Bitcoin recently passed the $6,000 mark for the first time and on Wednesday it reached a new record of around $6,600. With its latest 6.5% rise, the currency has reached a market cap of $110 billion. It's done very well in recent months and has increased substantially this year.
Virgin has formed yet another private space company, Vox Space. This new entity, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Virgin Orbit, is focused on carrying out launches for government contracts. It'll work with the US and some other foreign countries.
Opposition from local residents towards the creation of new Apple data center in Ireland has been tossed out by the legal system. Two residents were pursuing an appeal to the High Court, but their appeal has been refused. It appears Apple may finally move forward.
Microsoft has grown the HoloLens' availability, giving people access to the mixed reality product in 29 new markets. The device can now be ordered in 39 regions. All of the new regions are in Europe, but we don't know when units will ship nor do we have local pricing.
Brazil's ridehailing bill has taken a turn that's more favorable to companies like Uber. Officials in the country have removed some of the legislation's strictest rules, such as a requirement that all ridehailing drivers must own the vehicle they're using.
Disney is coming out with a streaming service that has an adequately strong library to attract up to 30 million subscribers over the next ten years, says Morgan Stanley. If it reaches that figure, the service may end up worth $20 billion to $25 billion by 2028.
Razer is planning an initial public offering in Hong Kong and now that we know its price range, the company could raise up to $550 million. It filed to go public during the summer and now it has confirmed it'll offer 1,063,600,000 shares at $0.38 to $0.51.
For whatever reason, Best Buy thought it was a good idea to list the iPhone X for $100 more than its retail price. When this higher price was noticed, the retailer received a large amount of backlash, with people arguing consumers could accidentally pay more than necessary.
In response to reduced consumer privacy protection from the federal government, states have moved to add privacy protections, but ISPs are pushing to get rid of those regulations. Verizon is pressuring the FCC to use its power to ban states from protecting privacy.
Alphabet's autonomous vehicle division Waymo decided to abandon work on partial self-driving safety features due to drivers frequently falling asleep, meaning they'd be incapable of safely taking over. CEO John Krafcik described the issue while speaking with Reuters.
GM's Cruise division has invited people to an autonomous vehicle event on November 28, though it's unknown what the company plans to reveal. It may allow people to experience its autonomous ridehailing service, which is currently only open to Cruise employees in San Francisco.
Super Mario Run for Android and iOS has been downloaded two hundred million times, but it hasn't generated an "acceptable profit" for Nintendo, says the company's latest earnings report. More detailed stats on how many of those downloads became paying users weren't shared.
Tesla has been unable to produce its desired number of Model 3 vehicles thus far due to delays within the Gigafactory, says Panasonic CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga. On Tuesday, Tsuga shared some information about what's been going on with the lower-cost electric vehicle.
Super Mario Odyssey has debuted on the market with an even faster sales rate that Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nintendo's latest financial report reveals the game surpassed two million sales in only three days. For comparison, the latest Zelda title took a month to reach 2.7m.
The reach of Russia's misinformation campaign during the 2016 US election was substantial. Recode reports Facebook will tell a Senate committee that 126 million users in the US saw posts, stores, or other content from Russia-linked groups. It's only publicly shared the ad reach.
The FCC's Lifeline program assists people below the poverty line in gaining access to phones and the internet. According to Ars Technica, chairman Ajit Pai wants to cap Lifeline spending, though an exact budget restriction wasn't mentioned. Lifeline covers phones and broadband.
Nintendo moved 2 million units of its new SNES Classic mini console in just one month, the company has announced. It became available for $80 at the end of September and has so far attracted a significant amount of consumer interest, much like the NES Classic from 2016.
Sony updated its PlayStation 4 shipment count in its earnings report for Q3 2017, revealing it has now shipped 67.5 million units globally since the console was released. That figure was reached with the addition of 4.2 million shipments during Q3, up from 3.9 million.
Samsung has posted another record profit and as has often been the case, strong chip sales were a major contributing factor. During the third quarter it had $12.92 billion in profit from $55.18 billion in revenue. Revenue was up 30%. Its semiconductor business did very well.
All of Sony's divisions were able to report profits during the third quarter, with the exception of one: Sony Mobile. Due to a lack of sales and an increase in expenses tied to the price of raw materials, Sony's mobile division reported a loss of $22.1 million.