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New York Might Be First to Regulate Bitcoin

Bit­coin may be emer­ging from a few weeks of neg­at­ive head­lines, but one of the most out­spoken fin­an­cial reg­u­lat­ors says he still sees …

Bitcoin

Nearing $1M in bitcoin sales, Overstock CEO says he wants to 'further the cause of Bitcoin'

For those hoping to buy real goods with bitcoin, Overstock.com is still the biggest game in town, and a new CEO profile by <i>Forbes</i>'s Kashmir Hill helps explain the story behind the early adoption and the company's newfound devotion to cryptocurrency. With new Bitcoin reward programs and plans for a …

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The Tech Industry’s Darkest Secret: It’s All About Age

They don’t prepare you for this in college or admit it in job interviews. The harsh reality is that if you are middle-aged, write computer code for a …

Employment

Jeff Bezos’ new patent envisions tablets without processors, batteries | Ars Technica

"Remote displays" would pull power and data wirelessly.<p>It seems like everyone is trying to jump on the cloud computing bandwagon, but Amazon Chairman …

TechCrunch’s Picks: The Top 7 Startups From Y Combinator’s W13 Demo Day

Y Combinator was tougher to get into than ever this season, and the quality showed on stage. Thirty-three startups presented on the record at the incubator’s Winter 2013 Demo Day today. Picking the most promising ones was no easy task. But after a team huddle and taking input from VCs and founders, …

21 nested callbacks

About 21 months ago, before I even knew what a callback was, I built my first webpage. In honor of its 21 nested callbacks, I think it's about time I …

Fiber cables made of air move data at 99.7 percent the speed of light | Ars Technica

1.5 terabits per second, with only the laws of physics slowing it down.<p>Researchers say they have created fiber cables that can move data at 99.7 …

Andrew Weissmann: FBI wants real-time Gmail, Dropbox spying power.

Despite the pervasiveness of law enforcement surveillance of digital communication, the FBI still has a difficult time monitoring Gmail, Google …

Meet Gabe Newell, Microsoft’s next CEO

<i>Four months ago, I made a</i> <i>prediction on Founderware</i> <i>that Valve was going to be acquired by Microsoft. Since pretty much not a single person agreed with</i> …

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Every hacker has a type of challenge presented in a certain level of difficulty that really intrigues him/her. We're working to build the largest and …

Musk: SpaceX to Attempt Falcon 9 First Stage Water Landing

At a joint press conference with NASA earlier today, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said the company will try a water landing of its Falcon 9 first stage later …