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Ex-CEO of Defunct Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Arrested in Japan
Crime

Ex-CEO of Defunct Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Arrested in Japan

Hundreds of millions of virtual currency dollars are missing.
Samsung to Create Fund for Cancer-Stricken Workers
Samsung

Samsung to Create Fund for Cancer-Stricken Workers

The $85 million fund will compensate sick workers and their families, and be used toward prevention efforts.
No Strike for Now as Verizon, Unions Continue to Negotiate
Verizon

No Strike for Now as Verizon, Unions Continue to Negotiate

Current contracts have expired, but Verizon employees are still at work.
Ebola Vaccine Shown to Be 'Highly Effective'
Medicine

Ebola Vaccine Shown to Be 'Highly Effective'

Interim analysis of a trial to protect against the deadly disease has been shown to, thus far, be successful.
Catherine Clifford
Mark Cuban: I Would Consider Being Donald Trump's VP If He Asked Me
Presidential Elections

Mark Cuban: I Would Consider Being Donald Trump's VP If He Asked Me

The tech billionaire apparently has more than just praise for Trump's presidential campaign.
Amazon's Drone Rival: Weekly News
Weekly News Roundup

Amazon's Drone Rival: Weekly News

Plus: Why Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak and Stephen Hawking are up in arms.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
At VidCon, the World's Biggest YouTube Convention, Rival Video Platforms Rush the Stage
Online Video

At VidCon, the World's Biggest YouTube Convention, Rival Video Platforms Rush the Stage

Facebook, Snapchat and Vessel seemed to be the three names on everyone's lips.
Geoff Weiss
Google Refuses French Request to Apply 'Right to Be Forgotten' Globally
Google

Google Refuses French Request to Apply 'Right to Be Forgotten' Globally

The majority of searches made from Europe are done through local versions of Google, the company argues.
Uber Launches Car Leasing Unit, Makes Entry Into Financial Services
Uber

Uber Launches Car Leasing Unit, Makes Entry Into Financial Services

It's an effort to sign up more drivers, injecting the fast-growing ride services company directly into the financial services sector for the first time.
Twitter's User Growth Slows to a Crawl
Twitter

Twitter's User Growth Slows to a Crawl

'This is unacceptable and we're not happy about it,' said Twitter's interim CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey.
'Smoking Gun' Evidence Could Eradicate Copyright Claims for the World's Most Popular Song
Copyrights

'Smoking Gun' Evidence Could Eradicate Copyright Claims for the World's Most Popular Song

'Happy Birthday,' which reportedly generates $2 million per year for the Warner/Chappell Music, was interjected into public domain in the 20s, according to new evidence filed in a two-year-old suit.
Geoff Weiss
FDA Bans Some Cilantro Imports After Finding Feces and Toilet Paper in Fields
FDA

FDA Bans Some Cilantro Imports After Finding Feces and Toilet Paper in Fields

The polarizing plant has been causing stomach illness outbreaks.
Kate Taylor
Tech Entrepreneur Sought in Son's Disappearance Arrested In New York
Crime

Tech Entrepreneur Sought in Son's Disappearance Arrested In New York

Michael Streko was caught after reportedly asking children for drugs. His son was found unharmed.
Ray Hennessey
Next Up for Amazon ... Drive-Thru Grocery Stores?
Amazon

Next Up for Amazon ... Drive-Thru Grocery Stores?

The concept would allow customers to order their groceries online, then schedule a pickup.