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Hello Kitty mayhem returns to Singapore

Singaporean fans of Hello Kitty raged on the web Thursday after their frantic attempts to buy limited-edition toys from the McDonald's website failed when overwhelmed servers crashed, in the latest frenzy over the Japanese cat to hit the city-state.

Hello Kitty mayhem returns to Singapore
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Building online presence of EXPO-2017 in Astana: promotion strategy offered

The organizers of the EXPO-2017 have presented a plan for the online marketing strategy of the upcoming exhibition in Astana.

Building online presence of EXPO-2017 in Astana: promotion strategy offered
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Google's Page says US online spying threatens democracy

Google co-founder Larry Page condemned US government snooping on the Internet as a threat to democracy.

Google's Page says US online spying threatens democracy
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Subscriptions woo fans back from pirated music: industry

Fans are increasingly willing to pay for digital music through subscription streaming services rather than downloading it illegally for free.

Subscriptions woo fans back from pirated music: industry
National Security Agency (NSA) Director General Keith Alexander. ©Reuters/Gary Cameron
'Free world' governments among worst for online spying: watchdog

Shady agencies at the service of democratically elected governments are among the worst online spies in the world, media watchdog RSF said Wednesday, putting them on the same level as offenders in Iran, China and Saudi Arabia.

'Free world' governments among worst for online spying: watchdog
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Microsoft hopes 'Titanfall' can boost Xbox One

Tech titan Microsoft -- which has struggled to keep pace with Sony and its PlayStation 4 -- is pinning its hopes on a new action video game, ironically named "Titanfall."

Microsoft hopes 'Titanfall' can boost Xbox One
Japan says Bitcoin not a currency, but taxable
Japan says Bitcoin not a currency, but taxable

Bitcoin is not a currency but transactions involving it should be "subject to taxation", Japan's government said Friday, in a move that could pave the way for formal regulations on the troubled virtual unit.

Japan says Bitcoin not a currency, but taxable
A man widely believed to be Bitcoin currency founder Satoshi Nakamoto. ©Reuters/David McNew
Man identified as Bitcoin creator denies involvement

A man named as being the enigmatic creator of Bitcoin on Thursday denied having a role in the virtual unit, telling reporters he was "not involved."

Man identified as Bitcoin creator denies involvement
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Under shadow of spy scandal, Merkel, Cameron head to tech fair

The German and British leaders will officially open the world's biggest high-tech fair on Sunday, amid global debate about data security following revelations of mass US and British online snooping.

Under shadow of spy scandal, Merkel, Cameron head to tech fair
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Yahoo spurns Facebook and Google sign-in credentials

Yahoo confirmed that it will stop letting people sign into its online services using credentials from rival Internet titans Facebook or Google.

Yahoo spurns Facebook and Google sign-in credentials
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Facebook out to buy solar drone maker: report

Facebook is in talks to buy a solar-powered drone startup in what could lead to making wireless Internet available in regions without online access.

Facebook out to buy solar drone maker: report
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Polar bears join natural wonders at Google Maps

Google on Thursday added polar bears to the natural splendor people can glimpse from the comfort of their homes at the Internet giant's free online mapping service.

Polar bears join natural wonders at Google Maps
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Vietnam restricts use of Bitcoin

Vietnam has banned its banks from handling Bitcoins, saying the virtual currency is not legal tender in the communist nation.

Vietnam restricts use of Bitcoin
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Google asks Internet eyewear fans not to be "Glassholes"

Google gave early adopters of its Internet-connected eyewear a bit of advice: don't be "Glassholes."

Google asks Internet eyewear fans not to be "Glassholes"
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Russian Classic Romance night in Astana Opera today

Astana Opera is presenting the Russian Classic Romance tonight.

Russian Classic Romance night in Astana Opera today
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Philippine Supreme Court says law on online libel constitutional

The Philippine Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a controversial cybercrime law penalising online libel is constitutional, amid claims it is intended to curb Internet freedom in one of Asia's most freewheeling democracies.

Philippine Supreme Court says law on online libel constitutional
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Shanghai surprise for lovers desperately seeking film tickets

Couples looking to enjoy a romantic Valentine's Day at one Chinese cinema will be out of luck this Friday, thwarted by singles who bought up all the odd-numbered seats.

Shanghai surprise for lovers desperately seeking film tickets
Online adultery booming as cheating sites surge
Online adultery booming as cheating sites surge

One 29-year-old woman says it helped her take revenge on her unfaithful husband.

Online adultery booming as cheating sites surge
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Tenge meltdown disrupts e-Gov and online shopping in Kazakhstan

Today's devaluation of tenge in Kazakhstan has affected the work of the e-government website eGov.kz.

Tenge meltdown disrupts e-Gov and online shopping in Kazakhstan
Microsoft founder Bill Gates. ©Reuters/Denis Balibouse
World's richest man would still pick up a $100 bill

The world's wealthiest man Bill Gates would still pick up a $100 bill on the street, but he has no tips about how to get by on less than $100,000 a year.

World's richest man would still pick up a $100 bill

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