13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

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This week’s tech news saw President Obama coding, the launch of the Samsung Gear VR, and Instagram surpassing Twitter in users. We give you our best articles from the week (12/6-12/12).

obama1. Barack Obama became the first president to code, writing a few lines of Javascript as part of the Hour Of Code, an event that encourages students to try just one hour of programming.

2. Uber was banned in New Delhi after a driver was arrested for raping his passenger. Uber is now facing legal action in India.

3. Columnist Jon Evans wrote an analysis about the Bitcoin community, and the battle that is brewing between competing cryptocurrencies.

4. Instagram now says 300 million people use its app every month. That makes Instagram officially bigger than Twitter, which had 284 million active users as of six weeks ago. The app also announced plans to strengthen its authenticity with verified badges…

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