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Online mall Square Market latest to accept bitcoin

Sellers will still be credited with U.S. dollars to reduce exposure

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Yahoo may try to draw YouTube's most popular acts with a video site of its own

YahooTube? may be looking at ways to bring established YouTube stars to a new video service of its own.

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Now you can buy a computer-powered rifle on the Internet with Bitcoins

Texas-based TrackingPoint is now accepting Bitcoin for weapons purchases. It's not the first time you could buy guns with Bitcoin, but it might be the first time you could do it legally.

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Mt. Gox creditors want to force Karpeles to testify in the US

The plaintiffs have rejected an offer to question the Mt. Gox CEO in Taiwan amid bankruptcy proceedings

IRS will tax Bitcoin as property, rather than as currency

Investors welcomed the news, but it could also mean additional record-keeping for people who spend bitcoins like cash.

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Small bitcoin exchange, Vircurex, teeters after large withdrawals

Vircurex had been trying to pay back losses incurred last year

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Report: Turkey cuts off a key Twitter workaround by blocking Google DNS

There's now one less way to connect to Twitter from within Turkey, but the social network isn't yet blocked entirely.

Twitter kills its music app, which never got much play

The app, which let people follow artists and play songs, will be removed from Apple's app store Friday

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Mt. Gox finds $116m worth of bitcoins

The failed exchange says it found 200,000 bitcoins that just suddenly disappeared.

Bitcoin's software gets security fixes, new features

Bitcoin-QT, rebranded as Bitcoin Core, has more than six fixes for the so-called transaction malleability problem

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Move over Veronica Mars: These crowdfunded projects also raked in big bucks

Veronica Mars hits theaters today, thanks to fans who helped fund the movie via Kickstarter. We look at ten other crowdfunding success stories.

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$5 discounts fail to lure Time Warner customers to broadband data caps

Hardly any customers took a discount in exchange for limited data.

Amazon Prime price jumps to $99 per year

Higher fuel and transportation costs to blame, says Amazon.

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Tim Berners-Lee: we need a free Web, except when we don't

Tim Berners-Lee comes across as either nuanced or hypocritical, depending upon your perspective.

As Web turns 25, its creator, Tim Berners-Lee, calls for a 'Magna Carta'

New rules are necessary to protect the Web from government interference, says the man who helped start everything.