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Google results fall short, rare miss hurts shares

Google results fall short, rare miss hurts shares

Google Inc’s quarterly results fell short of Wall Street’s heightened expectations for the holiday season as declining search advertising rates contributed to a rare miss, triggering a 9 percent slide in its shares.

Internet - By Reuters | 20 January, 2012
U.S. shutters Megaupload.com, hackers retaliate

U.S. shutters Megaupload.com, hackers retaliate

The U.S. government shut down the Megaupload.com content sharing website, charging its founders and several employees with massive copyright infringement, the latest skirmish in a high-profile battle against piracy of movies and music.

Internet - By Reuters | 20 January, 2012
Amazon’s India launch may be limited: report

Amazon’s India launch may be limited: report

Amazon.com Inc’s highly anticipated entrance into India’s retail market may be limited to operating an online marketplace for other merchants, the Times of India reported Thursday.

Internet - By Reuters | 20 January, 2012
Google launches Woza Online in South Africa

Google launches Woza Online in South Africa

Google announced today the launch of Woza Online – an initiative that aims to bring tens of thousands of small and medium businesses online in South Africa.

Internet - By Staff Writer | 19 January, 2012
SME website presence up 20%

SME website presence up 20%

Up to 65% of SMEs have a functioning website, up from 45% in 2008, according to new study.

Internet - By Gareth Vorster | 19 January, 2012
EBay cautious in short run as Europe weighs

EBay cautious in short run as Europe weighs

EBay Inc gave a conservative quarterly sales forecast despite unveiling better-than-expected results, warning that a weak European economy may take the gloss off rip-roaring growth in online commerce.

Internet - By Reuters | 19 January, 2012
Lawmakers flip on piracy bills protested on Web

Lawmakers flip on piracy bills protested on Web

Some members of the Congress switched sides to oppose antipiracy legislation as protests blanketed the Internet on Wednesday, turning Wikipedia dark and putting black slashes on Google and other sites as if they had been censored.

Internet - By Reuters | 19 January, 2012
Virus infections stop after suspects named

Virus infections stop after suspects named

One of the most common sources of computer intrusions has stopped infecting new machines after security researchers working with Facebook released the names of five suspected ringleaders.

Internet - By Reuters | 19 January, 2012
Making money from uncapped ADSL

Making money from uncapped ADSL

ADSL Internet service providers explain that, while uncapped ADSL may be difficult to manage, you can create a sustainable business model around uncapped broadband if you do it right

Internet - By Rudolph Muller | 18 January, 2012
EU moves early on Google antitrust probe

EU moves early on Google antitrust probe

European regulators will decide around the end of March whether to file a formal complaint against Google for misuse of its market position, potentially bringing the internet company’s squabble with competitors to a head much sooner than expected.

Internet - By Reuters | 18 January, 2012
Google versus Entelligence: the outcome

Google versus Entelligence: the outcome

The battle between Google South Africa and the local online marketing company Entelligence, which started in 2008, was settled last year. Here are the details.

Internet - By Rudolph Muller | 18 January, 2012
Yahoo! co-founder Yang resigns

Yahoo! co-founder Yang resigns

Yahoo Inc co-founder Jerry Yang has quit the Internet company he started in 1995, appeasing shareholders who had blasted the Internet pioneer for pursuing an ineffective personal vision and impeding investment deals that may have transformed the struggling company.

Internet - By Reuters | 18 January, 2012
Internet blackout against SOPA fails to enlist big sites

Internet blackout against SOPA fails to enlist big sites

A blackout scheduled for Wednesday to protest against proposed legislation on online piracy has failed to get the support of the biggest Internet players.

Internet - By Reuters | 18 January, 2012
SA lacks culture of innovation – Goldstuck

SA lacks culture of innovation – Goldstuck

New technology listings on the local exchange in South Africa have been far and few between due to a lack of a culture of innovation, according to Arthur Goldstuck, industry analyst and MD of technology research group World Wide Worx.

Internet - By Gareth Vorster | 17 January, 2012
Wal-Mart names head of global eCommerce business

Wal-Mart names head of global eCommerce business

Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Sunday named Neil Ashe as the new president and chief executive of its global eCommerce business as the world’s largest retailer in a move to bolster its online presence.

Internet - By Reuters | 17 January, 2012
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