ST. LOUIS, May 17 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) – U.S. authorities have seized two accounts linked to a major operator in the booming Bitcoin digital currency market, Tokyo-based exchange Mt. Gox. The move may prevent the firm from facilitating the purchase and sale of Bitcoins in U.S. dollars at a time when use of the currency and its value has mushroomed.
LONDON (Reuters) – The website and Twitter feed of British newspaper the Financial Times were hacked on Friday, apparently by the “Syrian Electronic Army”, a group of online activists who say they support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
LONDON (Reuters) – Internet retailer Amazon.com Inc. will be called back to the British parliament to clarify how its activities in the UK justify its low corporate income tax bill, two lawmakers told Reuters.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU antitrust regulators have given some of Google’s rivals more time to study its proposals to settle anti-competitive complaints, which could provide more leverage to pry further concessions from the Internet search giant.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Former Groupon Inc. Chief Executive Andrew Mason is moving to San Francisco to start a company after recently recording an album of “motivational business music,” according to an update on his blog on Thursday.
LONDON (Reuters) – A group of British hackers who “ran riot” causing millions of dollars of damage to computer networks run by Sony, the CIA and other agencies were sentenced to jail terms on Thursday.
LONDON (Reuters) – A retired British politician sued the wife of the House of Commons Speaker for defamation on Thursday, accusing her of implying in a tweet that he was a pedophile guilty of sexually abusing boys living in a care home.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The online shopping sites Newegg and Overstock Inc won a patent battle on Wednesday with telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA, which had accused the companies of infringing its patented technology.