Internet http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25655/all en UPDATE 4-Internet activist, programmer Aaron Swartz dead at 26 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-4-internet-activist-programmer-aaron-swartz-dead-at-26 <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>* Worked to fight the Stop Online Piracy Act in Congress</p> <p>* Was an early member of the team that built Reddit</p> <p>By Alex Dobuzinskis and P.J. Huffstutter</p> <p>Jan 12 (Reuters) - Internet activist and computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, who helped create an early version of the Web feed system RSS and was facing federal criminal charges in a controversial fraud case, has committed suicide at age 26, authorities said on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-4-internet-activist-programmer-aaron-swartz-dead-at-26" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aaron Swartz Computing Internet Politics Science fiction Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 22:15:32 +0000 5733677 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 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 5734661 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-Dotcom says new site legal, no revenge for Megaupload saga http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/interview-dotcom-says-new-site-legal-no-revenge-megaupload-saga <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 Naomi Tajitsu</p> <p>AUCKLAND, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Kim Dotcom, founder of outlawed file-sharing website Megaupload, says his new "cyberlocker" is not a way to exact revenge on the U.S. authorities who planned a raid on his home, closed Megaupload, and charged him with online piracy for which he faces years in prison if found guilty.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/interview-dotcom-says-new-site-legal-no-revenge-megaupload-saga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing File hosting Internet Kim Dotcom Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 08:30:39 +0000 5736526 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 5736535 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Google moves closer to resolving EU investigation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-eu-antitrust-regulator-says-received-google-proposals <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>* Presents proposals to settle EU anticompetitive concerns</p> <p>* EU competition authorities studying proposals</p> <p>* EU Commission expected to start informal market test soon</p> <p>By Foo Yun Chee</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Google Inc has offered to change some of its business practices to appease European competition authorities and avoid billions of dollars in fines.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-eu-antitrust-regulator-says-received-google-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing European Union Google Google Google Inc Human–computer interaction Internet Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:00:56 +0000 5742754 at http://www.globalpost.com EU studies Google's bid to avoid anti-trust fine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/eu-studies-googles-bid-avoid-anti-trust-fine <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>EU anti-trust authorities said Friday they had received proposals from Internet giant Google aimed at ending a probe into its dominance of online search advertising platforms.</p> <p>"We have received proposals from Google and have started analysing them," said a spokesman for European Union Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia.</p> <p>The EU launched its investigation of Google in November 2010 following a complaint by companies in several countries, including Ciao, which is owned by US software giant Microsoft.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/eu-studies-googles-bid-avoid-anti-trust-fine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Google Google Internet Technology AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:15:51 +0000 5742972 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Hackers target Twitter, could affect 250,000 user accounts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-hackers-target-twitter-could-affect-250000-user-accoun <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 says "limited" data was accessed, like email addresses</p> <p>* Attacks were "extremely sophisticated"</p> <p>* Unclear if linked to cyberattacks orchestrated on WSJ, NYT (Adds details from blog post, spokesman comment, other recent hacking incidents)</p> <p>By Alexei Oreskovic</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Anonymous hackers attacked Twitter this week and may have gained access to passwords and other information for as many as 250,000 user accounts, the microblog revealed late on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-hackers-target-twitter-could-affect-250000-user-accoun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cybercrime Internet Technology Twitter Thomson Reuters Sat, 02 Feb 2013 02:01:07 +0000 5743761 at http://www.globalpost.com Online search ads expose racial bias: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/online-search-ads-expose-racial-bias-study <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>Ads pegged to Google search results can be racially biased because of how certain names are associated with blacks or whites, according to a new study.</p> <p>Harvard University professor Latanya Sweeney found "statistically significant discrimination" when comparing ads served with results from online searches made using names associated with blacks and those with whites.</p> <p>The study contrasted online searches using names such as "Ebony" and "DeShawn," with those such as "Jill" and "Geoffrey."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/online-search-ads-expose-racial-bias-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Google Information science Internet Social Issues AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:30:54 +0000 5745846 at http://www.globalpost.com Google wins Australian sponsored links case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/google-wins-australian-sponsored-links-case <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>Internet titan Google was cleared Wednesday of allegations it hosted deceptive advertisements, with Australia's highest court saying it was not responsible for companies who diverted users from their competitors' sites.</p> <p>Australia's competition regulator had taken Google to court, alleging that adverts using keywords for Honda, Harvey World Travel, Alpha Dog Training and Just 4X4 Magazine published by Google had led consumers to rival firms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/google-wins-australian-sponsored-links-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Google Internet Internet marketing Technology AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 07:00:28 +0000 5747212 at http://www.globalpost.com Yahoo! in online ad alliance with Google http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/yahoo-online-ad-alliance-google <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>Yahoo! on Wednesday announced an advertising alliance with Google, the company that dethroned the pioneering Internet firm in the world of Internet search.</p> <p>Google will use its online ad targeting skills at some Yahoo! properties, stepping in to put relevant marketing messages in available spaces, according to Sunnyvale, California-based Yahoo!.</p> <p>Yahoo! gave the example of someone online shopping for boots being shown an ad for something completely unrelated because no advertisements for footwear were available in inventory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/yahoo-online-ad-alliance-google" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Google Internet Technology World Wide Web Yahoo AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:45:39 +0000 5748332 at http://www.globalpost.com Yahoo! in online ad alliance with Google http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/yahoo-online-ad-alliance-google-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>Yahoo! on Wednesday announced an advertising alliance with Google, the company that dethroned the pioneering Internet firm in the world of Internet search.</p> <p>Google will use its online ad targeting skills at some Yahoo! properties, stepping in to put relevant marketing messages in available spaces, according to Sunnyvale, California-based Yahoo!.</p> <p>Yahoo! gave the example of someone online shopping for boots being shown an ad for something completely unrelated because no advertisements for footwear were available in inventory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/yahoo-online-ad-alliance-google-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Google Internet Technology World Wide Web Yahoo AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 01:01:04 +0000 5748344 at http://www.globalpost.com AOL shows signs of revival on advertising growth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/aol-shows-signs-revival-advertising-growth <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>AOL is showing signs of revival with gains in advertising, a key toward the reinvention of the former Internet star as a media firm.</p> <p>AOL said Friday profits in the fourth quarter jumped 57 percent from a year earlier to $35.7 million, led by a rise in ad revenues.</p> <p>Total revenues were up four percent from a year earlier to $599.5 million, in what the company said was the first time revenue grew year-over-year in eight years.</p> <p>That was led by advertising, which saw a 13 percent in revenue growth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/aol-shows-signs-revival-advertising-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AOL AOL Networks Business Computing Internet Technology AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:01:48 +0000 5750159 at http://www.globalpost.com AOL shows signs of revival on advertising growth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/aol-shows-signs-revival-advertising-growth-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>AOL is showing signs of revival with gains in advertising, a key step toward the reinvention of the former Internet star as a media firm.</p> <p>AOL said Friday profits in the fourth quarter jumped 57 percent from a year earlier to $35.7 million, led by a rise in ad revenues.</p> <p>Total revenues were up four percent from a year earlier to $599.5 million, in what the company said was the first time revenue had increased year-over-year in eight years.</p> <p>The growth was led by advertising, which saw a 13 percent jump in revenue.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/aol-shows-signs-revival-advertising-growth-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AOL AOL Networks Business Computing Internet Technology AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:45:35 +0000 5750645 at http://www.globalpost.com Yahoo! chief Mayer wants Bing to deliver http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/yahoo-chief-mayer-wants-bing-deliver <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 veteran turned Yahoo! chief Marissa Mayer wants Microsoft to deliver when it comes to wresting market share from the Internet company she was part of for more than a decade.</p> <p>During a talk at a financial analysts conference on Tuesday, Mayer spoke of "nice gains" in revenue from Bing-powered searches at Yahoo! websites but a pressing need for the Microsoft engine to win users from rivals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/yahoo-chief-mayer-wants-bing-deliver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Internet Internet search engines Labor Law Marissa Mayer Technology AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:30:27 +0000 5753973 at http://www.globalpost.com