Google Is Developing Its Own Blockchain Technology

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Google is working on blockchain-related technology to support its cloud business and head off competition from emerging startups that use the heavily-hyped technology to operate online in new ways, according to people familiar with the situation. Companies use blockchain and other so-called digital ledgers to securely record transactions and process other data over the internetRead More

Alibaba’s Homecoming May Not Prove a Home Run

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The tech giant is mulling a listing in China to go alongside the one it already has in the U.S. That may not be much benefit to existing shareholders. Alibaba’s investors may feel excited about its plan to list on a mainland Chinese stock exchange. In reality, there may not be much to celebrate. Alibaba’sRead More

Valve to let developers pay to get games on Steam

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Valve is changing the way independent game makers can get their creations onto its Steam service. The existing system, called Greenlight, is to be replaced with a scheme called Steam Direct. Greenlight lets Steam users pledge support for games that Valve then helps appear on the service. Steam Direct will let developers get their gamesRead More

Apple Said to Work on Mac Chip That Would Lessen Intel Role

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Apple Inc. is designing a new chip for future Mac laptops that would take on more of the functionality currently handled by Intel Corp. processors, according to people familiar with the matter. The chip, which went into development last year, is similar to one already used in the latest MacBook Pro to power the keyboard’sRead More