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Canada accuses Chinese of hacking government network

31 July 2014, 15:36

Canada has taken the unusual step of singling out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing.

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Twitter's market value set to soar

31 July 2014, 10:44

Shares of Twitter is set to soar as surprisingly strong user growth eased investor concerns that the popularity of the micro-messaging site was waning.

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Microsoft unveils Xbox in China

31 July 2014, 06:59

Microsoft has unveiled its Xbox game console in China, the first to enter the market after an official ban 14 years ago.

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Sony looks to PlayStation Network to build future

30 July 2014, 14:18

Sony is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10bn lost in six years by building a future around its last consumer electronics blockbuster - the PlayStation.

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T-Mobile deal helps Rhapsody hit 2 million paying subs

30 July 2014, 08:51

Rhapsody International has said its partnership with T-Mobile US has helped boost its number of paying subscribers to more than two million.

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Dating site admits to Facebook-style experimentation

29 July 2014, 09:33

OkCupid, a top US matchmaking website, regularly mismatches users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive service has revealed.

Bitcoin catches on in tech-savvy Romania

29 July 2014, 08:01

The interest in bitcoin in Romania stands out in a region where national currencies are widely seen as poor substitutes for the euro.

Apple, Samsung lose ground as tablet growth slows

25 July 2014, 17:12

Apple and Samsung have lost ground in the tablet computer market as growth cools in the once-hot segment, the research firm IDC has said.

Hackers tried to blackmail European Central Bank

25 July 2014, 14:32

Hackers have tried to extort money from the European Central Bank (ECB) after they stole about 20 000 e-mail addresses from one of the bank's databases.

Facebook stock hits all-time highs

25 July 2014, 10:38

Facebook stock have jumped to record highs as strong earnings from the leading social network sparked fresh buying.

Flaws found in privacy-protecting software

25 July 2014, 08:03

Researchers have found a flaw that could expose the identities of people using a privacy-oriented operating system touted by Edward Snowden.

Apple gets smart watch patent

24 July 2014, 12:09

A US patent made public has bolstered rumours that Apple has designs on a smart watch.

Facebook strikes gold with mobile

24 July 2014, 09:29

Facebook's fast-growing mobile advertising business has helped drive a 61% increase in revenue, beating Wall Street targets and sending shares to a record-high.

Microsoft profit hurt by Nokia, but revenues jump

24 July 2014, 07:54

Microsoft has said profits took a hit from its newly acquired Nokia phone division but that revenues got a strong lift from cloud services.

Bringing games to call centres

23 July 2014, 14:32

Call centres will soon be able to use new gamification technologies to increase engagement and productivity in the workplace.

Nigeria's first digital TV platform launched

23 July 2014, 10:08

SES, in cooperation with service provider, Computer Warehouse Group announced the launch of a new digital television platform for West Africa.

China internet population breaks records

23 July 2014, 08:37

China is now home to 632 million internet users, a government agency has said, although use of social networks has dropped amid a crackdown.

Smartphones waste time

23 July 2014, 08:02

All across the internet, people are sharing the story of a New York City restaurant which decided to investigate complaints of slow service.

Seoul plans to flag down Uber taxi app

22 July 2014, 08:04

South Korea's capital Seoul has said it planned to ban the smartphone car-hailing service Uber, saying it raised passenger safety issues.

Fake Google Play apps target data, cash - report

22 July 2014, 07:35

Most of the applications on Google's Play Store online site have fake copies loaded with malware to steal personal and financial information, says a report.

Finland cashes in on cold

21 July 2014, 13:48

With freezing winters where the mercury can sink well below zero and cool summers, Finland has attracted technology giants such as Google and Microsoft.

Ericsson reports profit leap

21 July 2014, 13:28

Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson has announced a leap in its second-quarter profits, beating analyst expectations.

Apple must pay $400m to consumers

21 July 2014, 07:44

Apple will pay up to $400m to compensate consumers for illegal price-fixing conspiracy for electronic books, officials say.

CNN could be worth $5bn if put up for sale

18 July 2014, 14:58

If Rupert Murdoch succeeds in buying Time Warner and CNN is put up for sale, the 24-hour cable news network could be worth $5bn, according to an analyst.

Microsoft to cut 18 000 jobs this year

18 July 2014, 08:41

Microsoft will slash up to 18 000 jobs of its workforce, as it trims its newly acquired Nokia phone business and tries to transform into a cloud-computing.

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