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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Episode 81: Conn Bertish and Cairo

Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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Yahoo sees signs of growth in core business

NEW YORK, USA: Yahoo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit with the results showing growth in the Web company's "core" business according to Chief Executive Marissa Mayer

16 Apr 2014 08:28


Google buys drone for its stable

NEW YORK, USA: Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a manufacturer of solar-powered drones that could be used to boost Internet access to remote areas.

15 Apr 2014 09:24


AFP launches 'AFP Forum' to unify news products on internet

PARIS, FRANCE: Agence France-Presse has launched a new internet platform called "AFP Forum", which brings together its multimedia products in six languages for clients and is partly available to the general public.

11 Apr 2014 10:27


HP pays US$108m in US to settle bribery probes

WASHINGTON, USA: US computer giant Hewlett-Packard agreed to pay US$108m to settle investigations that it paid bribes to win public contracts in Russia, Poland and Mexico, officials said on Wednesday (9 April).

10 Apr 2014 09:14


Twitter profiles get Facebook-style revamp

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Twitter began revamping profile pages on Tuesday (8 April) to let users display more of their online personalities, giving the popular service a Facebook-like feel.

9 Apr 2014 09:12


US film studios sue Megaupload for piracy

WASHINGTON, USA: The top US film studios have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against defunct file-sharing website Megaupload, shut down by US authorities as part of a criminal probe of online piracy.

9 Apr 2014 09:20


'Game of Thrones' draws huge ratings, crashes HBO app

LOS ANGELES, USA: The first show of the new "Games of Thrones" season drew HBO's biggest audience since the finale of "The Sopranos," data showed on Monday (7 April) after the broadcaster's online app crashed.

8 Apr 2014 09:05


Internet lords keep .wine and .vin bottled

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Internet overseers are keeping .wine and .vin online addresses bottled in the hope that a few months of 'aging' will make them more palatable.

8 Apr 2014 09:27


Weibo seeks to raise at least US$340m in US IPO

NEW YORK, USA: The microblogging service Weibo - often described as China's version of Twitter - will raise at least US$340m in its US stock offering according to figures released over the weekend.

7 Apr 2014 08:58


Slow migration of US seniors to internet

WASHINGTON, USA: American senior citizens are gradually finding their way onto the internet, but lagging the overall population in online usage, according to a survey released on Thursday, 3 April.

4 Apr 2014 07:25


Microsoft's smartphone assistant, Cortana

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft took on Apple's Siri and Google Now with a smartphone personal assistant dubbed "Cortana."

3 Apr 2014 07:22


Amazon launches new device for streaming video

NEW YORK, USA: Amazon unveiled a new media streaming device, ramping up its challenge to online video rivals such as Netflix.

3 Apr 2014 07:47


Intel buys stake in Cloudera

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: In a sign of the growing importance of the Internet "cloud," software group Cloudera said it raised a whopping US$900m to expand its large corporate data services.

1 Apr 2014 08:04


Microsoft's Nadella crows over iPad Office release

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft chief Satya Nadella took to Twitter to crow as Office software tailored for iPads soared to the top of the charts at Apple's online App Store.

31 Mar 2014 06:57


Computers lose more ground to tablets

WASHINGTON, USA: - Sales of traditional computers will lose more ground in 2014 to tablets and other mobile devices, a market tracker said.

28 Mar 2014 09:26


Cybercrime is part of online economy says study

WASHINGTON, USA: The dark world of cybercrime has evolved from one of rogue individuals to a functioning market-based economy with its ups and downs, code of conduct and "innovation".

26 Mar 2014 06:53


Google partners with Luxottica for Internet eyewear

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google is joining forces with the spectacle frame company behind Ray-Ban and other brands to create and sell Glass Internet-linked eyewear in the US.

26 Mar 2014 06:40


Google expands Android platform to wearables

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google has announced it is bringing Android, the dominant platform for smartphones, to wearable devices.

20 Mar 2014 10:52


Google, Viacom settle YouTube copyright suit

NEW YORK, USA: - Google and Viacom announced a settlement in a long-running lawsuit claiming the Internet company's YouTube video-sharing site promoted copyright infringement.

19 Mar 2014 08:16


SoftBank woos US, with T-Mobile in view

WASHINGTON, USA: SoftBank, eyeing a tie-up of its US wireless unit Sprint with T-Mobile, stepped up its campaign on Tuesday, claiming it could boost competition for Americans as it did in Japan.

18 Mar 2014 08:50

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