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3 reasons bitcoins aren't in your wallet yet

Security and flexibility are among several big challenges for wider adoption of the virtual currencies, experts say.

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Beyoncé's bob tops Bing searches for 2013

Beyoncé bumped Kim Kardashian from the top spot atop from Microsoft's list of the most-searched celebs on its Bing search engine.

Akamai to buy DDoS protection specialist Prolexic

Content delivery services provider Akamai Technologies plans to buy Prolexic Technologies, a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation specialist, for US$370 million in cash.

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Bitcointalk.org warns passwords in danger after DNS attack

Some users of the popular Bitcoin discussion forum are advised to change their passwords in the wake of a security breach.

Encrypted social network vies for disgruntled WhatsApp, Facebook users

Syme, a service built by three students in Montreal, touts the easy-to-use encryption of its social network.

New Creative Commons license gives users more flexibility

Authors and artists seeking to release works under a Creative Commons license now have more flexibility and choice when they want to share their works, Creative Commons said Thursday.

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The price of one bitcoin surpasses $1000 on Mt. Gox

Is there a new level of interest in the virtual currency? Or a bit of mania?

From Netscape to Napster: Whatever happened to yesterday's giants?

Now that Winamp's gone, a few pale ghosts are all that's left of the killer apps from the turn of the century.

Link between 'Satoshi' bitcoin account and the Silk Road dissolves

Israeli researchers defend their paper, while the real account holder blamed sloppy research.

Google maps airports, train and subway stations with Street View update

The images mark Google's first efforts to map global transit hubs.

Oops -- YouTube's new commenting system actually increased spam

That's unfortunate, since YouTube says it put the new system in place to clean up spam on its website.

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Can a celebrity news team help revive Yahoo?

TV news anchor Katie Couric is the latest high profile journalist to join Yahoo's staff.

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Did Satoshi Nakamoto transfer 1,000 bitcoins to the Silk Road?

Mystery surrounds a sizable transfer in March between an early bitcoin account and the underground marketplace.

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Bitcoin gets new friends, but still a bit player

The digital currency is gaining in legitimacy with new supporters.

AdBlock Plus erases YouTube's clutter and contentious Google+ comments

If you don't like YouTube's move to Google+ comments, you'll love AdBlock Plus's latest banhammer.