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New York Times expands digital platform to subscribers with Flipboard

The New York Times said Monday it was expanding its digital news offerings to third-party platforms as part of a push for more online subscribers. The “NYT Everywhere” will begin with Flipboard, a so-called social magazine which allows its users to flip through news from around the world. Starting Thursday,…

Google and Boingo offer free wi-fi in New York City this summer

Google and wireless Internet group Boingo said Monday they would offer free Wi-Fi access over the summer months in many parts of New York City, including some busy subway stations. “Big Apple visitors and New York straphangers on the go can stay productive, update their status and surf online while…

Text message alternatives cost wireless companies $13.9 billion in 2011

Text messaging, the simple telecoms service that turned into a global phenomenon, is under threat from free smartphone services and operators need to find alternative revenue streams, analysts say. The short message service, or SMS, started as a way to use spare telecoms capacity but has become a key cash…

Judge dismisses Apple, Motorola patent suits against each other

CHICAGO — An American judge has dismissed lawsuits lodged by Apple and Motorola against each other for copyright infringement. “To suggest that (Apple) has suffered loss of market share, brand recognition, or customer goodwill as a result of Motorola’s alleged infringement of the patent claims still in play in this…

Wikipedia’s founder calls for halt to Richard O’Dwyer extradition to U.S.

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has made a rare political intervention to call on Theresa May to stop the extradition of British student Richard O’Dwyer to the US for alleged copyright offences. Launching an online campaign, Wales said O’Dwyer, 24, was the “human face” of a global battle over the interests…

Tech experts: move to cloud data ‘a potential gold mine for cybercriminals’

The Internet “cloud” has become the hottest topic in computing, but the trend has created a new range of security issues that need to be addressed. The cloud is associated with things like personal emails and music which can be accessed on computers and a range of mobile devices. But…

Schwarzenegger takes on Google in battle of Venice Beach

Film star and former bodybuilder speaks out against internet firm’s move to bohemian enclave of Los Angeles Venice Beach has long been known as the bohemian heart of Los Angeles. It was a place by the sea where the city’s obsession with Hollywood stars gave way to a strange mix…

Stuxnet cyberweapon set to stop operating

Stuxnet cyberweapon set to stop operating) Goodbye Stuxnet. And Iranian officials would doubtless hasten to add: “Good riddance.” At one second…  …

Apple vendors in Iran scoff at U.S. sanctions

Vendors of Apple products in Iran on Saturday scoffed at US media reports that the consumer technology giant was banning US sales to customers of Iranian background, pointing out that iPads and iPhones are widely available in Tehran. One salesman who gave only his first name, Hossein, told AFP that…

Scientists remember Turing, father of modern computers

Scientists will gather from Bangalore to Texas on Saturday to honour British mathematician Alan Turing, a pioneer of the modern computer whose code-cracking is credited with shortening World War II. On the June 23 centenary of his birth in London, several cities will host conferences and exhibitions to celebrate the…

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