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NASA to examine commercializing Mars communication relays

arstechnica.com — Today, NASA announced that it's issuing a Request for Information that seeks parties, either academic or commercial, who are willing to set up a communications relay orbiting Mars. Should the agency like the information it gets, it could extend its current fee-for-service approach well beyond Earth's orbit.

Bitcoins.com domain auction cancelled after judge’s restraining order

arstechnica.com — Further Reading Former Bitcoin exchange holds bitcoins.com domain and trademarks in Japan, EU. Heritage Auctions, the Texas company orchestrating the Bitcoins.com sale, pulled the auction listing on Wednesday afternoon, stating: "This lot has been withdrawn from this auction. Bids are no longer accepted and previous bids are cancelled."