Here are today's top stories from Tech News Today for February 25, 2014:
- Mobile World Congress is well into Day Two. So far, we’ve seen a few rumors confirmed and a few surprises. Read more at cnet.com.
- Google is working hard to make the world safe for Google Glass. The company is lobbying state officials to stop them from banning Google Glass behind the wheel. All this raises the question: Is driving while wearing Google Glass dangerous? Read more at gigaom.com.
- Bitcoin is under attack. The bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, which is based in Japan, is offline after it reportedly experience a theft of all its bitcoins. The site issued a statement a couple hours ago that say they’ve decided to quote: “close all transactions for the time being in order to protect the site and our users.” And separately a virus called Pony is stealing bitcoins. The security firm Trustwave said the Pony botnet has nabbed about 85 virtual bitcoin wallets, and also those from other digital currencies. Read more at engadget.com.
- LinkedIn is trying to become the first major US social network to launch a Chinese-language version. Read more at wsj.com.
- Television broadcasters told the Supreme Court today in a court filing that Aereo quote: “threatens the very existence of broadcast television we know it.” Aereo is a New York City based company that enables customers to watch live and time-shifted TV by renting each one of them a tiny antenna from which the video is streamed. Read more at wsj.com.
For insight, analysis, and discussion of these topics and more, check out Tech News Today for February 25, 2014.