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Online video in Asia: Deepest reach in Vietnam but Japanese are most active

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Analytics firm comScore has released a new report on online video consumption in Asia, throwing up some interesting findings about Internet habits of those across the continent. First of all, it’s worth pointing out that this data include PC visitations only, which entirely discounts video watching from mobile phones, tablets...
Online video in Asia: Deepest reach in Vietnam but Japanese are most active

"Either you will be a global company, or you won't be a company"

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Our PandoMonthly with Fred Wilson was one of our most popular so far, and it was brought to you by Smartling – a company that makes it possible to adapt your website into multiple different languages and manage all those versions quickly and easily. It was a fitting sponsorship, because many...
"Either you will be a global company, or you won't be a company"

Jordan Goes Big Brother On Internet Cafes

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Jordan Goes Big Brother On Internet Cafes

Child Murder Leads to Violent Games Being Banned in Turkey

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Metin 2, a fantasy-MMORPG, and “similar” games have been banned in Turkey after a 14 year old was murdered. The boy was a Metin 2 player and had claimed he was a hacker who stole Metin 2 passwords and sold the characters for profit. After his death, there was huge...
Child Murder Leads to Violent Games Being Banned in Turkey

The Dirt on Washable Keyboards

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Most days I eat lunch at my desk and, more often than not, I’m working on the computer at the same time. I try my best not to get anything on my keyboard, but inevitably some crumbs fall in between the keys and, well, spills happen. Using a damp towel...
The Dirt on Washable Keyboards

Gambia cracks down on Skype, other 'illegal' VoIP services that threaten its mobile operators

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VoIP services like Skype and dating websites are the target of a government crackdown in Gambia where they have been deemed a threat to national mobile operators and telecom firms. The country’s telecommunications watchdog, ‘Public Utilities Regulatory Authority’ (PURA), is aiming to stamp out use of the free services, which it...
Gambia cracks down on Skype, other 'illegal' VoIP services that threaten its mobile operators
Google confirms Internet users in Iran are blocked

Investing internationally: Microsoft pouring $100M into Brazil tech center

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Microsoft is expanding to Brazil with a $100 million tech center investment. Within the next four years, Rio de Janeiro will be host to the Summer Olympics, the World Cup, and now after one year of negotiations, a $100 million Microsoft advanced technology center. As first reported by Agencia Estado,...
Investing internationally: Microsoft pouring $100M into Brazil tech center
Taiwanese gamer dies after 40-hour Diablo III session

Ohio bans those dangerous dens of iniquity, Internet cafes

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Lawmakers in the Buckeye State have just banned Internet cafes, believing them to be nothing more than essentially unregulated corner casinos. As the Daily Dot notes, this move follows a ban that Florida passed in April, and several California municipalities are also getting on board with bans. The cafes...
Ohio bans those dangerous dens of iniquity, Internet cafes
Cloud gaming finally coming to South Korea (exclusive)

The DHS And FBI Present: You Might Be A Terrorist If... (Hotel Guest Edition)

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As we seem to be told repeatedly, seeing something and saying something is perhaps the greatest duty an American citizen can perform in service to this country. It's simply not enough anymore to install an American flag in the front yard and purchase domestic vehicles. Now, every citizen should be...
The DHS And FBI Present: You Might Be A Terrorist If... (Hotel Guest Edition)
Attention, U.S. startups: Don't ignore China

China's Social Gaming Landscape: What's Coming Next

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It's no longer a secret that China's online gaming industry is booming, and growth is set to continue with companies such as Shanda Games, Netease and The9 leading the way. In 2009, China's online gaming industry earned nearly $4 billion, growing 39.5% from 2008. Each day, millions of high school...
China's Social Gaming Landscape: What's Coming Next
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Asian e-payment firm MOL continues its spending spree with acquisition of AyoPay in Indonesia

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Fresh from buying majority stakes in Turkish companies PaytoGo and Game Sultan, Malaysia-based e-payment firm MOL Global has continued to spend after acquiring payment distributor AyoPay in Indonesia in an undisclosed deal, as Tech In Asia reports. AyoPay is already a MOL partner in Indonesia, and it will continue to operate within its existing brand and...
Asian e-payment firm MOL continues its spending spree with acquisition of AyoPay in Indonesia

Foxconn Plans New Iowa Plant, Will Hire 10% Of State’s Population

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After a highly visible meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Foxconn’s founder Terry Gou announced plans to open a sprawling Foxconn factory in Guthrie Center, Iowa, essentially replacing the approximately 2,000 residents of that small town with workers from in and around Iowa. The company will hire 300,000 employees for...
Foxconn Plans New Iowa Plant, Will Hire 10% Of State’s Population

Is Cuba Finally Getting Better, Faster Internet? Maybe

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Note the utter absence of Internet cafes.(Photo: flickr.com/jodastephen) Cuba certainly isn’t as isolated as North Korea, but Internet access has long been available only via satellite–meaning it’s expensive and slow as molasses  Email barely works; forget about a GIF-heavy Tumblr dashboard. It’s also largely limited to public spaces, like hotels targeting...
Is Cuba Finally Getting Better, Faster Internet? Maybe

Hawaii's proposed online tracking law comes under fire from ISPs, civil libertarians

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There may be some trouble brewing in paradise, thanks to a seemingly draconian law currently under consideration in Hawaii's state legislature. If passed, H.B. 2288 would require all ISPs within the state to track and store information on their customers, including details on every website they visit, as well...
Hawaii's proposed online tracking law comes under fire from ISPs, civil libertarians

Where in the world is your email provider?

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Although Gmail is the world’s leading web email service measured by the number of unique visitors worldwide, it doesn’t dominate any one region of the world. Data from ComScore shows Gmail and Yahoo Mail to be competing over similar markets, including North America and Asia Pacific. Yahoo, for now, is...
Where in the world is your email provider?

Facebook ranks top as India's Internet users spend 1 in every 4 minutes online on social networks

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The Indian Internet space is in a time of flux right, but the appeal of social networking services continues to rise in the country. New data from comScore reveals that its citizens spend one in four minutes online using social networking sites, more than any other Internet activity. According to comScore, social...
Facebook ranks top as India's Internet users spend 1 in every 4 minutes online on social networks

More Snowden leaks reveal UK surveillance on 2009 G20 summit attendees

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The impact of Edward Snowden's leaked information now extends beyond the NSA. Today, The Guardian reported that—according to documents uncovered by Snowden—foreign politicians and officials who attended the 2009 G20 summit in London had their calls intercepted and computers monitored by the host country's government. The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the NSA's...
More Snowden leaks reveal UK surveillance on 2009 G20 summit attendees

Man who tried to buy Pirate Bay is charged in Sweden with swindling investors

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When Hans Pandeya said his company, Global Gaming Factory (GGF), a small chain of internet cafes, would pay $7.8 million to acquire The Pirate Bay and turn it into a legal service, he set off a media frenzy and spooked file sharers the world over. But that's not all...
Man who tried to buy Pirate Bay is charged in Sweden with swindling investors

Crytek's Cevat Yerli: free-to-play games are the only future

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Currently preparing for the release of its latest sci-fi shooter, Crysis 3, German developer Crytek has a very different future in mind. But can titles like Crysis survive in a fermium future? Cevat Yerli has a plan...When upstart German developer Crytek launched Far Cry in 2004, the game immediately drew...
Crytek's Cevat Yerli: free-to-play games are the only future

Assured Labor, The Mobile Job-Finding Network, Breaks Into Brazil

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Assured Labor, a mobile-centric job networking startup that was founded at MIT four years ago, is breaking into another Latin American market. The company is launching in Brazil with a localized service called TrabalhoJá. This adds to its reach in Mexico and Nicaragua. “Most of the job sites in Brazil charge job seekers,...
Assured Labor, The Mobile Job-Finding Network, Breaks Into Brazil

Taiwanese gamer dies while playing at Internet cafe, nobody notices for 9 hours

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A 23-year old League of Legends player named Chen Rong-yu was found dead, sitting upright in his chair, in an Internet cafe in Taiwan. According to the report from Sky News, the young man could have been dead for up to 9 hours before anyone took notice. It’s far from the...
Taiwanese gamer dies while playing at Internet cafe, nobody notices for 9 hours

Not Good: Human Spam And Dumb Bloggers Are Killing Comments And Trackbacks?

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While bloggers may have won the war against spam bots via plugins like Akismet, WP-SpamFree and Sabre (not to mention a whole list of Movabletype plugins), it looks like these evil “promotional” companies have switched tactics by hiring desperate humans to promote their silly products (via Read Write Web). (Official...
Not Good: Human Spam And Dumb Bloggers Are Killing Comments And Trackbacks?

The State of Web Spam: Human-Posted Spam is on the Rise

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Even though we have lots of tools to detect blog comment spam these days, spammers always tend to be one step ahead of our algorithms. While early blog spam was often posted by robots and easily detectable, today's blog spammers are smarter. Instead of relying on robots, the team behind...
The State of Web Spam: Human-Posted Spam is on the Rise

Travel Agents See Increased Demand for Gadget-Free Vacations

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Rosemary Dukelow was eight months into a solo, round-the-world trip when she boarded a cargo ship bound for Savannah, Georgia, in January 2011 - as the ship's sole passenger. Up until that point, she had been a fixture at Internet cafes, constantly checking itineraries and updating the blog she...
Travel Agents See Increased Demand for Gadget-Free Vacations
Google’s Schmidt: If Google Gets It Right, There Will Be An Android In Every Pocket
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