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Nintendo is shutting down access to its online gaming for the Wii and DS consoles on May 20th, instead focusing on its newer game systems. The question is whether anyone will actually notice.
According to data from Internet Retailer, Apple is now the 2nd biggest online retailer behind Amazon. Apple grew 24% last year to reach a revenue of $18.3 billion from online sales of their products.
Following weeks of rumours, Microsoft has announced the launch of Office Online - the replacement for its productivity-focused Web Apps - along with a new look for Office.com.
Following design and UI changes to its suite of Office Web Apps last week - and ahead of a rumoured 'Office Online' rebrand - Microsoft has quietly rolled out an updated look for OneNote.com.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has begun using her Twitter account in an effort to get users to switch to the company's services, retweeting and responding to those who promise to do so.
Ladar Levison claims to have given up on email despite having previously been responsible for founding the anonymous email service Lavabit. He cites concerns with how email works in general.
As the UK prepares for porn to be blocked by default on all ISPs, user data shows that 8.5% of all UK web activity is based around adult content - more than the US, but not as much as Germany.
Due to issues with streaming media and how it works, Radiohead front-man Thom Yorke has responded by removing his own work from the service. At present Radiohead's albums remain available to listen.
Microsoft's head of Xbox, Don Mattrick, said to Spike TV that Microsoft already has a gaming console that's suitable for those without an internet connection: it's called the Xbox 360
Sony has announced at their E3 2013 press event that the PlayStation 4 has no restrictions on used games, and does not require any online authentication when you're playing disc-based games
Since Skype's takeover by Microsoft, it seems the Redmond-based giant has been able to cast an approving eye over HTTPS links that are sent.
Germany's federal court has decided the Google auto-complete function can violate user privacy and former President Christian Wulff's wife is being used as the key example of this problem.
Microsoft said that in a new survey, 87 percent of people say they are concerned with online privacy but just 47 percent take active measures to protect their online identity.
Markus 'Notch' Persson, the man behind Minecraft and the upcoming 0x10c, has released a new, minimalistic game called 'Drop'. Players must quickly type words from jumbled letter to pass.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt has predicted that "everyone on Earth will be connected" by 2020. But with two-thirds of the population still without a web connection, how realistic is that?
Chinese laws forcing real-name registration to use the internet have been passed, with further revisions likely to come. The legislation could allow removal of "illegal" posts within the country.
Figures released by comScore show the 2012 holiday season as the most lucrative online shopping period ever, with over $1 billion spent on seven separate days following Thanksgiving.
After a hack earlier this month were $250,000 worth of Bitcoins were stolen, BitFloor have announced that the service is back online, and they intend to pay back any one who was a victim of the theft.
Apple has just announced the introduction of a new customer advice and support service for certain countries that allows potential customers to chat online with trained Apple Specialists.
South Korea has been found to be controlling its internet more than you might realise, ensuring you don't say anything that could be inflammatory towards the government.
After the Republican party managed to reject the Cybersecurity Bill in Congress, indications have suggested Obama could issue an executive order for the bill, completely cutting Congress out.
After fighting against SOPA earlier this year, the Internet rejoiced at its ability to come together against controversial bills. Now it's coming back again, ready for another round.
A Q&A session during the Google I/O conference indicates that Google are paying attention to comments posted on YouTube, and could be contemplating changing the commenting system to crack down.
TV maker Vizio has announced the Co-Star, a new TV set-top box that has support for Google TV and the OnLive streaming game service. Pre-orders begin in July for $99.99
The new look, and long overdue PayPal website revamp is coming tomorrow, and screenshots of the website reveal the more modern, simplified design that should appease customers
Twitter has decided to simplify their logo for good, removing all text, leaving only the little blue bird to represent the site.
A new trailer for airship-combat title "Guns of Icarus Online" has been released just as pre-orders go live on the official site. Muse games also released a number of new screenshots today.
Apple's online store is now officially sold out of the first unit order for "the new iPad". Apple is now taking orders for the tablet but they will ship to consumers on March 19.
Players of the Star Trek Online massively multiplayer game hoped that it would follow in the footsteps of other MMORPGs in becoming free to play - and now the game's creators have made it so. Engage!
Black Friday 2011 brings more PC game download sites into the annual week of savings including sites like Direct2Drive, GameStop's Impulse, EA's Origin and GoG.com, among others.
The developers of League of Legends have reported that their community recently passed the 32,000,000 player mark.
On Wednesday, some users of Research in Motion's Blackberry smartphone reported delays in getting emails, a few weeks after a massive online outage affected millions of users.
A new study from the NPD Group claims that while consumers do a lot of research online before buying electronic products, many still don't actually purchase them on a web site.
At one point, three years ago, Yahoo crowed about how it would keep records of your searching history for only three months. They then said that they would 'purge the information' in order to maintain...
OnLive, the online gaming service we reviewed a few months back, has decided that they will not charge users a monthly subscription fee to use the service. When the service went live, they were letting...
Today marks the last day that the Xbox Live service will be available for those who are still clinging to their original Xbox consoles. Microsoft announced back in February that as of April 15, all...
Facebook today stopped short of introducing a panic button after meeting with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection ( CEOP ) centre. Instead it announced that existing links in...
EA Sports is set to continue with plans to introduce a new Tiger Woods online game, despite the golfer's recent public relations meltdown as a result of his adultery scandal. The move comes just days...
Lessons in how to use the Internet safely are to become a compulsory part of primary school education in England from 2011. Drawn up by the new UK Council on Child Internet Safety, the plans...
Online retailers in the UK are preparing themselves for what is normally the busiest Internet shopping day of the year. The first Monday in December is considered by online retailers to be the peak, with...
The heads of two of the worlds largest news outlets, Tom Curley from The Associated Press and Rupert Murdoch from News Corp, each spoke at a conference of 300 media representatives in Beijing this week...
Online advertising has overtaken TV advertising in the UK for the first time, with a record Â£1.75 billion spent on advertising in the first six months of 2009. Internet advertising in the UK now accounts...
The BBC has opened what could be described as the world's biggest zoo, in the form of a new website containing hundreds of pictures, audio and video from their vast collection of wildlife programmes and...
Before you pitch both your Xbox and your PlayStation, let's take a look at the technology behind the console-less console that was revealed last night at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. It has...
According to AppleInsider, Apple launched its new Cross Border shipping program on Tuesday, allowing US citizens to purchase gift items for members of select countries. The purpose of this is to prevent having to get...
Microsoft recently released Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant 6.5 Beta for Windows 7 which allows you to link your Windows User Accounts with your Windows Live ID. This may sound something similar to .NET Passport...
After ten years of the anti-porn law that was under the Child Online Protection Act, stopping minors from viewing harmful content over the internet, silently died off in the Supreme Court after Congress overwhelmingly approved...
A survey on Internet use in different countries has shown that housewives in the UK spend more time online than the average Chinese Internet user, according to an article posted by the BBC today. Conducted...
A new study carried out by the MacArthur Foundation has shown that online time is actually good for teenagers, countering the stereotypical view of parents that spending any time online is a waste of time....