Bitcoin Surges Past $16K: Will the Bubble Burst?


Cryptocurrency bitcoin soared to $16,777 on Thursday, reaching a market capitalization of $274 billion, according to Bloomberg’s composite of exchanges. That was up from just $10,000 last week, and up some 1,500 percent from the beginning of 2017. The latest price increases have come as bitcoin increasingly has been recognized as a legitimate form of currency. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission last week announced that it would allow the trading of bitcoin derivatives on the CME Group and CBOE Global Market exchanges.

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Google Pursues Both Fiber and Wireless Broadband Ambitions


Google Fiber this week began reaching its tentacles into North Carolina’s Research Triangle, a move that seems to contradict the gloom-and-doom rumors of layoffs and low consumer interest. The Triangle is Google Fiber’s eighth incursion. It’s already available in Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri; Nashville, Tennessee; Provo, Utah; and Salt Lake City. The North Carolina activity may alleviate some of the doubts over Google Fiber’s direction, which mushroomed several months ago.

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Facebook admits 'problem' reaching conservatives, attendee says

Facebook acknowledged it has a “problem” reaching conservatives in a wide-ranging discussion between CEO Mark Zuckerberg and a group of conservative commentators following a report that accused the social network of bias, according to one of the conservative members in attendance.

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AppleInsider podcast digs into Apple's fight for encryption

Article Image This week, the AppleInsider podcast analyzes the far reaching implications of a federal court order — one that would see Apple undermine its own iOS encryption protocols to assist an FBI investigation.

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Former CIA chief not a big fan of new China-US cyber agreement

By reaching an agreement on cyber-theft with the U.S., the Chinese are showing a willingness to embrace the American definition of what constitutes appropriate espionage, former CIA director Michael Hayden said Tuesday.

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NASA taps hoverboard company Arx Pax to build space ‘tractor beam’

The company that made Marty McFly’s hoverboard a reality is reaching for the stars, or more precisely, satellites.

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Apple, others officially agree to $325M settlement in Silicon Valley wage fixing case

Nearly one month after reaching a preliminary agreement, attorneys representing thousands of Silicon Valley workers on Thursday officially asked that the federal court overseeing the case approve a settlement that will cost Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe some $324.5 million for conspiring to suppress salary inflation.



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