AllThingsD Week in Review: WhatsApp vs. Bullshit Metrics and Apple’s Tearjerker Ad

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.

AllThingsD Week in Review: Nokia’s Android Phone, Bitcoin Funding and Facebook the Newspaper

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.


Authorities See Worth of Bitcoin

Senior U.S. law-enforcement and regulatory officials said they see benefits in digital forms of money and are making progress in tackling its risks. The price of bitcoin, the most common virtual currency, soared to a record following the comments.

Don’t Regulate Me, Bro! Social Casino Companies Band Together to “Inform” Lawmakers.

The social casino gaming trade group ISGA wants to stop government regulation before it can start. Whether it’s going to start is another question.

IGT Not Deterred by Zynga Scrapping Real-Money Gambling Plans

“What Zynga’s finding out is that breaking into real-currency wagers is a difficult thing.”


Largest Bitcoin Exchange Halts U.S. Dollar Withdrawals

Mt. Gox, the world’s largest bitcoin trading exchange, said it has halted withdrawals of customer funds in U.S. dollars as it makes systems improvements.

When Do Mobile Games Ditch Free-to-Play? When They’re Made to Babysit.

In-app purchases can rake in the dough … and for games targeted at children, that’s a problem.


Promise and Peril of Virtual Currencies

The crackdown on money-transfer service Liberty Reserve highlights the growing challenges virtual currencies face as they gain wider use among businesses and consumers.

What’s Amazon’s Master Plan for Coins?

Notional currency redeemable only at Amazon!

Cash Isn't King–Liquidity Is