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  • Jihadists See a Funding Boon in Bitcoin
    published on February 21st, 2018 at 09:07 AM
    When a group that says it provides financial assistance “relating to the jihad” sought to improve conditions for fighters in a squalid, sandbag-fortified trench in Syria late last year, it turned to a new funding conduit: bitcoin.
  • Qualcomm Raises Bid for Chip Maker NXP to $44 Billion
    published on February 20th, 2018 at 09:07 AM
    Qualcomm raised its bid for NXP Semiconductors to about $44 billion and locked up support from key investors, as the chip maker seeks to fend off a $121 billion hostile takeover approach by Broadcom.
  • The New Snapchat: Less Social, More Fun
    published on February 20th, 2018 at 09:07 AM
    Snap Inc.’s overhaul of its core app splits the social from the media—but is that enough to survive?
  • South Korean Cryptocurrency Regulator Found Dead at Home
    published on February 20th, 2018 at 09:07 AM
    An official who guided South Korea’s regulatory clampdown on cryptocurrencies was found dead at his home. Colleagues said he had been under heavy stress in recent months.
  • Using Yelp to Find the Next Hot Neighborhood
    published on February 20th, 2018 at 09:07 AM
    Research shows Yelp reviews might offer clues as to when a neighborhood is about to start gentrifying.
  • The iPhone Is Losing Out to Chinese Devices in Asia
    published on February 20th, 2018 at 09:07 AM
    The iPhone X’s steep price opens the door to cheaper options in Asian markets, and Chinese smartphone brands Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo are grabbing market share.
  • Mandates, Not Market Prices, Likely to Keep U.S. Solar Growing
    published on February 20th, 2018 at 09:07 AM
    Government mandates requiring utilities to procure renewable energy should keep U.S. solar power growing, despite new Trump administration tariffs on imported solar panels that are poised to raise prices.
  • Facebook Battles New Criticism After Indictment Against Russians
    published on February 20th, 2018 at 09:07 AM
    Facebook is contending with a new wave of criticism prompted by the U.S. indictment alleging that Russia manipulated social-media platforms—and by a Facebook executive’s attempts to address the issue.
  • Like Peter Thiel, Tech Workers Feel Alienated by Silicon Valley 'Echo Chamber'
    published on February 20th, 2018 at 09:07 AM
    Billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel has said he plans to leave Silicon Valley in part because of its perceived cultural uniformity, joining other investors who have defected from the nation’s high-tech cradle.
  • Why Was Facebook So Easy to Hijack?
    published on February 20th, 2018 at 09:07 AM
    Experts offer a lesson in how Facebook and other networks through history became hierarchies, as individuals got more influence.