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China's online population rises to 519 million

(AP)—China's population of Internet users has grown to 591 million, driven by a 20 percent rise over the past year in the number of people who surf the Web from smartphones and other wireless devices, an ...

Jul 17, 2013
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Microsoft adding staff, R&D in China mobile push

(AP)—Microsoft Corp. will hire more than 1,000 additional employees in China this year and boost research and development spending by 15 percent as it tries to catch up with Apple and Google in the fast-growing mobile Internet ...

Sep 06, 2012
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Google buys instant messaging firm Meebo

Google has agreed to buy the online messaging firm Meebo, a move expanding the Internet giant's capabilities for instant sharing of Web pages using social networks.

Jun 04, 2012
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Digital photos could put kids at risk

A study published in the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics this month suggests that parents and carers could be putting children at risk if they upload digital photos that are automatically "geota ...

Feb 09, 2012
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China's Baidu buys mobile app firm for $1.9 bn

China's leading web search engine Baidu is to buy a smartphone app distribution firm for $1.9 billion, it said Tuesday, in what is believed to be the largest takeover in the country's Internet industry.

Jul 16, 2013
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Wikipedia founder: Public needs online references

(AP) -- The man who helped create the online reference Wikipedia said Tuesday that the end of Encyclopaedia Britannica's print run shows the world's growing reliance on the Internet as a base for knowledge.

Mar 27, 2012
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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 ...

Nov 26, 2012
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