Apple buys analytics firm for $200 mn: report (Update)
Apple has acquired social media analytics firm Topsy for more than $200 million, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
Venezuela asks Twitter to block accounts posting dollar rate
Venezuela on Tuesday asked Twitter to block the accounts of users who are posting the unofficial dollar exchange rate—illegal in a country that has had strict currency controls since 2003.
Google relents—adds system password prompt before displaying web passwords
Google announces 'Project Shield' help small sites ward off DDoS attacks
Japanese firms pay $1.5 bn in 'Clash of Clans' game swoop (Update)
Two Japanese companies acquired control of Finnish game maker Supercell, creator of "Clash of Clans," the Helsinki-based firm said Tuesday amid hopes of creating a global Nintendo-style brand.
Google Web Designer to simplify the building of ads
Philippine president 'phone numbers' posted online
A Philippine hacker has posted online what he claimed to be the president's personal mobile telephone numbers, with Benigno Aquino's spokesman denouncing the act as "cyber vandalism".
BuzzFeed in global push, hires foreign editor
The social news website BuzzFeed announced Monday it was adding a foreign editor as part of a push to expand its international coverage.
Excessive Facebook use can damage relationships, study finds
Facebook and other social networking web sites have revolutionized the way people create and maintain relationships. However, new research shows that Facebook use could actually be damaging to users' romantic relationships. ...
Higher expectations for digital media at NewFronts
Last year, the inaugural Digital NewFronts didn't skimp on the hype. Google, Hulu, Yahoo and others made brash, glitzy presentations to advertisers trumpeting their ascendancy in a rapidly changing media ...
Chemists set up web site to crowd source chemical reaction validation
NY Times to launch Portuguese-language website for Brazil
The New York Times will launch a Portuguese-language website next year as part of plans to expand its global reach into Brazil, its publisher said here Monday.
Hacker claims credit for outage at major Web host
A member of a hacker collective claimed credit Monday for downing the Web hosting firm GoDaddy, which manages millions of websites around the world.
Malware may knock thousands off Internet on Monday
Despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ...