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  • Introducing Cryptocurrency to the Country's Poorest Indian Reservation

    One Man's Lonely Quest to Build 'Bitcoin for Native Americans' 18 Sep '14, 1pm

    RAPID CITY, South Dakota — Payu Harris’ apartment is in shambles. Pots clutter the kitchen sink; the dish rack holds a cellphone charger. The room smells of stale cat litter and the bathroom tap runs dry. But Harris has more important things on his mind than chores – things that, if h...

  • PayPal's Braintree Gambles on Bitcoin and One-Touch Payments 08 Sep '14, 8pm

    PayPal users will soon be able to pay merchants in Bitcoin. Braintree, the payments company acquired by eBay last year, announced it will be adding support for Bitcoin payments to its platform in the coming months. The company is also making it easier for users to pay merchants in the...

  • Australia's First Bitcoin EFTPOS Card Will Allow You To Buy Your Groceries 18 Sep '14, 4am

    SYDNEY — An Australian company is trialling a bitcoin EFTPOS card, allowing customers to spend the digital currency in retail stores. CoinJar, a Melbourne-based bitcoin platform, is taking the next step to make bitcoin more accessible to the public with the release of Swipe cards. See...

  • Singapore to Destroy Copies of Book About Gay Penguins 12 Jul '14, 7pm

    Singapore plans to destroy copies of three children's books, including one about two male penguins raising a chick, following complaints that the works' contents violate the country's family values. And Tango Makes Three , The White Swan Express: A Story About Adoption and Who's In My...

  • White Ho#use Orders Review of Programs That Arm #Police With #Military Gear

    White House Orders Review of Programs That Arm Police With Military Gear 23 Aug '14, 9pm

    The White House is ordering a review of the programs that transfer military hardware from the Pentagon to local police departments, according to news reports. The review will examine the decade-old program that has allowed hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of hardware, ranging fr...

  • Moon Boot Sneakers Celebrate 45th Anniversary of Apollo 11

    Moon Boot Sneakers Celebrate 45th Anniversary of Apollo 11 18 Jul '14, 8pm

    General Electric is taking a "small step" into sneaker design to commemorate the role — or rather, sole — it had in mankind's first "giant leap" on the moon. Forty-five years to the day, hour and minute after Apollo 11 moonwalkers Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made the first manned l...

  • Nicole Kidman's Dad Antony Dies in an Accident in Singapore

    Nicole Kidman's Dad Antony Dies in an Accident in Singapore 12 Sep '14, 11am

    SYDNEY — The father of Australian actress Nicole Kidman has died after an accident in Singapore on Friday morning. Dr Antony Kidman was visiting his daughter Antonia, her husband Craig Marran and her six children when he fell after breakfast in his hotel room, the Australian Women's W...

  • U.S. Marine Corps Bulldog Chesty Gets Promoted to Corporal, Is Good Boy #military #dogs

    U.S. Marine Corps Bulldog Chesty Gets Promoted to Corporal, Is Good Boy 30 Aug '14, 5pm

    The U.S. Marine Corps' top dog (in the literal sense) has been promoted to the rank of corporal following a ceremony in Washington on Friday. Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, promoted Chesty XIV from lance corporal. Amos told onlookers that Chesty had "grown into the j...

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