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Bitcoin’s ‘First Felon’ Faces More Legal Trouble

SAN FRANCISCO — Over the last year, Charlie Shrem, a 28-year-old Bitcoin investor, has bought two Maseratis, two powerboats — one of them 32 feet long — and a $2 million house in Florida, along with smaller pieces of real estate. In the world of cryptocurrencies, where millions can be ...

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Apple Raises Prices, and Profits Keep Booming

SAN FRANCISCO — Since Apple introduced the iPhone 11 years ago, smartphones have become ubiquitous, and the market for them is saturated. To maintain growth, Apple has employed a shrewd strategy: Charge more for the devices. Journalists and analysts have explained how Apple is doing that by dividing the number ...

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Your Kid’s Apps Are Crammed With Ads

Many developers market apps for children as being educational. So Jenny Radesky, a pediatrician who wrote the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for children and media, wanted to check that out. “One of my big concerns about why apps might not be educational was because of the presence of distracting ...

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How to Buy a Used Phone Without Getting Fleeced

Inspect the phone carefully Once you’re able to hold the phone — whether during a physical meetup or after receiving it in the mail — be sure to inspect it for damage. If you’re meeting in person, find a spot with good light, so you can inspect the phone slowly ...

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Start-Ups Ask, ‘Are We Making Money for Saudi Arabia?’

The lack of required disclosures makes following the money difficult. When reached for this article, many of the top firms in Silicon Valley, including Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Accel, Lightspeed, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock, Benchmark and New Enterprise Associates, declined to publicly discuss their limited partners. But Saudi Arabia has been ...

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