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Need cash? Then you'll need ID at Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox

Mt. Gox is requiring all users to verify their accounts in order to make non-bitcoin currency deposits and withdrawals, less than a week after U.S. authorities said they shut down online payment processor Liberty Reserve for alleged money laundering.

Google Sync quietly launches support for Office 2013 - but it doesn't work

Windows tablet users who work with Google Apps have hoped that Google Sync could bridge the two. Unfortunately, Google's effort has fallen short.

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Microsoft signs up 1 million Office 365 home subscribers

Over 1 million subscribers have signed up for Office 365 Home Premium, Microsoft says.

Smacking SharePoint into shape

More than half of all SharePoint shops have had to add functionality to the core software, which came as a surprise to a number of them. Here's what they're doing.

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In-app payments coming for Chrome Packaged Apps

Chrome is about to support in-app payments for Chrome Packaged Apps thanks to the newly embeddable Chrome Wallet app. The process is currently only open to developers.

PayPal denies teenager reward for finding website bug

A 17-year-old German student contends PayPal has denied him a reward for finding a vulnerability in its website.

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The productive businessperson

Here are the 12 best free tools for the productive businessperson.

Could the Bitcoin network be used as an ultrasecure notary service?

Manuel Araoz, a 23-year-old developer in Argentina, has an idea for Bitcoin that doesn't focus on money.

Microsoft wises up, pushes Office in latest Surface TV ad

Smart move, Microsoft. Microsoft's latest ad ties its Surface tablet to Office, doubling down on the business market.

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Bitcoin developer chats about regulation, open source, and the elusive Satoshi Nakamoto

A bitcoin core developer for three years, Jeff Garzik has joined Bitpay, the biggest Bitcoin payment processing service. He spoke with the IDG News Service at the Bitcoin 2013 conference in Silicon Valley.

Wall Street Beat: Market stokes tech IPOs, as Tableau and Marketo debut

A strong stock market could open the floodgates for more tech IPOs in the wake of Friday's solid debut of Marketo and Tableau, but not all segments of IT may be able to ride the wave.

New York man pleads guilty to illegally selling Intuit software

A former support employee in Rochester, New York, has pleaded guilty to illegally selling Intuit software through eBay, taking advantage of the software company's policy to supply free replacement disks of its products at the request of customers.

Five issues Microsoft must fix in Office Web Apps

Microsoft recently said it plans to roll out new features to the Office Web apps. How about first fixing the things that don't work now?