Blog hosting services http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/36603/all en Microsoft's Yammer adds translation functions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/microsofts-yammer-adds-translation-functions <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>Microsoft said Thursday its Yammer social network for internal corporate communications would add message translation capabilities to help firms with multilingual operations.</p> <p>"Removing language as a barrier to cross-company collaboration can be a competitive game changer for multinational organizations. It opens a world of possibilities," said Adam Pisoni, Yammer's co-founder who is now a Microsoft executive.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/microsofts-yammer-adds-translation-functions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog hosting services Business Computing Labor Law Microsoft Social Issues World Wide Web Yammer AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:32:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769824 at http://www.globalpost.com Praise for US officials' modest lunch bill in China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/praise-us-officials-modest-lunch-bill-china <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>Chinese netizens praised the US Treasury chief Thursday for eating a cheap dumpling lunch after meeting new President Xi Jinping, comparing his modest bill to the lavish spending habits of domestic officials.</p> <p>Jacob Lew met Xi in the grandeur of Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Tuesday, and later had lunch with two colleagues at the Bao Yuan Dumpling House near the US Embassy, where the bill came to 109 yuan ($17.50).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/praise-us-officials-modest-lunch-bill-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog hosting services Business Law Microblogging World Wide Web AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 06:30:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5789516 at http://www.globalpost.com China web users deluge Russia blog with insults http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/china-web-users-deluge-russia-blog-insults <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>Chinese Internet users have deluged the microblog of the Russian embassy in Beijing with thousands of abusive comments within days of its opening, just ahead of a visit to Moscow by China's new president Xi Jinping.</p> <p>The Chinese Communist Party came to power in 1949 when its forces finally triumphed in the country's long civil war, and for a time it was closely allied with its ideological counterpart in the Soviet Union.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/china-web-users-deluge-russia-blog-insults" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog hosting services Microblogging Social Issues Technology World Wide Web AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:47:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5789795 at http://www.globalpost.com Google Korea launches new search model http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/google-korea-launches-new-search-model <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Google Korea, the local unit of Android giant Google Inc., on Tuesday unveiled a new search model aimed at providing more comprehensive search results for South Korean users as it competes with homegrown Web portals that dominate the market.</p><P>The Korean version of "Knowledge Graph," which was launched in a global version last year, enables users to find more accurate search results by showing various texts, images and information linked to a certain keyword, Google Korea officials said in a media session in downtown Seoul.</p><P>The new service provides the search results on resources</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/google-korea-launches-new-search-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog hosting services Google Korea Internet search engines Technology World Wide Web Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:35:26 +0000 Asianet 5808069 at http://www.globalpost.com Yahoo! confirms Tumblr deal for $1.1 billion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130520/yahoo-confirms-tumblr-deal-11-billion <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! announced Monday it would acquire blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion, saying the two companies "share a vision to make the Internet the ultimate creative canvas."</p> <p>The two firms confirmed weekend reports of the tie-up, in a deal which helps the struggling Internet pioneer connect with Tumblr's youthful users.</p> <p>The companies said the deal is worth $1.1 billion, "substantially all of which is payable in cash."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130520/yahoo-confirms-tumblr-deal-11-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog hosting services Business Internet Labor Law Technology World Wide Web Yahoo Tourism Mon, 20 May 2013 14:54:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5842029 at http://www.globalpost.com Yahoo! confirms Tumblr deal for $1.1 billion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130520/yahoo-confirms-tumblr-deal-11-billion <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! announced Monday it would acquire blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion, saying the two companies "share a vision to make the Internet the ultimate creative canvas."</p> <p>The two firms confirmed weekend reports of the tie-up, in a deal which helps the struggling Internet pioneer connect with Tumblr's youthful users.</p> <p>The companies said the deal is worth $1.1 billion, "substantially all of which is payable in cash."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130520/yahoo-confirms-tumblr-deal-11-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog hosting services Business Internet Labor Law Technology World Wide Web Yahoo Well being Mon, 20 May 2013 14:55:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5842033 at http://www.globalpost.com Yahoo! confirms Tumblr deal for $1.1 billion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130520/yahoo-confirms-tumblr-deal-11-billion <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! announced Monday it would acquire blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion, saying the two companies "share a vision to make the Internet the ultimate creative canvas."</p> <p>The two firms confirmed weekend reports of the tie-up, in a deal which helps the struggling Internet pioneer connect with Tumblr's youthful users.</p> <p>The companies said the deal is worth $1.1 billion, "substantially all of which is payable in cash."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130520/yahoo-confirms-tumblr-deal-11-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog hosting services Business Internet Labor Law Technology World Wide Web Yahoo Health and Home Mon, 20 May 2013 15:00:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5842037 at http://www.globalpost.com Aging Yahoo! faces new Tumblr generation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130520/aging-yahoo-faces-new-tumblr-generation <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! is under two decades old and is already showing signs of age. Tumblr, the cool blogging platform, represents a new generation.</p> <p>This split marks both a challenge and an opportunity for the firms, after the announcement that Yahoo! is buying the six-year-old startup for $1.1 billion, mainly in cash.</p> <p>"Yahoo users are behind the curve, Tumblr users too cool for school," said Arvind Narayanan, a Princeton University computer scientist, in a tweet.</p> <p>"From this POV (point of view) the acquisition seems ironically appropriate."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130520/aging-yahoo-faces-new-tumblr-generation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog hosting services Internet Technology Tumblr I World Wide Web AFP Mon, 20 May 2013 17:16:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5842174 at http://www.globalpost.com NHN-FTC probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130520/nhn-ftc-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEJONG, May 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's antitrust watchdog has launched an investigation into an online marketing and advertisement unit of NHN Corp. in what appears to be its stepped-up efforts to crack down on unfair business practices, industry sources said Tuesday.</p> <p>The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) started to send a team of investigators on May 13 to the offices of the NHN Business Platform (NBP) located in Bundang, south of Seoul, to obtain related data and documents, according to the sources.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130520/nhn-ftc-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog hosting services NHN Corp. NHN Corporation Technology World Wide Web Yonhap News Agency Tue, 21 May 2013 01:30:23 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5842439 at http://www.globalpost.com China Nile relic vandal hunted down http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130527/china-nile-relic-vandal-hunted-down <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 Chinese tourist who defaced an ancient Egyptian monument was hunted down by Internet users who prompted his parents to apologise, state media reported on Monday.</p> <p>A photo posted on Chinese social networking service Sina Weibo showed crudely drawn Chinese characters written over an ancient sandstone panel lined with hieroglyphics, the Global Times newspaper said.</p> <p>According to reports, the vandalism took place in a temple dedicated to Amenhotep III in Luxor, on the banks of the Nile River.</p> <div class="field field-type-text 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San Francisco airport killing two and injuring 182 were anxiously waiting Sunday for news of their loved ones. </p> <p>Chinese nationals made up 140 of the 290 people aboard the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 which burst into flames after it landed short of the runway.</p> <p>Among them were around 60 students and several teachers, the Xinhua state news agency said, with state broadcaster CCTV saying just one among them was unaccounted for.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130707/china-anxiously-awaits-updates-after-asiana-jet-crash-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog hosting services Labor Microblogging Technology World Wide Web AFP Sun, 07 Jul 2013 08:33:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5877523 at http://www.globalpost.com Top Chinese official's US gay marriage comments ridiculed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130711/top-chinese-officials-us-gay-marriage-comments-ridiculed <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 senior Chinese official sparked contempt online Thursday after he compared the Sino-US relationship to a marriage -- although not a homosexual one. </p> <p>At a high-level meeting in Washington between the world's two biggest economies, Vice Premier Wang Yang compared his relationship with US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to that of newlyweds.</p> <p>"I know the United States allows same-sex marriage, but obviously I don't think myself and Jacob actually want this," he continued, according to China News Service.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div 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reported Sunday.</p> <p>Businessman Zeng Chengjie was executed on Friday after being sentenced in 2011 for fraud and illegal fundraising involving 3.4 billion yuan ($550 million), the Beijing Times said.</p> <p>His daughter complained on Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like microblog, that the court in Changsha, central China, had not notified the family beforehand. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130714/chinese-court-executes-man-without-telling-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog hosting services Microblogging Social Issues World Wide Web AFP Sun, 14 Jul 2013 13:04:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5883619 at http://www.globalpost.com Watchdog acquits Google of competition-hurting charges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130718/watchdog-acquits-google-competition-hurting-charges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEJONG, July 18 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's antitrust watchdog has decided to acquit Google Inc. of charges filed by local portal operators that it had hurt fair market competition by forcing smartphone makers to "preload" its search engine on their handsets, a watchdog official said Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130718/watchdog-acquits-google-competition-hurting-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog hosting services Computing Technology World Wide Web Yonhap News Agency Thu, 18 Jul 2013 05:03:33 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5886867 at http://www.globalpost.com NHN renamed Naver after spilt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130801/nhn-renamed-naver-after-spilt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Yonhap) -- NHN Corp., the operator of the country's top portal Naver, has been renamed Naver Corp., after its main business and gaming business were reorganized into two separate entities, it said Thursday.</p> <p>In March, Naver decided to split itself into two firms -- Naver Corp. and NHN Entertainment Co. -- in a bid to focus on its mainstay business.</p> <p>With the split, Naver has a total of 25 affiliates under its wing, it said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. 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