San Francisco, US-based point-of-sale system provider Revel Systems integrated Bitcoin transactions into its payment platform to grant its customers access to the latest payment methods.
Munich, Germany-based firm Bragi launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to build wireless smart earphones called The Dash, which has sensors that can track fitness activity and vital signs.
Irvine, US-based startup Oculus VR took home the award for the Best Hardware Startup of the year during the 7th Annual Crunchies of TechCrunch for its breakthrough Oculus Rift VR headset.
Andrew Bocking, the Executive Vice President of BBM, exited Ontario, Canada-based smartphone and enterprise software maker BlackBerry, with the said division to be folded into Global Enterprise Solutions under the leadership of John Sims.
Illinois, US-based book retailing giant Barnes & Noble confirmed that it eliminated jobs across the company, but denied eliminating their Nook hardware engineering division, contrary to a report from Business Insider.
San Francisco, US-based startup Super.cc was launched by Aviary co-founder Michael Galpert to provide an automated way for busy people to add meetings, appointments, and other events to calendars and send out invites.
Oregon, US-based startup bRight Switch launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $115,500 for a prototype of a wall-fixed smart tablet that will replace the ordinary home light switch.
The Central Bank of Russia echoed its statement that the Ruble is the country's official currency, and being a money substitute, Bitcoin is now banned because it is reportedly used in illegal activities.
India-based travel booking website MakeMyTrip bought Amsterdam, Netherlands-based hotel booking portal EasyToBook in a deal valued at around $5 million to increase its revenue through online hotel bookings.
New York City, US-based smart flight finding mobile app Hit List exited the beta phase and is currently raising around $500,000 in its seed funding round.
Security researcher Jamie Sanches has discovered and exposed a weakness within California-US-based photo messaging app Snapchat that could allow hackers to freeze and crash a user's phone.
France-based cloud storage service HubiC now has an updated product offering that consists of a 25GB free storage, 100GB for $1.35 (€1) every month, and 10TB for a $13.50 (€10) monthly fee.
Barcelona, Spain-based startup Voz.io raised $150,000 in a seed funding round from Kima Ventures for the development of its browser-based call center business and user acquisition strategies.
Tokyo, Japan-based Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox announced on its site that it temporarily halted Bitcoin withdrawals to resolve a technical problem that arose from the increased withdrawal traffic.
American software company PressFriendly built a platform that works like a virtual PR team for startups and orient them on what they should do before sending a sales pitch to potential customers.