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Coinbase eyes Japan expansion after landing investment from Bank of Tokyo Coinbase one of the worlds largest bitcoin companies has set its sights on Japan after landing funding from a range of Japanese investors including Bank of Tokyo and afirm that helped Twitter enter the country.  The U.S. company announced that it has partnered withBank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) to support [its]long-term international expansion efforts  in other words expand its services to Japan. Coinbase also…

Coinbase eyes Japan expansion after landing investment from Bank of Tokyo Coinbase one of the worlds largest bitcoin companies has set its sights on Japan after landing funding from a range of Japanese investors including Bank of Tokyo and afirm that helped Twitter enter the country. The U.S. company announced that it has partnered withBank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) to support [its]long-term international expansion efforts in other words expand its services to Japan. Coinbase also…

Stealth Uber competitor Zoox valued at $1.5 billion The race for self-driving autos is heating up and now undercover startup Zoox is fetching a value of $1.5 billion before unveiling their first product.  TechCrunch has confirmed that the company recently raised $50 million from Hong Kong-based hedge fund Composite Capital. The round was first reported by the Wall Street Journal and comes just months after a $200 million in funding raised at a $1 billion valuation.  Zoox does not have plans…

Stealth Uber competitor Zoox valued at $1.5 billion The race for self-driving autos is heating up and now undercover startup Zoox is fetching a value of $1.5 billion before unveiling their first product. TechCrunch has confirmed that the company recently raised $50 million from Hong Kong-based hedge fund Composite Capital. The round was first reported by the Wall Street Journal and comes just months after a $200 million in funding raised at a $1 billion valuation. Zoox does not have plans…

Report assesses UKs ISP-level blocks of piracy sites as effective but glosses over risks A study from Carnegie Mellon University and subsequent analysis by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation indicate that the UKs blockage of more than 50 websites was indeed effective at reducing piracy but neither addresses the fundamental problems with the approach.  April saw the publication of Website Blocking Revisited: The effect of the UK November 2014 Blocks on Consumer Behavior a…

Report assesses UKs ISP-level blocks of piracy sites as effective but glosses over risks A study from Carnegie Mellon University and subsequent analysis by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation indicate that the UKs blockage of more than 50 websites was indeed effective at reducing piracy but neither addresses the fundamental problems with the approach. April saw the publication of Website Blocking Revisited: The effect of the UK November 2014 Blocks on Consumer Behavior a…

Big data cant bring objectivity to a subjective world  Simon Chandler Crunch Network Contributor  Simon Chandler is a writer and journalist contributing articles on culture politics and technology.  More posts by this contributor:  Technological innovation is often simply an innovation in how we think abouttechnology  How to join the network  It seems everyone is interested in big data these days. From social scientists to advertisers professionals from all walks of life are singing the…

Big data cant bring objectivity to a subjective world Simon Chandler Crunch Network Contributor Simon Chandler is a writer and journalist contributing articles on culture politics and technology. More posts by this contributor: Technological innovation is often simply an innovation in how we think abouttechnology How to join the network It seems everyone is interested in big data these days. From social scientists to advertisers professionals from all walks of life are singing the…

Should your startup take the B Corp route?  Mick Bain Crunch Network Contributor  Mick Bain is co-chair of WilmerHales Corporate Practice Group. He advises entrepreneurs startups and high-growth companies throughout their life cycles.  How to join the network  While most founders want to make a boatload of money achieving a stunning exit is hardly the only driver for most entrepreneurs. More often theyre fueled by the challenge of solving a problem or producing something meaningful whether…

Should your startup take the B Corp route? Mick Bain Crunch Network Contributor Mick Bain is co-chair of WilmerHales Corporate Practice Group. He advises entrepreneurs startups and high-growth companies throughout their life cycles. How to join the network While most founders want to make a boatload of money achieving a stunning exit is hardly the only driver for most entrepreneurs. More often theyre fueled by the challenge of solving a problem or producing something meaningful whether…

Justice Department sued for old computers slowing FOIA requests A researcher who specializes in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is suing the Justice Department for using really really old computers to fulfil requests for information.  Ryan Shapiro says that the use of decades old computers constitutes failure by design and that it refuses to use a far more capable $425 million system that could speed up the process The Guardian reports.  Under FOIA rules requests have to be handled in…

Justice Department sued for old computers slowing FOIA requests A researcher who specializes in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is suing the Justice Department for using really really old computers to fulfil requests for information. Ryan Shapiro says that the use of decades old computers constitutes failure by design and that it refuses to use a far more capable $425 million system that could speed up the process The Guardian reports. Under FOIA rules requests have to be handled in…

Anger sorrow fear determination: The internet reacts to the death of Philando Castile     - CNET  Enlarge Image  Protesters outside the governors mansion in St. Paul Minnesota following the shooting death of Philando Castile.                                              Stephen Maturen/Getty Images                                            Philando Castile a 32-year-old black man was killed by a policeman on Wednesday after he was pulled over for having a faulty taillight. Lavish Reynolds…

Anger sorrow fear determination: The internet reacts to the death of Philando Castile - CNET Enlarge Image Protesters outside the governors mansion in St. Paul Minnesota following the shooting death of Philando Castile. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Philando Castile a 32-year-old black man was killed by a policeman on Wednesday after he was pulled over for having a faulty taillight. Lavish Reynolds…

PayPals Chief Technology Officer Resigns  James Barrese the chief technology officer of PayPal will resign on April 1 and his position will be taken over by two people. The online payments giant disclosed the news in an SEC filing where it was first spotted by ZDNet.  Sri Shivananda PayPals vice president of global platform and infrastructure will take over as chief technology officer while William Ready its global head of product and engineering will head the payment services functions that…

PayPals Chief Technology Officer Resigns James Barrese the chief technology officer of PayPal will resign on April 1 and his position will be taken over by two people. The online payments giant disclosed the news in an SEC filing where it was first spotted by ZDNet. Sri Shivananda PayPals vice president of global platform and infrastructure will take over as chief technology officer while William Ready its global head of product and engineering will head the payment services functions that…

HTC and Under Armours HealthBox hits the UK in June  Arguably the biggest unveiling at CES this year at least for fitness fanatics was the UA HealthBox by HTC and Under Armour. Theres just one problem for Brits: all three gadgets wont be available until June well after their US launch date of January 22nd. So if youre ready to buy an activity tracker scale and heart rate monitor right now  the basics for a get fitter New Years resolution  you might want to look at other options.  If you need…

HTC and Under Armours HealthBox hits the UK in June Arguably the biggest unveiling at CES this year at least for fitness fanatics was the UA HealthBox by HTC and Under Armour. Theres just one problem for Brits: all three gadgets wont be available until June well after their US launch date of January 22nd. So if youre ready to buy an activity tracker scale and heart rate monitor right now the basics for a get fitter New Years resolution you might want to look at other options. If you need…

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