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5 Members of Congress ‘Strongly Urge’ IRS to Update Bitcoin Tax Guidelines

5 Members of Congress ‘Strongly Urge’ IRS to Update Bitcoin Tax Guidelines

A group of U.S. legislators has asked the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide updated guidelines on how taxpayers should report profits associated with investing in bitcoin and other cryptocurrency assets.
Home sellers slash prices, especially in California

Home sellers slash prices, especially in California

After three years of soaring home prices, the heat is coming off the U.S. housing market. Home sellers are slashing prices at the highest rate in at least eight years, especially in the West, where the price gains were hottest.
Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization Bill, Making History In US Territory

Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization Bill, Making History In US Territory

With a governor's signature on Friday, the latest place to legalize marijuana in the U.S. isn't a state. It's the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)—a tiny Pacific territory with a population of just over 50,000.
The lines to buy a new iPhone on launch day are shorter than they were last year

The lines to buy a new iPhone on launch day are shorter than they were last year

For the past decade, Apple fans around the world have lined up for new iPhones on the first day they went on sale. The images are famous— people with tents and chairs and food, biding their time until they can buy the latest Apple gadgets. Some people even dressed up as the iPhone.
Meet Amazon's new Echo devices and Alexa hardware: Prices, features, release dates

Meet Amazon's new Echo devices and Alexa hardware: Prices, features, release dates

mazon has announced several -- and we do mean several -- new Alexa devices for you to consider. Here's what you need to know, including what they can do and when you can buy them. At a surprise event in Seattle, Amazon announced updates to a few Echo-branded devices and unveiled what seems like a dozen entirely new Alexa products.
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLANS U.N. MEETING TO RAMP UP THE INTERNATIONAL DRUG WAR

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLANS U.N. MEETING TO RAMP UP THE INTERNATIONAL DRUG WAR

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION will open a week of high-level meetings at the United Nations General Assembly in New York with a drug policy event featuring President Donald Trump. Invites to the event are being doled out only to those countries that have signed on to a controversial,
Sale-leaseback platform EasyKnock secures funding

Sale-leaseback platform EasyKnock secures funding

Real estate tech companies continue to draw huge amounts of financing. EasyKnock, touted as the first institutionalized sale leaseback residential platform, closed $3.5 million seed financing. The round, announced Wednesday, came in addition to new debt financing of $100 million.
Apple has done the best job avoiding blowback from Trump and lawmakers: Roger McNamee

Apple has done the best job avoiding blowback from Trump and lawmakers: Roger McNamee

Apple has been more successful than others in Silicon Valley in avoiding policy blowbacks from President Donald Trump and lawmakers, according to Roger McNamee, an early investor in Google and Facebook.
Customers begin lining up at Apple stores for Apple Watch Series 4 & iPhone XS

Customers begin lining up at Apple stores for Apple Watch Series 4 & iPhone XS

Ahead of the official release of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 tomorrow, customers have started lining up at Apple stores around the world. Images shared on Instagram and Twitter show queues forming in Australia, Singapore, and other countries.
Apartment listing platform Zumper raises $46 million, plans to hire 50 in San Francisco

Apartment listing platform Zumper raises $46 million, plans to hire 50 in San Francisco

Apartment rental listing platform Zumper plans to hire 50 or more employees in the San Francisco Bay Area over the next six months, with a $46 million in a Series C funding round led by media giant Axel Springer, the company announced Tuesday.


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