant and inseparable bond: a spunky West Highland terrier named Pippin.<p>"She was the sweetest, …

The Workplace

What’s keeping teenagers unemployed? Online personality tests - MarketWatch

It seems relatively rare these days to encounter a teenager who spends his or her summer or after-school hours busing tables or working a cash …

Employment

CryptoMove protects sensitive data by fragmenting it and moving it around

CryptoMove thinks that data encryption is not enough. If you want to protect your data against hackers, the startup is using a new strategy by fragmenting your data, encrypting it and moving it around so that it doesn’t stay still on a server somewhere. CryptoMove is participating in the Startup …

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

20 Online Reputation Statistics That Every Business Owner Needs To Know

Have you Googled yourself lately? If you haven’t, you may be surprised by what you find. Nearly 50% of US adults say the results aren’t positive.<p>And that’s not something to be taken lightly. We live in a world where your online reputation can be your strongest asset or your biggest …

Small Business

The World's Biggest Airport Will Open in 2019

Beijing's new airport is set to be the world’s biggest, according to Reuters.<p>The Beijing New Airport, opening in the southern Daxing district in …

Airports

One Of These Four Ideas Is Going To Win $100 Million From The MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundations 100&Change contest has narrowed its focus to four organizations, from children’s programming for refugees to neonatal health in the developing world.<p>In June 2016, the MacArthur Foundation launched a sort of XPRIZE for philanthropy. The global competition, called 100&Change …

Philanthropy

This airline was ranked No. 1 for elite fliers

Loyalty pays when it comes to flying — on some airlines more than others.<p>Alaska Airlines offers the best perks to its frequent flyers, according to a new analysis from credit-card rewards website The Points Guy. The elite status programs offered by the airline beats out those offered by five …

Airlines

The 6 High Performance Habits Only the Most Extraordinary People Share, Backed by Science

Incredibly successful -- and happy -- people consistently do six things. And you can, too.<p>Why do some people succeed more quickly than others, and maintain that success over the course of decades? And out of that extremely small sub-set of people, why do some of them seem miserable, while others …

Self-improvement

How A 26-Year-Old Artist Makes 40% Of Sales Through Instagram

Every morning this week, Nashville-based artist Shane Miller wakes up, brushes his teeth and checks his Instagram. His feed looks like something out of a dream — softly focused impressionistic landscapes featuring dramatic skylines with a hint of attitude. They evoke a sense of nostalgia and …

Artists

The Nuada smart glove gives your hand bionic powers

In the future, said Andy Warhol, everyone will be bionic for fifteen minutes. I’m paraphrasing, but it looks like a Portuguese company called Nuada is about to give us that opportunity. Created by Filipe Quinaz and Vitor Crespo, the seed-funded company pitched on our Disrupt stage and showed us one …

Robotics

Index is a clean, colorful app for organizing your ideas and digital content

The makers of Index are hoping they’ve created the only app you’ll need to access all your files, notes and links.<p>“We’re giving people a full control panel for the digital world,” founder Brian Cox told me.<p>Cox said he actually developed Index for his own personal use five years ago. And while he …

Disrupt NY

Tipping Point Coming for Clean Energy as ‘Monster’ Turbines Arrive

The cost of renewables is plunging faster than forecasters anticipated just a few years ago as as technologies like gigantic wind turbines arrive on …

Renewable Energy

Toys ‘R’ Us Could Declare Bankruptcy This Week

Updating earlier reports, sources have told CNBC that retailer Toys 'R' Us could file for bankruptcy as early as this week.<p>The toy purveyor is facing …

Kids

NASA's Hubble spots "pitch black" planet lurking beyond our solar system

WASP-12b orbits a Sun-like star 1,400 light-years from Earth and is "black as fresh asphalt"<p>NASA's Hubble telescope has discovered an exoplanet that …

Exoplanets

Google brings its resources for founders and startups to a single site

Google launched “Startup with Google” today, a new site that brings together all the company’s resources for founders and their startups.<p>As the name implies, the focus here is on Google’s own tools, services and initiatives (think everything from Firebase and Android Studio to Analytics and …

Startups

Dubai green lights world's tallest solar tower for world's largest solar park

What is set to be the world's largest single-site solar park is getting a little larger, with the government of Dubai approving a 700-MW extension to …

Renewable Energy

Here's How One Architect Became A Millionaire Without Even Designing A Single Home

It’s every new graduate’s worst nightmare — you spend four years of your life toiling away to earn the college degree that you believe is the perfect intersection of passion and financial security only to find out that come senior spring, you still are unemployable. Or even worse, you actually land …

Wealth

Loftium will help you buy a house if you agree to Airbnb a bedroom and split the profits

Laura Coe never expected to buy a house before she was 30. The 29-year-old Microsoft finance manager has been renting in Seattle since she moved here …

Housing