US seizes Bitcoin operator accounts

US authorities seized the accounts of a Bitcoin digital currency exchange operator, claiming it was functioning as an "unlicensed money service business," court documents showed Friday.

Gadget Watch: HP Envy 14 PC has smart-tag sensor

(AP) -- Thin, light laptops -known as "ultrabooks"- are a much-hyped category at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show, an annual showcase for the latest smartphones, tablet computers and other consumer-electronic ...

FBI in hunt for pro-WikiLeaks hackers: report

The FBI has joined the hunt for hackers who took down websites like PayPal, after they stopped processing payments to whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, US media reports said Friday.

4 personal finance technology trends for 2012

(AP) -- If you're one of the holdouts still paying bills with checks, tracking your accounts with pen and paper or clipping coupons from the newspaper, 2012 could be the year you take the digital plunge.

Digital 'wallets' proliferate at cellphone show

Cash, coins and credit cards are so Twentieth Century. At least, that's the opinion of the electronics manufacturers, phone companies, banks and credit card issuers that expect cellphones to be the main way consumers pay ...

Sony and Sharp launch e-readers, tablets in Japan

Sony and Sharp upped the rivalry stakes in the heated e-reader and tablet market with the head-to-head launch on Friday of their latest devices in Japan, along with tens of thousands of e-book titles.

Review: No more writing checks in lifestyle change

(AP) -- It's been nine months since I've written a check. That's not to say I'm on some 12-step program to resist shopping. My credit card bills would suggest otherwise. Rather, when I opened a new bank account in March, ...

Google working on phone with built-in payment tool

Google Inc. is taking another stab at designing a game-changing mobile phone, this time by including a built-in payment system that could eventually enable the devices to replace credit cards.

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