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  • Will the real creator of bitcoin please stand up?

    Will the real creator of bitcoin please stand up?
    The day started with a possible answer to one of the digital era's greatest mysteries: Who created the bitcoin virtual currency that has become a multibillion-dollar global phenomenon? From there, with the unlikely revelation by Newsweek magazine that...
  • Walt Disney Co. creates accelerator program

    Walt Disney Co. creates accelerator program
    Walt Disney Co. is giving 10 startup companies the chance at $120,000 to develop their ideas and receive mentoring from top company executives. The three-month mentorship and seed-stage investment program, called Disney Accelerator, begins June 30,...
  • Bitcoin exchange's collapse is probed by U.S. and Japanese regulators

    Bitcoin exchange's collapse is probed by U.S. and Japanese regulators
    U.S. and Japanese regulators are investigating the collapse of the world's largest exchange for trading bitcoins, the virtual currency that has grown in popularity among technophiles for buying products and services online. The separate investigations...
  • Stella & Dot founder saw a way to dress up direct sales

    Stella & Dot founder saw a way to dress up direct sales
    The gig: Jessica Herrin is founder and chief executive of Stella & Dot, a fast-growing company that sells fashion jewelry, handbags and other accessories online and via direct sales. Stella & Dot salespeople, called stylists, pay a minimum of $199 for a...
  • Amazon may offer Kindle checkout system this summer

    Amazon may offer Kindle checkout system this summer
    Amazon.com is reportedly planning to offer small and mid-size retail businesses a checkout system that would use the company's Kindle tablets to process payments, a report Wednesday said. The Seattle online retailer could have the checkout system...
  • Tech industry in San Francisco addresses backlash

    Tech industry in San Francisco addresses backlash
    SAN FRANCISCO — It's the kind of backlash that Marc Benioff could never have imagined when he started the city's largest technology company 15 years ago in a Telegraph Hill apartment, some 30 miles north of Silicon Valley. By starting a business...
  • Meet me in St. Louis? San Francisco too expensive for techies, too

    Meet me in St. Louis? San Francisco too expensive for techies, too
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The technology boom hasn’t made San Francisco unaffordable for just middle- and lower-income households. Technology workers are also struggling to afford the soaring cost of living in the city. Entrepreneur Jon Wheatley moved to...
  • A new front in the TV wars

    A new front in the TV wars
    The big television networks have faced all number of challenges in recent years. But they could be done in by something called Aereo. Most people probably haven't heard of Aereo, which has been rolling out its video service for just over a year and...
  • As Square considers IPO, rancor from merchants is a trouble spot

    As Square considers IPO, rancor from merchants is a trouble spot
    SAN FRANCISCO — Square came in handy for Camilla Barry in accepting payments at her bed-and-breakfast in the Northern California town of Rumsey — until a guest disputed a room charge in May. That's when Barry discovered that Square Inc.,...
  • Solar energy firms are getting creative in raising funds

    Solar energy firms are getting creative in raising funds
    Solar installer SolarCity Corp. has figured out a way to tap retail investors willing to earn green by going green. The San Mateo company on Wednesday said it plans to offer a way to buy investment products similar to bonds. Instead of being backed by...
  • 'Net neutrality' ruling could be costly for consumers, advocates say

    'Net neutrality' ruling could be costly for consumers, advocates say
    A federal appeals court swept aside government regulations designed to ensure equal access to the Internet, raising the prospects of higher fees for consumers and more barriers for start-ups seeking to compete online. The decision Tuesday could allow...