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Hackers disrupt Tel Aviv exchange, El Al websites

Hackers disrupt Tel Aviv exchange, El Al websites

Computer hackers disrupted access to the websites of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) and Israel’s flag carrier El Al Airlines on Monday, officials at both companies said.

Internet - By Reuters | 16 January, 2012
Indian court threatens to block Google, Facebook

Indian court threatens to block Google, Facebook

An Indian court has threatened to block sites such as Facebook and Google unless they take steps to eliminate “offensive and objectionable” content.

Internet - By SAPA-AFP | 13 January, 2012
Pirate Bay blocked by Dutch court

Pirate Bay blocked by Dutch court

Two Dutch cable companies were ordered by a court on Wednesday to block access to the website The Pirate Bay to prevent the illegal downloading of free music, films and games in case brought on behalf of the entertainment industry.

Internet - By Reuters | 12 January, 2012
Microsoft Web TV subscription plan on hold

Microsoft Web TV subscription plan on hold

Microsoft Corp has put its talks with media companies about an online subscription service for TV shows and movies on hold, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Internet - By Reuters | 12 January, 2012
China hits half a billion internet users

China hits half a billion internet users

The number of Internet users in China have crossed the half billion mark, reaching 505 million users at the end of November last year, the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) reported.

Internet - By Reuters | 11 January, 2012
Twitter lashes out at Google

Twitter lashes out at Google

Twitter lashed out at changes Google Inc unveiled for its search engineon Tuesday, describing the changes as “bad” for consumers and for Web publishers.

Internet - By Reuters | 11 January, 2012
Santam warns against online aggregators

Santam warns against online aggregators

Short-term insurance company, Santam, has warned consumers against opting for online insurance aggregators without sufficiently conducting their own research before-hand.

Internet - By Staff Writer | 10 January, 2012
Netflix sparks price war with UK launch

Netflix sparks price war with UK launch

U.S. online video and DVD rental company Netflix launched in Britain and Ireland on Monday, taking on BSkyB’s premium drama and movies offerings and prompting Amazon-owned rival Lovefilm to offer a new cut-price service.

Internet - By Reuters | 9 January, 2012
Chinese authors sue Apple for copyright infringement

Chinese authors sue Apple for copyright infringement

A group of Chinese authors has sued Apple Inc for 11.9 million yuan ($1.9 million) in compensation for allegedly providing copyright-infringing books for download through its online store, Chinese financial magazine Caixin reported.

Internet - By Reuters | 9 January, 2012
LG Elec to roll-out Google TV next week

LG Elec to roll-out Google TV next week

LG Electronics Inc said on Friday it would unveil its first Google TV next week, joining Sony Corp and Samsung Electronics Co in partnering with the search giant to get a foothold in the emerging Internet TV market.

Internet - By Reuters | 6 January, 2012
US online holiday spending up 15%: Comscore

US online holiday spending up 15%: Comscore

U.S. online sales for the 2011 holiday season rose 15 percent to hit an all-time high, according to data firm comScore.

Internet - By Reuters | 5 January, 2012
ICANN to forge ahead with top level domains

ICANN to forge ahead with top level domains

ICANN, an independent body responsible for organizing the Internet, plans to press ahead with plans to expand the number of possible website addresses despite criticism from industry and concerns from some law enforcement groups.

Internet - By Reuters | 5 January, 2012
Yahoo names Paypal executive as new CEO

Yahoo names Paypal executive as new CEO

Yahoo Inc said on Wednesday it has appointed Scott Thompson as its chief executive, effective from January 9, replacing interim CEO Tim Morse who will resume his role as chief financial officer.

Internet - By Reuters | 4 January, 2012
Groupon grows as rival shrinks in November: report

Groupon grows as rival shrinks in November: report

Groupon Inc’s main business grew in November as the largest daily deal company extended its lead over rival LivingSocial, according to estimates released on Wednesday.

Internet - By Reuters | 4 January, 2012
Groupon shares drop on concern about merchants

Groupon shares drop on concern about merchants

Groupon Inc shares fell more than 6 percent on Tuesday on concern the company may not have as many daily deals to offer due to some merchants pulling back.

Internet - By Reuters | 4 January, 2012
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