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SOUTH AFRICA

Chinese consortium buys Opera browser for $600m

A Chinese consortium has bought the Opera internet browser for $600 million, its Norwegian developer said on Monday, after a public share offer for the company failed...

19 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Survey reveals executive thoughts on digital transformation

IFS's Digital Transformation Survey has unveiled how senior decision makers in 20+ countries view the need for digital transformation...

13 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

NORWAY

TeliaSonera and Telenor to merge Danish operations

OSLO, NORWAY: Norwegian telecom operator Telenor and Swedish-Finnish rival TeliaSonera on Wednesday said they would merge their operations in Denmark, which last week was deemed the world's most connected country...

4 Dec 2014

NORWAY

Online torture and murder of Norwegian child

OSLO, NORWAY: A Norwegian woman and her British lover were sentenced in Oslo to eight and nine years in jail for killing the woman's 21-month-old daughter while video chatting online.

16 May 2014

NORWAY

Apple barred from photographing Oslo

OSLO, NORWAY: The Norwegian intelligence agency has blocked US company Apple from flying over Oslo to take 3D aerial photos for its map application, citing national security for its concerns, officials said on Tuesday (13 August)

14 Aug 2013

NORWAY

Calls for Manning to get Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, NORWAY: Supporters of Bradley Manning, the US soldier convicted of espionage for leaking secret files to WikiLeaks, presented a petition to the Nobel Institute on Monday (12 August) backing his nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize

13 Aug 2013

NORWAY

Nordic countries tell Facebook to stop ads

OSLO, NORWAY: Facebook should stop providing unsolicited advertising to users in Nordic countries or face legal action, the Norwegian consumer agency said on Thursday (22 November).

23 Nov 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

European women drive most engagement: Online retail, community websites

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of internet usage in Europe, showing that 395.7 million Europeans went online in May 2012 for an average of 27.6 hours each.

6 Jul 2012

UNITED STATES

New iPad tops three million

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced it has sold three million of its new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing photos and 1080p HD video, and the same all-day 10 hour battery life*.

22 Mar 2012

UNITED STATES

Latest news on iPad availability

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced the new iPad, the third generation mobile device, will arrive at Apple's retail stores and the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) on Friday, 16 March in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK; along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

15 Mar 2012

GERMANY

Demand for smartphones higher than ever before in Europe

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: In 2011, demand for mobile phones once again increased in Europe, largely as a result of the rising popularity of smartphones. According to GfK, 3.2% more mobile phones were sold in 2011, in particular the sales of smartphones increased by 67%.

15 Feb 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Europe's internet users strong newspaper site visitors

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing that 379.4 million Europeans went online in November 2011 for an average of 27.8 hours per person.

25 Jan 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Internet usage in European markets

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released an overview of internet usage in Europe, showing 376.6 million unique visitors went online in October 2011 for an average of 27.8 hours per person.

12 Dec 2011

SOUTH AFRICA

Leading telecoms operators outperform broader economy 2011

LONDON, UK: The 40 leading telecoms operating groups out-performed the global economy by 5.0 ppt (percentage points), according to the latest research from Informa Telecoms & Media. Based on data taken from the recently published World Telecoms Financial Benchmarks (WTFB) service, the largest operators, as measured by consolidated total revenues, increased revenues for the second quarter of 2011 by 6.8% year-on-year to reach US$327.6 billion*.

1 Dec 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Overview of European Internet usage in September 2011

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc has released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing 373.4 million unique visitors went online in September 2011 for an average of 26.4 hours per person. This release highlights Internet usage in 49 European markets aggregated into the European region and provides individual reporting on 18 markets.

17 Nov 2011

UNITED STATES

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011

NORWAY

Android and Apple: different phones, different habits

OSLO, NORWAY: Did you know that users of Android phones are more likely to be active on music websites than iPhone owners? Or, that users of older, pre-smartphones are the most active social web users? These stats and more were revealed in this month's State of the Mobile Web report, published by web browser company Opera Software.

31 Oct 2011

GERMANY

Difficult period for technical consumer goods in Western Europe

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The overall market for Technical Consumer Goods (TCG) in Western Europe recorded a sales volume of €41.8 billion* in the second quarter of 2011. This is a decrease of 5.1% compared to last year's figures.

5 Sep 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Newspaper sites across Europe demonstrate growth in the past year

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc has released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing 368.6 million unique visitors went online in June 2011 for an average of 26.1 hours per person.

19 Aug 2011

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