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Turnabout is fair play: Bitcoins mined with Adafruit's miner used to buy Adafruit products

When the open-source hardware makers at Adafruit began taking Bitcoin as payment yesterday, among the first customers were some who had earned their Bitcoins using Adafruit's miner.

By Nov. 26, 2013


Rare-earth miner Molycorp acquires alloy maker

Molycorp, which plans to officially reopen its rare-earth mine in California this week, buys a company which can manufacture neodymium-based alloys for permanent magnets from the minerals it mines.

By Apr. 18, 2011


Rare earth element miner seeks to expand in U.S.

Molycorp Minerals seeks to reopen a California mine to extract rare earth elements, a group of metals used for magnets and batteries in hybrid vehicles, wind turbines, and other green technologies.

By Apr. 19, 2010


Headgear for that coal miner look

You may look like a twit, but it could help out in an emergency

By Mar. 6, 2007


'Brim Light,' for the coal miner in you

Another gadget to light up one's head.

By Sep. 14, 2007


As Android debut nears, Google's Miner stays mum

Google Android czar Rich Miner runs through the company's standard pitch (it's open!) for its mobile operating system at the Mobilize conference.

By Sep. 18, 2008


Sacramento Kings are first pro sports team to accept Bitcoin

The NBA franchise says it will use BitPay to process digital-currency payments for team merchandise and tickets starting March 1.

By Jan. 16, 2014


Rare-earth mining company replaces CEO amid SEC probe

Molycorp said Mark Smith's departure from the company, which mines minerals that are crucial ingredients for mobile phones, was unrelated to a regulatory investigation into the company's public disclosures.

By Dec. 11, 2012


King kills early titles to focus on hits like Candy Crush

The game maker reallocates its resources to place a bigger bet on its successful games and new titles.

By Aug. 12, 2013


Android needs more extras from networks, says founder

One of the inventors of Android has declared that manufacturers and networks should change the way Android works.

By Nov. 9, 2012