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Bitcoin creator unmasked in controversial report

Bitcoin creator unmasked in controversial report

The creator of Bitcoin has allegedly been found, with a controversial investigative report hunting down the man believed to be Satoshi Nakamoto at his home in California. Nakamoto, the elusive creator of the virtual currency that has made headlines, frustrated investors, prompted government investigations, and threatened to revolutionize the finance markets, has historically tried to distance himself from his work, but has been tracked down with the help of model trains.

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Spotify buys The Echo Nest for smart music curation

Spotify buys The Echo Nest for smart music curation

Spotify has announced plans to buy The Echo Nest, a music intelligence company which specializes in content curation for services like Nokia Music, as well as more unusual apps built on its deep data feed. The streaming music company will use The Echo Nest's tech to power its updated "Discover" section, which tries to predict and suggest new music the listener might like based on their previous playlists and social networks.

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Flipboard buys Zite for a smarter newsreader

Flipboard buys Zite for a smarter newsreader

Flipboard has bought rival newsreader Zite, spending $60m to bring the CNN app under its control, and with plans to integrate its technology into a single product. Zite, which CNN itself acquired back in 2011, aimed to deliver a personalized set of news articles by analyzing each user's interests, their social networks, and what they actually read. Unfortunately, it also means a death knell for the Zite app.

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Microsoft CEO confirms exec shuffle as two demur on “all in” change

Microsoft CEO confirms exec shuffle as two demur on “all in” change

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed the latest executive shuffle, suggesting that he demanded his senior leadership team commit to being "all in" and that some execs were unwilling to step up. "We need to drive clarity, alignment and intensity across all our work" Nadella wrote in an open-letter today, with Tony Bates and Tami Reller opting to leave Microsoft instead.

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Tesla accelerates Gigafactory plans after $1.6bn fundraiser

Tesla accelerates Gigafactory plans after $1.6bn fundraiser

Tesla has announced a surprise $1.6bn convertible notes offering, and plans to use the money to accelerate its Gigafactory project to mass-produce Li-Ion batteries at more affordable rates. The news - which will see Tesla offer $800 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2019 and $800 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2021 - will allow the company to move ahead on the Tesla Gigafactory project "faster than previously thought possible."

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Google denies WhatsApp acquisition attempt

Google denies WhatsApp acquisition attempt

Google never made a play for WhatsApp despite reports of an unsuccessful $10bn bid for the messaging service, Senior VP Sundar Pichai says, though talks of collaboration between the firms did apparently take place. WhatsApp, which Facebook announced earlier this month it would acquire for a whopping $19bn, was never a target for purchase according to Pichai, with "press reports to the contrary" being "simply untrue."

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Airbnb requires installed detectors by year’s end

Airbnb requires installed detectors by year’s end

Airbnb is the industrious service by which hosts can offer travelers a place to stay, eschewing hotels altogether and sometimes proving more homey. By the end of the year, those hosts will be required to have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed in their rentals, according to a blog post the company published today.

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