Mercari e-commerce site bans listing of currency for sale

Apr 25, 2017

Mercari e-commerce site bans listing of currency for sale

Mercari, a mobile e-commerce site that matches individual buyers and sellers, has banned sellers from listing cash after the site operator discovered that ¥10,000 notes were being sold at a higher value. According to officials of the Japanese startup virtual market place, which mainly ...

Taiwan's 'hacker minister' reshaping digital democracy

/ Apr 24, 2017

Taiwan's 'hacker minister' reshaping digital democracy

Taiwan’s “digital minister,” Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she’s a “civic hacker” who like a locksmith uses specialized skills to help rather than harm. Appointed by leaders hoping to better connect with young voters ...

Million-dollar teachers: Cashing in by selling their lessons

/ Apr 16, 2017

Million-dollar teachers: Cashing in by selling their lessons

Miss Kindergarten is in the million-dollar club. So are Lovin Lit, the Moffatt Girls and about a dozen other teacher-entrepreneurs who are spinning reading, math, science and social studies into gold by selling their lesson plans online to fellow teachers around the world. Despite ...

/ Apr 16, 2017

Computer pioneer Robert W. Taylor dies at 85

Robert W. Taylor, who was instrumental in creating the internet and the modern personal computer, has died. He was 85. Taylor, who had Parkinson’s disease, died Thursday at his home in the San Francisco Peninsula community of Woodside, his son, Kurt Taylor, told the ...

/ Apr 5, 2017

YouTube unveils India mobile app for spotty internet signals

Alphabet Inc.’s Google said Tuesday it would roll out a mobile YouTube application designed for India, boosting the search company’s presence in a burgeoning market with spotty internet access. Since the fall, Google has been conducting extensive tests in India of YouTube Go, which ...