At 617,000 users and counting, Coinbase, an international digital wallet, is turning the heads of investors. Coinbase has added 400,000 users since Aug. 1 and attracted $25 million in series B funding. A law under consideration in South Korea's parliament has sparked vociferous debate by grouping popular online games with gambling, drugs and alcohol as an anti-social addiction to stamp out. Google is having trouble getting it right in France. France's culture minister snubbed the launch of Google's latest project, the Paris-based Cultural Institute Lab, over a row about privacy. Organizations and advocates on all sides of the online gambling debate are cheering a Congressional hearing on the state of online gambling, as Congress considers its role as Internet gambling spreads. Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the government's surveillance methods, tech companies are turning handsome profits by mining personal data and peering into people's online habits.
Chinese Hackers Spied on European Officials Prior to the G20 summit in September, Chinese hackers sent e-mails laced with malware to the ministry computers of at least five European officials, according to research firm FireEye.
Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Dell Targets Educational Market with a Chromebook The latest in a string of PC manufacturers to bring a Google Chromebook to the market is Dell. The company's Chromebook 11 is aimed at students and teachers, and will only be available to schools.
HP Updates ConvergedSystems for Data Centers Updated ConvergedSystems and Converged Storage for virtualization, cloud and big data from HP offer faster implementation and lower costs for the next-gen data centers, the company says.
A New Brand Name Powers Wireless Charging The tech industry's Alliance for Wireless Power is going where no charging technology has gone before. The alliance has debuted a brand, Rezence, to serve as the official name for its wireless power technology.