French panel moots taxes on smartphones, tablets
A report by a French expert panel published on Monday recommended imposing taxes on smartphones and tablets but rejected a call for search engine Google to be charged for linking to media content.
Dutch family sues Facebook over 'like' button patent
The heirs of a Dutch Internet inventor are suing Facebook for allegedly infringing his patents with the US social networking site's "like" and "share" buttons, court documents seen on Monday said.
Soft spot for streaming video lifts Netflix, rivals
Consumers' insatiable love affair with streaming video - at home and on the go - is at the heart of Netflix's rebound and the continued rise of its competition.
Orange 'forces Google' to pay for mobile traffic
The head of French telecoms operator Orange said on Wednesday it had been able to impose a deal on Google to compensate it for the vast amounts of traffic sent across its networks.
Researchers find blocking Internet pirating sites is not effective
Web access battles brew before UN conference
(AP)—An upcoming U.N. gathering about Internet oversight is raising alarms from a broad coalition of critics, including the U.S., tech giants such as Google and rights groups, concerned that changes could ...
BCE resubmits Astral bid to broadcast regulator
(AP)—Canada's largest telecommunications company, BCE Inc., resubmitted a bid to the country's broadcast regulator to buy Astral Media Inc. for $3.38 billion, the companies said Monday.
Microsoft applies for patent on technology to count users watching streamed content
US says will oppose major revisions of global telecom rules
The United States will oppose any major revision to 24-year-old global telecommunications regulations at an international conference in December, the head of the US delegation said Monday, insisting the Internet ...
Indian festivals stream to mobile web worshippers
While devout Hindus wait for up to 90 hours to see their favourite deity at Ganesh Chaturthi, one of India's major festivals, others are opting to dodge the queues this year and say a virtual prayer instead.
China wants to censor online video content
(AP) China's broadcasting and Internet regulators have told Internet video providers that they must prescreen all programs before making them available, tightening state censorship of increasingly popular online drama ...
Study reveals secrets of a successful tweet
Cramming your tweets with shouting capital letters, cutesy asides and hyperbolic claims won't bring you lots of followers.
Wanted: Censor for Pakistan's Internet
(AP) -- Pakistan is advertising for companies to install an Internet filtering system that could block up to 50 million Web addresses, alarming free speech activists who fear current censorship could become ...
Game developers sue China's Baidu over copyright
A Chinese industry group of game developers said Monday it was suing Baidu for more than 30 million yuan ($4.7 million) for copyright infringement, the latest such case to hit the Internet giant.