Digital media http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23355/all en UPDATE 3-Four dead in hostage-taking in Aurora, Colorado http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-3-four-dead-hostage-taking-aurora-colorado <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>(Updates with police confirmation)</p> <p>By Keith Coffman</p> <p>AURORA, Colo., Jan 5 (Reuters) - Four people, including the gunman, were dead following a hostage-taking incident on Saturday in Aurora, Colorado, the same town where a man shot dead 12 people and wounded 58 more in a movie theater last July, police told reporters on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-3-four-dead-hostage-taking-aurora-colorado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armed Attack Aurora CDATA Digital media Games Gunman Chronicles Hostage taking Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Quotation Social Issues Software XML Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 20:15:44 +0000 5731244 at http://www.globalpost.com EU lawmakers seek to limit use of data by internet firms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/eu-lawmakers-seek-limit-use-data-internet-firms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Claire Davenport</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Internet companies such as Facebook and Google may have to get more permission to use information if European Union lawmakers give users more control over their personal data.</p> <p>EU lawmakers want to limit companies' ability to use and sell data, such as internet browsing habits, to advertising companies, especially when people are unaware their data is being used in such a way.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/eu-lawmakers-seek-limit-use-data-internet-firms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Digital media Politics Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:00:35 +0000 5732023 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/reuters-odd-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>Australian outlaw Ned Kelly to be laid to rest, 132 years later</p> <p>SYDNEY (Reuters) - The remains of Australia's most famous outlaw, Ned Kelly, are finally to be laid to rest, 132 years after he was hanged for murder. Kelly's descendants, who received the bushranger's remains after they were exhumed from a mass prison grave, said on Wednesday they will hold a private church memorial service on Friday before the burial in an unmarked grave on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/reuters-odd-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Application software Business Digital media Hospitality Law Politics Religion Reuters Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 05:15:25 +0000 5735428 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/reuters-odd-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>Notre Dame hoax tip was emailed: Deadspin.com editor</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/reuters-odd-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Application software Digital media Financial data vendors Religion Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 05:30:03 +0000 5735951 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/reuters-odd-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>-UPDATE 1-Notre Dame hoax tip was emailed - Deadspin.com editor</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/reuters-odd-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Application software Digital media Financial data vendors Religion Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:15:48 +0000 5736113 at http://www.globalpost.com German court rules internet "essential" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/german-court-rules-internet-essential <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 24 (Reuters) - A German court ruled on Thursday that people have the right to claim compensation from service providers if their Internet access is disrupted, because the Internet is an "essential" part of life.</p> <p>The Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe made the ruling after hearing the case of a man who was unable to use his DSL connection, which also offered a telephone and fax line, for two months from late 2008 to early 2009.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/german-court-rules-internet-essential" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Digital media Law Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:45:42 +0000 5739046 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Grand Theft Auto V' to be released in September http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/grand-theft-auto-v-be-released-september <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A new installment of the unabashedly violent "Grand Theft Auto" videogame franchise will hit streets worldwide in September, Take-Two Interactive Software announced Thursday.</p> <p>Take-Two said its publishing label Rockstar Games will release 'Grand Theft Auto V" for play on Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 consoles on September 17.</p> <p>"Grand Theft Auto V continues to push the series forward in new ways," said Rockstar founder Sam Houser, referring to the coming version as "our deepest, most beautiful and most immersive world yet."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/grand-theft-auto-v-be-released-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Action-adventure games Application software Digital media Entertainment Human Interest Law Technology AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:45:26 +0000 5742298 at http://www.globalpost.com Google reaches deal with French news websites http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/google-reaches-deal-french-news-websites-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Google resolved a compensation fight with French news publishers on Friday that sees the US Internet search giant setting up a 60 million euro fund to help France's media adapt to the digital age.</p> <p>"There's been a global event ... the conclusion of a deal between Google and a news media grouping that was able to unite to negotiate," France's President Francois Hollande said as French press representatives signed the deal with Google chairman Eric Schmidt at the presidential palace.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/google-reaches-deal-french-news-websites-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Digital media Google Technology World Wide Web AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 20:30:35 +0000 5743528 at http://www.globalpost.com Newsweek company renames as 'NewsBeast' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/newsweek-company-renames-newsbeast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The operator of the erstwhile news magazine Newsweek, which became a solely digital publication last year after 80 years in print, officially became "NewsBeast" on Friday, its parent company said.</p> <p>The corporate rebranding appeared to leave unchanged the separate online brands of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, which merged in 2010, with the website continuing to bear both names, initially at least.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/newsweek-company-renames-newsbeast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Digital media Entertainment Publishing Technology World Wide Web AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:00:28 +0000 5743677 at http://www.globalpost.com N.Korea video removed over copyright spat: YouTube http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/nkorea-video-removed-over-copyright-spat-youtube <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>YouTube said Thursday that a North Korean propaganda video showing New York City under attack had been removed from the site over a copyright complaint by the makers of the "Call of Duty" video game.</p> <p>The snippet was "taken down by the user" after the complaint was filed by California-based Activision, the publisher behind the blockbuster military shooter video game franchise.</p> <p>The video uploaded Saturday by North Korea's official website, Uriminzokkiri, was available long enough to catch the eyes of gamers, some of whom returned fire at YouTube.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/nkorea-video-removed-over-copyright-spat-youtube" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Call of Duty series Digital media Entertainment First-person shooters Technology AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:17:08 +0000 5749350 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Explorers' to don Google Internet glasses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/explorers-don-google-internet-glasses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Google on Wednesday invited "explorers" with creative vision and $1,500 to spare to be part of a select group of people who get to experiment with glasses synched to the Internet.</p> <p>A video intended to capture what it feels like to use Google Glass was posted online at google.com/glass/start/ along with information about what the eyewear does and how to be among those putting them to the test.</p> <p>"We're looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass," said a message at the website.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/explorers-don-google-internet-glasses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Digital media Google Technology World Wide Web AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:16:46 +0000 5761462 at http://www.globalpost.com US film, music industries roll out anti-piracy program http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/us-film-music-industries-roll-out-anti-piracy-program <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A new "copyright alert" system has begun rolling out this week in the United States in an effort to curb online piracy.</p> <p>The system, informally known as "six strikes," is a voluntary effort of the music and film industries, with the largest Internet service providers participating.</p> <p>The program will use warnings and could result in slowed or suspended Internet connections, but users will not lose Web access entirely. Still, some civil liberties groups and Internet activists call it too invasive and warn it could unfairly penalize some users.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/us-film-music-industries-roll-out-anti-piracy-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer law Digital media Entertainment Intellectual property law Technology AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 02:00:54 +0000 5770401 at http://www.globalpost.com Video games zap their way into top New York museum http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/video-games-zap-their-way-top-new-york-museum <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pac-Man and other legends from the video game world became the latest and perhaps most unlikely additions to the Museum of Modern Art's illustrious collections in New York on Friday.</p> <p>Fourteen games were displayed in the elegant contemporary design gallery on the third floor as part of a wider exhibition called "Applied Design," which celebrates trends in contemporary design.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/video-games-zap-their-way-top-new-york-museum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Application software Digital media Electronic games Technology AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 02:00:03 +0000 5771499 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch police arrest Romanian woman over art heist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/dutch-police-arrest-romanian-woman-over-art-heist-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dutch police on Monday arrested a young Romanian woman on suspicion of helping smuggle a haul of masterpieces stolen from Rotterdam's Kunsthal museum out of the country.</p> <p>The 19-year-old woman is the girlfriend of one of three suspects being held in Romania for alleged involvement in October's swiftly-executed theft of works by Picasso, Monet and Gauguin, among others.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/dutch-police-arrest-romanian-woman-over-art-heist-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Digital media Entertainment Kunsthal Theft AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:30:39 +0000 5772811 at http://www.globalpost.com Lara Croft loses the guns, curves, plait in new "Tomb Raider" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/lara-croft-loses-the-guns-curves-plait-new-tomb-raider <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Rollo Ross</p> <p>LONDON, March 4 (Reuters) - Gun-toting adventurer Lara Croft is back in the latest "Tomb Raider" game to fight for new players but she comes gadget-free, without the improbable curves and trademark plait, and with an adults-only rating.</p> <p>Development company Crystal Dynamics, has stripped Croft of her previous history in the game published by Japan's Square Enix, and reinvented her as a 21-year-old novice with no experience of raiding tombs, climbing or shooting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/lara-croft-loses-the-guns-curves-plait-new-tomb-raider" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Digital media Games Lara Croft Technology Tomb Raider series Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:48:55 +0000 5772913 at http://www.globalpost.com