Amazon surprises with profit

2015-01-30 13:20

Amazon has surprised the market with a quarterly profit far better than anticipated for the online giant.

Judge bans Uber taxi service

2014-12-09 18:19

A judge has banned the popular US cellphone-based taxi service Uber from operating in Spain, following similar attempted moves in several other countries.

Naspers ties up with rivals to boost online offering

2014-11-14 09:27

Media firm Naspers will join forces with Singapore Press Holdings and two Norwegian companies to accelerate its e-commerce businesses in emerging markets.

My online tribe

2014-05-16 11:00

Where do we look for support, advice and a feeling of belonging? To our online communities, says this mom.

Amazon offers staff $5 000 to quit

2014-04-13 12:13

Online retailer Amazon is offering employees who aren't happy working for the growing company $5 000 to quit.

Bitcoin creator Nakamoto found

2014-03-06 21:05

Newsweek says it has found the enigmatic creator of the online currency bitcoin, a reclusive Japanese-American physicist and model train fan whose name is actually Satoshi Nakamoto.

Apple files appeal in e-book antitrust case

2014-02-26 18:23

Apple has filed an appeal against a judge's finding that it violated antitrust laws by manipulating electronic book prices, stating this "is a radical departure" from modern antitrust laws.

China tightens regulations for online films

2014-01-23 19:00

China has tightened regulations for online films, which is a more freewheeling genre than traditional films.

Uproar as Google renames Berlin Square to Adolf Hitler- Platz

2014-01-14 13:08

Google Maps has apologised after renaming a major square in Berlin to its Nazi-era name Adolf Hitler- Platz.

Cyber violence is on the rise

2013-12-05 15:00

The internet is not always a safe place, especially when predators lurk digital platforms to abuse women and children.

Shopping apps proliferate

2013-11-25 18:49

Shoppers who want to avoid long lines to nab a deal during Black Friday in the US can download new apps that will let them shop for bargains from the comfort of their home.

Think you know what your child's up to online?

2013-10-31 19:49

Parents underestimate the exposure of a child surfing the internet to bullying and sexual content, highlighting the generation gap, a study shows.

Breastfeeding on Instagram

2013-10-19 13:00

There are moms who proudly breastfeed and want to share it with the world.

British universities go online

2013-09-18 22:02

Dozens of British universities have began offering free online courses through a collective portal, joining a global trend.

Virtual mom club

2013-08-23 13:59

Having friends online can be as much of a support system as real life friends.

US tells Apple to cut e-book ties

2013-08-02 18:52

The US Department of Justice says that tech giant Apple must cut its ties with five e-book publishers after it was found guilty of price-fixing.

Netflix adds PS3 virtual assistant

2013-06-28 22:15

Netflix has introduced a chatty virtual assistant named 'Max' to help people find on-demand films or television shows at the service using PlayStation 3 consoles.

Zombie parents, zombie kids

2013-06-05 14:35

Are parents who are tech addicts raising their kids to be junkies, too?

Twitter a popular source for vaccination info

2013-05-31 08:23

More and more people are turning to Twitter to glean information about vaccines, research shows.

Germany's Bild to introduce paywall

2013-05-27 20:16

Germany's top-selling tabloid and Europe's biggest, Bild, will introduce a paywall next month.

Censors increasingly take aim at Google

2013-04-25 22:32

Google has released data showing that requests by governments to censor the internet giant's content have hit new heights, with Brazil and the United States leading the way.

Arabs urged to fight extremism online

2013-03-13 21:02

Arab interior ministers have been advised to confront the spread of extremism through social media networks with their own cyber knowhow.

Gaming with your kids

2013-02-06 15:11

Playing video with your kids could help bring you closer together.


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Infographic: WhatsApp turns 5

2014-11-25 10:56

This infographic tracks how WhatsApp became one of the world's most favourite messaging tool.

Egypt arrests orphanage head over torture

2014-08-04 20:48

The head of a Cairo orphanage has been arrested after a video showing him allegedly beating young children triggered outrage on social media.

TripAdvisor to buy French restaurant booking engine

2014-05-07 17:58

US giant TripAdvisor is acquiring France's LaFourchette, an online restaurant booking site with a network of more than 12 000 restaurants in Europe.

5 easy ways to manage your online reputation

2014-03-07 11:08

With the rise and dominance of social networking tools, a person or even a company's reputation can be made or broken online.

Mobile world prods tablets to get off the sofa

2014-02-27 09:45

Bigger than a telephone yet smaller than a personal computer, tablets were supposed to usher in a new world of mobility; yet they have hardly budged off the couch.

Online travel bookings: consumers want more security

2014-02-18 10:33

Research conducted by online travel agency, Travelstart shows what online consumers want when it comes to booking travel online.

Two bitcoin exchange operators charged

2014-01-28 05:30

Two men who operate bitcoin exchange businesses have been charged with money laundering for helping drug merchants exchange $1 million in cash for bitcoins.

Philippines - 'source' for child cybersex

2014-01-17 23:00

The Philippines has rapidly become a key hub of the billion-dollar global child cybersex industry, with operators aided by widespread poverty and legal loopholes.

Cyber violence is on the rise

2014-01-07 12:00

The internet is not always a safe place, especially when predators lurk digital platforms to abuse women and children.

Cyber violence is on the rise

2013-12-04 16:19

The internet is not always a safe place, especially when predators lurk digital platforms to abuse women and children.

Romance across the race divide

2013-11-06 05:00

A new study of internet dating suggests that racial barriers to romance are not as insurmountable as we might suppose.

Gaming with your kids

2013-10-20 11:00

Playing video with your kids could help bring you closer together.

Quitting smoking easier for social media users

2013-09-30 11:37

People who spend a lot of time on health related social networking sites are more likely to abstain from smoking with success, research shows.

Bitcoin could become a country's currency

2013-09-17 21:11

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, currently making headlines with plans to launch a Bitcoin fund, say that they could see the digital currency becoming a country's official money.

US bids to rein in iTunes

2013-08-02 22:31

The US Department of Justice has launched a bid to more tightly regulate Apple's wildly lucrative iTunes storefront, after the tech giant lost a price-fixing case.

Cellphone addicts often unfit

2013-07-11 07:04

People who are constantly checking their smartphones have been shown to be less active and have poor fitness, a study shows.

Social media boosts organ donor registration

2013-06-18 08:13

By pushing the need for organ donors in the social media, researchers noted a 21-fold boost in the number of people who registered themselves as organ donors in a single day.

World newspapers mull paywalls

2013-06-03 08:48

Global newspaper chiefs have some rare good news to share after years of slumping print sales and advertising revenues.

Singapore to regulate online news

2013-05-28 15:54

Websites that regularly report on Singapore including 'Yahoo! News' will have to get a licence putting them on par with newspapers and television news outlets.

Teens are sharing more online

2013-05-22 09:33

Teenagers are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites, but taking steps to protect their privacy online, a study shows.

Why people quit Facebook

2013-05-06 08:23

A new study examines why people quit - and come back - to the "global aquarium".

Ranting on websites just makes you angrier

2013-03-25 07:57

Research shows that over the long term your online rants may be making you less happy and more angry.

Breastfeeding on Instagram

2013-02-19 15:49

There are moms who proudly breastfeed and want to share it with the world.

Microsoft, Google shopping bunfight

2012-12-02 19:03

Just in time for the festive season, Microsoft and Google have become embroiled in a bitter dispute over who is the fairest of them all for online shopping.

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