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Reporters chase alleged Bitcoin creator around Los Angeles

By Aron Ranen and Brandon Lowrey TEMPLE CITY, California (Reuters) – A Japanese American man thought to be the reclusive multi-millionaire father of Bitcoin emerged from a modest Southern California home and denied involvement with the digital currency before leading reporters on a freeway car chase to the local headquarters of the Associated Press.

Federal judge rejects Apple’s bid to ban Samsung devices

A federal judge Thursday rejected Apple’s request to ban an array of Samsung smartphones and tablets found to have infringed on patents held by the U.S. tech giant. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, who oversaw the blockbuster patent trial, finalized the damage award to be paid by the South Korean electronics giant at $929

Justice Department confirms antitrust probe of Comcast-TWC deal

The US Justice Department said Thursday it has launched an antitrust probe of the mega merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The $45.2 billion tie-up would unite the largest US cable companies, which also are among the largest broadband Internet providers. Justice Department spokeswoman Gina Talamona said the agency’s antitrust division “is looking

Canadian police investigating cyber attack after online bitcoin bank Flexcoin folds

By Julie Gordon and Leah Schnurr VANCOUVER/TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian police have launched an investigation after online bitcoin bank Flexcoin, which closed its virtual doors this week, said that it had lost about $600,000 worth of the digital currency in a hacker attack. The Edmonton, Alberta-based company reported the theft of 896 bitcoins on

Tesla planning aggressive European expansion

Tesla Superchargers should cover most of Europe by the end of 2014, according to Elon Musk, with 30 new Tesla stores planned for the Old World as well. It’s part of a plan to aggressively market the Model S to foreign customers, with Musk expecting…

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