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Technology Report: U.S. shuts down Silk Road 2.0 website, charges alleged owner

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U.S. shuts down Silk Road 2.0 website, charges alleged owner
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities said Thursday they have shut down the successor website to Silk Road, an underground online drug marketplace, and charged its alleged operator with conspiracy to commit drug trafficking, computer hacking, money laundering and other crimes.
Amazon launches a speaker you can talk to
(Reuters) - Do you want to talk to your speaker? Inc has launched "Amazon Echo", a speaker you leave on all day and give it voice directions, like Siri on an Apple Inc iPhone.
Texan charged in first bitcoin securities fraud Ponzi case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Texas man who operated Bitcoin Savings and Trust was charged on Thursday with bilking his investors, in what prosecutors called the first federal criminal securities fraud case arising from a bitcoin-related Ponzi scheme.
Apple blocks malware targeting products in China
(Reuters) - Apple Inc said it has identified and blocked malicious software applications targeting users in China.
Nvidia posts quarterly revenue above Wall Street expectations
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nvidia on Thursday posted higher fiscal third-quarter revenue above Wall Street's expectations as the graphics chipmaker focused more on cars and data centers.
Zynga's third-quarter bookings up on mobile efforts
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Zynga Inc's bookings rose 15 percent to $175 million in the third quarter, as the maker of "Farmville" set its mobile gaming push in motion with releases such as "New Words with Friends."
Facebook launches Ebola charity donation button
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said users would now have option to donate directly to various Ebola relief charities through a button at the top of their News Feeds.
Microsoft makes more Office features free on iPads
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Thursday said users of its Office suite of applications on Apple Inc's iPad would be able to create and edit documents for free instead of paying for a subscription, in a bid to capture more mobile users.
Sharp says China smartphone screen shipments may exceed target
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese display maker Sharp Corp, a supplier to Apple Inc, said its shipments of screens to Chinese smartphone makers may exceed its target for the fiscal year to next March as it expands its business to new models.
GT Advanced says SEC seeking information on stock trading
(Reuters) - GT Advanced Technology Inc said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has sought information from the company regarding trading of its shares dating back to January 2013.
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