- Mystery solved? Australian says he's Bitcoin founder
LONDON (AP) — An Australian man long rumored to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator, a claim that would end one of the biggest mysteries in the tech world.
- Who created bitcoin? The long search may not be over
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? For many in the tech world, the identity of bitcoin's elusive creator has been a long-running parlor game. And the speculation might not be over.
- AP EXPLAINS: What is bitcoin? A look at the digital currency
NEW YORK (AP) — Bitcoin is a type of digital currency that allows people to buy goods and services and exchange money without involving banks, credit card issuers or other third parties. Its origins have long been a mystery — though an Australian man long rumored to have ties to bitcoin has come forward claiming to be its creator.
- Oculus Rift delays flatten virtual-reality fan fervor
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Virtual reality, oddly enough, isn't immune to the problems that arise in practical reality. Just ask would-be fans of the Oculus Rift headset, many — possibly most — of whom are still waiting for their $600 gadgets more than four weeks after they started shipping .
- Military tests unmanned ship designed for seafaring missions
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The military is starting tests on the world's largest unmanned surface vessel — a self-driving, 132-foot ship designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board.
- WhatsApp is what's out in Brazil, amid judicial battle
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The popular messaging service WhatsApp went down in Brazil on Monday as a state judge ordered it blocked nationwide for 72 hours amid a legal tussle over users' information.
- Iran's atomic chief visits Prague to talk nuclear business
PRAGUE (AP) — With sanctions lifted, the head of Iran's nuclear program came to talk business with Czech leaders.
- Yahoo CEO could get $55M in severance pay in potential sale
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will walk away with a $55 million severance package if the company's auction of its Internet operations culminates in a sale that ousts her from her job.
- Rovi buying TiVo in $1.1B cash-and-stock deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Digital TV listing company Rovi is buying TiVo in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.1 billion.
- Japan abandons costly X-ray satellite lost in space
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar satellite that was to probe the mysteries of black holes using X-ray telescopes.