Internet influencing real estate decisions worth $43bn: Google

As more Indians log online to seek information before entering into property deals, Internet today is estimated to be influencing decisions worth about USD 43 billion, search engine giant Google said.

Shun internet in classroom to score better

Control your web-surfing urge while studying as using smartphones or iPads in the classroom for non-academic purposes may academically harm even the smartest kid.

YouTube to launch paid music service

Google Inc`s YouTube said on Tuesday that it plans to launch a paid streaming music service, amid criticism that its existing, free video website might block the music videos of labels that do not agree to its terms.

Iraq widens Internet blocks to disrupt insurgent communications

Iraq widened a clampdown on social media on Monday, blocking secure private communications channels to prevent Sunni militants from using them in their stunning sweep that is threatening to dismember the country.

Now track how your private data is being used online

A new Web technology has been developed that would allow internet users to track their transmission of private data and how is it being used online.

Internet not behind newspapers` death: Study

You must have heard - and might be believing by now - that internet sounded the death knell for newspapers. But that may not be true.

China driving development of `Internet of Things`: Report

China is in the forefront of the development of an "Internet of Things", leading the way with the number of machine-to-machine connections and opening a new market for operators, a study showed today.

Thai junta tracks Internet posting to capture protest leader

Thailand`s security forces have tracked down and detained a prominent activist who helped organise protests against last month`s military coup from comments he posted on the Internet, officials said on Friday.

Google to launch 180 satellites for global internet service

When you are busy chatting or surfing the internet, do you know that nearly 4.8 billion people - or two-third of the world`s population - are not yet online? This is going to change soon.

Skype to get `real-time` translator by year end

Microsoft has unveiled a "real-time" language translation feature for its internet phone service Skype that will be available later this year.

US House urges China to stop Tiananmen censorship

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday urged China to stop censoring news about the Tiananmen Square crackdown as authorities enforced a tight blackout ahead of the 25th anniversary.

Top Hungary court backs clampdown on internet comments

A top Hungarian court ruled Wednesday that website operators are responsible for abusive internet comments made on pages under their control, even if the questionable statements are moderated or removed on request.

Arab world set to have over 197 million Internet users by 2017

The number of Internet users in the Arab world is expected to reach 197 million by 2017 with the web users increasing by 20 per cent a year and patent grants rocketing by almost 50 per cent, according to a report.

Hacker helped thwart 300 cyberattacks: Prosecutors

A prolific computer hacker who infiltrated the servers of major corporations later switched sides and helped the US government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets, according to federal prosecutors.

`BJP pinged 144 million Net users in latest election`

The IT cell of "Elect Modi Campaign" reached out to as many as 144 million people across India in the latest elections -- a formidable bank to tap into to garner vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party, a senior office bearer overseeing it has said.

Google ads on car dashboards, watches soon

Google may soon be seen on refrigerators, car dashboards, thermostats, glasses and watches -- in the form of an ad!

Moderate Internet use does not harm teenage brains

A review of more than a hundred published studies of typical computer use among adolescents suggests that moderate Internet use does not appear to adversely affect the development of teenage brains.

Moderate Internet use does not harm teenage brains

A review of more than a hundred published studies of typical computer use among adolescents suggests that moderate Internet use does not appear to adversely affect the development of teenage brains.

Six Iranians arrested after posting `Happy` on YouTube

Police said on Tuesday they had arrested six Iranians suspected of posting a version of US singer Pharrell Williams`s hit song "Happy" on the Internet.
The clip shows three men and three unveiled women singing and dancing to the tune in the streets and on Tehran rooftops.

50% of 14-year-olds feel addicted to the Internet

A new survey suggests that almost half of all 14- and 15-year-olds feel they are addicted to the internet, with more than three-quarters of similarly aged pupils taking a web-enabled laptop, phone or tablet to bed at night.