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The government seizes Backpage.com

The government seizes Backpage.com

Visitors to Backpage.com today were greeted by a simple message from the U.S. Department of Justice, noting that it had seized the classifieds site. According to the static image, the move was a joint effort that included the FBI, IRS and the U.S Postal Inspection Service.
Apple has a new 2019 plan for its most powerful Mac yet — and the stakes are especially high

Apple has a new 2019 plan for its most powerful Mac yet — and the stakes are especially high

Apple told TechCrunch that it plans to release a new Mac Pro computer in 2019 — a desktop computer that will set the tone for the developers and businesses that are critical to the company's future.
Bitcoin exchange Coinbase launches early-stage venture fund

Bitcoin exchange Coinbase launches early-stage venture fund

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is launching a new incubator fund for early-stage start ups, the company announced Thursday. "We're going to invest off our balance sheet into crypto companies," Coinbase President and Chief Operating Officer Asiff Hirji told CNBC's "Fast Money" Thursday.
Sandbox VR's haptic vest lets you feel every zombie scratch

Sandbox VR's haptic vest lets you feel every zombie scratch

Guns blazing, my squad of five fire our weapons at the zombie horde that poured in through the main door of our mansion. We're so focused on our task, we fail to notice a bunch sneaking up behind us until I feel their claws swiping at my back.
US construction spending grew just 0.1 percent in February

US construction spending grew just 0.1 percent in February

WASHINGTON — Spending on U.S. construction projects ticked up a mere 0.1 percent in February from the prior month, a sign that a growing economy is doing little to spur a more rapid pace for building homes, hospitals and highways.
Mt Gox CEO: I Don't Want Bankrupt Bitcoin Exchange's Billions

Mt Gox CEO: I Don't Want Bankrupt Bitcoin Exchange's Billions

The former chief executive of what was once bitcoin's largest exchange has again apologized for his role in the company's 2014 collapse and demise into bankruptcy. In a Reddit post on Wednesday, Mark Karpeles issued a letter to the exchange's users, many of whom have been locked in a years-long ....
Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions

Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions

NEW YORK (AP) — Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it as a lower-risk alternative to opioids.
This might be the fastest delivery drone in the world

This might be the fastest delivery drone in the world

Some drone-delivery startups are trying to revolutionize the way we get pizza or packages. Others are trying to save lives. Zipline, the California-based startup that has been flying delivery drones in Rwanda since October 2016, announced today (April 3) that it’s launching a new fleet of drones that it says are likely the fastest in the world.
Bitcoin prices jump after Japanese online broker reportedly makes bid for a crypto exchange

Bitcoin prices jump after Japanese online broker reportedly makes bid for a crypto exchange

Bitcoin prices rose above $7,400 Tuesday after reports that Japanese online brokerage firm Monex Group is looking to take over recently hacked Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck.
Facebook's Zuckerberg fires back at Apple's Tim Cook

Facebook's Zuckerberg fires back at Apple's Tim Cook

Facebook's chief executive has defended his leadership following criticism from his counterpart at Apple. Mark Zuckerberg said it was "extremely glib" to suggest that because the public did not pay to use Facebook that the firm did not care about them.


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