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Twitter to promote app downloads in its mobile timelines

Twitter's new mobile advertising suite lets companies pitch their mobile apps in promoted tweets or place ads inside other apps.

Investors try to revive Mt. Gox at last minute

The clock may be running out on Mt. Gox, but a consortium of investors still wants to relaunch the failed Bitcoin exchange.

Alibaba set to offer mobile phone services

Alibaba's Tmall and Taobao sites already sell everything from clothes and furniture to car tires and medicines. But soon they'll also be offering 3G data and voice call plans as well, the Chinese e-commerce giant said Thursday.

Facebook set to enter e-money market in Europe

Facebook is mere weeks away from becoming a registered e-money firm in Ireland, the Financial Times reported.

Would Amazon really make a phone? Of course

The idea of an Amazon smartphone, reportedly in the works for a September release, may seem far-fetched or foolhardy but isn't that big a stretch for the ambitious shopping, device and content giant.

Marketers are losing faith in Facebook

In space, they say, no one can hear you scream. Some marketers feel the same way about Facebook.

Tip of the Hat: What the Heartbleed bug means for you

Computerworld offers a Tip of the Hat to Shane Dingman of the Toronto Globe and Mail for an easy-to-understand look at the Heartbleed security bug -- what happened, what key websites are among the hundreds of thousands affected, and whether users can do anything at this point.

Chicago Sun-Times to accept bitcoins

The Chicago Sun-Times is now accepting bitcoins as payment for subscription, becoming the first major U.S. newspaper to take the digital currency.

Bitcoin crackdown halts bank transfers for two exchanges

China may be tightening the noose around Bitcoin: two exchanges dealing in the virtual currency have been forced to suspend bank transfers from customers depositing yuan to buy bitcoins.

Coinbase denies security breach as user names posted online

Bitcoin wallet service Coinbase has denied it suffered a security breach, but acknowledged that a list of some of its users has been circulating on the Web.

Judge summons Mt. Gox CEO to U.S. for questioning

A judge in Texas has ordered Mark Karpeles, the CEO of failed Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, to go to the U.S. to answer questions about its bankruptcy.

Alibaba invests $692 million to gain place in retail stores

Alibaba Group is investing about $692 million in retail company Intime Retail with the aim of setting up a joint venture that aims to provide linkages between their online and physical retail businesses in China.

Turkey blocks YouTube in 'desperate and depressing move'

The Turkish government has followed through on a threat to block YouTube from within its borders.

Bitcoin's backers know they need to win you over

Bitcoin's popularity is growing, but even its biggest backers say it has a mountain of problems to overcome in gathering wider appeal.

US will tax Bitcoin as property, like stocks, rather than as currency

The Internal Revenue Service said it will treat Bitcoin as a form of property for tax purposes, rather than as currency, making it subject to similar rules as stocks and barter transactions.

Agreement may protect Bitcoin holders from next crash

Businesses that permit Bitcoin transactions may soon have a way to protect themselves from drops in the digital currency's value.

Mt. Gox finds $116M worth of bitcoins

Mt. Gox has said it found 200,000 of the bitcoins it claimed may have disappeared as a result of a software flaw.

Bitcoin software gets security update

The software driving Bitcoin's network was upgraded Wednesday, with security fixes addressing a problem that defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox blamed for losing nearly half a billion dollars worth of bitcoins.

Does Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto have a case against Newsweek?

This week's emphatic denial from Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto that he had anything to do with the creation of Bitcoin also hinted at a possible lawsuit against Newsweek, though legal experts say it would be an uphill battle.

Mt. Gox lets users see bitcoin balances

Failed Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is allowing users to log in to their accounts once again, nearly three weeks after it filed for bankruptcy protection.