After spending more than five years figuring out how to rid its supply chain of minerals that finance conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Intel Corp is now offering to “open source” its methods so that other companies can follow suit.
Backtracking on a previous decision not to restrict Bitcoin transactions, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a statement Thursday saying it will “regulate virtual currency intermediaries,” including Bitcoin exchange and vending machine operators.
A sworn declaration in the filing from Robert Karpeles, Mt. Gox ‘s CEO, indicates that the bitcoin exchange may have continued to collect trading fees before shutting down its website, despite knowledge that a vast number of bitcoins had disappeared.
Alipay, the payment side of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba will collaborate with China’s CITIC Bank to issue one million virtual credit cards beginning next week. Online shopping histories will determine the creditworthiness of applicants.
Cefaly is the first transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device designed for use with migraine pain, which could last for up to 72 hours if left untreated. The battery-operated, portable device, worn on top of the ears and across the forehead, stimulates the trigeminal nerve believed to contribute to migraine pain.
Last year, Japan’s annual Tokyo Game Show exposition added a dedicated “Indie Games Corner.” This year, the BitSummit festival welcomed more than 5,000 visitors – a small number compared to the hundreds of thousands who visit Tokyo Game Show each year, but a significant one in a country where independent games remain outside the mainstream.