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‘Grumpy hold-outs’ could sink Bitfinex recovery plan after Bitcoin theft

‘Grumpy hold-outs’ could sink Bitfinex recovery plan after Bitcoin theft

Published 15/08/2016

By Clare Baldwin | HONG KONG HONG KONG Crypto-currency exchange Bitfinex's plan to impose losses on all its trading clients for the theft by hackers [more…]

Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt, IHG hit by malware: HEI

Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt, IHG hit by malware: HEI

Published 15/08/2016

By Alwyn Scott | NEW YORK NEW YORK A data breach at 20 U.S. hotels operated by HEI Hotels & Resorts for Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt [more…]

Megaupload’s Dotcom to seek a review of U.S. court’s forfeiture ruling

Megaupload’s Dotcom to seek a review of U.S. court’s forfeiture ruling

Published 14/08/2016

By Harry Pearl and Charlotte Greenfield | SYDNEY SYDNEY German tech entrepreneur and alleged internet pirate Kim Dotcom will seek a review of a Federal [more…]

Pokemon craze challenges Rio Games for popularity

Pokemon craze challenges Rio Games for popularity

Published 14/08/2016

By Anthony Boadle | RIO DE JANEIRO RIO DE JANEIRO Forget beach volleyball, soccer or tennis, not to mention the steeplechase or discus. Pokemon Go [more…]

Google Ventures CEO Bill Maris quits: Recode

Google Ventures CEO Bill Maris quits: Recode

Published 11/08/2016

Bill Maris, the chief executive and founder of Alphabet Inc's venture capital arm GV, is leaving the company, Recode reported, citing sources.Maris, who leaves on [more…]

U.S. court blocks FCC bid to expand public broadband

U.S. court blocks FCC bid to expand public broadband

Published 11/08/2016

WASHINGTON A federal appeals court said on Wednesday the U.S. Federal Communications Commission could not block two states from setting limits on municipal broadband expansion, [more…]

‘No Man’s Sky’: from a humble shed to a new gigantic universe

‘No Man’s Sky’: from a humble shed to a new gigantic universe

Published 10/08/2016

LONDON A new computer game created by a team of 15 people in a shed in southern England made its highly anticipated debut this week [more…]

U.S. regulator targets ‘influencer’ internet ad campaigns

U.S. regulator targets ‘influencer’ internet ad campaigns

Published 15/07/2016

By Meg Garner The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s settlement this week with Warner Bros Home Entertainment Inc highlighted the regulator’s increasing focus on internet advertising [more…]

Exclusive: Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos

Exclusive: Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos

Published 25/06/2016

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON Some of the web’s biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to [more…]

China tightens controls on paid-for internet search ads

China tightens controls on paid-for internet search ads

Published 25/06/2016

BEIJING China's internet regulator said on Saturday that search engines should tighten management of paid-for ads in search results, making clear which results are paid-for [more…]