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Bitcoin price: Why the sudden crash?

Bitcoin price: Why the sudden crash?

Bitcoin prices fell this morning across all exchanges, not necessarily because of any one news item, but of a combination of elements. The value of Bitcoin is volatile - that's not likely going to change any time soon. As such, even the smallest push can send the price of the cryptocurrency off a cliff. But it hasn't fallen for long - not for a while, anyway.

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Disney hires ex-Apple & Samsung director to lead its streaming service

Disney hires ex-Apple & Samsung director to lead its streaming service

Disney is continuing to make progress on building itself one of the top streaming video services when it launches sometime in 2019. The media giant has already been pulling its content and ending deals with rival Netflix, and now it appears to have hired someone with experience at some of the biggest tech companies to head operations. Specifically, Kevin Swint, who has served as an executive at both Apple and Samsung in recent years.

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Wells Fargo accounts drained as former CEO calls Bitcoin a pyramid scheme

Wells Fargo accounts drained as former CEO calls Bitcoin a pyramid scheme

Former Wells Fargo CEO called Bitcoin a pyramid scheme this week on CNBC's Squawk on the Street. The timing of this talk from Wells Fargo former-CEO Dick Kovacevich ended up being ill-timed, as less than 24 hours later, the bank began to have an "issue" which drained customer accounts. Wells Fargo put out a brief statement on the matter of the computer glitch, suggesting that it was due to Bill Pay transactions that their accounts were either drained completely or in overdraft.

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Amazon Studios shifts focus with big budget movie plans tipped

Amazon Studios shifts focus with big budget movie plans tipped

Amazon Studios is making some big changes, according to sources who say it will be sacrificing some "cheaper" indie content in order to pursue big-budget movies. Assuming this is true, it represents a big shift of focus for the company, which thus far has concentrated on indie work and "high-brow" content aimed at getting it awards and attention from big talent. Now that it has those things, sources say, Amazon's studio division will be making some original blockbuster movies.

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After the Bitcoin price crash: Now and tomorrow

After the Bitcoin price crash: Now and tomorrow

Bitcoin took a relatively hard fall over the past several days, but began to rise less than 24 hours ago. Along with the return of the bull attitude the most famous cryptocurrency game a few more ramp-ups followed. That means boosts for Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple too. But how long will this bounce last, and is it a bounce of the dead cat variety?

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Ripple price crash: Why? Is it over yet? (XRP BTC USD)

Ripple price crash: Why? Is it over yet? (XRP BTC USD)

A crash of the cryptocurrency market took place over the past several days, and Ripple was one coin hit hardest. Ripple's coin XRP took a major hit, falling from $3.29 to $1.10, from about 16,000 Sat Bitcoin to 9902. It's not a pretty situation - but not all is lost. Something more major would have to happen for a total loss to occur.

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Facebook orders Sacred Lies 10-episode drama based on Grimm story

Facebook orders Sacred Lies 10-episode drama based on Grimm story

Facebook just ordered ten episodes in a series tentatively called Sacred Lies. This show is based on a Grimm Brothers story called "The Handless Maiden" and "The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly" novel by Stephanie Oakes. Blumhouse Television will be part of the production, as well the director of and an executive producer from the show True Blood.

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Netflix still “exploring” Nintendo Switch app, but we might be waiting a while

Netflix still “exploring” Nintendo Switch app, but we might be waiting a while

The Nintendo Switch is becoming a great little platform, but it's still far from perfect. Switch owners have complained about a variety of things since launch, including the lack of a virtual console and the need for a smartphone app for in-game communication. One of the most common complaints, however, is that the Switch is missing streaming apps that have already found their way to every other platform imaginable.

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Bitcoin is a gold rush: Profit short-term or go broke [Opinion]

Bitcoin is a gold rush: Profit short-term or go broke [Opinion]

Several opinion articles on Bitcoin this week compare the most popular cryptocurrency to Tulips. More specifically, Bitcoin was compared to Dutch Tulip Mania, an early example of a speculative bubble. Bitcoin value may end up in a decline like tulip bulbs were in 1637, but the takeaway is not just that Bitcoin and tulip bulbs are going to rise and fall for the same socioeconomic reasons. The most important takeaway is profit in the short-term - or so I've been told.

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2018 Winter Olympic Games Preview launches on Netflix: It’ll disappear on Feb 25

2018 Winter Olympic Games Preview launches on Netflix: It’ll disappear on Feb 25

NBC has launched a pair of preview shows for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, and they're both available to stream on Netflix starting today. The Games preview is listed as a single show on Netflix comprised of two episodes, each its own half-hour preview of the games. The first episode, called "Go for the Gold," profiles some US Olympians, while the other episode, "Meet Team USA," talks to some athletes who are part of Team USA.

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The Walking Dead renewed for season nine on AMC

The Walking Dead renewed for season nine on AMC

In what should come as little surprise, TV network AMC announced this weekend that its hit zombie apocalypse show, The Walking Dead, will be returning for a ninth season this fall. The news comes with an interesting shakeup behind the camera as well, as Scott M. Gimple, TWD's showrunner since season four, is being replaced by writer and co-executive producer Angela Kang.

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John Wick spin-off TV series coming to Starz

John Wick spin-off TV series coming to Starz

Fans of the John Wick movies are in for a nice surprise: the rumored spin-off TV series has been given the greenlight for development, and will be coming to Starz at some point in the future. Titled The Continental, the series will be set in the same world of the John Wick movies but won't star Keanu Reeves as Wick, the assassin out for revenge for his murdered dog. Instead, the show will focus on the Continental, the hotel where films' assassins hang out, and its stories.

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