Mt. Gox Gives Up and Files for Liquidation

The failed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has given up on its plan to rise from the ashes under bankruptcy protection. Instead, according to the Wall Street Journal, it's asked a Tokyo court for permission to be liquidated. Read More >>

Why the Future of Bitcoin Depends on the Silk Road Trial

Over the weekend, Ross Ulbricht's lawyer, Joshua Dratel, filed a motion asking the court to dismiss all charges against the Silk Road kingpin. It's largely what you'd expect from a bullish defence attorney. But here's the twist: Dratel throws Bitcoin under the bus. Read More >>

Man Wins 16-Year Battle to Prove a Point Over Laptop Credit Agreement

A long-running battle between Richard Durkin and PC World has finally been resolved, with the electronics chain agreeing to pay £8,000 in compensation over a credit agreement that turned bad. Shame it cost Durkin around £250,000 in legal fees, though. Read More >>

Rooftop Lasers are the Next Big Thing For High-Speed Trading

Lasers, originally developed by the military, are now being employed by high-frequency traders looking for even faster ways to do business, beaming trading data across the sky. Read More >>

A Guide to Bitcoin Legality in Different Countries Around the World

Americans are spoiled—at least where Bitcoin's concerned. While people are free to mine, spend, and speculate on Bitcoin freely in the States, citizens of other countries aren't so lucky. Read More >>

What Will Kill Bitcoin First?

Almost exactly two years ago, Wired published a feature about Bitcoin, comparing the cryptocurrency to "overhyped Silicon Valley IPOs." The headline read, matter of factly, "The Rise and Fall of Bitcoin." While the magazine was right about the rise, the fall is still to come. Read More >>

Microsoft Should Spin Off Xbox and Bing Search According to Paul Allen's Team

Not exactly the advice Microsoft wants to receive as it gears up for its huge Xbox One launch, but the financial team behind a major stockholder is urging the Windows company to refocus its efforts on B2B clients. Someone send in the Master Chief! Read More >>

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Household 3D Printers Can Pay For Themselves in a Year

If you've been pondering whether a 3D printer is a sound financial decision, here might be your answer: researchers have calculated that they can pay for themselves inside a single year. Read More >>

How Apple Just Avoided Paying £6 Billion in Tax

When you're a company as big as Apple, saving on tax bills is important — especially when they're in the billions. Fortunately its team of accountants has just managed to save it a cool $9.2 billion (£6 billion). Read More >>

Four of the Five Highest-Paid Execs in the US Work for Apple

If you already feel a little hard done by when it comes to your paycheque, brace yourself. Bloomberg reports that four of the five best-paid executives across the whole of the US are employed by Apple — and just wait until you hear how much they earn. Read More >>

Samsung Just Gave Sharp £73 Million to Guarantee LCD Supply

Sharp has just announced that it's getting a £73 million shot in the arm from Samsung. In turn, that will help guarantee Sammy as many LCD panels as it can use. Read More >>

BlackBerry Is Testing a Mobile Money Messaging Service

It's no secret that BlackBerry has seen better days, despite the recent introduction of new phones. But one of its bright spots is BlackBerry Messenger, and now, according to Bloomberg, it's looking into adding a money transfer service to this product. Read More >>

Nokia Is Profitable Once More

For once, Nokia's earnings report isn't the kind of thing which makes investors weep like small children. In the fourth quarter of 2012 the Finns became successful once more — netting a £370 million profit. Read More >>

HTC Reports Its Lowest Profits Since 2004

Despite releasing a handful of stellar handsets, the end of last year brought bad news for HTC. The company's posted a profit of just £21.5 million for the final quarter of 2012 — its lowest ever since 2004. Read More >>

Facebook Joins the NASDAQ-100 (While RIM Gets Ditched)

The NASDAQ-100 is a stock market index which tracks the performance of the largest non-financial companies in the world. Yawn. But every year, it gets a little reshuffle to keep it fresh and relevant — and the changes can be rather telling. Read More >>

Nokia's Sold Its HQ (But It's Not Moving Out)

To try and make up for the fact that it's struggling financially, Nokia has sold it HQ building in Espoo, Finland. But it's not moving it out. Read More >>


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