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Google top U.S. Web destination in 2011: Nielsen

WASHINGTON — Google was the most-visited Web destination in the United States in 2011, followed by Facebook and Yahoo!, industry tracker Nielsen said Thursday. Google received an average of 153.4 million unique US visitors a month from home and work computers, according to Nielsen. Facebook notched up 137.6 million unique…

Stratfor delays website launch after hack attack

The website of Strategic Forecasting, also known as Stratfor, has been offline for several days following the hacking attack. “As part of our ongoing investigation, we have also decided to delay the launching of our website until a thorough review and adjustment by outside experts can be completed,” Stratfor said…

Tablets, e-readers closing book on ink-and-paper era

Tablet computers and electronic readers promise to close the book on the ink-and-paper era as they transform the way people browse magazines, check news or lose themselves in novels. “It is only a matter of time before we stop killing trees and all publications become digital,” Creative Strategies president and…

Holiday shopping online rockets in U.S.

WASHINGTON — US consumers turned in record levels to the Internet for holiday shopping this year, further boosting online sellers’ share of the huge national retail pie. Shopping via the Internet in the seven weeks before Christmas jumped 15 percent over a year earlier, according to market analysts ComScore. That…

‘Anonymous’ stages Christmas hack on military merchant

In a recent post to text-sharing website pastebin, a hacker or hackers with the cyber activist group “Anonymous” claimed responsibility for stealing confidential data from the website of a military gear merchant whose customers are thought to be mostly former soldiers and members of law enforcement. The website SpecialForces.com retails…

Apple seeks patent for battery that could run devices for weeks

A recent patent application filed by computer giant Apple reveals what might be the company’s next big thing: hydrogen batteries. Hydrogen batteries work by splitting water into its core chemical components, then using those chemicals to generate electricity, but for many years the reaction was too volatile for most commercial…

Italy fines Apple for misleading consumers

Italy’s anti-trust authority said Tuesday it was imposing a 900,000-euro ($1.2-million) fine on US tech giant Apple for misleading consumers on assistance services and guarantees for its products. “Sanctions of a total of 900,000 euros have been imposed on the Apple group after it was found responsible for bad commercial practices that harmed consumers,” the agency…

China city tightens control of microblogs

Shanghai will require microblog users to register under their real names from Monday, state media said, the latest local government in China to implement the rule after a spate of violent protests. Beijing and the southern province of Guangdong have also ordered users of weibos — microblogs similar to Twitter — to register using their real…

Sony to sell LCD venture stake to Samsung for $940 million

TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - Sony Corp has agreed to sell its nearly 50 percent stake in an LCD joint venture with Samsung Electronicsto the South Korean company for $940 million, as it struggles to reduce huge losses at its TV business. The seven-year-old venture cut its capital by 15 percent in July and industry sources had said Sony…

Hackers swiped credit card data from security think tank Stratfor

(Reuters) – U.S. security think tank Strategic Forecasting Inc(Stratfor) said its website had been hacked and that some of the names of corporate subscribers had been made public. Stratfor said the breach came from an unauthorized party, while activist hacker group Anonymous claimed responsibility. “As a result of this incident the operation of…

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