News: Internet

Thursday, 4 Jul 2013

Major Tech Companies, including Google, Facebook & Yahoo, Send Letter to MCI

Major Tech Companies, including Google, Facebook & Yahoo, Send Letter to MCI

The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), a Hong Kong-based association formed by eBay, Facebook, Google, Salesforce and Yahoo, sent a letter in June to Singapore's Minister for Communications and Information (MCI) Yaacob Ibrahim on the new licensing framework for online news sites.

Google Paid $45 Million for 7% Stake in Vevo

Google Paid $45 Million for 7% Stake in Vevo

Google has just taken up a 7% stake in Vevo for an estimated US$45 million, which means it's worth about US$650 million. Vevo serves music related videos, and is currently one of the most viewed channels on Youtube.

Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013

Yahoo Acquired Video App Company Qwiki for US$50 Million

Yahoo Acquired Video App Company Qwiki for US$50 Million

Yahoo has just announced its acquisition of Qwiki, a start-up company that created an iPhone app which lets users create short movies using photos, video clips and music tracks. The deal was said to be worth an estimated US$50 million.

Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013

Maxthon Partners with AMD to Offer Web Browser Optimized for Next Gen APUs

Maxthon Partners with AMD to Offer Web Browser Optimized for Next Gen APUs

Maxthon has partnered with AMD to release its new Windows-based Maxthon Cloud browser, which is optimized for AMD's next generation of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs).

Monday, 1 Jul 2013

Yahoo Retiring AltaVista and 11 Other Products

Yahoo Retiring AltaVista and 11 Other Products

Yahoo has recently announced that it will be shutting down a total of 12 products in order to concentrate on products that have more value to the company.

Friday, 28 Jun 2013

Internet Explorer 11 Adopts Open Standards, SPDY and WebGL

Internet Explorer 11 Adopts Open Standards, SPDY and WebGL

Microsoft has announced Internet Explorer 11 will support SPDY and WebGL. Early adopters can look forward to speedy web browsing, and interactive 2D and 3D graphics without the need for any plug-ins.

Monday, 24 Jun 2013

Mozilla Delays Firefox Third Party Cookie Blocking Feature

Mozilla Delays Firefox Third Party Cookie Blocking Feature

Mozilla announced last week that they will be collaborating on the Cookie Clearinghouse, or CCH, with Stamford Law School's Center for Internet and Society (CiS). However, this development will mean more delays to the launch of its cookie-blocking feature that was announced in February this year.

Thursday, 20 Jun 2013

Yahoo to Free Up Inactive Email Addresses

Yahoo to Free Up Inactive Email Addresses

Yahoo has just announced that inactive (for at least 12 months) Yahoo IDs will be freed up so that new or current users can sign up for the Yahoo ID they have their eye on.

Feedly Cloud Now Available for Google Reader Import

Feedly Cloud Now Available for Google Reader Import

With less than two weeks until Google Reader shuts down, Feedly has announced that their cloud service is now live, providing users a way to import their Reader feeds and replace Reader's backend completely. Nine first apps running on Feedly cloud have been announced, as well as a new Web version.

Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013

Population Data Now on OneMap

Population Data Now on OneMap

Singapore's population data is now on OneMap through the new Population Query service. This is a collaboration between the Department of Statistics and the Singapore Land Authority to enable users to visualize demographic data on a map.

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