Blogger's sketchy anti-U.S. facts draw fans in China

Oct 29, 2014

Blogger's sketchy anti-U.S. facts draw fans in China

So, dear Chinese reader, you still think the American Dream eclipses the Chinese one? Well, take a look at Zhou Xiaoping’s blogs and learn that in the U.S. you would have to shell out $3,500 in mandatory car insurance a year and spend $30,000 ...

Oct 28, 2014

SoftBank invests $627 million in Indian online retailer Snapdeal

SoftBank Corp. will invest $627 million in Indian e-retailer Snapdeal.com to tap the growing online market there. The telecommunications company run by billionaire Masayoshi Son said Tuesday it will also lead an investment of $210 million in ANI Technologies Pvt., which runs the popular ...

Oct 27, 2014

Thousands of Hungarians protest Internet traffic tax

Thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest on Sunday against a planned new tax on Internet data transfers, which they said would not only increase the tax burden but would also curb fundamental democratic rights and freedoms. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government, which has been ...

Oct 25, 2014

Ebola.com domain sold for $200,000

The owners of the website Ebola.com have scored a big payday with the outbreak of the epidemic, selling the domain for more than $200,000 in cash and stock. The deal highlights the rewards and risk of trading and speculating in domain names that see ...

Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'

Oct 25, 2014

Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'

Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — though she kept things traditional, signing off with “Elizabeth R.” The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she opened a new gallery Friday in central London’s Science Museum, taking off a glove to ...

Oct 25, 2014

'Anti-Facebook' social network gets fresh funding

Flush with a reported $5.5 million in fresh funding, upstart social network Ello on Thursday legally changed its corporate standing to back a promise to remain ad-free. Ello converted to a public benefit corporation, which it described as “a new kind of for-profit company ...

Online harassment is common, survey finds

Oct 23, 2014

Online harassment is common, survey finds

A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. The first-of-its-kind report by the Pew Research Center found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online harassment. Forty ...