Bitcoin has crashed to below $200 levels. Should the cryptocurrency community be worried, or is there hope for better things in the long term?
Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust ETF To List 1M Shares on NASDAQ
The Winklevoss twins have filed to list 1M shares of a Bitcoin Trust ETF on Nasdaq, which introduces new investment strategies in the cryptocurrency.
With $21M Seed Round, Blockstream Wants to Evolve Bitcoin
Blockstream has an ambitions goal to build on Bitcoin’s underlying technology to securely transfer more than just virtual currency, but also data and more.
j2 Global's Q3 2014: Video is the Future for Publications
Reporting a strong quarter, Ziff Davis’ parent company believes rich, actionable content is the future for the publications business.
As Facebook's Q3 2014 Winds Down, What Does Next Year Hold?
Facebook’s Q3 2014 results exceed analyst expectations, but with 2015 being a year for investment, stock price dropped in anticipation of these big expenditures.
Twitter's Growth Slowing, But Optimism in Ad Platform Remains
Twitter has faced a growth slowdown in Q3 2014, but the company is confident its upcoming Fabric SDK will see wide adoption by mobile and app developers.
Microsoft Reports Solid Q1 FY2015 Revenue With Strong Cloud, Hardware Results
Microsoft has reported a solid Q1 FY2015 revenue, largely driven by cloud services, hardware and console gaming, maintaining a positive outlook throughout the fiscal year.
Good Buy: Tumblr to Bring Yahoo $100M Annual Revenue
Yahoo expects Tumblr to rake in $100M in 2015, reporting 40% growth in users and the introduction of new native mobile ad formats.
IBM Disappoints in Q3 2014 Earnings, Abandons Promised 2015 Profit Target
IBM has reported less-than-stellar 3Q 2014 earnings, characterized by its CEO as “disappointing.” Will Big Blue’s new focus on the cloud be the silver lining?
Wallets and Merchant Services: The Hope of a Bright Future for Bitcoin?
With BlockChain raising a $30 million in Series A funding, Bitcoin-related startups gain more support from mainstream investors. What are the prospects for Bitcoin in the long run?
Why is eBay Spinning Off PayPal Into a Separate Public Company?
In a surprise move, eBay has announced it will spin off PayPal into a distinct, publicly-traded company in order to better compete amid a fast-changing mobile payments landscape.
BlackBerry Narrows Quarterly Loss, Expects to Double Software Sales by FY2015
BlackBerry turnaround plans working? Company posts adjusted loss of 2 cents per share, better than 16 cent loss analysts have predicted.
PayPal Starts Accepting Bitcoin, But With Limits
PayPal has started accepting payments made with online cryptocurrency Bitcoin in some jurisdictions, although the functionality will be limited as the company tests the waters for consumer and merchant interest.
Will Bitcoin Remain The Gold Standard For Cryptocurrencies?
With Bitcoin gaining popularity and then some semblance of stability in its real-world value, will the cryptocurrency remain in the lead amongst other digital tender? Virtual currencies are not exactly new. While purely digital currencies like Bitcoin are often the subject of news today, technology startups have explored virtual currencies as early as the 1990s. Take for example Beenz.com, which launched a currency called “Beenz” meant for earning loyalty points and paying online. After raising $100 million in VC funding, the startup failed to gain traction and eventually folded in 2001. Even virtual currencies used in multi-player online games do hold real-world value in terms of their
Valet Storage Startup Goes From Zero to Launch in 60 days
With 148.3 million square kilometers of land area, you would think the Earth has almost unlimited potential when it comes to space and storage. However, this is not exactly the case when you live in a crowded metropolis. In many modern cities today, development tends to be vertical, with sprawling residential and office grounds making way for skyscrapers and condominiums. This means cramped living quarters, unless you can afford big-budget real estate. And if you find yourself moving from one place to another, you might find your personal belongings displaced. Temporary storage can be a good solution to address over-crowding in the cities, although it comes
Editorial: New Era Ahead
When we look at the world of covering technology today, we see that (unfortunately) most of the media and worse, paid up blogs and forum shilling tactics, are smothering the information which the public should receive. It is hard to get information when technology sites have to live off selling ads in exchange for a set number of awards per year (in all of its five and a half years, Bright Side of News* received plenty of those offers from Far East), or even worse, unmarked advertorials. We all live in a period of time when the amount of respect for a profession of journalism is