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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
Yahoo poised to name CEO: AllthingsD website

Yahoo poised to name CEO: AllthingsD website

Yahoo Inc is poised to name a new Chief Executive, web site AllThingsD reported, citing sources close to the situation, and named PayPal president Scott Thompson as the likely candidate.

Internet - By Reuters | 4 January, 2012
Rupert Murdoch splashed opinions on Twitter

Rupert Murdoch splashed opinions on Twitter

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has rung in the New Year with a new Twitter account that includes praise for Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum

Internet - By Reuters | 3 January, 2012
Kalahari Ads joins forces with OLX in South Africa

Kalahari Ads joins forces with OLX in South Africa

Naspers-owned MIH Internet Africa, on Wednesday announced that the local resources at its online classifieds start-up, Kalahari Ads, would be consolidated with international resources available via OLX

Internet - By I-Net Bridge | 14 December, 2011
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