Israel says it will regard cryptocurrencies as “a property, not a currency”, making them subject to capital gains tax, as well as VAT in some cases (CoinDesk)

February 19, 2018

CoinDesk: Israel says it will regard cryptocurrencies as “a property, not a currency”, making them subject to capital gains tax, as well as VAT in some cases  —  Israel’s government confirmed Monday that it would treat bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a kind of property for tax purposes. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Flight Sim Company Embeds Malware To Steal Pirates’ Passwords

TorrentFreak: Flight sim company FlightSimLabs has found itself in trouble after installing malware onto users’ machines as an anti-piracy measure. Code embedded in its A320-X module contained a mechanism for detecting ‘pirate’ serial numbers distributed on The Pirate Bay, which then triggered a process through which the company stole usernames and passwords from users’ web browsers. Read more of this story at Slashdot. Source: www.slashdot.org

February 19, 2018
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Virgin Hyperloop One is Coming To India

Hyperloop is coming to India. From a report: The western-central Indian state of Maharashta plans to build a Virgin Hyperloop track between Pune and Mumbai, British entrepreneur and Virgin boss Richard Branson announced on Monday in a blog post. Virgin Hyperloop One will start by building a demo track, with the aim of eventually supporting 150 million passenger trips per year. It should reduce the 2.5-hour car journey or 3-hour…

February 19, 2018
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Virgin Hyperloop One is Coming To India

Hyperloop is coming to India. From a report: The western-central Indian state of Maharashta plans to build a Virgin Hyperloop track between Pune and Mumbai, British entrepreneur and Virgin boss Richard Branson announced on Monday in a blog post. Virgin Hyperloop One will start by building a demo track, with the aim of eventually supporting 150 million passenger trips per year. It should reduce the 2.5-hour car journey or 3-hour…

February 19, 2018
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Virgin Hyperloop One is Coming To India

Hyperloop is coming to India. From a report: The western-central Indian state of Maharashta plans to build a Virgin Hyperloop track between Pune and Mumbai, British entrepreneur and Virgin boss Richard Branson announced on Monday in a blog post. Virgin Hyperloop One will start by building a demo track, with the aim of eventually supporting 150 million passenger trips per year. It should reduce the 2.5-hour car journey or 3-hour…

February 19, 2018
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Microsoft Stops Pushing Notifications To Windows 7 and 8 Phones

The end of Microsoft’s Windows Phone project has been a long time coming, and now there’s another nail in the coffin. From a report: Microsoft is ending support for all push notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 starting Tuesday, February 20th. According to Microsoft’s blog post, in addition to the discontinuation of push notifications, live tiles will no longer be updated and the find my phone feature…

February 19, 2018
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Microsoft Stops Pushing Notifications To Windows 7 and 8 Phones

The end of Microsoft’s Windows Phone project has been a long time coming, and now there’s another nail in the coffin. From a report: Microsoft is ending support for all push notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 starting Tuesday, February 20th. According to Microsoft’s blog post, in addition to the discontinuation of push notifications, live tiles will no longer be updated and the find my phone feature…

February 19, 2018
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Microsoft Stops Pushing Notifications To Windows 7 and 8 Phones

The end of Microsoft’s Windows Phone project has been a long time coming, and now there’s another nail in the coffin. From a report: Microsoft is ending support for all push notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 starting Tuesday, February 20th. According to Microsoft’s blog post, in addition to the discontinuation of push notifications, live tiles will no longer be updated and the find my phone feature…

February 19, 2018
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Wikipedia Zero, which partnered with 97 mobile carriers in 72 countries to provide 800M+ users access to Wikipedia at no data cost, is being discontinued (Manish Singh)

February 19, 2018

Manish Singh: Wikipedia Zero, which partnered with 97 mobile carriers in 72 countries to provide 800M+ users access to Wikipedia at no data cost, is being discontinued  —  In an unexpected development, the Wikimedia Foundation announced on Friday that it is discontinuing Wikipedia Zero … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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