Data Sheet—Friday, November 7, 2014

By November 7, 2014 Bitcoin Entertainment
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The F.B.I. seized the successor to the Silk Road, a "dark web" site used for drug trade via Bitcoin. The alleged operator is 26 years old. Wired

Michael Dell and Silver Lake Management "have made a paper gain of at least 90 percent on their investment" in Dell. Bloomberg

Spyware, a.k.a. "intrusion software," lands on the EU's list of technologies that could be used for military applications. The Guardian

LinkedIn engineers spin out to launch a startup called Confluent that will focus on Apache Kafka, a piece of software that underpins data feeds at companies such as Netflix and Goldman Sachs. Fortune

Twitter will open a sales office in Hong Kong. The service has been blocked in China since 2009. WSJ

Nvidia's quarterly earnings beat expectations. The company makes, in its own words, "visual computing platforms." ZDNet

High-frequency online ad trading is a thing, and success is measured in billions of dollars. Bloomberg

Aereo lays off most, but not all, of its employees. But the over-the-air TV service insists it's not dead. Gigaom

LivingSocial, the once-popular deals service, does the same thing. Re/code

Microsoft Office for Android takes another step forward. It's expected to land on Google's mobile operating system next year. ZDNet

Ali Rowghani, formerly of Pixar and Twitter, joins Y Combinator. TechCrunch

Michael Dell and Silver Lake Management "have made a paper gain of at least 90 percent on their investment" in Dell.  Bloomberg

Spyware, a.k.a. "intrusion software," lands on the EU’s list of technologies that could be used for military applications.  The Guardian LinkedIn […]

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