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Ohio Becomes First U.S. State To Allow Businesses To Pay Taxes With Bitcoin

Ohio has just become the first U.S. state and one of the first governments in the world to allow businesses to pay taxes, including sales and public utility taxes, with bitcoin. State Treasurer Josh Mandel announced Monday that businesses can now register for the program through the website OhioCrypto.com, a portal that will, via a […]

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PC market flat, as Surface becomes a top-5 computer brand in the US

Enlarge / Clockwise, from the top left: Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2, Surface Headphones, Surface Pro 6. Microsoft Microsoft was the fifth-biggest PC maker in the US in the third quarter of this year, according to industry advisory firm Gartner. The top spot in the US belongs to HP, with about 4.5 million machines […]

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Ireland’s Abortion Referendum Becomes a Test for Facebook and Google

ImageIreland’s abortion referendum on Friday has turned into a test of whether Facebook and Google can prevent foreign meddling from swaying the outcome.CreditPaulo Nunes dos Santos for The New York Times Ireland’s Abortion Referendum Becomes a Test for Facebook and Google Major tech companies took steps to prevent foreign meddling online before voters in Ireland […]