Bitcoins Can Now be used for Crowdfunding in South America

A group in Argentina has creating the first crowdfunding platform that will accept bitcoins. This move once again works to expand the usage of bitcoins, making them more popular. The platform is currently called Idea.me, and it is set up mostly for artists, musicians and retail projects. Although not philanthropic as a whole, most of the projects have a charitable angle.…

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Microsoft’s New App Making App

On December 19, 2013, Microsoft launched “Project Siena.” Project Siena is designed to allow users to develop Windows-based apps without the need for an experienced programmer. According to the statement released by Microsoft, the app is primarily for business professionals, consultants and analysts. Essentially, create an app with Seina requires only the most basic understanding of apps, as well as…

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Expanding the Use of Digital Wallets with Bluetooth LE

Despite the fact, digital wallets and mobile payment options are now available to anyone with a mobile device; most people still rely on their credit cards and cash to pay for everything from restaurants to travel. Some now argue that the already familiar Bluetooth technology has the potential to make mobile payments mainstream. Bluetooth 4.0 comes equipped with a low parent…

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Overstock.com Plans to Accept Bitcoins

To the delight of many, Overstock.com has recently announced they will start accepting bitcoins as a form of payment next year. While the official statement is that they will begin accepting them in the second half of next year, Patrick Byrne, CEO of overstock.com asserts the change could happen as early as four months from now. Currently, overstock.com brings in…

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News Corp Buys Storyful

News Corporations is most widely known for their publication, The Wall Street Journal. Last week, News Corp announced they bought Storyful, a self-proclaimed “social news” agency. Storyful watches social media websites for interesting stories, news, videos or information. Once stories are chosen, journalists will work to verify the authenticity of the story or video. Once they are verified, they are then…

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