WASHINGTON, USA: The National Security Agency is collecting about 5bn records a day on the location of mobile phones around the world, The Washington Post reported, citing documents from US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
6 Dec 2013 08:59
NEW YORK CITY, US: USA leads with 61 Shortlisted entries, followed by South Africa, Turkey, and Australia.
5 Dec 2013 12:34
WASHINGTON, USA: Online retail sales for Cyber Monday grew 16% from last year to US$2.29bn, lifted by more shopping on mobile devices, a market tracker said on Tuesday, 3 December.
4 Dec 2013 07:24
TOKYO, JAPAN: Sony confirmed on Tuesday, 3 December, that it has sold more than 2.1m PlayStation 4 consoles in less than three weeks, as it battles Microsoft and Nintendo for supremacy in the lucrative gaming sector.
4 Dec 2013 06:32
WASHINGTON, USA: - Want that Amazon order in just 30 minutes? Amazon's chief executive Jeff Bezos hopes to soon achieve this using an armada of mini-drones able to drop small packages on the doorstep of users in USA cities.
3 Dec 2013 08:47
WASHINGTON, US: America's plain old telephone network is rapidly being overtaken by new technology, putting US regulators in a quandary over how to manage the final stages of transformation.
29 Nov 2013 14:38
NEW YORK CITY, US: UN committee on Tuesday voted to create an international day to protect journalists as media activists condemned the mounting number of reporters killed on duty.
28 Nov 2013 09:24
NEW YORK CITY, US: The first book written in what is today the United States of America fetched US$14.2m in New York on Tuesday, becoming the world's most expensive printed book sold at auction.
28 Nov 2013 09:17
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: US computer company Hewlett-Packard reported making a profit in its recently ended fiscal year, with cost-cutting efforts countering a slip in revenue.
28 Nov 2013 06:14
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Yahoo! made a fresh move to expand as a media group, naming a star "global anchor" to be the face of its digital news brand.
26 Nov 2013 08:39
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft says more than a million Xbox One consoles were snapped up within 24 hours in 13 countries after hitting shelves for the first time last week.
26 Nov 2013 06:49
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: - Twitter has announced it has toughened the encryption of traffic to thwart online snooping at the globally popular one-to-many messaging service.
25 Nov 2013 07:16
NEW YORK CITY, US: Business magazine Forbes this week named Madonna the highest-paid musician in the world, estimating her earnings at $125m in the year to June.
21 Nov 2013 14:41
NEW YORK CITY, US: The 2014 One Show is ready to accept your entries - and there are several new categories.
21 Nov 2013 09:12
LOS ANGELES, USA: - Talking on the phone while driving is illegal in a growing number of countries, but with the explosion of in-car technologies the potential for drivers being distracted is greater than ever.
21 Nov 2013 06:23
NEW YORK CITY, USA: Officials have confirmed that Google will pay US$17m to settle an investigation by US states into its use of unauthorised tracking software on Apple's Safari web browsers.
20 Nov 2013 08:06
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Yahoo! chief executive Marissa Mayer says the Internet firm will begin encrypting its data to protect users from online snooping.
20 Nov 2013 06:18
NEW YORK CITY, USA: More than a million PlayStation 4 consoles were sold in the first 24 hours of its release in North America, according to manufacturer Sony.
19 Nov 2013 09:06
NEW YORK CITY, USA: - Five people were arrested on Monday (18 November) following a global "cyber heist" in which hackers stole US$45m by overriding the cash withdrawal limits of prepaid debit cards, US officials said.
19 Nov 2013 07:48
NEW YORK CITY, US / SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: The Global Awards World's Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising announced its 2013 award winners on Friday, 15 November at ceremonies in New York City and Sydney, Australia. Two SA agencies won Finalist Certificates.
18 Nov 2013 08:32
NEW YORK CITY, US: Forbes Media, publisher of Forbes magazine, has hired investment bankers to explore a potential sale, the company's chief executive said on Friday.
18 Nov 2013 06:44
NEW YORK CITY, US: Sony unleashes its powerful new PlayStation 4 video game console on Friday, seeking to win over consumers with immersive, realistic game worlds and easy online sharing with friends.
16 Nov 2013 11:03
Finding a more effective way of summoning a taxi in San Francisco gave birth to an app that is growing into a global on-demand e-commerce business.
By Our Reporter 16 Nov 2013 10:33
WASHINGTON, USA: Google said the number of requests for user data from governments and law enforcement has doubled since 2010, as it renewed a push to reveal more about countries seeking to monitor data.
15 Nov 2013 09:05
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft has opened a new cybercrime centre, using its resources to combat malware, intellectual property theft, child exploitation and other ills in cyberspace.
15 Nov 2013 08:55
WASHINGTON, US: E.W. Scripps is ending its newswire launched in 1917 and will refocus on new media platforms, underscoring the troubles facing the newspaper industry.
14 Nov 2013 12:55
NEW YORK CITY, USA: Google's new Internet-connected eyewear will have the capacity to play music as specially designed earbuds will be incorporated into the device to deliver high-quality audio from the eyewear.
14 Nov 2013 06:44
WASHINGTON, USA: Twitter's high-flying Wall Street debut drew attention to the growing power of social media, but also raised concerns about a potential bubble in the sector.
12 Nov 2013 09:52
NEW YORK CITY, US: News Corp, the publishing and newspaper segment of the recently split media empire of Rupert Murdoch, announced a modest profit Monday in its first post-breakup results.
12 Nov 2013 08:24
NEW YORK CITY, USA: Sales of the latest edition in the "Call of Duty" video game franchise topped US$1bn in the first day, Activision Publishing said on Wednesday, 6 November.
7 Nov 2013 07:57
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