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Tumblr is coming clean with their own Transparency Report

imageAll the big tech companies are doing it. Google has been doing it for years. Facebook just started doing it recently. Yahoo! does it. Now Tumblr is doing it too. I’m talking about a government Transparency Report.

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CEO of Bitcoin exchange arrested

imageCharlie Shrem, the CEO of BitInstant, which is an online Bitcoin exchange, has been arrested for conspiracy to commit money laundering and running an unlicensed money transmitting business.

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Expect to see giant blimps hovering above in the NorthEast in the near future

They will hover 10,000 feet above the ground, in areas such as Baltimore, MD. They are 243 feet in length, and tethered to the ground. There will be at least two of them to start, costing $2.7 billion dollars each. They are in fact, JLENS blimps. JLENS is an acronym for Joint Land-attack cruise-missile-defense Elevated Netted Sensor system.

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Sacramento Kings will be the first pro sports team to accept Bitcoin

imageBitcoin continues to transcend boundaries that many for the past year have been speculating it could never do. Many say that Bitcoin is extremely volatile, which it has been, but recently for the past several weeks, Bitcoin has done something that nobody expected - it has gotten a bit boring.

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The unofficial Bitcoin address shortener

imageSomething has been bugging me for a couple of weeks now about Bitcoin addresses. They are very long, and impossible to remember. As a Bitcoin user and fan, I often found myself going to blockchain.info for information. The rest of the Bitcoin community does as well, since blockchain.info is one of the most trusted and authoritative websites for bitcoins. And with their URL and Bitcoin addresses, it makes for a very long string of information that is not user-friendly at all.

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Help fund cancer research with Bitcoin

imageThe power of Bitcoin. Ever since Bitcoin started to catch momentum, and become more popular especially in 2013, everyone has been doing what they can to contribute to the community. From bitcoin enthusiasts, developers, investors, to vendors; people are contributing to grow the ecosystem of a digital currency that will be competing with all FIAT currencies for years to come.

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The Deep Web is estimated to be 500x the size of the Surface Web

imageWhat is the Deep Web exactly? Many people are asking this question recently, as the Deep Web has seen quite a few headlines in 2013. To put it simply, the Deep Web is the part of the Internet that is hidden from view.

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It’s official: Twitter files for it’s IPO

imageLet the media circus begin. Twitter just officially filed for it’s Inital Public Offering. We knew it was happening soon, we just didn’t know when exactly.

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Jesus take the wheel: Government shutdown knocks many .gov websites offline

imageI’m sorry but this is a damn shame. Our pitiful U.S. Government can’t agree on anything, and because of that the government “shutdown” today (as we all know by now). Basically, all non-essential workers are being furloughed.

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Twitter’s IPO is estimated to bring in a valuation of $15 billion

imageNews today is reporting that Twitter, who recently tweeted that they confidentially submitted their S-1 filing for their initial public offering, is going to be pricing their offering at ~$28- $30 per share, with ~$50 million - $55 million shares in the offering.

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When drones go wild (video)

If the The Great Bull Run in Dinwiddie, Va., Saturday wasn’t a spectacle in and of itself, make sure to throw in a drone gone rogue to truly make it a circus.

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Hooray! Twitter triggers are back on IFTTT along with official support

imageAlmost one year ago, one of my favorites tools on the web, IFTTT, was forced to remove Twitter as a trigger on their platform due to Twitter API rule changes (which also upset a lot of other people, products and services). Now, Twitter is back on IFTTT, officially.

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Myspace has released profile insights to help you gauge site activity

It’s not all too often that you see big things coming from Myspace these days, but I must admit, their latest addition to the newest version of Myspace has me intrigued.

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Snowden has just left the Russian airport

imageNSA leaker Edward Snowden who has been stuck at the Russian Sheremetyevo Airport for over a month finally is getting the opportunity to leave. Today Russia granted Snowden temporary asylum, so Snowden is free to live and work in Russia.

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It’s looking as though NSA leaker Edward Snowden will be living in Russia for good

imageNews coming in this morning is that NSA leaker Edward Snowden has been approved asylum in Russia, and will plan to spend the rest of his days there, free to live and work as any other citizen of Russia.

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