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US government seized $5 million from Bitcoin behemoth Mt. Gox

Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles and chief marketing officer Gonzague Gay-Bouchery at their Tokyo office.<p>Things keep looking worse for Mt. Gox, by far the largest company in the nearly four-year-old economy that has sprung up around the virtual currency Bitcoin. Back in May, federal agents seized $2.1 …

Ballmer Departure From Microsoft Was More Sudden Than Portrayed by the Company

According to sources close to the situation, the departure of CEO Steve Ballmer from Microsoft last week was more sudden than was depicted by the …

Graphene

Who Needs Hyperloop? This Guy Is Building Something Bigger

A brilliant, big-thinking, subtly accented, physicist turned financing pioneer turned engineer, self-made billionaire who has led the design of …

Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka

We’ve mixed it with OJ, hidden it in flasks, refilled parents’ bottles with water. But where did vodka come from?<p>Take a good look at the vodka section of your local liquor store. On the upper shelves you’ll find shimmering glass bottles of all shapes and sizes originating from every corner of the …

Associated Press News

Rumors Of Apple’s New A7 Chip Could Indicate That CPU Innovation Is Flagging

With every new iPhone, most of the discussion centers around its look and not what comes inside. But, according to reports, Apple has designed a new dual-core A7 system on a chip for the iPhone 5S. If rumors are true, the A7 could supposedly be 31 percent faster, representing a serious slowdown in …

New Details On How U.S. 'Helped Saddam As He Gassed Iran'

Newly declassified CIA documents "combined with exclusive interviews with former intelligence officials, reveal new details about the depth of the United States' knowledge of how and when Iraq" used chemical weapons against Iran in the 1980s, <i>Foreign Policy</i> reports.<p>According to the magazine:<p>"In …