Why the Future of Bitcoin Depends on the Silk Road Trial

Over the weekend, Ross Ulbricht's lawyer, Joshua Dratel, filed a motion asking the court to dismiss all charges against the Silk Road kingpin. It's largely what you'd expect from a bullish defense attorney. But here's the twist: Dratel throws bitcoin under the bus. » 4/01/14 6:14pm 4/01/14 6:14pm

BlackBerry Is Testing a Mobile Money Messaging Service

It's no secret that BlackBerry has seen better days, despite the recent introduction of new phones. But one of its bright spots is BlackBerry Messenger, and now, according to Bloomberg, it's looking into adding a money transfer service to this product. » 2/26/13 8:54am 2/26/13 8:54am

Facebook Joins the NASDAQ-100 (While RIM Gets Ditched)

The NASDAQ-100 is a stock market index which tracks the performance of the largest non-financial companies in the world. Yawn. But every year, it gets a little reshuffle to keep it fresh and relevant—and the changes can be rather telling. » 12/17/12 4:37am 12/17/12 4:37am

Sharp Is Pleading With US Firms to Help It Out

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Japanese manufacturer Sharp is in serious talks with a number of US companies to try and save its finances. It plans to offer up stakes in the business in return for a "stable supply of breakthrough display technology". » 11/29/12 5:03am 11/29/12 5:03am