Multiple Bitcoin debit card providers suspend service under orders of Visa

The Bitcoin community is reeling after several pre-paid crypto debit card providers abruptly suspended service. The companies affected include Bitwala, Cryptopay, Wirex, and TenX.These services allow individuals to spend cryptocurrencies — predominantly Bitcoin — in traditional brick-and-mortar establishments through a debit card issued by one of the major providers, Visa and MasterCard.Following an announcement from our card issuer on behalf of Visa Europe, Bitwala cards are taken out of operation starting today. Our team is holding an emergency meeting to

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Google Search Will No Longer Use Domains to Indicate Country Service by @MattGSouthern

Google search across desktop, mobile web, mobile apps, and Maps will no longer use country code top level domains (ccTLDs) to indicate where a user is searching from.Historically, Google has indicated the country service being access through the use of domains such as Google.ca, Google.nz, Google.com.br, and so on.Going forward the country service will automatically change based on location, without directing users to a different domain.Manually typing in a ccTLD will no longer bring users to the corresponding country service.

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Comcast will launch a wireless phone service in 2017

Reports surfaced late last year that Comcast, acting as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), intended to launch a branded wireless service that would piggyback on Verizon’s nationwide network of cell towers. Comcast, which earned the option in 2011 as part of a $3.6 billion spectrum licensing deal with Verizon, confirmed on Tuesday that it will indeed exercise the option. During a speaking engagement at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia investor conference on Tuesday, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said his company

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Samsung reportedly looking into offering Internet TV service

Samsung is said to be holding preliminary talks with media companies with regard to starting its own Internet television service. Sources familiar with the matter tell Bloomberg that Samsung has met with media companies to see how much they would charge to carry their networks via the Internet. One source said Samsung may be interested in offering the same collection of channels globally, rather than having region-specific bundles.If true, Samsung would join a growing list of companies interested in trying

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