Facebook rolls out 'nearby friends' feature

2014-04-18 10:03

Facebook has begun rolling out a feature allowing users of its mobile app to use smartphone location to discover friends near them.

Fired Yahoo exec gets $58m severance package

2014-04-17 10:10

Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer has left the company with a severance package of $58m, even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.

Google, Facebook bring world internet in the skies

2014-04-16 11:00

The shortest path to the internet for some may be through the skies as internet giants spread the online gospel to hard-to-reach regions.

Google buys solar-powered drone maker

2014-04-15 13:00

Google has announced that it is acquiring Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that could be used to boost Internet access to remote areas.

Turkey keeps YouTube ban despite court rulings

2014-04-10 13:00

Turkish authorities have defied court orders and reaffirmed a ban on YouTube imposed after the posting of illicit recordings of top secret security talks.

Touching YouTube video highlights plight of disabled

2014-04-09 12:03

A campaign to highlight the plight of disabled people has garnered over 14 million views on YouTube.

Tech giants rush into original TV

2014-04-09 08:25

Following the success of Netflix and a fresh push by Amazon in online video, the latest players looking to get into the gold rush may be Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL.

Internet companies' growth spooks Americans

2014-04-07 15:05

The personal data gathering abilities of Google, Facebook and other tech companies have sparked growing unease among Americans.

Grumpy Cat celebrates 2nd birthday

2014-04-05 16:59

The top dog in internet cat stardom, known for her downward smile and bugged-out baby blues, spent her birthday touring New York City with an entourage worthy of Hollywood.

Orange trials Cape Town Wi-Fi

2014-04-04 11:29

A new Wi-Fi service is being trialled in Cape Town with a view to rolling out a programme targeted primarily at tourists who visit South Africa.

Mozilla CEO resigns after furore over gay rights

2014-04-04 07:29

Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO and leaving the company following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California.

Election map shows ANC support loss

2014-04-02 12:00

The support for the African National Congress has fallen significantly over the last five years.

100% SA broadband by 2020 'not going to happen'

2014-03-28 14:11

South Africa will not get 100% mobile broadband coverage by 2020, but the reason has nothing to do with spectrum, says an industry insider.

Carrim welcomes Usaasa probe

2014-03-27 19:14

Communication Minister Yunus Carrim has welcomed a Special Investigating Unit probe on the Universal Service and Access Agency of SA.

Iceland gets own cyber coins

2014-03-25 21:21

Iceland has grown a little richer, at least in cyberspace, with the launch of a virtual currency its pseudonymous founder hopes will circumvent the island's capital controls.

Google Glass goes stylish with Ray Ban deal

2014-03-25 17:04

Google is joining forces with the frame giant behind Ray-Ban and other brands to create and sell Glass internet-linked eyewear in the US.

Disney in $500m YouTube deal

2014-03-25 11:03

Disney says it is buying YouTube channel operator Maker Studios as the family entertainment giant seeks to stay in front of younger viewers.

Apple in talks about streaming TV - report

2014-03-24 07:26

Apple is in talks with US cable and internet giant Comcast about a streaming-television service that would use an Apple set top box, a report says.

Control of internet in spotlight

2014-03-21 15:11

Stakeholders are planning to discuss the future of the internet after the US said it will hand over stewardship of its technical operations to a global group.

Google slams US spying as threat to democracy

2014-03-20 07:29

Google co-founder Larry Page has condemned US government snooping on the internet as a threat to democracy.

Free Wi-Fi for the City of Tshwane

2014-03-19 10:34

Project Isizwe by the City of Tshwane, South Africa, plans to provide the city with free Wi-Fi by 2016.

3 internet trends for the near future

2014-03-17 13:41

The internet is at a crossroads: On the one hand it is growing to connect more people to the world wide web, but on the other hand, concerns about privacy grow.

Google launches Street View trip of Grand Canyon

2014-03-14 09:29

Google has taken its all-seeing eyes on a trip that few experience: The Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.


German media boss: I'm scared of Google

2014-04-17 10:40

The head of Germany's biggest media company says he is afraid of Google and wants the company to become more transparent.

China jails blogger in 'rumour' crackdown

2014-04-17 07:29

A Chinese court has jailed a blogger for three years, the first person to be sentenced in a government-led crackdown on so-called internet rumours.

South Korea blocks adultery website

2014-04-16 07:29

South Korea has blocked the newly launched Korean version of the global adultery hook-up site Ashley Madison, saying that it threatened family values.

Oscar not accepting responsibility dominates coverage

2014-04-10 22:12

Most of the online conversation about the Pistorius trial was dominated by prosecutor Gerrie Nel's accusations that Pistorius failed to take responsibility for his actions.

Physicist wins tech prize for data storage

2014-04-09 14:40

tuart Parkin has won the €1m ($1.3m) Millennium Technology Prize for discoveries leading to a thousand-fold increase in digital data storage on magnetic disks.

Tshwane free Wi-Fi project 'best in Africa'

2014-04-09 10:00

The free Wi-Fi rollout in the City of Tshwane is going according to plan, despite moans from critics, says an NGO.

'Nkandla Style' rocks on YouTube

2014-04-08 14:00

The scandal surrounding President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead may be become a political football, but it continues to enjoy popularity on YouTube.

A difficult breakup between US, internet

2014-04-07 12:05

A plan that would see the US relinquish its key oversight role for the internet to the 'global multistakeholder community' may be more difficult to fulfill then previously realised.

Internet safety for schools

2014-04-04 14:52

The increase in technical advancement in schools has sparked a massive debate with regards to the internet.

Google pays Italy fine over Street View

2014-04-04 08:30

Google has paid a €1m ($1.4m) fine imposed by Italy's data protection watchdog over Street Cars complaints

Amazon steps up TV push with video device

2014-04-03 15:52

Amazon has stepped up its battle for US television viewers, unveiling a new media streaming device touted as simplifying the experience of watching video online.

Protests over anti-gay-marriage tech CEO

2014-04-01 11:01

The appointment of a new CEO by the company that makes the Firefox web browser has prompted board members to quit, a Twitter frenzy, and other online protests because he supported California's former gay marriage ban.

Facebook launches internet everywhere lab

2014-03-28 12:21

Facebook is giving more details about its effort to connect remote parts of the world to the internet - and it involves drones, lasers and satellites.

Online retail challenge

2014-03-26 10:11

As online shopping potential rises, shoppers remain wary, says Arthur Goldstuck.

Twitter ban sparks 'arms race' with tech savvy Turks

2014-03-25 17:49

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan rails against Twitter as part of a plot to blacken him and portray his Turkey as corrupt; but Turks in growing numbers are exploring ever more innovative ways to beat his ban.

Clinton-to-space laptop up for auction

2014-03-25 14:21

A more than 15-year old laptop doesn't go for much on eBay - unless it's the one Bill Clinton used to send the first ever US presidential e-mail.

Google partners with frame maker for internet eyewear

2014-03-25 07:57

Google is joining forces with the frame giant behind Ray-Ban and other brands to create and sell glass internet-linked eyewear in the US.

Cellphones rocket Bhutan into Information Age

2014-03-24 08:32

The introduction of cellphones and internet technology has revolutionised Bhutan as the country, that only got its first TV sets in 1999, races toward an internet-linked population.

Obama reassures internet CEOs on tech privacy

2014-03-22 11:55

President Barack Obama has assured leading internet and tech executives that his administration is committed to protecting people’s privacy.

SA has a 'right' to cheap data

2014-03-20 12:00

Data cost remains a barrier to many South Africans accessing the internet and reducing that cost should be the priority, an industry insider insists.

Washington Post expands digital access

2014-03-19 13:41

The Washington Post has said it would offer free digital access to its news offerings to subscribers of six newspapers in other parts of the US.

Facebook saved me from my husband

2014-03-17 16:00

A Kentucky woman used Facebook to save her from a brutal bout of domestic violence, she believes it might have saved her life

Web revolution could hit trademarks

2014-03-17 09:32

The mass expansion of internet domain names could cause havoc for the defence of trademarks in cyberspace, the UN's intellectual property body has warned.

Facebook saved me from my husband

2014-03-14 15:08

A Kentucky woman used Facebook to save her from a brutal bout of domestic violence. She believes it might have saved her life

Pope first anniversary tweet from retreat

2014-03-13 21:04

Pope Francis has marked the first anniversary of his election as head of the Roman Catholic Church with a tweet from his retreat.

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