Domain name group plans satellite office in China
(AP)—The agency that oversees Internet domain names says it will open a satellite office in China, home of the world's largest Internet population.
Brazil e-commerce grosses more than $11 billion in 2012
Online commerce in Brazil last year grossed 22.5 billion reais (around $11.5 billion), up 20 percent over the previous year, the market research firm e-bit said Wednesday.
The Wikipedia paradox: Who's telling the truth?
People are less likely to trust a poorly written article if the visual cues suggest it comes from Wikipedia. Presented with the same information in an alternative layout, their trust will be greater. The ...
Tech firms aim to wear the future
A wristwatch that reads your text messages out loud, a jacket that heats up when you're cold, eyeglasses that display directions as you walk down the street.
Music piracy declined in US in 2012, survey finds
Illegal music downloading by American consumers fell last year, continuing a trend from 2005, a survey showed.
Music, movie industry to warn copyright infringers (Update 3)
Internet users who illegally share music, movies or TV shows online may soon get warning notices from their service providers that they are violating copyright law. Ignore the notices, and violators could face an Internet ...
Google challenges Apple with high-end laptop (Update 2)
Google unveiled a touchscreen notebook computer Thursday designed for high-end users, throwing down the gauntlet to Apple and its MacBooks.
Chinese portal Sina says profits tumble
(AP)—Chinese portal Sina Corp.'s quarterly profit tumbled 75 percent on relatively small revenue for its microblog service.
Hacker 'botnet' hijacked online searches
Software titan Microsoft and computer security giant Symantec said Thursday that they smashed a hacker-infected computer network that was hijacking Internet searches.
Bangladesh forms tribunal to try cyber criminals
Bangladesh has formed a fast-track court to try cyber criminals after a spike in crimes involving mobile phones and social networking sites such as Facebook, an official said Thursday.
Yahoo! in online ad alliance with Google
Yahoo! on Wednesday announced an advertising alliance with Google, the company that dethroned the pioneering Internet firm in the world of Internet search.
Raunchy Vine videos prompt adult rating
The propensity for people to post porn evidently prompted Twitter on Wednesday to stamp an adult rating on an updated version of its Vine video-snippet sharing software.
When talk is free: The effects of pricing plans on consumer demand
From banks to telecom providers, various industries are moving to pricing plans that offer a certain amount of "free" service. Bank customers are allowed a certain number of free ATM withdrawals each month, and cell phone ...
Internet users seeking more 'invisibility', study says
Consumer efforts to protect personal data and remain "invisible" online is leading to a "data blackhole" that could adversely impact digital advertisers, technology research firm Ovum said Wednesday.