thenextweb.com Archives - 24 July 2014, Thursday

  • Dell Starts Accepting Bitcoin for Online Purchases

    thenextweb.com 18 Jul '14, 4pm

    Dell today announced it has started accepting Bitcoin for all items available on Dell.com (including Alienware products). The company says it is “piloting” the digital currency for consumer and small business shoppers in the US; presumably if the test goes well, the option will be exp...

  • Dell Starts Accepting Bitcoin for Online Purchases

    thenextweb.com 18 Jul '14, 4pm

    Dell today announced it has started accepting Bitcoin for all items available on Dell.com (including Alienware products). The company says it is “piloting” the digital currency for consumer and small business shoppers in the US; presumably if the test goes well, the option will be exp...

  • These high tech sneakers commemorate the 45th anniversary of the moon landing

    High Tech Sneakers Celebrate 45 Years Since Moon Landing

    thenextweb.com 17 Jul '14, 6am

    How far mankind has come since the first landing on the moon on July 20, 1969 — so much so that to celebrate the achievement, Snapchat is playing a key role in marketing a unique new pair of sneakers. On July 20 2014, 45 years after contributing to the Apollo 11 mission, General Elect...

  • WeChat lets you book taxis directly in-app with Easy Taxi partnership, starting with Singapore

    You Can Now Book Taxis Directly in WeChat with EasyTaxi

    thenextweb.com 16 Jul '14, 5am

    We have already known for some time that WeChat is gradually evolving into much more than just a messaging service by offering a Facebook-like feed, games, as well as brand outreach via official accounts, but now it is stepping up its ante by providing services. WeChat users can now b...

  • Music Streaming Service Grooveshark Now Accepts Bitcoin

    thenextweb.com 15 Jul '14, 10am

    Grooveshark , an online music streaming service for playing back individual tracks, artists or albums, is now accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment via Stripe. The payments firm announced that it would add support for Bitcoin only a few months ago. This means you can now subscribe to...

  • Music Streaming Service Grooveshark Now Accepts Bitcoin

    thenextweb.com 15 Jul '14, 10am

    Grooveshark , an online music streaming service for playing back individual tracks, artists or albums, is now accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment via Stripe. The payments firm announced that it would add support for Bitcoin only a few months ago. This means you can now subscribe to...

  • Google and Yahoo Finance now show the price of Bitcoin via @thenextweb #btc #crypto #cryptocurrencies

    Google And Yahoo Finance Show Bitcoin Prices

    thenextweb.com 14 Jul '14, 11am

    Bitcoin may be a highly controversial virtual currency, but it seems like Google and Yahoo are taking steps to acknowledge it as a legit currency — by adding Bitcoin prices to their finance networks. Google Finance BTC/USD Yahoo Finance BTC/USD This comes after Microsoft added Bitcoin...

  • Singapore Cracks Down on Piracy Sites

    thenextweb.com 09 Jul '14, 10am

    The Singapore parliament has just passed an amendment to the city-state’s Copyright Act that targets sites such as The Pirate Bay. The bill introduces an “order to disable access to flagrantly infringing online location” — which means that a copyright owner can submit an application t...

  • You Can Now Pay With Bitcoin On Newegg

    thenextweb.com 02 Jul '14, 5am

    US online electronics retailer Newegg teased the introduction of Bitcoin payments on its platform early this year, and now the company has finally delivered via a partnership with BitPay . From today onwards, Newegg is letting its more than 25 million registered customers pay for over...

  • California Legalizes Bitcoin And Other Digital Currencies

    thenextweb.com 30 Jun '14, 6am

    There’s more good news for Bitcoin after California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill known as AB 129 under ‘Lawful Money’ that basically legalizes the use of Bitcoin and other digital currencies in the state. The bill makes changes to current law to “ensure that various for...

  • California Legalizes Bitcoin And Other Digital Currencies

    thenextweb.com 30 Jun '14, 6am

    There’s more good news for Bitcoin after California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill known as AB 129 under ‘Lawful Money’ that basically legalizes the use of Bitcoin and other digital currencies in the state. The bill makes changes to current law to “ensure that various for...

  • Coinbase Returnns to iOS With an Open-Source App

    thenextweb.com 20 Jun '14, 4am

    Apple started letting the first Bitcoin apps back into the App Store last week following its new policy on virtual currencies . Now Coinbase , the VC-backed Bitcoin wallet firm that is one of the largest in the industry, is represented… albeit by an open-source app rather than an offi...

  • Zopim Exit Boosts Singapore, Highlights B2B Opportunity

    thenextweb.com 11 Apr '14, 8am

    Singapore is celebrating one of its most notable tech exits to date after Zopim , a company that provides live chat support services for websites, was sold to customer service software firm Zendesk in a deal that could be worth as much as $30 million. There have been bigger acquisitio...

  • Zopim Exit Boosts Singapore, Highlights B2B Opportunity

    thenextweb.com 11 Apr '14, 8am

    Singapore is celebrating one of its most notable tech exits to date after Zopim , a company that provides live chat support services for websites, was sold to customer service software firm Zendesk in a deal that could be worth as much as $30 million. There have been bigger acquisitio...

  • Singapore Carrier Starhub Launches Crowdfunding Platform

    thenextweb.com 09 Apr '14, 6am

    Singapore carrier StarHub announced the beta launch of a crowdfunding platform for Asia-based entrepreneurs today, called Crowdtivate . Touted as the world’s only telco-backed crowdfunding site, Crowdtivate also seems to act as an extension of Starhub’s interests — the carrier intends...

  • Singapore Carrier Starhub Launches Crowdfunding Platform

    thenextweb.com 09 Apr '14, 6am

    Singapore carrier StarHub announced the beta launch of a crowdfunding platform for Asia-based entrepreneurs today, called Crowdtivate . Touted as the world’s only telco-backed crowdfunding site, Crowdtivate also seems to act as an extension of Starhub’s interests — the carrier intends...

  • Square Market Now Accepts Bitcoin

    thenextweb.com 31 Mar '14, 7pm

    Square today announced it has added support for paying with Bitcoin. As a result, buyers can now use the digital currency to purchase goods and services on Square Market, which allows sellers to create an online storefront with online payment processing. The mobile payment company pro...

  • Square Market Now Accepts Bitcoin

    thenextweb.com 31 Mar '14, 7pm

    Square today announced it has added support for paying with Bitcoin. As a result, buyers can now use the digital currency to purchase goods and services on Square Market, which allows sellers to create an online storefront with online payment processing. The mobile payment company pro...

  • Square Market Now Accepts Bitcoin

    thenextweb.com 31 Mar '14, 7pm

    Square today announced it has added support for paying with Bitcoin. As a result, buyers can now use the digital currency to purchase goods and services on Square Market, which allows sellers to create an online storefront with online payment processing. The mobile payment company pro...

  • What Does the Future of Bitcoin Look Like for E-Commerce?

    thenextweb.com 28 Mar '14, 2pm

    Garrett Heath is a technology storyteller with Rackspace . The meteoric rise of Bitcoin’s value—from a low of $13 to upwards of $1000 in 2013—caused the general public to take notice of this cryptocurrency . Once relegated to tech circles, last year saw major economists discussing the...

  • Stripe Announces Support for Bitcoin

    thenextweb.com 28 Mar '14, 3am

    There’s good news for the Bitcoin community and retailers with an interest in the virtual currency, after payments firm Stripe announced that it would add support for Bitcoin payments. Stripe — which is one of the largest companies of its kind, having raised over $120 million in fundi...

  • IRS Says Bitcoin Is Property, Not Currency

    thenextweb.com 25 Mar '14, 7pm

    The US Internal Revenue Service has clarified its position on convertible virtual currencies, including Bitcoin. The agency noted that Bitcoin will be treated as property, rather than currency, for tax purposes. While the IRS acknowledged that some virtual currencies operate similar t...

  • Bitcoin Exchange Vircurex Battles Insolvency

    thenextweb.com 23 Mar '14, 6pm

    Jon Russell 23 March '14, 07:08pm Follow The implosion of Mt. Gox has been widely heralded as a sign of a new era of Bitcoin companies, but there are still examples of the unpredictable and shady side of the cryptocurrency world, as developments at Vircurex demonstrate. The Beijing-ba...

  • Bitcoin Exchange Vircurex Battles Insolvency

    thenextweb.com 23 Mar '14, 6pm

    Jon Russell 23 March '14, 07:08pm Follow The implosion of Mt. Gox has been widely heralded as a sign of a new era of Bitcoin companies, but there are still examples of the unpredictable and shady side of the cryptocurrency world, as developments at Vircurex demonstrate. The Beijing-ba...

  • Mt. Gox Finds $115M in Lost Bitcoins

    thenextweb.com 21 Mar '14, 3am

    Mt. Gox, the fallen Bitcoin exchange, has chanced upon a significant discovery after it found 200,000 ‘lost’ Bitcoin (worth around $115 million on today’s rates) in an unused account, Endgaget reports . The Tokyo-based company has misplaced around 850,000 Bitcoins , owned by both its ...

  • Mt. Gox Lets Users Log In To Check Their Balances

    thenextweb.com 18 Mar '14, 3am

    Troubled Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox disappeared from the Internet last month and subsequently filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo, causing panic among users who feared that they had lost all their Bitcoins – but now Mt. Gox is finally letting users log in to check their wallet bala...

  • Mt. Gox Lets Users Log In To Check Their Balances

    thenextweb.com 18 Mar '14, 3am

    Troubled Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox disappeared from the Internet last month and subsequently filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo, causing panic among users who feared that they had lost all their Bitcoins – but now Mt. Gox is finally letting users log in to check their wallet bala...

  • Dorian Nakamoto Denies That He Invented Bitcoin

    thenextweb.com 17 Mar '14, 8am

    A Newsweek article earlier this month claimed to have found the mystery man behind the crypto-currency Bitcoin. However, that very man, Dorian Nakamoto, has now hired a lawyer to unconditionally deny that he’s involved in Bitcoin. In a statement sent to Reuters blogger Felix Salmon vi...

  • Dorian Nakamoto Denies That He Invented Bitcoin

    thenextweb.com 17 Mar '14, 8am

    A Newsweek article earlier this month claimed to have found the mystery man behind the crypto-currency Bitcoin. However, that very man, Dorian Nakamoto, has now hired a lawyer to unconditionally deny that he’s involved in Bitcoin. In a statement sent to Reuters blogger Felix Salmon vi...

  • Singapore To Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges

    thenextweb.com 13 Mar '14, 12pm

    Singapore’s central bank announced today (via BBC ) that it will regulate virtual currency intermediaries which operate within the country, including Bitcoin exchanges. This is to address the issue of digital currencies being used potentially for money laundering and terrorist financi...