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Bitcoin Companies Subpoenaed Over Regulatory Concerns

New York state financial regulators have issued subpoenas asking Bitcoin-related companies for information into whether safeguards are in place to prevent the virtual currency from being used in illegal activities such as money laundering.
Finance

Yahoo Overpays Tumblr's David Karp By Another $81 Million

After paying $250 million to Tumblr's founder, Marissa Mayer has decided to waste another $81 million to get him to stick around.
Technology

In a Win for Apple, ITC Orders Import Ban on Some Samsung Products

Apple got a boost late Friday when the International Trade Commission ruled that rival Samsung infringed on some of its iPhone-related patents for older Galaxy phones and tablets.
Technology

Netscape's 18th Birthday Is Today. Here's Why You Should Care.

Netscape's memory has left a complicated free-market legacy, with some good and bad effects felt nearly two decades down the line.
Technology

Amid Surveillance Concerns, Email Services Pull Plug on Themselves

Two prominent secure email services have shut down, apparently under pressure from the federal government.
Technology

Groupon's New CEO May Be Its Best Deal Yet

The daily deals site has called off its search for a new head in favor of retaining their temporary CEO permanently.
Technology

The World's Newest Lie Detector Could Be a Sensor Implanted in Your Mouth

No joke, this tech can tell if you've been lying about smoking or eating less.
Technology

YouTube Founders Launch MixBit Video App to Rival Vine and Instagram

Chad Hurley and Steve Chen unveil their newest video creation, an app that allows users to edit video on their smartphones.
Technology

Bebo Founder Buys Back His Website for $1 Million and Shuts It Down Right After

Just a month after returning to the hands of its founders, social-networking site Bebo has been shut down in preparation for a re-launch.
Technology

AOL Splashes Out $405 Million for Video Ad Platform Adap.tv

On the same day that it reported its second-quarter earnings, one of America's oldest internet companies announced a major acquisition.
Technology

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Just Bought The Washington Post

Agreement is for Bezos to pay $250 million in cash and will be the paper's sole owner.
Technology

Dell Founder's New Buyout Bid Wins Initial Shareholder Approval

The official vote on the bid from Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners has been pushed back to September 12.
Technology

LinkedIn Rolls Out Enhanced Analytics Suite for Businesses

If you manage one of the three million company pages on LinkedIn, the site's new analytics tools could help you learn more about your followers.
Technology

Facebook Now Allowing Embedded Posts -- Just Like Twitter

The tool allows users to add their public Facebook posts to other blogs and websites.
Technology

Yahoo Acquires Lexity, An Ecommerce Service for Small Businesses

Founded by a former Yahoo search and advertising executive, the startup is Marissa Mayer's 19th purchase for the tech giant.
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