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Briefly: Bloomberg Bitcoin ticker testing, Defense Mobile revealed

updated 07:58 pm EDT, Sun August 11, 2013

Bloomberg said to be internally testing Bitcoin ticker for terminals

Bloomberg is reportedly testing a ticker for Bitcoin, for use on its terminals. The ticker, listed as XBT according to BTC Geek, is currently available only to Bloomberg employees, and is said to use at least two bitcoin exchanges as sources for its pricing. Though not usable by Bloomberg terminal customers, the apparent tracking gives more legitimacy to the virtual currency, and could be offered in the future.

Defense Mobile to provide Sprint LTE access to members of military, launching 2014

A new carrier hopes to provide a service tailored towards active-duty officers and enlisted personnel of the US military, as well as veterans and reserves. Defense Mobile will offer service using Sprint's 4G LTE network to its users when it launches next year, writes GigaOm, with the carrier already touting plans starting from $20 per month, family share plans for $60, and a number of flagship smartphones loaded with branch-specific apps. Defense Mobile aims to launch next year.



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