Facebook to take 30% credit from financial transactions
By New Statesman - 26 February 12:11

Facebook has announced that it will take a 30 per cent cut of financial transactions on its site.

Twitter to relay tweet location
By New Statesman - 26 February 12:10

Twitter is working on technology to help users identify the city or neighbourhood from where a tweet

British Library launches UK web archive
By New Statesman - 26 February 12:08

The British Library has launched its UK web archive featuring websites that may soon disappear.

Conan O’Brien is now on Twitter
By New Statesman - 25 February 16:42

Former host of The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien, has joined the microblogging site Twitter.

Smilebox raises $2mn in fresh funding
By New Statesman - 25 February 12:31

Online photo scrapbook service provider Smilebox has raised $2mn in follow-on funding for its second

Meltwater Group acquires social media monitor BuzzGain
By New Statesman - 25 February 12:30

Media monitoring company Meltwater Group has acquired BuzzGain, a social media monitoring firm that

Court says Google execs failed to act on objectionable YouTube video
By New Statesman - 25 February 12:29

An Italian court has found three Google executives guilty of privacy violations.

Unilever involves social media in product development
By New Statesman - 25 February 12:27

Unilever has said it will create custom-made social networks across its brands to involve consumers

Tories, Lib Dems to oppose clause in Digital Economy Bill
By New Statesman - 25 February 12:26

Conservative and Liberal Democrat leaders have said they will together vote down Clause 17 of the Di

FTC warns organisations about sharing sensitive data on peer networks
By New Statesman - 24 February 12:43

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has asked schools, businesses and local governments to review

Yahoo to display tweets in its search
By New Statesman - 24 February 12:41

Yahoo’s search engine results will start displaying tweets soon. The partnership between the search

Xerox sues Google, YouTube and Yahoo over search patents
By New Statesman - 24 February 12:40

Xerox has sued Yahoo, Google and YouTube for infringing on its patented search and integration techn

Jintao’s microblog closes down in a day
By New Statesman - 24 February 12:38

The Chinese President Hu Jintao's microblog on a Chinese-language site was closed on Monday due to a

Twitter to introduce ad platform in March
By New Statesman - 24 February 12:37

Twitter’s ad platform is in the test phase and will be unveiled at the South by Southwest conference

China sets new rules for website registration
By New Statesman - 24 February 12:36

Taking one more step to strengthen its hold over the Internet, China has imposed a new rule that req

UBM buys online games ad firm
By Oliver Luft - 23 February 12:29

Business publisher United Business Media has bought the online ad business Game Advertising Online f

Facebook, Twitter usage surges
By New Statesman - 23 February 12:14

The average social networking site user across the globe spent over five-and-a-half hours on sites s

Google acquires video encoding firm On2
By New Statesman - 23 February 12:12

Search engine company Google has acquired video encoding firm, On2 Technologies, for $124.6m.

UK’s young men surf the net even in the bed, with partner
By New Statesman - 23 February 12:10

The internet is often the first thing young men in UK think about when they wake up, according to a

Facebook voted "world's most innovative company"
By New Statesman - 23 February 12:08

The social networking site, Facebook, is on the top of the "50 most innovative companies of the worl

Cowell suggests “three-strikes” strategy for illegal downloaders
By New Statesman - 23 February 12:05

Television producer and American Idol judge Simon Cowell and other celebrities have urged the Britis

MySpace focuses on content delivery
By New Statesman - 23 February 12:03

News Corporation-owned social networking site MySpace is focussing on content discovery tools to inc

MSN UK launches website for men
By New Statesman - 22 February 14:26

MSN UK has launched a new men’s channel him.uk.msn this week, with sections such as motoring, sport,

Chinese schools deny role in Google attack
By New Statesman - 22 February 14:25

Two Chinese schools identified by the New York Times last week for being involved in the cyber attac

Meedan translation website for better Arabic-English relations
By New Statesman - 22 February 14:23

A new website that reads news articles originally printed in Arabic into English and vice versa, is

Astronaut uses Twitpics to upload photos of Earth
By New Statesman - 22 February 14:21

Soichi Noguchi, a Japanese astronaut on the $100bn International Space Station (ISS), has become the

Online sales growth worst in ten years
By New Statesman - 22 February 14:20

The annual growth of online shopping recorded its slowest rate in the last ten years, with sales in

Facebook back on track after Saturday glitch
By New Statesman - 22 February 14:18

Facebook has announced that it has resolved the server problem that had affected several users in Lo

NPA calls on BBC Trust to block news apps plan
By Oliver Luft - 19 February 11:14

Newspaper Publishers Association has called on the BBC Trust to block the introduction of planned ne

Comcast launches online backup service
By New Statesman - 19 February 11:05

US Internet service provider Comcast has launched Secure Backup & Share, its online backup service f

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