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PayPal Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin Sellers
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PayPal Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin Sellers

Within the Bitcoin community, there are recent reports of a 'massive banning campaign' by PayPal against merchants selling anything related to the cryptocurrency.
Government Shuts Down Small Brewery's Beer Drones
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Government Shuts Down Small Brewery's Beer Drones

The FAA's shutdown of Lakemaid beer delivery drones drew criticism for hurting small businesses.
5 Key Milestones in Facebook's History
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5 Key Milestones in Facebook's History

On Facebook's 10th birthday, founder Mark Zuckerberg wants the social network to be relevant to everyone, not just the teens who were among its first users.
Twitter Inks Partnership With Music Startup to Track Emerging Artists
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Twitter Inks Partnership With Music Startup to Track Emerging Artists

Following a deal with the entertainment company 300, Twitter will share prized information about who happens to be tweeting about emerging musicians.
Exploring the Deep Ocean With Underwater Robots
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Exploring the Deep Ocean With Underwater Robots

Underwater robots give scientists and budding explorers a way to dive in.
No Cars Allowed: Big Cities Look to Curb Vehicles for Good
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No Cars Allowed: Big Cities Look to Curb Vehicles for Good

Urban centers around the world, from Hamburg to Shanghai, are looking to cut down on pollution by reducing the number of cars on the road.
Report: Online Storage Startup Box Secretly Files for IPO
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Report: Online Storage Startup Box Secretly Files for IPO

Box, which counts Dropbox among its rivals, has reportedly filed to go public.
Zynga Makes Its Biggest Buy Yet, Announces Fresh Round of Layoffs
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Zynga Makes Its Biggest Buy Yet, Announces Fresh Round of Layoffs

The struggling gaming company is letting 15 percent of its employees go while making way for a new addition in the acquisition of U.K. competitor NaturalMotion.
Report: Microsoft Picks New CEO, May Replace Gates as Chairman
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Report: Microsoft Picks New CEO, May Replace Gates as Chairman

The tech giant will reportedly appoint Satya Nadella its new CEO and is considering replacing founder Bill Gates as chairman.
Could This Plant Shake Up the Biofuel Industry?
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Could This Plant Shake Up the Biofuel Industry?

A consortium of sustainability researchers sponsored by Boeing, Honeywell and Etihad Airways has conducted promising research on shrub-like plants that could give the airline industry, among others, an alternative to oil.
At Regulatory Hearing, Prosecutors Admit Bitcoin Is a Technological Breakthrough
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At Regulatory Hearing, Prosecutors Admit Bitcoin Is a Technological Breakthrough

While calling for tighter regulation of Bitcoin businesses and new law enforcement tools to aid in policing these operations, two prosecutors admitted that Bitcoin has valuable 'intrinsic qualities.'
Commuters in NYC and Austin Get Some Techy Upgrades
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Commuters in NYC and Austin Get Some Techy Upgrades

As of this week, 35 of New York City's subway stations offer Wi-Fi. And in Austin, Texas, commuters are now able to store transit passes and tickets on their smartphones.
Super Bowl Season Is a Prime Time for TV Buyers
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Super Bowl Season Is a Prime Time for TV Buyers

Nearly a quarter of TV owners purchase their big screens for the Super Bowl, and often at a lower cost.
The Only Thing Scarier Than Self-Driving Cars Are the Hackers Waiting to Attack Them
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The Only Thing Scarier Than Self-Driving Cars Are the Hackers Waiting to Attack Them

A new study claims that nearly 54 million autonomous vehicles will be sold by 2035. But as smart devices proliferate across all categories, risks abound.
The NSA Is Using Angry Birds to Spy on You
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The NSA Is Using Angry Birds to Spy on You

Many popular smartphone apps are being mined for user data by the government, and authorities are using them to track your sexual habits.
Does Google's Buying Spree Mean the Robot Apocalypse Is Near?
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Does Google's Buying Spree Mean the Robot Apocalypse Is Near?

Artificial intelligence and robotics are making strides, as seen in Google's acquisition of DeepMind and several other companies. But don't hold your breath for robots that think like people.
The Latest Wearable Tech Buzz: It's For the Bees
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The Latest Wearable Tech Buzz: It's For the Bees

One might wonder how a scientist would go about attaching anything to a tiny, buzzing insect. The answer might surprise you.
Looking Back at Davos: How Entrepreneurs Can Help With This Dire Problem
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Looking Back at Davos: How Entrepreneurs Can Help With This Dire Problem

During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, global leaders discussed solutions for a must-solve problem. Here is how entrepreneurs can lend a helping hand.
TiVo Takes a Look at America's Viewing Habits
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TiVo Takes a Look at America's Viewing Habits

While 69 percent of people say they surf the internet while the TV is on, 76 percent said their primary focus is actually watching what's on TV, according to a new survey.
8 Ways the 'Internet of Things' Will Impact Your Everyday Life
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8 Ways the 'Internet of Things' Will Impact Your Everyday Life

From scheduling oil changes to monitoring you baby's health, new sensors will make your life easier to track in the next few years.
South Korea Is Building What Could Be the Future Standard in Wireless Speed
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South Korea Is Building What Could Be the Future Standard in Wireless Speed

The country is investing $1.5 billion to make 5G wireless internet nationally available by the end of the decade.
Cable Wars: Intel Builds a Web TV Service, Sells It to Verizon
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Cable Wars: Intel Builds a Web TV Service, Sells It to Verizon

With this deal, Verizon might be looking to take on cable rival Comcast.
Pinning in Motion: Pinterest Said to Be Testing Posts With GIFs
Social Media

Pinning in Motion: Pinterest Said to Be Testing Posts With GIFs

The popular social-media site is toying with the idea of allowing users to add the animated images to their pinboards.
Faster Food: This Restaurant Delivers Burgers to Your Table at 90 MPH
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Faster Food: This Restaurant Delivers Burgers to Your Table at 90 MPH

A cafe in New Zealand is using a pneumatic tube system to deliver burgers to customers at an astounding speed.
Bottle of Macallan Whisky Sells for Record-Shattering $628,205
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Bottle of Macallan Whisky Sells for Record-Shattering $628,205

A six-liter bottle of rare Macallan 'M' whisky became the most expensive bottle ever sold at an auction.
Spotify Musicians Can Now Sell Merchandise on Their Artist Pages
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Spotify Musicians Can Now Sell Merchandise on Their Artist Pages

Hoping to improve its artist relations, Spotify is letting musicians sell merchandise through their profile pages without taking a commission.
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