Coinbase ordered to give the IRS data on users trading more than $20,000

 Most digital currencies exist in a sort of twilight state just beyond the grasp of federal regulators, but the U.S. tax authority is starting to get savvy to this whole bitcoin thing. On Wednesday, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled that Coinbase must supply the IRS with identifying information on users who had more ...

Meet the man who deactivated Trump’s Twitter account

 As Twitter tries to figure out how to lock down the parts of its platform that enable harassment, as well as the spread of misleading information and illicit content, there have been a number of moments that highlight how the service, and its levers of control, are far from perfect. Read More Source: TechCrunch

NASA is gearing up a new rover for a mission to find evidence of life on Mars

 NASA is gearing up for its next mission to Mars with a more tricked-out, updated version of the Curiosity Mars rover, the agency announced recently. New hardware for the Mars 2020 mission includes seven new instruments, new wheels, a new drill to capture rock cores and a caching system with a miniature robotic arm to ...

Box is cash flow positive again, with 26% revenue growth

 Box posted its third-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. The cloud management business reported $129.3 million in revenue, up 26 percent from last year. This beat analyst estimates of $128.64 million. The company also reported an adjusted negative 13 cents per share, in line with Wall Street estimates. This compares to negative 14 cents ...

12 of the best baby tech gifts for the little ones in your life

 This baby tech gift guide is a new one for TechCrunch’s annual gift list but one that’s been on my mind for a little while now. Lately, I’ve been inundated with ads, tips, lists and articles of my own on items for baby in this modern tech age… so, I’ve scanned through it all, compiled ...

AWS in Vegas

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Don’t expect AWS to launch a blockchain service anytime soon

 Bitcoin may be reaching for new heights, but don’t expect AWS to launch a service that’s based on the underlying blockchain technology anytime soon. During a press conference at AWS’ annual re:Invent conference in Last Vegas, AWS CEO Andy Jassy took a question on his team’s plans for a blockchain service. Jassy seemed anything but ...

New York’s Attorney General sets up a page to report fraudulent FCC comments

 It’s no secret that among the millions of comments filed with the FCC regarding its plan to roll back net neutrality are a great deal of fake ones, some even using stolen identities. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been especially vocal about this problem, and since the FCC doesn’t seem to care, his ...

Andy Rubin takes leave from Essential, as reports of an improper relationship at Google surface

 Andy Rubin has taken a leave of absence from Essential. The phone maker’s founder and CEO will be taking time off from the company to “deal with personal matters,” a spokesman for the company confirmed with TechCrunch this morning. According to a statement, Rubin announced his intention at a board meeting earlier this month. “The ...

Amazon is previewing an IOT security service

 As one of its last announcement on a day chock-full with new tools and features, Amazon previewed a new security device for the internet of things. Called IOT Device Defender, the new service will monitor policies around devices to look for anomalies in device activity and support customized rules and auditing policies that a customer ...