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Japan, South Korea drive global bitcoin prices as retail investor pile in

HONG KONG Japanese and South Korean buying helped drive the price of bitcoin to an all-time high this week, with the digital currency more than doubling its value since the start of the year, analysts and market practitioners said on Friday.

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Global chat platform Kik to launch digital currency

NEW YORK Kik Interactive, which created the chat platform Kik, said on Thursday it was launching a crypto-currency or token called Kin that would enable customers to use a whole range of digital services.

May 25 2017

Newly discovered vulnerability raises fears of another WannaCry

SINGAPORE A newly found flaw in widely used networking software leaves tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack similar to that caused by WannaCry, which infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide, cybersecurity researchers said on Thursday.

Cybersecurity May 25 2017

Some Uber and Lyft riders are giving up their own cars: Reuters/Ipsos poll

SAN FRANCISCO Wally Nowinski got his first car when he turned 16 in Michigan, the home of the U.S. auto industry. But after two years of living in New York City, he sold his wheels, using ride services, carsharing and bike sharing to get around. | Video

U.S., May 25 2017

Google's AlphaGo clinches series win over Chinese Go master

SHANGHAI Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, beat Chinese Go master Ke Jie for a second time on Thursday, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in a best of three series meant to test the limits of computers in taking on humans at complex tasks. | Video

May 25 2017

China's Dahua Tech plans up to $1 billion Hong Kong share sale: sources

HONG KONG China's Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co Ltd , a maker of security products, is planning to raise as much as $1 billion through a share offering in Hong Kong, three people with direct knowledge of the move told Reuters.

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