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Vietnam's hit game developer pulls plug on Flappy Bird
Vietnam's hit game developer pulls plug on Flappy Bird

The Vietnamese developer behind the smash-hit free game Flappy Bird has pulled his creation from online stores after announcing that its runaway success had ruined his "simple life".

Vietnam's hit game developer pulls plug on Flappy Bird
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Web gets new neighborhoods with '.guru' and more

New online neighborhoods open Wednesday when a US company starts offering Web addresses ending in ".guru," ".bike" -- and even ".singles."

Web gets new neighborhoods with '.guru' and more
Icahn takes eBay stake, seeks PayPal spinoff
Icahn takes eBay stake, seeks PayPal spinoff

EBay said Wednesday that activist investor Carl Icahn had taken a stake in the online retailer and was seeking a spinoff of its PayPal financial payments unit.

Icahn takes eBay stake, seeks PayPal spinoff
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Google says sorry to Germany over 'Adolf Hitler Square'

Google apologised Friday after a major square in Berlin regained its Nazi-era name "Adolf Hitler" on its popular online Maps page for a few hours.

Google says sorry to Germany over 'Adolf Hitler Square'
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New Bruce Springsteen album 'High Hopes' goes online

Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album "High Hopes" went online in the United States Sunday, 10 days before its general release -- and on the 41st anniversary of The Boss's debut outing.

New Bruce Springsteen album 'High Hopes' goes online
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Amazon to compensate customers for late gifts

Amazon Thursday said it would give $20 gift cards and pay shipping costs for customers affected by problems at UPS and FedEx that delayed some Christmas package deliveries.

Amazon to compensate customers for late gifts
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Tribune buys music data service from Sony for $170 mn

US media company Tribune plans to acquire Gracenote, a giant in music data, for $170 million from media giant Sony, the companies announced Monday.

Tribune buys music data service from Sony for $170 mn
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US, Britain 'spying on virtual world': report

Freshly leaked documents by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on Monday revealed spies disguised as fantasy characters prowled online games hunting terrorists.

US, Britain 'spying on virtual world': report
Online game teaches risks of personal data exposure
Online game teaches risks of personal data exposure

Sexual orientation, private debt, medical records, even your favourite ice cream flavour: do you know much of this personal information is out there and available for sale?

Online game teaches risks of personal data exposure
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German union plans Christmas strike at Amazon: report

Germany's service-sector union Verdi is planning strike action at the online retail giant Amazon over the busy Christmas holiday period.

German union plans Christmas strike at Amazon: report
The online transaction value on Alipay, an online payment system of China's leading e-commerce retailers Taobao.com and Tmall.com. ©Reuters
China Singles Day online shoppers spend almost $6 bn

Chinese shoppers spent a record 35.0 billion yuan ($5.7 billion) at the country's biggest online marketplaces on Singles Day, their operator said Tuesday, after the festival created by e-tailers to persuade the loveless to console themselves with retail therapy.

China Singles Day online shoppers spend almost $6 bn
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Americans warm to online dating, survey shows

Americans are growing more comfortable with online dating, and many are finding a spouse or partner in cyberspace.

Americans warm to online dating, survey shows
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Facebook becomes Google advertising ally

Google-owned online ad-placing service DoubleClick on Friday announced that the way has been cleared to include space at Facebook.

Facebook becomes Google advertising ally
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Online video forces change on TV industry

Having turned print media upside down, the Internet now is disrupting television, forcing broadcasters to adapt to tablets and video-on-demand to hold onto views and advertisers.

Online video forces change on TV industry
Old newspaper era is over, Obama says via Kindle
Old newspaper era is over, Obama says via Kindle

President Barack Obama acknowledged the problems facing the US newspaper industry, ironically in an interview that was distributed via online retail giant Amazon's Kindle e-reader.

Old newspaper era is over, Obama says via Kindle
NVIDIA President and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. ©REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
Delayed Shield game gadget to hit market on July 31

Graphics chip star NVIDIA has set a July 31 release date for its Shield handheld gaming and entertainment device powered by Google's Android software.

Delayed Shield game gadget to hit market on July 31
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Hulu owners opt to keep online video service

The entertainment studios behind Hulu took the online video service off the auction block Friday, opting instead to pump an additional $750 million into the Netflix rival.

Hulu owners opt to keep online video service
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World Bank invests in online education

Online education service Coursera announced a fresh round of funding from the investment arm of the World Bank and other backers.

World Bank invests in online education
Amazon, Apple end dispute over 'Appstore' name
Amazon, Apple end dispute over 'Appstore' name

Apple dropped its lawsuit Tuesday against rival Amazon for using the term "Appstore" for its online shop for mobile gadget applications.

Amazon, Apple end dispute over 'Appstore' name
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Bidders vie for online video website Hulu

The Wall Street Journal on Monday reported that several bidders have stepped up to vie for Hulu, an online video website that Internet pioneer Yahoo was said to be eyeing as an acquisition.

Bidders vie for online video website Hulu