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New eBay site lets people finance the world's poor

EBay Inc, the world's largest online auctioneer and payments company, launched on Wednesday a Web site allowing ordinary investors to buy securities aimed at improving conditions in the world's poorest countries. MicroPlace, located at http://www.microplace.com,... More...

NBC to Offer TV Downloads on Own Site

Shortly after deciding to pull all of its content from Apple's popular iTunes store, entertainment company NBC has announced today that it plans to launch a service called NBC Direct next month offering free, ad-supported... More...

U.S. Consulate Web Site in Russia Breached

On September 10, the Web site for the U.S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg, Russia, was broken into and was serving up malicious iFrames, according to Sophos security researchers. After trying to load a malicious... More...

Google opens click-fraud Web site

Google has launched the Ad Traffic Quality Resource Center, an online "resource center" concerning click fraud, which many consider a potential threat to the search giant's main source of revenue: Pay-per-click advertising. In the pay-per-click... More...

Porn Site Sues Microsoft

Apparently not content after losing legal battles with both Amazon's A9 and Google, soft-core porn site Perfect 10 filed last Tuesday in a California district court against Microsoft's MSN search engine, alleging that the engine... More...

MPAA fake download site exposed

The detective agency used by the Motion Picture Association of America has attempted to lure file sharers to a fake download site that installs spyware on their PCs. The MiiVi.com site offered downloads of complete... More...

EU approves NBC, News Corp. video site

EU regulators have allowed media companies NBC Universal and News Corporation to launch their joint online video site. The European Commission approved the venture automatically after identifying no antitrust concerns and receiving no complaints from... More...

Yahoo: Beijing Likely Blocking Photo Site

Flickr.com, one of the world's most popular online photo-sharing sites and owned by Yahoo Inc., is likely being blocked by the Chinese government, Yahoo's Hong Kong unit said on Tuesday. Flickr—popular among a growing class... More...

Music site Last.fm bought by CBS

Social music site Last.fm has been bought by US media giant CBS Corporation for $280m (£140m). The online network allows users to connect with other listeners with similar music tastes, to custom-build their own radio... More...

Yahoo revamps travel site

Yahoo is set to revamp its travel Web site early Wednesday to offer new mapping features and a chat-based collaboration tool, as well as personalized trip recommendations and travel deals. What Netflix has done... More...

BBC suspends its education Web site

On March 20, the BBC will suspend its $289 BBC Jam, which provides free educational content for children in the 5-16 age group, following complaints made to the European Commission that the site unfairly impacts... More...

Web site to offer the 'personal radio'

Slacker Incorporated, based in San Diego, plans to launch the beta version of its radio service. The site combines elements of Internet radio, portable music and satellite distribution, while letting users choose the tunes, genres... More...

This Web Site can name that Tune

Midomi. Try to remember that name, chances are it will come in handy when you can't figure out which song is stuck in your head. The technology allows searching for a song by typing the... More...

Santa's Web Site Hacked

With Christmas fast approaching, Santa Claus reached out for a little help from Stopbadware.org this week. The consumer advocacy group said it was approached by an Incline Village, Nevada, man who has legally changed his... More...

Record Firms Sue Russian MP3 Site

US record labels Arista Records, Warner Bros, Capitol and UMG recordings have started legal action against Moscow-based Mediaservices. The lawsuit was filed in New York and claims that sites Allofmp3.com and allTunes.com are selling songs... More...

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