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At Mt. Gox bitcoin hub, 'geek' CEO sought both control and escape


TOKYO - In June 2011, when customers of now-bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox agitated for proof that the Tokyo-based firm was still solvent after a hacking attack, CEO Mark Karpeles turned to the comedy science fiction novel "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy".

Tech, Top News 8:21am IST

China steps up purge of online porn amid wider censorship push


BEIJING - China has shut down more than 100 websites carrying pornography and closed thousands of accounts on social media sites in an re-newed effort to clean up the internet, state media reported.

Tech, Top News 12:43pm IST

Apps link people with new places in real world


REUTERS - Tired of the same restaurants and clubs? Not sure if friends would want to venture to a new cafe or bar? New apps show where people want to go, rather than where they have been.

4:06pm IST

Apple, Google vie to offer exclusive game apps - WSJ


- Apple Inc and Google Inc are wooing game developers to ensure that top game titles arrive first on devices powered by their respective operating system, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

12:35pm IST

Mobile payment startup Square plans sale as losses widen - WSJ


- Square Inc has been in talks with several rivals for a possible sale as the mobile payments startup looks to stem widening losses and dwindling cash, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

12:28pm IST

Bitcoin boss Karpeles easily led, not dishonest - mother


PARIS - Mark Karpeles, CEO of failed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was a bright child, but a poor student, a lousy communicator and "too conciliatory", allowing others to take advantage of him, his mother Anne said in a telephone interview.

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Sun, Apr 20 2014

Obamacare enrollees urged to change passwords over Heartbleed bug


NEW YORK - Americans with accounts on President Barack Obama’s health insurance enrollment website,, were advised that their passwords had been reset to guard against the "Heartbleed" bug, in a message posted on the site on Saturday.

20 Apr 2014

Fri, Apr 18 2014

Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords


SAN FRANCISCO - Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence about Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley, according to a court document filed late on Thursday by employees suing the firms.

Tech, Steve Jobs 18 Apr 2014

China issues banking rules to strengthen online payment security


SHANGHAI - China will limit the amount of money consumers can transfer to third-party online payment platforms, aiming to protect banks and consumers from fraud amid an explosion of online and mobile payment transactions.

Tech, Business 18 Apr 2014