World Wide Web http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24669/all en 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 Thomson Reuters 5732023 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook shares rise in buildup to mystery event, earnings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/facebook-shares-rise-buildup-mystery-event-earnings <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 Alexei Oreskovic</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's stock opened on Monday above $32 for the first time since July as anticipation about upcoming products and financial results underscored Wall Street's renewed confidence in the online social network.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/facebook-shares-rise-buildup-mystery-event-earnings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Facebook Inc Software World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:30:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734329 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Jack Ma to stand down as Alibaba CEO, take back seat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-jack-ma-stand-down-alibaba-ceo-take-back-seat <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>HONG KONG, Jan 15 (Reuters) - One of China's best known corporate leaders, Jack Ma, will step down as CEO of Alibaba Group, the e-commerce firm he founded in 1999 to tap the nation's enormous online shopping potential, saying younger people are better placed to run the company.</p> <p>Ma said he would name a successor by May 10, when he switches to the role of executive chairman. He said most of Alibaba's leaders "born in the 1960s" would also pass their leadership responsibilities to younger colleagues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-jack-ma-stand-down-alibaba-ceo-take-back-seat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alibaba Group Alibaba Group Business Internet Jack Ma Labor Law Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734614 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Alibaba's Jack Ma to stand down as CEO, move to chairman role http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-alibabas-jack-ma-stand-down-ceo-move-chairman-role <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>* To stand down as CEO by May 10</p> <p>* To be full-time executive chairman</p> <p>* To focus on broad strategy, corporate development, social responsibility</p> <p>By Lee Chyen Yee</p> <p>HONG KONG, Jan 15 (Reuters) - One of China's best known corporate leaders, billionaire Jack Ma, will step down as CEO of Alibaba Group, the e-commerce empire he founded to tap the nation's enormous online shopping potential, passing the reins to "a younger, better equipped" generation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-alibabas-jack-ma-stand-down-ceo-move-chairman-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alibaba Group Business Human Interest Internet Jack Ma Labor Law Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:45:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734661 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook CEO unveils "graph" shared search feature http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/facebook-ceo-unveils-graph-shared-search-feature <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>MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan 15 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled on Tuesday a feature that he said would help its billion-plus users sort through content within the social network and its content feeds, in the company's first major product launch event since its May initial public offering.</p> <p>Speaking to reporters at its Menlo Park, California headquarters, Zuckerberg described what he called "graph search," which allows users to search through only content that has been shared with them.</p> Computing Software World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:45:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734916 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook's new search feature will reveal only "shared" results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/facebooks-new-search-feature-will-reveal-only-shared-results <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>MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan 15 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday the No. 1 social network's new search feature will initially focus on helping users sort through photographs, people, places and other content that has been shared with them.</p> <p>The feature, which Facebook is calling "graph search," is not a way to look up content on the Internet, Zuckerberg added.</p> Computing Software Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:00:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734944 at http://www.globalpost.com Graph Search: Facebook unveils new friends-based search tool http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-3-facebook-unveils-new-friends-based-search-tool Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled on Tuesday a feature to help its users search for people and places within the social network, in the company's first major product launch since its May initial public offering.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-3-facebook-unveils-new-friends-based-search-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies Computing Facebook Facebook Inc Technology World Wide Web Technology United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:15:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734966 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter to open office in social network-crazed Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/twitter-open-office-social-network-crazed-brazil <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>* Social network wants to monetize organic growth</p> <p>* Follows in footsteps of Facebook and Amazon</p> <p>By Esteban Israel</p> <p>SAO PAULO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Without even setting foot in Brazil, Twitter attracted 40 million subscribers in this social network-obsessed nation.</p> <p>Now the U.S. company is planning to open an office in Sao Paulo to cash in on that growth in a bustling market where rival Facebook has already set up shop.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/twitter-open-office-social-network-crazed-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Social Issues Social media Software Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:01:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735260 at http://www.globalpost.com With an air kiss or empty hug, Te'oing is Twitter craze http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/air-kiss-or-empty-hug-teoing-twitter-craze <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>NEW YORK, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Manti Te'o, the Notre Dame linebacker entangled in a girlfriend hoax that gives a whole new meaning to the term "air kiss," is inspiring a new fad racing through social media: Te'oing.</p> <p>An avalanche of pictures of people hugging empty chairs or puckering up to an otherwise empty room were posted to Twitter with the hashtag #Te'oing days after the college football star's story about his girlfriend's cancer death was exposed as a fraud. Not only did she never have leukemia, she never existed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/air-kiss-or-empty-hug-teoing-twitter-craze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Manti Te'o McDonald Te'oing Social media World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 18:15:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736280 at http://www.globalpost.com TIMELINE-Kim Dotcom's year, from Megaupload to Mega http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/timeline-kim-dotcoms-year-megaupload-mega <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>AUCKLAND, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Here are the milestones in the past year for Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom. Dotcom plans to launch on Jan. 20 a new online file storage system, known as Mega.</p> <p>Jan. 20, 2012 - Seventy armed New Zealand police raid Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom's mansion outside Auckland, acting on a request from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/timeline-kim-dotcoms-year-megaupload-mega" target="_blank">read more</a></p> File hosting Image hosting Kim Dotcom Law Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 08:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736522 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-UPDATE 1-Dotcom says new site legal, no revenge for Megaupload saga http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/interview-update-1-dotcom-says-new-site-legal-no-revenge-megaup <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>(Adds detail, background)</p> <p>By Naomi Tajitsu</p> <p>AUCKLAND, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Kim Dotcom, founder of outlawed file-sharing website Megaupload, said his new "cyberlocker" was not revenge on U.S. authorities who planned a raid on his home, closed Megaupload and charged him with online piracy for which he faces jail if found guilty.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/interview-update-1-dotcom-says-new-site-legal-no-revenge-megaup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Internet Kim Dotcom Law Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736535 at http://www.globalpost.com At Obama's church service, hymns, prayers - and a tweet? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/at-obamas-church-service-hymns-prayers-and-tweet <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>* White House: Obama did not send tweet during service</p> <p>* Pastor says tweeting from the pew is not taboo</p> <p>By Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - There was preaching, praying and singing at President Barack Obama's church service on Inauguration Day on Monday. But was there tweeting, too?</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/at-obamas-church-service-hymns-prayers-and-tweet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Politics Religion Tweet United States World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:30:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737468 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Is Facebook envy making you miserable? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/facebook-envy-making-you-miserable <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 Belinda Goldsmith</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Witnessing friends' vacations, love lives and work successes on Facebook can cause envy and trigger feelings of misery and loneliness, according to German researchers.</p> <p>A study conducted jointly by two German universities found rampant envy on Facebook, the world's largest social network that now has over one billion users and has produced an unprecedented platform for social comparison.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/facebook-envy-making-you-miserable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Facebook Inc Software World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 15:45:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737792 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter ordered to identify anti-Semitic tweeters in France http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/twitter-ordered-identify-anti-semitic-tweeters-france <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>* Twitter runs risk of daily fines</p> <p>* Identification could lead to legal pursuit of tweeters</p> <p>* Rights group says repercussions far reaching</p> <p>By Chine Labbé</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 24 (Reuters) - A French court on Thursday ordered Twitter Inc to help identify the authors of anti-Semitic posts or face fines of 1,000 euros ($1,300) per day, as the social network firm comes under renewed pressure to combat racist and extremist messages.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/twitter-ordered-identify-anti-semitic-tweeters-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Real-time web Social media Technology Twitter Inc World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:45:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739043 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1 <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 entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>Bolshoi chief will recover enough sight to work again: doctor</p> <p>MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director will recover enough eyesight to return to work after a masked assailant threw acid in his face, a doctor said on Thursday. Sergei Filin, 42, one of the most talked about figures in Russia as head of the ballet for nearly two years, was attacked outside his house on his way home from the prestigious theatre on January 18.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest Security Technology WikiLeaks World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:16:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739068 at http://www.globalpost.com