internet

Megaupload's Dotcom says extradition fight leaves him bust

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, one of the world's most wanted cyber fugitives, says his nearly three-year fight against extradition to the United States to face online piracy charges has left him broke.

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EU watchdogs to apply 'right to be forgotten' rule on Web worldwide

European privacy regulators want Internet search engines such as Google (GOOGL.O) and Microsoft's Bing (MSFT.O) to scrub results globally, not just in Europe, when people invoke their "right to be forgotten" as ruled by an EU court.

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At China online coming-out party, Beijing spells out Internet control ambition

China showed governments and the planet's biggest tech firms last week its vision for global Internet governance - clean, controlled and choreographed.

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EU lawmakers to vote on Google break-up motion on Thursday

EU lawmakers will likely vote on Thursday on a motion proposing the break-up of Google (GOOGL.O) and other Internet technology companies, increasing political pressure on the bloc’s antitrust regulators to take a stronger line on the group.

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European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution

The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google Inc's (GOOGL.O) search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possible option to rein in the Internet company’s dominance in the search market.

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Comcast says Time Warner deal going 'full steam ahead'

Comcast Corp's (CMCSA.O) merger with Time Warner Cable Inc (TWC.N) is going "full steam ahead" despite uncertainty around new rules governing net neutrality, Comcast Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts told reporters on Wednesday.

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Verizon optimistic FCC will make 'right' decision on net neutrality

Verizon Communications Inc is optimistic the Federal Communications Commission will make the "right" decision in legislating rules to regulate how Internet service providers manage their Web traffic, the company's chief financial officer told investors at a conference on Wednesday.

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Obama pressures FCC for strong net neutrality rules

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday said Internet service providers should be regulated more like public utilities to make sure they grant equal access to all content providers, touching off intense protests from cable and telecoms companies and Republican lawmakers.

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Alibaba's first earnings to test mettle, investor enthusiasm

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's (BABA.N) first full quarterly report card to Wall Street investors on Tuesday will be scrutinized by the hopeful seeking validation for lofty stock price targets and studied by the few skeptics searching for inauspicious signs.

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U.S. sues AT&T over alleged 'data throttling' on phone plans

The U.S. government sued AT&T Inc (T.N) on Tuesday, alleging the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier sold consumers unlimited data plans but would reduce their Internet speeds once they exceeded a certain amount of data.

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Around 100,000 Hungarians rally for democracy as internet tax hits nerve

About 100,000 Hungarians rallied on Tuesday night to protest at a planned tax on data traffic and the broader course of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government they saw as undermining democracy and relations with European Union peers.

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Italian lawmakers plan free Wi-Fi to bridge digital gap with Europe

Italian lawmakers have put forward a proposal for free Wi-Fi in thousands of public places to bridge a gap with other European countries in broadband penetration, e-government and other digital services that is dragging on the economy.

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Hungary plans to impose new tax on Internet traffic

Hungary's government plans to levy a new tax on Internet data transfers, according to the draft 2015 tax bill submitted to parliament late on Tuesday, which could hit Internet providers and the country's telecommunications companies.

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DH Capital Advises Clear Measures on Sale to Data Intensity

DH Capital, an investment banking firm serving companies in the Internet infrastructure, communications and SaaS sectors, is pleased to announce that it served as exclusive financial advisor to Clear Measures, a business analytics and database management specialist, on its sale to Data Intensity, the industry leader in application management and cloud services for Oracle technologies and applications.

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Alibaba affiliate Alipay rebranded Ant in new financial services push

Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Thursday it has changed the name of its Alipay financial services affiliate to Ant Financial Services Group as it steps up its push into the financial services industry.

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