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25/01/16 $158 billion lost worldwide to cybercrime in 2015

More than half of U.S. consumers think that storing their credit and banking information in the cloud is more risky than driving without a seat belt, according to a new report from Symantec.

25/01/16 Our brain can store 1 petabyte of data

Forget what you thought you knew about human memory, because a new study suggests that our brain’s capacity is 10 times larger than previously believed.

22/01/16 How many users does the Azerbaijani Wikipedia have?

The number of articles in the Azerbaijani section of Wikipedia (AzViki) has reached 102,356. To date, 104 thousand 459 people and 579 active members has been registered at AzViki. 

13/01/16 Population buys more non-food products online

According to information provided by the State Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in 2015, the volume of electronic retail trade turnover amounted to 12.8 million manat in the country, which is 1.9 times more than in the previous year.

13/01/14 ITU announces vacancy

ITU announces vacancy for position of Training and Development Officer

02/12/13 First Azerbaijan-Italy ‘B2B’ forum to be held within ‘Bakutel-2013’ exhibition & conference

The first Azerbaijan – Italy “B2B” forum is expected to be held within the framework of the 19th international exhibition and conference “Bakutel – 2013”. The activity will start on the 4th of December 2013 in the conference room of the 3rd hall of the Ekspo Centre at 11 o’clock in the morning.

02/12/13 Memorandum of Understanding on ‘TASIM’ project to be signed within ‘Bakutel-2013’ exhibition & conference

A Memorandum of Understanding on “Trans Eurasian Information Super Highway” project (TASIM) is expected to be signed within the “Bakutel-2013” Telecommunication and Information Technologies exhibition & conference that will be held in the capital of Azerbaijan Baku on 2-5 December 2013.

24/01/13 France Considering an 'Internet Tax' on Personal Data

France is considering a so-called "Internet tax" on data collection activities by Facebook, Googleand other technology companies.

16/01/13 65,000 students have been provided with discount cards

Within the framework of “Azerbaijan youth in 2011-2015” State Program 65,000 students have been provided with student discount cards.

30/11/12 Syria: Internet and mobile

The internet has been cut off and mobile phones have been disrupted in Syria, monitoring firms have said. Networking firm Renesys said the country's connection protocols were unreachable, "effectively removing the country from the internet", the BBC reported.

29/11/12 New IDC Report Analyzes Profitability Trends in the Worldwide Services Market, Assisting Service Vendors in Their Strategic Planning Process

A new study from International Data Corporation (IDC) analyzing profitability trends in the worldwide services market shows that revenue within the services industry increased from 2007 to 2008, decreased from 2008 to 2009, and then steadily increased from 2009 to 2011.

27/11/12 Privacy groups ask Facebook to withdraw proposed policy changes

Two privacy advocacy groups urged Facebook Inc on Monday to withdraw proposed changes to its terms of service that would allow the company to share user data with recently acquired photo-application Instagram, eliminate a user voting system and loosen email restrictions within the social network,

27/11/12 Struggle over Internet regulation to dominate global summit

An unprecedented debate over how the global Internet is governed is set to dominate a meeting of officials in Dubai next week, with many countries pushing to give a United Nations body broad regulatory powers even as the United States and others contend such a move could mean the

26/11/12 Facebook's new privacy policy to allow data sharing with Instagram

Facebook plans to combine data of its users with those of Instagram, the photo-sharing service it acquired for $715m (£450m) last month, according to its just-released, updated privacy policy. The social media company wants to share data with Instagram and other Facebook-owned affiliates in

23/11/12 Penetration level of broadband Internet to reach 85%

Implementing a broadband Internet development project in Azerbaijan will increase Internet penetration to 85 per cent, the Minister of Communications and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan Ali Abbasov

07/11/12 E-catalog of all the medicinal products, which have passed through the state registration, have been launched in Azerbaijan

An electronic information portal has been created in Azerbaijan to make it easier for citizens to find necessary medical products. Administrator of the portal Ramil Nachafli said that an electronic catalog “Dermaninfo.az”, featuring medical products in alphabetical order,

06/11/12 “Interest and enthusiasm for the IGF continues to grow and we greatly look forward to both the IGF and the prestigious Bakutel Exhibition in beautiful Baku”

On behalf of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), welcome everyone to the 2012 Internet Governance Forum

30/10/12 Hurricane Sandy tracked by Google

Google has launched interactive maps to track the path of Hurricane Sandy and provide localised support information as it approaches the US east coast. A New York map includes the locations of evacuation centres and emergency shelters set up by the Red Cross, the BBC reported.

22/10/12 Numbers of broadband internet users grows in regions

The number of users of broadband internet services has grown up in the regions of Azerbaijan. This information was provided by technical director of Aztelekom Production Unit Zahir Valiyev. According to him, since the beginning of the current year, the number of broadband

19/10/12 National Academy of Sciences increases profitability of scientific computer network

The Information Technology Institute of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences has commercialised the AzScienceNet scientific computer network services, the institute told media. AzScienceNet platform will be a tool for rendering Internet services, video conferencing,

19/10/12 Google results miss; shares dive after premature report

Google Inc's quarterly results fell well short of Wall Street's expectations after its core advertising business slowed, stunning investors accustomed to consistently rapid growth from the Internet giant and wiping more than 9 percent off its market value, the Reuters reported.

16/10/12 Amazon to hire more than 50,000 for holiday season

Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc said it will hire more than 50,000 seasonal employees at its fulfillment centers across the United States, as the company and its rivals gear up for the winter holiday season, the Reuters reported. Retailers typically add seasonal staff in the weeks leading up to the

12/10/12 Some 90 million contributed to modernization of Azerfon network

Some $72 million manat have been contributed to modernization of 'Azerfon' mobile network, head of the company Jurgen Peetz told journalists. According to him this enabled provision of network's stable operation along with extension of coverage. According to Peetz, the network of third

12/10/12 Malicious worm targets Skype users

Internet communication platform Skype has been hit by worm malware that could infect Windows PCs, the Computing reported. When users of the communication platform click on an instant message that says "lol is this your new profile pic" they instantly download Trojan malware. According to security firm Sophos, the worm is a variant of Dorkbot,

09/10/12 Now citizens can easily access ‘e-Government’ portal

Assess to “e-Government” portal has been maximally simplified. Now, citizens don’t have to apply to any state stricture to use this portal. “e-Government” portal can be accessed by citizens from any place, which has Internet, including home. This new opportunity was provided to citizens

05/10/12 Facebook crosses billion threshold, on quest for growth

Facebook Inc passed the 1 billion user mark in September, a level of global penetration that is a remarkable achievement for an 8-year-old social network and a heightened challenge to its quest for sustained growth, the Reuters reported. Facebook, which has endured a bruising four

05/10/12 Facebook IPO lawsuits to be heard in New York

Dozens of lawsuits against Facebook Inc, the NASDAQ exchange and various underwriters will be centralized before a federal judge in New York, who must sort through the legal aftermath of Facebook's botched initial public offering, the Reuters reported. A panel of federal judges on Thursday

28/09/12 Google drops support for .doc in Google Apps

Google has dropped support for the export of spreadsheets, documents and other files in old-style Microsoft Office formats, the Computing reported. From 1 October, according to a notice placed on the company's website, users of all editions of Google Apps – including Business, Education,

21/09/12 YouTube under new pressure over anti-Muslim film

YouTube has blocked access to anti-Islamic film Innocence of Muslims in Saudi Arabia following a demand by Saudi ruler King Abdullah. The government had said it would block access to the entire YouTube website if owners Google did not comply, the BBC reported.

21/09/12 UK cities divide up fast broadband cash

The government has announced how it will share the money promised to 10 UK cities to allow them to create superfast broadband networks. London gets the largest share of the £114m pot with £25m, followed by Leeds and Bradford, which will divide £14.4m, the BBC reported.

21/09/12 New Apple maps app under fire from

Inaccuracies and misplaced towns and cities in Apple's new map software have provoked anger from users. In June Apple announced it would stop using Google Maps in favour of its own system, created using data from navigation firm TomTom and others, the BBC reported.

20/09/12 ‘National Internet Award’ competition started in Azerbaijan

The National Internet Award Millinet-2012 started in Azerbaijan on the 20th of September 2012. The Millinet Organizing Committee informs that this year the number of the contest will include 13 nominations and traditionally only sites

19/09/12 Over 3,700 domain names registered in '.az' zone this year

From the beginning of the year, the number of domain names registered in “.az” zone made up 3,729. The number of cancelled domains from the beginning of the year made up 1,853, the Ministry of Communications and IT reported. In general, “.az” zone now has 15,051 domains.

19/09/12 New train movement schedule placed on special banner – section of ‘metro.gov.az’ website

On September 17, 2012 the Baku Underground Railway switched to the autumn train timetable. According to the new timetable, there is a 2-minute time interval between the trains following from “Hazi Aslanov” station to “28 May”

18/09/12 New international social network launched in Azerbaijan

A news social network located at “www.Butalife.com” address has already been put at the disposal of internet users. This social network presented by “azerbaijans.com” website incorporates many functions. According to information provided to ICTnews by the website’s editorial

18/09/12 Number of ADSL subscribers reaches 100,000 people in regions

According to information provided to ICTnews by Aztelekom Production Unit, the number of ADSL subscribers in the regions of Azerbaijan is rapidly increasing. The information also says that as a result of measures implemented by Aztelecom PU to provide all residential areas in

11/09/12 Use of Internet banking extends in Azerbaijan

12.209 million operations were carried out on 55.38 milliard manats by the national payment system of Azerbaijan during the first half of the current year. It was noted in the report on financial stability of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan in accordance with results of the first half of the year.

10/09/12 Bakinternet reduces tariffs

Azerbaijan’s state internet providers Bakinternet again reduced its tariffs for using the Internet. This time, tariffs were reduced for the broadband ADSL internet services, and internet services rendered through the seperate line. The reduction applyes both to "unlimited" and “traffic” broadband internet packages.

07/09/12 Laying of optic cables to all residential areas in regions to be completed soon

Aztelekom Production Unit is completing the laying of more than 3.500 km long optic cable to all residential areas in the regions of Azerbaijan. Currently, the work is at its final stage. Azrtelecom is responsible for the execution of part of the project, while the other part is being implemented by other providers.

04/09/12 Mobile Web usage overtakes fixed-line Internet in India: StatCounter

Back in May we reported that India’s fast growing mobile Internet usage was all set to overtake the country’s use of the fixed-line Web and now, four months later, the landmark has been crossed, according to StatCounter data from August. The Internet measurement firm reports that, last month,

04/09/12 Why Net neutrality is incompatible with 'Internet freedom'

The FCC's Net neutrality rules violate the First Amendment, argues a free-market proponent, and are thus antithetical to "Internet freedom." "Internet freedom" -- are ricocheting around cyberspace almost as fast as neutrons and protons bouncing around inside an atom's nucleus. Well, almost as fast.

04/09/12 Fun With OPM! Morgan Stanley's Clients Have $3 Billion in Facebook, and Other Gory Details

The Wall Street Journal reported in an excellent article last week that Morgan Stanley (MS), the lead underwriter for Facebook’s (FB) IPO, made big bets on Facebook. Morgan Stanley stood solidly behind its client, not with its own money, of course — with its clients’ money.

04/09/12 Two of Azersu OJSC’s e-services integrated to e-Government portal

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan continues the process of integration of electronic services rendered by state agencies into the “e-Government” State Information System. In this connection, two of the Azersu OJSC’s electronic services

31/08/12 Knight accepts Nasdaq's $62 million Facebook payback plan

After heaping criticism on Nasdaq OMX Group's initial offer for compensating brokers for its botching of Facebook's initial public offering, trading firm Knight Capital Group Inc said it accepts the exchange's latest plan, which would pay out $62 million. The plan, which Nasdaq has called its "definitive word"

31/08/12 Twitter to let advertisers zero in on tweeters

Twitter Inc will begin allowing advertisers to directly target users based on the interests they reveal in their tweets, the social media company said Thursday. No longer content to be a "dumb" bulletin board, with 400 million micro-messages posted daily, Twitter has moved to a strategy of actively

31/08/12 Exclusive: Amazon teams with Nokia, snubs Google for maps - sources

Amazon.com Inc's new Kindle Fire will have mapping services via a tie-up with Nokia Oyj, according to two people familiar with the situation, filling a gap in the tablet's capabilities while snubbing Google Inc's popular service, the Reuters reported. The world's largest Internet retailer,

31/08/12 Two of Azersu OJSC’s e-services integrated to e-Government portal

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan continues the process of integration of electronic services rendered by state agencies into the “e-Government” State Information System. In this connection, two of the Azersu OJSC’s

10/08/12 Aztelekom to increase its Internet capacity to 200,000 ports

Aztelekom intends to increase until the end of the year its network capacity up to 200,000 ports. Aztelekom informs that today the network of regional Internet provider Aztelekom is numbering 42,168 broadband Internet users. "Since early 2012 this figure increased by 52.3%.

10/08/12 State Border Service and State Committee for Land and Cartography integrates e-services to e-government portal

The State Border Service and the State Committee for Land and Cartography of Azerbaijan integrated e-services to e-government portal (ehdis.az). Among the electronic services of the State Committee, presented on the portal, are services to obtain on

09/08/12 Average speed of incoming traffic in Azerbaijan amounts to 3,20 Mbit/s, NetIndex Ookla

According to NetIndex Ookla, the average speed of incoming traffic in Azerbaijan amounts to 3.20 Mbit / s. In Baku, the figure is 3.18 Mbit / s,

08/08/12 Government, BT bite back in ‘visionless’ broadband claims

The government has hit back against comments from former BT CTO Peter Cochrane that it is ‘visionless' in its attempt to implement broadband across the UK, by insisting that it has a clear plan. Meanwhile, BT has slammed Cochrane over his demand for fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband,

07/08/12 Fines to be paid online in Azerbaijan

Necessary conditions have been created in Azerbaijan for online payment of fines and vindictive damages. This information was provided to ICTnews by the Press Service of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Republic of Azerbaijan. According to the ministry, now citizens can

06/08/12 eBay tests same-day merchandise delivery service

Still in beta, eBay Now will allow users to arrange for same-day shipping of goods purchased from local retailers. eBay is testing the same-day merchandise delivery waters with a new service called eBay Now. The company began sending invitations this morning to eBay users

06/08/12 Reuters Twitter account hijacked, fake tweets sent

The hack of news agency's tech feed comes two days after its Web site was breached and defaced with a phony pro-Syrian government story. Reuters has suffered a second security breach in two days after hackers gained control of one of its Twitter accounts, the news agency revealed this morning.

06/08/12 Airline attacked on Facebook for treatment of passenger

An Alaska Airlines passenger either has Parkinson's or is drunk. However, once an Oregon man writes a Facebook post criticizing Alaska Airlines, the airline comes under attack. It's not good when someone is moved to go onto Facebook to call you "the worst of humanity."

06/08/12 Converged Systems Rapidly Adopted in European Organizations

European IT organizations are set to revolutionize the way they deploy, run, and manage IT infrastructure, as seen in the recent 2012 European Storage Survey from International Data Corporation (IDC). While focusing on European enterprise storage, the survey also provides insight into

03/08/12 Net growth of registered domains in Azerbaijan exceeds 1,400 names in 2012

This year net increase of registered domains in Azerbaijan made up 1,427 domain names.According to statistics of website www.whois.az, since early 2012 it has been registered 3,222 domains and removed 1,795 and, and as a result, 14,591 domains have been registered in the country,

02/08/12 UK internet consumer business model 'doesn’t work' says Level 3

Current internet subscription business models are ineffective, and are holding up development of services in the UK, fibre communications firm Level 3 has told Computing. James Taylor, EMEA content service product manager at Level 3, which is currently working on advancing and refining technology for streaming sports broadcasts,

01/08/12 State Committee on Standardization, Metrology and Patents conducts patent digitalization

The State Committee on Standardization, Metrology and Patents is conducting patent digitalization, e-governance application, and e-services for intellectual property rights registration and protection, the committee reported. According to the information, the project is

31/07/12 Amazon's Bezos donates $2.5M in support of same-sex marriage

The e-commerce magnate wholeheartedly gives his support to the same-sex marriage campaign in Washington State, donating millions of dollars. Amazon is the latest tech company to come out in support of same-sex marriage. And judging from the size

31/07/12 Why Facebook's CEO ought to tell Wall Street to Zuck off

The tension between short and long-term thinking leads to very different ideas about how Facebook ought to manage its business. I'm sure Mark Zuckerberg won't lose any sleep about Wall Street's ongoing hissy fit about Facebook -- nor should he.

31/07/12 Opera reaches 200M active users; Facebook tops Africa sites

The mobile browser company says it has reached the milestone of 200 million users, a massive increase year over year, as users in Africa reach out to social networks and more. The combined number of mobile users around the world using the Opera

31/07/12 Spoilsports rejoice: Olwimpics wipes Olympics from your browser

If you're suffering from online Olympics overload, let the Olwimpics browser extension shield Olympics news from your tender eyes. We get three weeks of athletic prowess, medal counts, moving personal stories, and slow-motion replay of

31/07/12 Facebook update aims to beautify its Photos service

Like all of the social network's updates, the new feature is being rolled out gradually.Facebook has once again redesigned the look of its Photos service. This time, the company is attempting to beautify the look of Photos on your Timeline, as well as the Timeline of anyone's

30/07/12 Job seekers to take online career choice test

From now on, job seekers will be able to take an online carrier test in order to choose their future profession. According to information provided to ICTnews by the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the ministry is expected

30/07/12 Percentage of Internet users continues to grow

The percentage of individuals using the Internet continues to grow worldwide and by end 2011 2.3 billion people were online, according to the ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database. In developing countries,

30/07/12 Fixed ‐broadband subscriptions reached

By end 2011, there were 590 million fixed (wired) ‐ broadband subscriptions worldwide, the ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database reported. Fixed (wired) broadband growth in developed countries is slowing (5% increase in 2011), whereas developing countries continue to experience high growth (18% in 2011).

28/07/12 Azerbaijani tourists to use new mobile website of Flydubai airline

Travelers can now access a host of online functions and important travel information in the palm of their hand with the launch of a new mobile website from Flydubai, Dubai's innovative low-cost airline, according to the company's press release. Designed to work with any device that has

27/07/12 Facebook reports loss after shareholder payouts

Facebook has reported a $157m (£100m) loss on payments to shareholders such as chief executive Mark Zuckerberg in its first results since its eagerly anticipated stock market listing in May, the Reuters reported. Second quarter costs and expenses nearly quadrupled, up 295% to $1.93bn

26/07/12 Gartner Says Worldwide Social Media Revenue Forecast to Reach $16.9 Billion in 2012

Global social media revenue is forecast to reach $16.9 billion in 2012, up 43.1 percent from 2011 revenue of $11.8 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. Advertising is, and will continue to be, the largest contributor to overall social media revenue and is projected to total $8.8 billion in 2012.

24/07/12 Twitter wants to be a bigger part of live events

CEO Dick Costolo tells the Wall Street Journal that the micoblogging site is trying to "more closely tie the shared experience on Twitter to the actual event that is happening." Twitter is trying to do more than just spotlight trending stories and

24/07/12 How Iran Silences Its Citizens on the Web

Chris DeVito is the director of Iran180, a nonprofit seeking to change the Iranian government’s treatment of its citizens. His writing and analysis has appeared in major news outlets, including Foreign Policy and The Huffington Post. Imagine you live in a country where there is heavily

24/07/12 Internet TV should be regulated in Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijani National Council for Television and Radio (NCTR) considers it necessary to regulate Internet TV, NTRC Chairman Nushiravan Maharramli said in an interview with website of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party. He said regulation of Internet TV activity is one of

23/07/12 ESPN Explains How to Watch ESPN on the Web — If You’re Paying for Cable

Two years ago, when the first iPad magazines came out, the concept was novel enough that publishers felt compelled to produce explanatory videos: Here’s how you download the app, here’s how you navigate through the magazine, and so on. Now that seems like overkill, the Wall Street Journal reported.

20/07/12 Total value of products sold to population trough e-Trade makes up 643,8 thousand manats

The total values of food and non-food products sold to the population through the e-Trade network in the first half of 2012 constituted 613,2 and 34,6 thousand manats respectively. According to information released by the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan,

18/07/12 Total capacity of international internet channels increases in Azerbaijan

As a result of activities implemented in the Republic of Azerbaijan in order to cover the growing need of the population for internet services, the total capacity of international internet channels has increased by 2,2 times in comparison with 2011 and reached 200 GB/sec.

18/07/12 Facebook and Washington state join forces to register voters

Collaborating with Microsoft, Washington state and Facebook partner to create an app that lets the state's residents register to vote via the social network. Washington state is the first state to get hip to social media for its voter registration.

18/07/12 Yahoo reports Q2 2012 earnings, revenue remains unchanged

Not even 24 hours since announcing its new CEO, Yahoo's announced its financial results for the second quarter, with only a few financial figures of note. Revenue was reported at $1.2 billion, barely changing since the same period last year. Net income totaled $228.5 million, down

18/07/12 Google patents Project Glass motion-based theft detection, locks up if it feels 'unnatural' movement

We know that you're never gonna take your Google glasses off, but if some nefarious lout feels differently, the boys and girls in Mountain View's X lab have got you covered. The company has patented a system whereby the device can identify "unnatural" movements and lock the

18/07/12 Skype confirms fix rolling out for instant messaging bug

When one of your main services throws up a pretty embarrassing bug, you're going to want to squash that quick. Skype has stepped up and done just that, according to its blog. The hotfix will be rolling out for version 5.10 for Windows, 5.8 for Mac, 4.0 for Linux and 1.2 for Windows Phone.

18/07/12 Barnes & Noble brings out Nook for Web, comes full circle with e-reading

We'd say it's about time. Although it's almost two years late to the party, Barnes & Noble is responding to Amazon's Kindle for the Web with Nook for Web. Much like its counterpart across the virtual aisle, the Nook web edition lets readers browse free samples and whole books

17/07/12 Facebook users not as satisfied as Google+ users

Facebook's reputation for customer satisfaction continues to tarnish, while Google+ pops up on a customer satisfaction index for the first time and makes it to the top of the social network pyramid. Facebook's reputation for customer satisfaction continues to tarnish

17/07/12 Levinsohn's status uncertain at Yahoo after Mayer appointment

No official statement has been made about the former interim CEO's position at the company, but he's not likely to stay -- not for long, All Things D notes. Ross Levinsohn, Yahoo's former interim CEO, has found himself in a difficult employment situation in the wake Marissa Mayer's appointment to lead the Web pioneer.

17/07/12 Chicago teens charged in fatal beating posted on Facebook

The three suspects, ages 16, 18 and 18, face first-degree murder charges for the death of a disabled 62-year-old man. The three Chicago teens who allegedly posted a Facebook video in which they allegedly beat a disabled man and left him with fatal injuries were charged with first-degree murder,

17/07/12 Marissa Mayer: The bio that made her Yahoo's next CEO

A geek's geek who wears the moniker proudly, Mayer has built one of Silicon Valley's most impressive resumes. Beyond the two company co-founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page,

17/07/12 Mark Zuckerberg Got a Sweet Deal on His Mortgage

Mark Zuckerberg got a sweet deal on the $5.95 million mortgage on his Palo Alto, Calif., home with an interest rate of just 1%, according to a report. Bloomberg examined public records for the property and found the Facebook CEO’s 30-year adjustable

16/07/12 Official E-commerce in Azerbaijan reaches 0,000079% of inner retail turnover

This January-June the volume of e-commerce in Azerbaijan made AZN 647.800.According to the data of State Statistics Committee, 0,00079% of Azerbaijan’s retail trade turnover which made AZN 8.2 bn in 6 months, falls on the share of e-commerce. In June official e-commerce turnover

16/07/12 E-trade up 30% in Azerbaijan

In January-June 2012, the volume of electronic trade made up AZN 647,8. In June, the e-trade increased by 30%, the State Statistical Committee reported.This figure was AZN 498,3 in January-May 2012. In January-June 2012, retail trade networks sold AZN 8,2 bn worth consumer products to the population.

13/07/12 Google’s Schmidt wants to put you in a self-driving car

Google executives never miss a chance to talk up the futuristic self-driving cars the company is developing. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt gave an update on Google’s automotive efforts during a chit-chat with reporters at the Allen & Co conference in Sun Valley on Thursday.

13/07/12 Yahoo breach puts users of other sites at risk

More than 400,000 Yahoo Inc user names and passwords were stolen and published on the Web, putting other websites at risk as well, after hackers exploited a vulnerability in Yahoo's computer systems, reported Reuters. Some logins for Google Inc, AOL Inc and Microsoft Corp

10/07/12 Number of Facebook users in Azerbaijan tops 820,000.

On 10 July in Azerbaijan, there were 822,600 users of popular social networking site Facebook against 780,340 at the beginning of June, 766,140 – May, 604,200 thousand - in January of the current year and 279,100 - in January 2011. According to Socialbakers, for the last 6 months,

10/07/12 Official website of Heydar Aliyev Foundation vice president launched

An official website of the vice president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, editor-in-chief of the Baku magazine, chairman of the Azerbaijan Youth Organization

09/07/12 Why Google Glass is the next frontier for developers

Google Glass has the potential to succeed the Facebook Platform and the iOS App Store as the next great frontier for developers. When Google co-founder Sergey Brin demoed Google Glass, the search giant's attempt to build a next-generation wearable computer,

09/07/12 Facebook shuts down Face.com APIs, Klik app

The move to shutter Face.com's facial-recognition products comes less than a month after the social-networking giant announced its acquisition of the company. Less than a month after Face.com was acquired by Facebook, the social network is shutting down the facial-recognition software company's APIs.

09/07/12 Verizon website pushes Galaxy S III availability back two days, still shipping pre-orders

Looking forward to picking up a Galaxy S III from Verizon this Tuesday? You'd better reschedule. According to the carrier's website, Samsung's latest Galaxy smartphone won't be available until July 12th, contradicting the previously stated July 10th shelf date. Don't get frustrated just yet though,

09/07/12 Switched On: The Netbook Legacy

In describing Toshiba's decision to exit the U.S. netbook market, Engadget eulogized that it was "a sad day for those who like their computers tiny." Toshiba, a pioneer in the ultraportable market with the Libretto and Portege, produced what were among the best-regarded netbooks despite entering the market late.

06/07/12 Facebook invests in Asia Pacific Gateway underwater internet cable

Facebook has invested in a 10,000km (6,214 mile) Asian undersea cable project. The Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) is designed to improve internet speeds for citizens and businesses in the region, reported BBC. The cable will run directly from Malaysia to

05/07/12 Three Azerbaijani banks launch online loan repayment service

Several Azerbaijani banks will render loan repayment services via the Internet soon, a source close to the project reported. Initially, the services will be available to borrowers of Demirbank, Unibank and the Bank of Baku.

03/07/12 Number of companies ordering goods and services through Internet grows

There is a TV-set in all households in Azerbaijan. According to last year’s statistical figures there were 38 computers in every 100 families in Azerbaijan. In general, 48% of the population uses computers. This information was provided to ICTnews by the State Statistical Committee

03/07/12 Number of registered domains in Azerbaijan grows by 1,300 names in 2012

This year the net increase in registered domains in Azerbaijan made up 1,334 domain names.According to www.whois.az, since early 2012

29/06/12 Azerbaijan adopts rules for placing draft documents at e-government portal

The Azerbaijani government has approved rules for placing draft of normative legal acts of the Cabinet and central executive bodies for further public and professional discussion on the electronic government portal. According to established rules, the Ministry of Communications and

29/06/12 Google's Chrome browser to be available on Apple's iPad, iPhone

Google Inc's Chrome, the world's top Internet browser, is now available on the iPhone and iPad, as Apple Inc finally granted access to its arch-foe's more popular Web-surfing app. At Google's annual I/O developer conference in San Francisco on Thursday,

29/06/12 Megaupload founder still faces NZ extradition battle

The suspected kingpin of an Internet piracy ring still faces a battle to avoid extradition from New Zealand but the case against him has likely been weakened by a ruling that search warrants used by police were illegal, experts said on Friday. New Zealand's High Court ruled on Thursday

28/06/12 Play.com plans to ‘compete directly’ in e-wallet sector with Sony-powered chip tech

Play.com CIO Franceso de Marchis has revealed that the online retailer intends to compete directly with Apple and PayPal in the emerging digital wallet sector. The technology will be available to the company through Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten,

27/06/12 TEDGlobal: Net opens up era of radical openness

Author Don Tapscott has opened the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh predicting a new era of "networked intelligence", reported BBC. The theme at this year's conference, dedicated to technology, entertainment and design, is "radical openness".

27/06/12 Facebook's email switch prompts criticism by users

Facebook is facing a backlash from users after replacing email addresses listed in members' contacts with those provided by its @facebook.com system. The company said it had acted to make details "consistent" across its site.

27/06/12 FBI credit card data sting snares 24 worldwide

At least 24 people in 13 countries have been arrested in a US-led sting operation targeting illegal trafficking of credit card information, BBC reported. The swoop came after a two-year undercover FBI investigation spanning four continents. Operation Card Shop tracked those buying

25/06/12 Google sued for not removing ugly photo of Miami Heat owner

A photo showing minority owner Ranaan Katz with his tongue hanging out is now the matter of a lawsuit against Google and the blogger who originally posted it. In this blogging, social-networking, open-information age, unflattering photos of people pop up left and

25/06/12 Amendments to U.N. treaty could censor the Internet

Dozens of countries have had closed-door meetings in preparation for an upcoming worldwide debate over changes to a telecommunications treaty, which threaten to block Internet freedom. While individual countries grapple with their own laws over limitations on the Internet,

25/06/12 Facebook adds 'Find Friends Nearby' feature for Web, mobile

Quietly launched feature allows users to locate and add new friends at events or locations without having to search for them by name. Facebook has quietly launched a new mobile feature that allows people to locate other Facebook users who are geographically nearby.

25/06/12 Your new nightmare: Facebook ads everywhere

Now that Facebook's ads and sponsored stories will appear on Zynga, be prepared for them appearing, well, anywhere and everywhere. This may well be more painful than you could imagine. There's one thing your life has been missing: reading your favorite news

25/06/12 Facebook expands ad business to Zynga's website

Facebook Inc has begun showing ads on Zynga Inc's website, the first time the company has distributed ads beyond the borders of its own website and raising the possibility that Facebook could eventually launch an online advertising network, Reuters reported. "People may now see ads and sponsored

22/06/12 International conference titled ‘From traditional mass media to online media’ to be held in Baku

An international conference titled ‘From traditional mass media to online media’ will be held in Baku. The activity, which comes as an initiative taken jointly by the Azerbaijan Press Council, Baku office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE),

22/06/12 New electronic card payment system to be introduced in Azerbaijan

The rapid development of the consumer market has led to increase in the card business in Azerbaijan. So, there has been a growing need for the application of innovative products in the banking sector. In this connection, the ’MilliKart’ LLC has presented to banks an

22/06/12 Facebook will change ad service to settle lawsuit

Facebook Inc has agreed to allow users more control over how their personal information is used in its "Sponsored Stories" ad feature, part of a deal to resolve litigation against the social networking company. The value to Facebook members resulting from the changes is about $103 million,

22/06/12 Google CEO loses voice, skips shareholder meeting

Google Inc Chief Executive Larry Page sat out his company's annual shareholders' meeting on Thursday due to an unspecified condition affecting his voice that will sideline him from speaking engagements for several weeks. Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt told shareholders at the company's

22/06/12 Most U.S. readers unaware of e-books at libraries: poll

Though Kindles and Nooks are becoming almost as common as books, more than half of all U.S. readers don't know they can borrow e-books from their local library, a Pew Center poll showed on Friday. The poll showed 62 percent of readers didn't know if their library had e-books for lending,

22/06/12 Twitter suffers sustained outage amid hacker attack

Two service outages within the course of several hours rocked microblogging platform Twitter on Thursday, as users worldwide reported significant down-time and slow service across both Twitter's website and mobile applications. Amid speculation that Twitter had been crippled

20/06/12 Videoconference with NATO’s official held via scientific computer network AzScienceNet

An international conference titled ‘Azerbaijan – NATO cooperation after Chicago Summit : New prospects for cooperation’ has been held in the Scientific-Research Institute for Human Rights of ANAS. The activity was jointly organized by the Azerbaijan Lawyers Confederation,

19/06/12 Around 9,000 taxpayers passed through online registration

After introduction of the “One Window’ system in the State Registration System 75,765 physical persons and 13,713 legal entities were registered in Azerbaijan in the period from January 01, 2008 to May 31, 2012. By May 31, 2012 8,958 taxpayers passed through the online registration.

19/06/12 Facebook makes $10m charity payment to settle lawsuit

Known as a "sponsored story", the ads popped up on a user's friends' pages after the user clicked to "like" a firm's advert, BBC reported. The lawsuit was brought by five members of Facebook who said the ads violated Facebook members' rights to control the use of their activity on the site.

18/06/12 U.S. official seeks industry support to protect Web

Executives were urged to join the fight to keep the Internet free from centralized control, ahead of a conference later this year where U.S. government officials fear countries will vote to give the United Nations more power over the Web, according to Reuters. "Get your company involved.

18/06/12 Retailers feast on free Facebook tools, shun ads

Krishan Agarwal, president of online luxury watch vendor Melrose.com, told a roomful of attentive Internet retailers last week how Facebook had helped his company generate about 25 percent more sales in two years. Then he dropped a bombshell: Melrose spent less than $1,500 on Facebook ads during that time.

11/06/12 Process of gathering information on reserve personnel fully digitalized

The process of selection of employees for vacancies in state organisations, by using of the Civil Service Affairs Commission under the President of Azerbaijan’s list of reserve personnel, has been fully digitalized. From now on, state organizations can acquire information on

11/06/12 The Future Fruits Of Apple + Facebook

When CEO Tim Cook kept saying “stay tuned” at D10 about new Apple collaborations with Facebook, he may have meant it literally. Soon you could be tuning into Facebook on Apple TV, or seeing your iTunes or iPod activity auto-shared to Facebook. Boosted revenue, better ad targeting,

11/06/12 Zuckerberg joins Pinterest rival The Fancy

Facebook CEO fancies some high-end bookshelves, but does he also fancy buying the consumer-focused image-sharing site? Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg joined The Fancy this morning, piquing the interest of more than 100,000 followers by the late afternoon, Fast Company first noticed.

08/06/12 Facebook’s Next Foreign Growth: Asia

In some of the largest countries, Facebook’s number of MAU is approaching its saturation point. Now it’s time to look further abroad for new opportunities. Which markets have the potential to become Facebook’s next big thing? The rank of the Top 15 Facebook countries

07/06/12 6 June - World IPv6 Launch day, says alliance of providers

An alliance of website operators, network operators and router manufacturers is ensuring that 6 June passes unnoticed by the majority of internet users. An odd aim, perhaps, but a good one, because if their campaign succeeds then its effects will be largely invisible.

07/06/12 China proposes strengthening Internet guidelines

China released proposed changes to its Internet law on Thursday that aim to further eliminate anonymity on the Web and expand control over the companies behind the country's boisterous microblogging scene. In a draft update of the government's "Methods for Governance of Internet

07/06/12 Google unveils new mapping technologies

Google has demonstrated new mapping technologies in an effort to reassert its position as a market leader, BBC reported. While it boasts one billion users, Google Maps has recently seen defections by some key developers and partners.

07/06/12 Broadband connections in the network of BakinterNet exceeds 20 percent

The growing number of broadband connections in the network of the Azerbaijani state Internet service provider BakinterNet in January-May exceeded 20 per cent, the production union Baku Telephone Communications under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies reported.

05/06/12 Azerbaijan's national research network AzScienceNet presents the new infrastructure and services

Since the country visit to Azerbaijan by TERENA officials Valentino Cavalli and Kevin Meynell on 29th March 2010, AzScienceNet has achieved a lot in developing its infrastructure and services, following the valuable recommendations and advices by TERENA.

05/06/12 Azerbaijan takes leading place among South Caucasus countries in number of ‘Facebook’ users

On June 4, 2012 the number of ‘Facebook’ users in Azerbaijan constituted 780,340 people. For comparison, this figure made up 766,140 users in May 11,2012. According to information provided by ICT news, the number of ‘Facebook’ users has grown by 254,160 people in the last 6

04/06/12 Facebook, Yahoo close to burying patent hatchet?

The two companies are in advanced talks to resolve their patent-infringement claims against each other, sources tell All Things D. Top executives at Facebook and Yahoo are in advanced talks to settle their patent fight, and an agreement could be announced in the next couple of weeks, sources tell All Things D.

04/06/12 Google's fear: An Apple-Facebook love fest

Just one small mention from Apple CEO Tim Cook of "watch this space" on the subject of Apple's relationship with Facebook surely causes stomachs at Google to churn a little. What if Apple tries to buy Facebook? These are troubled times for technologically inclined.

04/06/12 Facebook to put privacy changes to vote thanks to policy group, its own rules

A vote on Facebook privacy rules prompted by 45,000 comments plastered on its governance page is likely to trigger consequences -- maybe some not intended. With Max Schrems' Our Policy site easily egging the number past the 7,000 threshold, the now-public social company must wait to see

04/06/12 Microsoft updates SkyDrive for iPad with Retina Display support, file-sharing features

Those who like to swing both ways will be glad to know that SkyDrive for the iPad now supports Apple's gorgeous Retina Display. Now, before you ask why the hell pixel density would be of concern for a cloud storage app, remember that SkyDrive also allows users to view photos and

04/06/12 Touché! Google Plans to Announce Its Own 3D Maps Before Apple

The empire strikes back! Google sent out the following invitation to the press for an event next Wednesday, June 6, at 9:30 a.m. PST: "At this invitation-only press gathering, Brian McClendon, VP of Google Maps and Google Earth, will give you a behind-the-scenes look at Google Maps and share our vision.

04/06/12 "Dear World ..." The Best Mail List Ever!

There are millions of email lists on the Internet. Some lists you’re probably on but would rather not be … such as those that endlessly offer pharmacies and “enlargement” … while there are a few you might belong to that are interesting and or entertaining enough for you to actually want to remain a member.

02/06/12 Opera Mini 7 comes to feature phones and BlackBerry, upgrade notifications in tow

Opera Mini 7 has been available via the Google Play market since the end of March, but if you're still milking a feature phone for all it's worth, you haven't been able to enjoy the latest version of the mobile browser. Opera Mini 7 is now available for basic phones and BlackBerry,

02/06/12 Bing now more social in the US, hopes you 'like' it and tweet about it

There's no doubt the Redmond team is spending a hefty amount of time enhancing its search engine at any chance it gets. Adding to the Linked tweaks we'd previously seen, Microsoft's now making Bing more social -- at least in the US of A. The most recent changes bring a Metro-driven interface to the homepage,

02/06/12 US judge allows authors to jointly sue Google

A judge in New York has granted a group of authors the right to jointly sue Google over its plans to create the world’s largest digital library. A federal judge has issued class certification to these authors to come together in their respective battles against Google’s controversial plan.

01/06/12 Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook executive says female workers should cry at work

The chief operating officer of the newly floated technology company suggested that women should not be afraid to show their emotions in the workplace. The 42 year-old claimed female workers should be honest about their femininity rather attempting to climb the corporate ladder by behaving

01/06/12 PSP gets its own homebrew online gaming network, outweighs Sony's own efforts (VIDEO)

Sony made much ado of the PSP's position as one of the first online gaming consoles, but unless your idea of online play involves Skype calls, there hasn't been a lot to go on since 2004. Team PRO is addressing that deficit through Prometheus, a completely community-driven rival to PSN.

01/06/12 Chrome overtakes Internet Explorer as most used browser for the first full calendar month ever: StatCounter

Just under two weeks after its figures showed that Chrome had overtaken Internet Explorer in terms of usage for the first full week, StatCounter now says that Google’s browser has now seen its first full calendar month on top. For the full month of May,

01/06/12 Kabel Deutschland sets record with 4.7Gbps download speeds

About a year ago, Arris teased a system capable of 4.5Gbps downloads, and while that technology was in the proof-of-concept phase last June, it's beginning to look more like a real possibility. German network provider Kabel Deutschland just notched a new download speed record

01/06/12 Analysis: Nasdaq plays tough with clients angry over Facebook

It's crisis communications 101 for Corporate America: when a company bungles an event as big as the Facebook IPO, alienates customers, and spawns lawsuits and regulatory inquiries, the CEO apologizes and agrees to provide compensation to make things right. Everyone can then move on.

01/06/12 Facebook Pages finally get administrator roles and scheduled posts

Facebook is continuing to beef up its offerings to Facebook Page administrators, adding features that were previously only available in third party apps, with the latest allowing them to assign administrator roles and schedule posts. Page administrators will no doubt appreciate the ability

01/06/12 Subtitles and captions can now be added to videos on Google+

Google has begun allowing users to add subtitles and captions to videos on the social network, as it looks to expand the reach of multimedia content there. The move will help video become more relevant to larger audience bases by translating content into other languages and making ‘audio’ available for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

01/06/12 Sony's PlayStation Vita has a YouTube app headed its way by the end of June

Assuming all that gaming, Facebooking and Tweeting isn't enough action for your PS Vita, Sony announced tonight it will get a YouTube app by the end of the month. The company's US blog hasn't posted any pics yet, but Engadget Japan has a few screen grabs of what it will look like.

01/06/12 Google image search results crammed into picture dictionary

Though not quite a replacement for Mountain View's ill-fated dictionary, this 1,240 page tome contains the first Google image search result for each word in a run-of-the-mill dictionary. With a PHP script, London-based artists Felix Heyes and Ben West scraped the image from each

31/05/12 Is Facebook building an iTunes/Google Play competitor?

While Amazon and Apple have huge leads, Facebook has enough users, personalization, technology, and convenience to gain a foothold selling movies, music, and other digital goods Facebook isn't pressing the panic button as its stock price dipped below $30 this week, but investors are not showing much love for the company.

25/05/12 Internet TV not to be regulated in Azerbaijan

Currently the government does not hold any talks regarding the regulation of internet TVs. Even if we want to regulate it, its mechanism is difficult and almost impossible, Chairman of the National Television and Radio Council Nushiravan Maharramli has told press.

25/05/12 Google vice president Vinton Cerf to take part in Internet Governance Forum in Baku

Google vice president Vinton Cerf will take part in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Baku in autumn, Azerbaijani Internet community (ISOC Azerbaijan) Chairman Galib Gurbanov told press. IGF is the largest-scale event. It is timed to opening the International

22/05/12 Millikart processing center expands online payment services

Azerbaijani processing center Millikart expanded current services for cardholders of banks served by it, Millikart processing center said on Monday. From now on, besides getting information on the balance, statements of accounts, Card-to-Card transfers on the iBanking page, as well as payments

22/05/12 Ateshgah insurance company organizes online sale of insurance policies

The Ateshgah insurance company is organizing the online sale of compulsory civil liability insurance policies for vehicle owners, GoldenPay reported. Azerbaijani GoldenPay, operating as a system integrator, has been chosen to deal with the technical construction of the system.

21/05/12 9 Years Of Mark Zuckerberg And The College Sweetheart

Mark Zuckerberg tied the knot with his college sweetheart, Priscilla Chan.The wedding was a surprise for all of the guests, who thought they were attending a med school graduation party for Chan. The couple met in line for the bathroom at Zuckerberg's frat party nine years ago.

21/05/12 49,30% of computer users are women in Azerbaijan

In Azerbaijan 49,30% of computer users and 47,70% of the people who use internet in offices are women. Cities account for 38,80% of female computer users, and villages - for 40,10%. This information was provided to ICTnews by the Ministry of Communications and Information of

19/05/12 Google makes search 'more human' with Knowledge Graph

Google has revamped its search engine in an attempt to offer instant answers to search questions. A new function, the Knowledge Graph, will make the site's algorithms act "more human", the site said in a blog post. The feature will at first be available to US-based users,

19/05/12 Cookies: Majority of government sites to miss deadline

Ahead of a nationwide deadline over regulating the use of cookies, the BBC has learned that the "majority" of the UK government's own websites will fail to comply in time. All UK sites have been given until 26 May to make sure visitors are able to give "informed consent" over cookies. Cookies are pieces of

17/05/12 State duties and taxes to be paid via plastic cards and Internet

A decision has been made to introduce amendments to the ‘Regulations on state technical inspection of motor vehicles and their trailers’, which were approved by the Cabinet of Ministers’ order No: 40 of 15 March 1999. The Cabinet of Ministers posted a statement on its official website

15/05/12 Azerbaijani Consulate General in US opens Facebook, Twitter pages

The Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles has opened a page on Facebook and Twitter to strengthen the Azerbaijan's propaganda in California and other 12 western states of the US.

11/05/12 ICANN to refund applicants after security 'glitch'

ICANN, the US-based organisation that oversees the registration of internet addresses, has offered refunds to applicants who were affected by a glitch in the TLD [top level domain name] application system software. The security bug allowed some users to view other users' file names and user names.

05/05/12 IPv6: Europe 'ahead' in new net address scheme

Norway is leading the way in preparing for the move to the net's new addressing scheme, a survey has shown.The survey comes a month before World IPv6 day that will see many v6 websites permanently activated. The new IPv6 scheme is needed because the older system,

04/05/12 Yahoo board to review CEO's education records

Yahoo Inc's board of directors will review a discrepancy in the educational record of its chief executive, Scott Thompson, a spokesman told Reuters, after activist hedge fund Third Point accused Thompson of padding his academic credentials. Yahoo will also make an appropriate

01/05/12 Azerbaijan warns Google

Name of Neftchilar avenue of Baku has been shown on Google Maps in Armenian language, ICT Information Center reported. According to the information, the mentioned fact can be understood as informational provocation against Azerbaijan, living in state of war as a result of military aggression of Armenia.

01/05/12 Heydar Aliyev Palace to be covered with free Wi-Fi zone

From 1 May, on the eve of Eurovision, the 3,000 square meters of area of the Heydar Aliyev Palace was covered will uninterrupted Wi-Fi zone. The palace upgraded with modern technical equipments will provide access to the wireless network in its area. Thus during the concerts and events in the palace,

30/04/12 Wi-Fi to be launched in Azerbaijan reserve in mid. May

Wi-Fi wireless network will be launched in the territory of the State Historical-Architectural Reserve Icherisheher in mid. May, the State Historical-Architectural Reserve Icherisheher reported. Wireless access network will allow users to get free access to the

30/04/12 Over 1,900 domains registered in .az zone this year

Azerbaijan's national Internet area (.az) had 14,054 registered domains as of 27 April, an increase of 141 since 9 April. Since 1 January 2012, 1,916 domains have been created and 979 closed down,

24/04/12 Sir David Omand - Social media snooping powers out of date

Government surveillance has not kept up with sites like Twitter and Facebook, according to a former head of the UK's intelligence centre GCHQ. Sir David Omand said criminals, terrorists and paedophiles were using social networks as a "secret space".

23/04/12 YouTube loses court battle over music clips

YouTube could face a huge bill for royalties after it lost a court battle in Germany over music videos. A court in Hamburg ruled that YouTube is responsible for the content that users post to the video sharing site, according to BBC. It wants the video site to install filters that spot when users try

21/04/12 Icann security chief rules out malicious attack behind gTLD submission glitch

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) has revealed more details on the problems afflicting its submission system for generic top level domains that forced it to take the system offline and extend the submission deadline. The organisation first announced there was an issue

20/04/12 UK Government needs ‘firmer grip’ on measuring success of open data, says watchdog

The government needs a ‘firmer grip' on measuring the success of open data policies, according to a report on public access to information by the National Audit Office (NAO). The report focuses on how the government is fulfilling its commitment to promote the transparency of public information.

19/04/12 On-line sale of lottery tickets to start by late 2012

The sale of lottery tickets in Azerbaijan will be available on the Internet by late 2012, Azerlottery head Magsoud Taghiyev said during the event 'Legal regulation of lottery activity'. The event was organised by Azerlottery supported by the European State

19/04/12 Internet kiosks to be installed in regional post offices

The batch of Internet kiosks which will be installed in regional post offices will be delivered by the end of April, according to IREX organization. The project is implemented through a USAID grant. The device is expected to be available for public use in May. The project is implemented with the assistance of the Ministry

18/04/12 Twitter patent agreement gives control to inventors

Twitter has announced plans to put its patents in the control of the engineers and designers behind the innovations. It said the move would mean it could only launch offensive intellectual property lawsuits with their permission. It added that the action would still apply to staff who left the company.

18/04/12 Yahoo sees profits rise 28% in first quarter to $286m

Struggling Internet firm Yahoo has seen its profit climb 28% in the first three months of the year.The California-based firm reported net income of $286m on revenue of around $1.08bn in the quarter. Yahoo has 700 million users, but has not kept up with Google in the search engine business,

17/04/12 Toshiba to buy IBM's point-of-sale terminal business: source

A unit of Toshiba Corp (6502.T) is in talks to buy IBM Corp's (IBM.N) point-of-sale (POS) terminal business, which includes cash registers, a source familiar with the deal said. The purchase, which local media put at around $870 million, was aimed at expanding the global reach of

17/04/12 China warned on web censorship plans

China's efforts to stifle dissent by controlling what people say online are doomed to fail, a renowned Chinese artist has said. The warning was issued by Ai Weiwei in an article written for the UK's Guardian newspaper.

17/04/12 Goldenpay company starts selling card readers for online downloading of SMART-cards

By the end of the month the Goldenpay Company will start to sell card readers for online downloading of SMART-cards to pay for the use of gas, the company reported. At present, tests of the software component of the project have been completed and work is underway to create a website where devices

17/04/12 Next meeting of Coordination Council on Internet development held

Coordination Council on Internet development under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan Republic held

16/04/12 Google net rises 61% as stock is split

Google Inc. reported a sharp gain in quarterly profit Thursday, as the Internet search giant moved ahead with a long-anticipated stock split that keeps it firmly under the control of its co-founders. The split grants a new share to existing stockholders via a tax-free dividend,

16/04/12 Facebook lets users take more data home

Facebook on Thursday began letting members of the world's leading online community take more of their pictures, posts, messages and other data home with them. Facebook expanded the types of information its approximately 845 million members could download from their personal account histories

14/04/12 Availability of broadband internet services to be increased by 20 times in regions

As part of the implementation of the ‘State Program for the social and economic development of the regions of Azerbaijan Republic in 2009-2013’ the ‘Aztelecom’ Production Unit will increase the number of broadband ports in order to modernize the telecommunication network, increase

13/04/12 China issues fresh warning against Internet rumors

Chinese officials issued a fresh warning against Internet rumors, calling on companies in the sector to remain vigilant in policing content on their websites and microblogs. In an article by the official Xinhua News Agency posted on the main government website,

13/04/12 EU to decide next steps in Google antitrust probe

The European Commission, Europe's antitrust regulator, will decide this month on the next steps in its probe into the dominance of search giant Google Inc.-- and some kind of agreement over a change of business practice looks more likely than full-blown legal proceedings against the

10/04/12 Egyptians flood Obama's Facebook page in election row

US President Barack Obama's Facebook page has been swamped with comments from supporters of a candidate in Egypt's presidential election. It follows news that Hazem Abu Ismail may be barred from the poll because one of his parents held dual nationality, according to BBC.

10/04/12 Yahoo files e-book advert system patent applications

Yahoo has signalled it is investigating e-book adverts as a way to stimulate its earnings. It says in two US patent applications that ads for digital book readers have been "less than optimal" to date, reported BBC. The filings suggest that users could be offered titles at a variety of

10/04/12 Facebook buys Instagram photo sharing network for $1bn

Facebook has announced it is to buy Instagram - the popular photo-sharing smartphone app. Facebook is paying $1bn (£629m) in cash and stock for the takeover, reported BBC. Instagram was only launched in October 2010 - initially just for the iPhone before being offered as an Android app last week.

05/04/12 Pupils 'made more violent by computer games'

Children are becoming more violent as they are being left unsupervised by their parents to play inappropriate computer games, teachers say. Pupils as young as four are acting out "graphic scenes" from games in class and in the playground, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers is to hear.

05/04/12 Argentina to fine Telefonica for wireless service outage

Argentina's government said Tuesday it will fine the local wireless unit of Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica SA due to technical problems that left more than 16 million clients without phone and data service for several hours. The head of Argentina's federal communications regulator,

05/04/12 Web-page created to accelerate integration of Azerbaijanis into Swedish society

A group of Azerbaijanis living in the Kingdom of Sweden has launched a web-page ‘www.swedenaz.se’ in order to accelerate the integration of the Azerbaijanis into the Swedish society. According to information provided by the press service of the State Committee for Work with Diaspora,

03/04/12 ‘Baku Telephone Communication’ PU automates process of applying to ‘Bakinternet’ customer service

The ‘Baku Telephone Communication’ Production Unit of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan has automated the process of applying to ‘Bakinternet’ customer service -‘155’. According to information provided to ‘ICTnews by the ‘Baku Telephone

03/04/12 Company for providing ADLS subscribers with free modems prolonged

The company conducted by ‘AZEVROTEL’ LLC for providing those who subscribed to the ADLS internet service starting from November 01, 2011 with new modems has been prolonged up to May 15, 2011. According to information provided to ‘ICTnews’ by ‘AZEVROTEL’, in line

02/04/12 65% of Azerbaijani population use Internet

Currently, 65% of the Azerbaijani population uses the Internet and half of them use broadband. The minister of communication and information technologies, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies reported. During 2004-2010, average rate profitability

30/03/12 Google Campus opened by Chancellor George Osborne

The UK will become the "technology centre of Europe", Chancellor George Osborne has vowed. He was speaking at the opening of Google Campus, a new centre offering desk space and mentoring for technology companies. Mr Osborne said Campus was part of a wider effort to "create the next generation of British technologies".

30/03/12 History of the web goes offline at LOL gallery

A new gallery exploring the history of the internet is to open at the National Media Museum in Bradford. Life Online - or LOL for short - will aim to charter the social, technological and cultural impact of the web. It features contributions from some of the web's pioneers such as Tim Berners Lee and Vint Cerf.

29/03/12 Justin Bieber’s Twitter Prank Leads to Potential Lawsuit

A Texas couple is threatening legal action against Justin Bieber after receiving thousands of phone calls shortly after the pop star tweeted a phone number, TMZ reported. The tweet containing the phone number had the caption “call me now.”

28/03/12 Web-site dedicated to Khankendi created

Two websites dedicated to Khankendy city, one of the most ancient places in Azerbaijan, which is under Armenian occupation now, have been created. According to information provided by ‘ICTnews’,

27/03/12 Application of electronic teaching tools in learning English language to be widened

British Council’ and ‘Mədəd Azərbaycan’ signed a contract on cooperation in the education sphere. Under this contract, 200 teachers and 500 students from Baku, Sumgait, Shirvan, Geychay and Mingechevir cities will take part in English language courses, organized by ‘British Council’,

27/03/12 Facebook purchases IBM patent following Yahoo dispute

Facebook has confirmed it has bought some of IBM's intellectual property rights. The social network would not provide further detail, but Bloomberg has reported that the deal involved 750 patents involving software, networking and other technologies.

27/03/12 Google ordered to change autocomplete function in Japan

Google has been ordered to disable part of its autocomplete function in Japan after complaints it violates privacy. An unidentified man took the search giant to court over concerns that typing in his name linked him with crimes he was not involved with.

27/03/12 PayPal closes potential flaw in login pages

PayPal has closed a potentially serious security hole on its site, which cyber criminals could have used to steal passwords belonging to users of the online payment service.Associates at the Heise Security website informed PayPal of the cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability after it was spotted by one of their readers.

27/03/12 London Overground to offer free Wi-Fi to passengers

The London Overground has signed a contract with BSkyB's Wi-Fi service The Cloud to provide free internet access at its 56 stations in the capital. Passengers will have up to 60 minutes' access to Wi-Fi each day at each station after registering once at any of the London Overground stations.

19/03/12 Paypal Here offers stores smartphone credit card reader

Paypal has introduced a mobile credit card reader enabling on-the-fly transactions at small firms worldwide. "Paypal Here" consists of a blue triangular reader which plugs into a smartphone's audio jack and an app to control it. The announcement by eBay's online payments unit marks an aggressive move into the mobile

19/03/12 Hague condemns Tehran for blocking Foreign Office website

Tehran has blocked a UK Foreign Office website in Iran as part of its "ever-tightening stranglehold of censorship", the foreign secretary has said. William Hague said UK for Iranians was launched on March 14 to "reach out" to its citizens but access from the country was blocked on March 17.

19/03/12 App for leaving your virtual mark at physical places

Imagine standing at the Eiffel Tower and being able to see messages and videos overlaid through your smartphone from all visitors who have come before you. A new app called Wallit combines augmented reality, a virtual view of the real world that can be extended with graphics and other content,

19/03/12 AFFA to present a mobile version of the portal for smartphones

The Azerbaijani Association of Football Federations (AFFA) will present a mobile version of the portal for smartphones operating under iOS iPhone and the BlackBerry OS systems, AFFA told. The work over the applications has been completed, and the mobile version of the portal

19/03/12 Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan to organize online-ticket sales

The Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA) has completed work on integration of FIFA e-commerce system for the organization of online-ticket sales for football games, AFFA reported. The FIFA system of e-commerce is a global one and used in many countries.

19/03/12 ‘AzQtel’ expands coverage of ‘WİMAX’ non-sim network

‘AzQtel’ company that provides ‘WİMAX’ technology based non-sim internet services will expand its activity into the regions. The speed and quality of services that ‘AzQtel’ will provide to the regions will depend on power of signal and distance between a base station and a recipient.

19/03/12 ‘Websense’ filtrates web-sites to protect children from harmful information in Azerbaijan

30 category filtration of web-sites is being currently implemented in Azerbaijan in line with ‘The State Program for the informatization of the educational system in 2008-2012’, adopted by the Internet-Related Problems Council of the Education Ministry of Azerbaijan Republic.

17/03/12 Demand for information and internet wall kiosks grows up

‘KÜR’ Electron Equipment Plant is continuing to manufacture double-monitor keyboard information kiosks, photo kiosks, information kiosks, wall information kiosks, internet kiosks and info kiosks. Demand for the information and internet wall kiosks among the abovementioned

16/03/12 Project Barcelona to see BBC open archive for downloads

BBC director general Mark Thompson has announced proposals allowing viewers to permanently download copies of their favourite shows from the archives. Mr Thompson said the plan - named Project Barcelona - would enable the purchase of programmes to own for a "relatively modest" fee.

16/03/12 Next Genus: Rural broadband firm runs out of cash

The rural broadband firm Next Genus has signalled that it is on the brink of collapse. On its blog, the company announced that it had failed to find any "viable sources of finance" and would soon cease operations,- reported BBC. The company tried to bring high-speed net services to rural areas by

14/03/12 Free WiFi in Old City

Within the framework of creation of the modern tourism infrastructure ‘WiFi’ wireless network has been built in the area of ‘İçərişəhər’ State Historical-Architectural Reserve (Old City). This information was provided to ‘ICTnews’ by an employee of the press service of ‘İçərişəhər’ State Historical-Architectural Reserve, Arzu Tairguliyeva.

13/03/12 Youku to buy Tudou, creating China online video giant

China's top two online video companies are joining forces, with Youku.com buying smaller rival Tudou Holdings Ltd in an all-stock deal worth over $1 billion, creating an industry leader with more than a one third share of a market that is losing money as it battles rising costs. The two U.S.-listed firms have been bitter rivals,

13/03/12 Yahoo sues Facebook for infringing 10 patents

Yahoo Inc sued Facebook Inc over 10 patents that include methods and systems for advertising on the Web, opening the first major legal battle among big technology companies in social media. The lawsuit, filed in a San Jose, California federal court on Monday,

12/03/12 Azerbaijani parliament provided with 'Wi-Fi' service

The administrative building of the Azerbaijani Parliament has been provided with 'Wi-Fi' service. Everybody, including the journalists can use this service in the building of the Parliament. It is needed to ask the code from Parliament’s employees for using 'Wi-Fi' service.

12/03/12 eBay chief received compensation increase last year

EBay Inc. Chief Executive John Donahoe received a significant increase in compensation for 2011, a year in which the online marketplace continued to show improvement. In a regulatory filing on Thursday, eBay said Donahoe's total compensation rose to $16.5 million in 2011, from $12.4 million in the prior year.

12/03/12 Verizon to shut help sites

Verizon Wireless over the next few months will close several U.S. locations where it services customer complaints and inquiries, affecting as many as 3,175 jobs. The largest U.S. carrier, with about 85,000 employees, will make the changes by the end of the third quarter, a spokesman said.

09/03/12 40 per cent of broadband projects given green light for procurement

Forty per cent of the 45 broadband project areas in England have been given the go-ahead to begin the procurement process for superfast broadband access. The government has allocated money from a £530m fund to each local authority in England to help provide

07/03/12 Over 13,000 domain names registered in '.az' zone

According to statistics of 5 March 2012, roughly 13,659 domain names were registered in “.az” zone, Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies reported.

05/03/12 Broadband internet project to be launched in Azerbaijani regions

Aztelekom Industrial Union of the Ministry of Communications and IT of Azerbaijan has started the provision of several regions with broadband internet service. Within the framework of the project, 236 villages of 25 regions of Azerbaijan will be provided with 25,000 internet ports.

05/03/12 Court dismisses case against Yahoo India

The Delhi High Court has dismissed a criminal case against Yahoo India which was accused of hosting "objectionable" content on its web pages. Yahoo was among 21 web firms, including Facebook and Google, accused of hosting material that could cause communal unrest.

05/03/12 'Twisted' waves could boost capacity of wi-fi and TV

A striking demonstration of a means to boost the information-carrying capacity of radio waves has taken place across the lagoon in Venice, Italy. The technique exploits what is called the "orbital angular momentum" of the waves - imparting them with a

05/03/12 Google privacy changes 'in breach of EU law'

Viviane Reding told the BBC that authorities found that "transparency rules have not been applied". The policy change, implemented on Thursday, means private data collected by one Google service can be shared with its other platforms including YouTube, Gmail and Blogger.

02/03/12 Over 500,000 Facebook users visit online photo contest

In anticipation of Eurovision 2012 song contest, some 533,000 users of Facebook popular social network visited the online photo contest ‘My Azerbaijan’. According to the Information Center on ICT, the contest held by the National online navigator GoMap.Az on Facebook got the support of the

02/03/12 ‘Tour to Azerbaijan’ section was created in ‘Eurovision.tv’ website

The working group of Eurovision 2012 Song Contest has created the ‘Tour to Azerbaijan’ section in ‘Eurovision.tv’ website. According to information provided by ‘ICTnews’, this new section of the website contains information on the art, culture and places of interest in

27/02/12 1,500,000 children pass registration in digital system of Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic

1,500,000 children aged under 18 have passed registration in the digital system of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic thus far. This information was provided to ‘İCTnews’ by director of the Health Informatization Center, Chabrail Asadzade. According to him, the introduction the Electronic Health Card System

24/02/12 Virtual tour to Icheri Shahar launched

An event on launching of Virtual Ichari Shahar (Inner City) tour was held in the Office of Ichari Shahar State Historical-Architectural Reserve. Providing information on the tour, deputy head of the office Samir Nuriyev said that the tour was placed in the web site of the office and visitors can get opportunities to make virtual tour to Ichari Shahar,

24/02/12 SCSA enhances Project on preparation of video lectures

The State Commission for Student Admission (SCSA) of the Republic of Azerbaijan attaches special attention to the methodical assistance rendered to the university entrants, who prepare individually for the entrance examinations. According to information provided by ‘İCTnews’, since 2010 the commission has been implementing

24/02/12 Number of teachers using corporate e-mail service reaches 2,000 people

2,000 Azerbaijani teachers have already registered at the corporate e-mail service. ‘ad.soyad@teacher.edu.az’ e-mail was created for teachers jointly by the Ministry of Education, ‘Microsoft’ company and ‘Mədəd Azərbaycan’ organization within ‘the State Program for informatization

24/02/12 Seamless WiFi offloading to launch within 12 months - WBA

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) predicted on Thursday that seamless WiFi offloading solutions will begin deployment within the next 12 months. "The complementary relationship between WiFi and mobile networks is finally becoming a reality," said the industry body's chairman Chris Bruce, in a statement.

24/02/12 3D version of Baku integrated with electronic Go Map

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan has initiated integration of recently released 3D version of Baku at www.baku3d.az with electronic Go Map. Baku3D company reports that now through online navigator Go Map www.baku3d.az users will have a chance to make virtual tours not only over the country on the whole ,

22/02/12 Twitter starts to localize microblog service in Azerbaijani language

'Twitter Inc.' company has started to localize “Twitter” microblog service in Azerbaijani language, ictnews reported. 'The company has already completed the translation of the microblog to several languages. After the official release, it will begin to translate it to Azerbaijani language.'

21/02/12 “E-commerce” market tops AZN 76,000

According to January results, the “e-commerce” market in Azerbaijan has made up AZN 76,100, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies reported. The “e-commerce” participants are legal entities

20/02/12 Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan institutions get free access to Eduroam service

The Institute of Information Technology (IIT) of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan (NASA) has launched the Eduroam " educational roaming" service as part of the AzScienceNet scientific network, the institute reported. Eduroam will allow employees to get free access to the Internet while traveling.

20/02/12 New websites of Azerbaijan

The work in the sphere of library affair development continues in Azerbaijan. Under the decree of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev dated 6 October 2008 "About ratification of the state program of development of the library information sphere for 2008-2013",

20/02/12 Intrans company tests az. national domain online-registration system

IntraNS company began testing the az. national domain online-registration system, company informed. Software is developed directly by IntraNS, and, as expected, the service will be available in March. Users will be able to make an order and pay the domain cost through the registrar's site.

17/02/12 ‘AzEuroTel’ to provide internet-users with free modems

‘AzEuroTel’ LLC has started the ‘Discounted Internet’ campaign. Deputy Director for technical issues of ‘AzEuroTel’ LLC, Eynulla Alguliyev told ‘ICTnews’ that the citizens, who will subscribe to broadband internet services during February 15 – May 15 period,

17/02/12 Social networks can't be made to filter content - EU

Social networks cannot be forced to install monitoring systems to prevent copyrighted material from being downloaded illegally by users, the European Union's highest court ruled Thursday.

17/02/12 Mexico's Televisa Q4 net profit seen up on higher sales

Mexican media and telecommunications company Grupo Televisa SAB is expected to report a modest increase in net profit in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared with a year earlier, on higher sales and operating gains. Mexico's biggest broadcaster and the world's leading producer of Spanish-

16/02/12 New website created for Azerbaijan's first lady

Mehriban Aliyeva, MP, wife of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, has a new website with information about her life and work. The website at http://www.first-lady.az/az/main operates in three languages:

14/02/12 ADSL subscribers up 20%

The number of ADSL subscribers has increased as a result of work done by Azeurotel LLC. Thus, the number of the company’s Internet users has reached 5,500. Compared to the last year, the figure eclipses 1,000 users. Note that ADSL equipments of Azeurotel LLC were installed in 25 areas including 10 PSTNs,

13/02/12 LinkedIn upbeat for 2012 on members, product growth

Professional networking service LinkedIn's outlook for the current quarter and the full year surpassed expectations as the company banks on continued strong product and subscription growth after its fourth-quarter revenue beat estimates. The company's performance and outlook is keenly watched by investors as an

13/02/12 Exclusive: Eyeing Yahoo deal, Alibaba may take HK unit private

Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba plans to take its Hong Kong-listed unit private, two sources familiar with the matter said, as part of a complex deal that would strengthen founder Jack Ma's control and give key stakeholder Yahoo cash and a direct stake in one of Alibaba's operating businesses.

10/02/12 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan opens its Youtube-channel

The news service for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan has created its Youtube-channel. According to the news service, the channel will post the main events of foreign policy activity of Azerbaijan, the meetings of the minister and statements of the

10/02/12 Schools to be provided with WI-FI networks

All schools of the country will soon be covered with the WI-FI network. According to information provided by the Informatization Department of the Ministry of Education, the ministry received from local IT-firms proposals to created WI-FI mini-networks in schools. So far, the Ministry of Education has provided many metropolitan

07/02/12 Azerbaijan has high level of “Internet Freedom”

“Freedom House” organization has released a report titled “Freedom on the Net 2011”, in which estimations of freedom of the internet and media for many countries are given. According to “Internet Freedom” index,

06/02/12 BT to offer 300Mbit/s fibre to the home in 2013

BT plans to offer customers 300Mbit/s broadband next year, after successful trials of fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) technology in St Agnes, Cornwall. The company will offer FTTP to customers in areas that are fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) enabled, for an additional fee.

04/02/12 For many Indonesians, 'Fesbuk' is the only Internet

Indonesia, a developing Muslim nation which claims the world's third-largest community of Facebook users, has become a showcase for the social networking site's global power and reach. Facebook has broken technological and social barriers to connect 40 million users in the sprawling

04/02/12 EU says Google should 'halt' its upcoming privacy changes that share user details across search, Gmail and YouTube

European regulators have written to Google CEO Larry Page calling on the search giant to halt the introduction of its new 'one-size-fits-all' privacy policy The policy was due to come into effect on March 1, and would allow Google to share what it knows about users between services such as Google Search,

03/02/12 Megaupload founder refused bail in New Zealand

A New Zealand court refused an appeal by the founder of online file-sharing site Megaupload.com to be freed on bail, Friday, agreeing with prosecutors there was a risk he would attempt to flee before an extradition hearing. Kim Dotcom, a German national also known as Kim Schmitz and Kim Tim Jim Vestor,

02/02/12 Ofcom reports lopsided gains in UK broadband speeds

The UK's average home download speed is on the rise, but it could be even faster if more users upgraded at minimal cost, according to Ofcom.

02/02/12 Facebook's Zuckerberg to keep iron grip after IPO

Facebook unveiled plans for the biggest ever Internet IPO that could raise as much as $10 billion, but made it clear CEO Mark Zuckerberg will exercise almost complete control over the company, leaving investors with little say. The Harvard dropout, who launched the social networking phenomenon from his dorm room,

31/01/12 West takes Internet freedom for granted - Google

The Internet proved the only true form of free communication during the Arab Spring and yet the West has come to take the freedom it confers for granted, Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said Friday. In a stout defense of Internet freedoms at the World Economic Forum in Davos,

30/01/12 Amazon becomes enterprise cloud backup provider

Amazon has turned its attention to the enterprise market with its latest offering, which allows firms to use its cloud storage facilities for backup purposes. The new product, called AWS Storage Gateway, enables enterprises to back up point-in-time snapshots

30/01/12 One-third of English councils are ready for superfast broadband

One-third of 47 broadband project areas in England are ready to take 24Mbps superfast broadband to their homes and businesses, according to communications minister Ed Vaizey. Vaizey was speaking after four more areas, including Kent and Medway councils,

27/01/12 House lawmakers seek Google answers on privacy policy

Lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked Google Inc on Thursday to provide answers about recent changes to the search engine's privacy policy. In a letter to Google Chief Executive Larry Page,

26/01/12 Revenue of Azerbaijan Internet market increases in 2011

The volume of the Internet market in Azerbaijan exceeded 60 million manat in 2011, senior advisor to the Department of Finance and Economic Analysis

23/01/12 Problems of Internet to be discussed at international forum in Baku

International forum on Internet coordination will be held this autumn, Minister of Communications and Information Technologies Ali Abbasov told reporters on Saturday. "It will be the biggest event of the year, which will be held under the UN coordination.

23/01/12 Incoming Internet traffic increases by 35 mln minutes in Azerbaijan

The volume of incoming Internet traffic in Azerbaijan increased by 35 million minutes in 2011 compared to 2010 and amounted to 723 million minutes, the Azerbaijani Communications and IT Ministry's report said. According to the ministry, the volume of outgoing traffic hit 182 million minutes,

21/01/12 Megaupload site wants assets back, to fight charges

The Internet website Megaupload.com, shut down by authorities over allegations that it illegally peddled copyrighted material, is trying to recover its servers and get back online, a lawyer for the company said on Friday. The company and seven of its executives were charged in a 5-count,

21/01/12 Google shares plunge as earnings report raises growth concerns

Google Inc.'s stock tumbled 8% Friday after a disappointing fourth-quarter report raised concerns that the search giant's revenue growth is slowing. The weaker-than-expected results were hurt by Europe's economic woes as well as mobile and other new forms of online advertising selling for lower prices than Google's traditional ads.

21/01/12 SOPA Is Dead: Smith Pulls Bill

Lamar Smith, the chief sponsor of SOPA, said on Friday that he is pulling the bill “until there is wider agreement on a solution.” “I have heard from the critics and I take seriously their concerns regarding proposed legislation to address the problem of online piracy,” Smith (R-Texas) said. “It is clear that we need to revisit the approach on

19/01/12 Exclusive: EU moves early on Google antitrust probe

European regulators will decide around the end of March whether to file a formal complaint against Google for misuse of its market position, potentially bringing the internet company's squabble with competitors to a head much sooner than expected. "I will receive comments from the case team towards

19/01/12 EBay cautious in short run as Europe weighs

EBay Inc gave a conservative quarterly sales forecast despite unveiling better-than-expected results, warning that a weak European economy may take the gloss off rip-roaring growth in online commerce. But CEO John Donahoe -- who is overseeing a turnaround in its core "marketplaces"

19/01/12 Lawmakers flip on piracy bills protested on Web

Some members of the Congress switched sides to oppose antipiracy legislation as protests blanketed the Internet on Wednesday, turning Wikipedia dark and putting black slashes on Google and other sites as if they had been censored.

18/01/12 China's Internet population hits 513 million

The number of Internet users in China rose last year by nearly 56 million to more than half a billion, nearly half of whom used weibos, or microblogs, according to official figures released Monday. China's online population--the world's largest--hit 513 million in 2011,

18/01/12 YouTube tops US video users in December

Led by YouTube, Google Inc.'s websites maintained their stranglehold on the top spot in U.S. online video users last month, according to data issued Tuesday by comScore Inc. Google sites generated 157.2 million unique viewers in December,

18/01/12 Baidu's new Shenzhen office to open in 2015

Baidu Inc. has broken ground at the site of a new office at the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, the search engine operator said Monday. The building will accommodate 10,000 employees and should open in 2015. It will be Baidu's operations center for southern China and also its headquarters for international operations,

18/01/12 Wikipedia blackout against anti-piracy laws

Wikipedia has confirmed that it will perform a 24-hour blackout of its English-language site from 05:00 GMT on 18 January to protest against proposed controversial U.S. anti-piracy laws. The online encyclopaedia joins a number of high-profile Internet companies protesting against the

18/01/12 High speed internet networks were created in several villages of Guba

Works are being implemented in Guba to provide all villages of this region with the high speed internet. The head of Guba telecommunication hub Nazim Aliyev told “İCTnews” that in result of the measures taken in this direction within the Development Conseption,

18/01/12 Azerbaijan accounts more than 600,000 Facebook users in 2011

According to information of Internet World Stats, the number of Facebook users in Azerbaijan reached 600,040 people as of 1 January 2012. Internet World Stats informs that the number of internet users in the country made 3,689,000.

17/01/12 Internet giants threaten

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and Website entrepreneur Ben Huh have declared their support for a coordinated protest against controversial U.S. anti-piracy legislation. Their announcements follow a similar one made by user-driven news Website Reddit,

17/01/12 India court summons top Internet execs over

India's communications ministry Friday sanctioned prosecution of Microsoft Corp., Google Inc., Yahoo Inc. and Facebook as well as 17 other companies over a complaint that their websites carry "unacceptable" content which could incite communal violence. The clearance paved the way for an Indian court,

17/01/12 Hulu challenges cable with first original drama

Hulu, the popular online video service, has taken another step to becoming a full-fledged alternative to cable television by commissioning its first scripted original TV show to go live next month. The new political documentary-style drama "Battleground" is set in Wisconsin and executive-produced

16/01/12 Women's internet-cafe opens in Baku

An internet-café for women is functioning near Ganjlik underground in Baku.According to, the club provides its services from 9.00 until 20.00. The computers are controlled in the internet-café and access to some of the websites, including pornographic, is blocked.

13/01/12 Author of U.S. online piracy bill vows not to buckle

The lawmaker behind a bill to combat online piracy vowed on Thursday to press ahead in the face of fierce criticism from Internet giants such as Google and Facebook. "It is amazing to me that the opponents apparently don't want to protect American consumers and businesses,"

13/01/12 US Federal Communications Commission sees support for incentive auctions of wireless spectrum

Julius Genachowski, the top U.S. telecommunications regulator, said on Wednesday that he has received bi-partisan support from a group of U.S. senators for so-called "incentive" auctions of wireless spectrum without legislative restrictions. Genachowski, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission,

13/01/12 Web domains to get major overhaul with custom names

Applications will soon open for new top-level domains in the biggest change to the system in over two decades. From Thursday it will be possible to register almost any word as a web address suffix. Familiar endings like .com and .org could potentially be joined by the likes of .pepsi, .virgin or .itv.

12/01/12 High speed internet network was created in Ganja

“The number of internet users is increasing rapidly in Ganja city”, told us the head Ganja TKU, Ali Huseynov. “The increase is a result of renewal of stations with NGN technologies and abolition of analog ATS. Equal conditions were created for all internet providers.

12/01/12 Internet kiosks to be installed in regional post offices

International non-commercial organisation IREX began to install Internet kiosks in some regions of Azerbaijan. The project is being carried out with the assistance of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan and postal operator Ltd Azerpoct.

11/01/12 Google to help South Korea start-ups

South Korea's telecommunications regulator said Tuesday it had signed an agreement with Google Inc. for the Internet giant to help nurture local start-ups and promote their advances into overseas markets. Under the memorandum of understanding, Google will help develop ideas and services and provide

11/01/12 Deutsche Telekom, Groupon to cooperate in mobile Web services

Deutsche Telekom AG and online discounter Groupon Inc confirmed Tuesday they have entered a partnership to jointly accelerate the growth in mobile internet services. Groupon will provide coupons for several European subsidiaries of Deutsche Telekom that will be available to mobile users, the companies

11/01/12 Google ties social service closer to search

Google Inc. said Tuesday it has further tied its relatively young social-networking service to its dominant search engine, underlining the importance of the Google+ effort to the technology giant under the leadership of Chief Executive Larry Page.

11/01/12 50 more schools connected to high speed internet

About 1,000 schools have been connected to the internet in Azerbaijan so far. This figure was achieved after connecting 500 more schools to the broadband internet by the end of last year. According to information provided by The Education Ministry,

10/01/12 US explains foreign policy to Twitter followers

The U.S. State Department on Friday launched a new high-tech form of outreach to the international community when it took questions on foreign policy from Twitter followers in different languages. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland answered a number of tweets

10/01/12 Sprint says it only limits users that hinder network

Sprint Nextel Corp. on Friday said it doesn't limit data access for contract customers, except when their use interferes with network quality or violates standard contract terms, clarifying comments made Thursday by Chief Executive Dan Hesse at an investor conference.

10/01/12 European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association sees EU telco revenue falling 2%

European Union member states must boost investment in telecoms, an industry body has said after revealing that revenue in the sector is expected to have declined for another year, as users switch to services such as Skype to make calls, hurting revenue from fixed-line services.

10/01/12 Video streaming Website Netflix launches in UK

Video streaming Website Netflix made its U.K. debut on Monday, offering consumers access to its catalogue of TV and film content for £5.99 per month. The U.S.-based company, which boasts more than 20 million customers in 47 markets,

09/01/12 Yahoo said to be keen on Weather Channel, WebMD

Yahoo Inc. has drafted a wish list of assets that include The Weather Channel and WebMD Health Corp. as part of a tax-efficient asset swap with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Softbank Corp., Bloomberg News reported Thursday citing three people with knowledge of the matter.

09/01/12 Belarus imposes new Internet curbs

Ex-Soviet Belarus unveiled tough new Internet restrictions on Friday that limit public access to opposition websites and impose fines on providers for failing to monitor their clients. The new rules also require all local Internet vendors to register with the authorities and impose sanctions on those selling their goods in Belarus through foreign websites.

09/01/12 O2 UK to launch the largest free WiFi network in Europe

O2 UK on Friday announced plans to launch what it claims will be the largest free WiFi network in Europe after striking deals to roll out hotspots in two London boroughs. Telefonica's U.K. arm said in a statement that it will begin installing metro wireless equipment on street

06/01/12 Africa telecommunications provider MTN to spend more than $1 billion to improve Nigeria network

Africa telecommunications provider MTN Group Ltd. will spend more than $1 billion to upgrade its network in Nigeria after the country's telecom regulator warned it to improve mobile network services, Bloomberg News reported Thursday.

06/01/12 Marvell replaces Intel as Google's lead chip partner on TVs

Marvell Technology Group Inc. is replacing Intel Corp. as Google Inc.'s lead chip provider for TVs as the Internet giant seeks to bring down the cost of the devices to raise their popularity. The first generation of Google TV, which allows users to search and access the full Web via TV sets and set-top boxes,

05/01/12 Internet kiosks to be installed in Baku

“KUR”, computer equipment producing plant, plans to install internet kiosks in different public places of Baku”, told director of the plant Rizvan Osmanov. According to him, kiosks will be installed in educational institutions, business-centers, stations, bus stops, airport waiting rooms. At present kiosks are used by both the state and private enterprises.

05/01/12 3G services will be available in Baku Subway in early 2012

Azerfon is currently working on installing base points in Baku Subway stations where a 2G and 3G network will become available, informed company. The organisation of services in the metro is of interest to the company, as over 600,000 passengers use this mode of transport daily.

29/12/11 Direct access to the content services of about 350 global companies is provided in Azerbaijan

Due to the increasing of international channels capacities, Delta Telecom Company has provided direct access to the content services of about 350 global companies and content producers such as Yahoo, Akamai, Microsoft, Facebook, and Yandex.

29/12/11 Online-registration of national domain .az to be introduced in Azerbaijan in 2012

Intrans company informed that online-registration of national domain .az will be introduced from early 2012. Users will be able to make orders

28/12/11 Worldwide System Management Software Market Forecast to Reach $15.4 Billion in 2011, Up 9.2% from 2010, According to IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) released the latest results from its Worldwide Semiannual System Management Software Tracker. The Tracker monitors more than 110 vendors globally in a total of 49 countries, providing biannual market size, vendor share,

28/12/11 Worldwide ERM Applications Market Forecast to Reach $37.9 Billion in 2011, Up 10% from 2010, According to IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) announced the latest results of its Worldwide Semiannual Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) Applications Tracker.

28/12/11 Worldwide CRM Applications Market Forecast to Reach $18.2 Billion in 2011, Up 11% from 2010, According to IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) released its latest results from the Worldwide Semiannual Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Applications Tracker. The Tracker monitors nearly 190 CRM vendors (global and local) across a total of 49 countries globally.

27/12/11 Villages and settlements around Baku are connected to broadband internet

“Baku Telephone Line” PA continues to implement measures on connecting villages and settlements, located in the outskirts of Baku,

26/12/11 Number of internet users increased at twice in Agstafa

“Complete electronification of the communication network in Agstafa resulted in increase in the number of users of the internet in this region”, told director of the telecommunication hub of Agstafa region, Mirasker Mammadov. According to him, the number of users of the broadband internet made 150

26/12/11 Villages are provided with broadband internet

“Aztelekom” PA started implementing the project on providing all villagers with high quality internet services. Within the project 236 villages of 25 regions will be provided with 25,000 ports after laying 1,400 km long optic cable to the villages. According to information given by technical director of Aztelekom” PA,

23/12/11 Old City is covered by “Wi-Fi”

The Old City, Icherishahar, has fallen within coverage area of “Wi-Fi”, and now anybody can use the internet there. The information says that access to the internet was provided at the places of historical and architectural monuments and in the most crowded areas of the Old City.

23/12/11 China extends microblog rules to south

China is extending rules requiring microblog users to register under their real names to Guangdong, state media said Thursday, after a spate of violent protests in the southern province. The report, in the Southern Daily newspaper, comes as the Chinese government tightens its grip

22/12/11 ITU approves new worldwide smart grid standards

New ITU standards for smart grid have achieved final approval and are now available for download. Recommendations ITU-T G.

22/12/11 Worldwide System Management Software Market Forecast to Reach $15.4 Billion in 2011, Up 9.2% from 2010, According to IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) today released the latest results from its Worldwide Semiannual System Management Software Tracker.

22/12/11 Azerbaijan needs special mechanism for Internet filtration

Filtration of undesired content (porn sites, resources, containing obscene vocabulary, propagandizing violence, extremism, gambling games, etc) should be implemented skilfully in virtual environment, otherwise it may paralyze the work of internet resources,

22/12/11 Results of monitoring in state e-service structures announced

Results of the monitoring held in state structures offering electronic services were publicized. The monitoring was held by "Transparency Azerbaijan" Anti-corruption Public Union, "Constitution" Researches Fund and Information and Cooperation Network of Anti-corruption NGOs

21/12/11 Azerbaijan will apply electronic services in culture and tourism sphere

Azerbaijani Culture and Tourism Ministry plans to apply various electronic services, First Deputy Minister Vagif Aliyev told on Tuesday. Aliyev said Azerbaijan has launched work to create a number of electronic services in the sphere of culture and tourism. Today it is possible to get information on tourist destinations,

20/12/11 Facebook revenue $2.5bn in first nine months of 2011

Social networking giant Facebook made $2.5 billion in revenue and $1.2 billion in operating income during the first nine months of 2011, CNBC reported Thursday. The website is on track to hit $3.8 billion in revenue for the full year, CNBC cites sources as saying, but some analysts peg that figure closer to $4 billion.

20/12/11 EU panel rejects online ad rule proposals

The European Union's top privacy advisory panel on Thursday rejected a code of conduct written by Internet companies for protecting the personal data of online users. The panel said the plan, which would allow advertisers to police themselves, doesn't satisfy the EU's online privacy laws

20/12/11 Azerbaijan to issue electronic licenses

Azerbaijan, will issue electronic licenses for legal entities and individuals wishing to engage in tourism, tourist activity in hotels and hotel-type facilities will be issued in electronic manner, the tourism department of the Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture and Tourism told press.

19/12/11 Azerbaijan to expand Wi-Fi network

The Azerbaijani Communications and IT Ministry have instructed Internet service providers to increase access to the Web Internet during Eurovision-2012, the ministry said.

14/12/11 Number of internet users increased in Ganja

“After the communication network of Ganja was equipped with new NGN technology, that meets the latest requirements, the number of internet users in the city has increased by several times”, told “ictnews.az” the head of Ganja Telecommunications Department Ali Huseynov.

13/12/11 Number of broadband internet users increase in Ganja

The number of subscribers of Aztelekom internet provider has reached 2,400. The statement came from engineer of the internet service department of the Telecommunication Board of Ganja Rauf Badirbayli. He said the number of subscribers grows every year. The figure was at 211 in September,

12/12/11 Speed of incoming Internet traffic in Azerbaijan approaches 30 Gb/s

Azerbaijan continues a gradual increase in the rate of incoming and outgoing traffic. According to the interactive schedule of domestic

12/12/11 Over 4300 websites created in Azerbaijan this year

The number of websites registered in .az domain has reached 12,783.The number of domains eliminated this year made up 2,552,

09/12/11 Azerbaijan awaits Europe to take steps in internet TV licensing

'The licensing of internet TV and determination of this activity’s standards are not only discussed in Azerbaijan, but the various countries of world. Frankly speaking, we don’t hurry on this issue', Chief of Socio-Political Department of Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan Ali Hasanov told.

09/12/11 Website of 'Azerbaijani Youth in 2011-2015' State Program established

Till the end of this year, the Coordination Council for the implementation of State Program “Azerbaijani Youth in 2011-2015” will host a first meeting.The statement came from Intigam Babayev, deputy youth and sports minister. “We have already developed normative legislative acts concerning some key points

08/12/11 Azerbaijan founds Centre for Intellectual Property Rights

The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights has been established in Azerbaijan.The Centre project was endorsed by the Cabinet Ministers Decision #195 and created under the Copyright Agency.

08/12/11 Broadband Internet use expected to double in Baku

The Baku Telephone Network Production Association (BTRIB) is forecasting that use of broadband Internet will double in 2012. At present the capital's Internet network has 130,000 broadband Internet users, BTRIB General Director Beytulla Huseynov said. "Some 70% of them are subscribers to private providers.

07/12/11 "E-government" portal to launch in March 2012

“Electronic government” portal so far includes 15 Azerbaijani state authorities, according to the ICT Ministry.

06/12/11 Internet tariffs expected to reduce in Azerbaijan

"Licensing 3G and launching work over 4G operating will promote cut in internet service tariffs," Azerbaijani Minister of Communication

05/12/11 Online encyclopedia launched in Azerbaijan

The first online encyclopedia was launched on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of State Independence of Azerbaijan. Website azerbaijans.com was launched which will function in seven languages thus enabling information about Azerbaijan to spread all over the world.

05/12/11 Incoming traffic speed in Azerbaijani Internet providers’ network reaches 29 Mbit / s

The incoming Internet traffic speed used in the Azerbaijani Internet providers' network has increased by 8 Mbit / s and reached 29 Mbit / s for the last month, Azerbaijani primary provider Delta Telecom's statistic report said on Saturday.According to Delta Telecom's statistics, the volume of outgoing traffic reaches 6 Gb / sec.

02/12/11 Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences institutions to receive free access to Eduroam service

Educational roaming service Eduroam of the Institute of Information Technology (IIT) of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan will be launched next week, the institute told. Eduroam service IIT has been registered in the Trans-European association of research and educational institutions (TERENA),

02/12/11 Bakcell and Opera Software to launch co-branded version of Opera Mini

Bakcell, the First Mobile Operator in Azerbaijan is pleased to announce the launch of partnership with Opera Software, the developer of the world's most popular mobile web browser Opera Mini. Under the new partnership, Opera Software released a special co-branded version of Opera Mini,

02/12/11 Volume of incoming traffic in Azerbaijan reaches to 100 Gigabits/second

Incoming traffic to Azerbaijan through the primary provider - Delta Telecom - reaches to 100 Gigabits per second,

28/11/11 Coverage area of broadband internet services expanded

As a result of measures implemented by “Aztelekom” Production Association the coverage area of the broadband internet services has been expanded. Now around 8,500 new users can be connected to the broadband internet. After installing NGN equipment in Sumgait and Ganja cities,

24/11/11 E-government portal created in Azerbaijan

An e-government portal has been launched in Azerbaijan. A deputy communications and information technology minister, Elmir Valizade,

24/11/11 Azerbaijan Government portal defined

The Launching of an Electronic Government portal in Azerbaijan is expected to take place in March 2012, a Ministry of Communications and Information Technology source told. It is expected that the total number of electronic services provided by the departments of the republic would be 300.

21/11/11 Birmingham council aims to deploy £125m city-wide wireless broadband network

Birmingham City Council is seeking a partner to help it deploy a city-wide wireless network that aims to improve digital connectivity for citizens. The contract will be worth up to £125m, according to an online tender. The notice said: "Birmingham City Council wishes to take positive action towards improving digital connectivity across Birmingham,

21/11/11 European Parliament votes in favour of net neutrality

The European Parliament has seen a big majority vote in favour of adopting its resolution on Net Neutrality. It is believed that this move will put pressure on the European Commission and vice president of the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes to regulate on net neutrality and move away from a ‘wait and see' approach

17/11/11 Canada regulator rules on wholesale Internet billing

Canada's telecommunications regulator said Tuesday that telephone and cable providers will have two options in how they charge small, independent Internet providers for wholesale access to their networks--but volume-based billing isn't in the cards. The ruling will have the biggest impact on Bell Canada,

17/11/11 Facebook, Google oppose US online piracy bills

Internet heavyweights Facebook, Google Inc., Twitter Inc. and Yahoo Inc. joined ranks on Tuesday to oppose legislation in the U.S. Congress intended to crack down on online piracy. In a joint letter, the firms said they "support the bills' stated goals--providing additional enforcement tools to combat foreign 'rogue' websites that are dedicated

16/11/11 European Commission claims 95 per cent of citizens have broadband access

The European Commission estimates that around 95 per cent of European Union citizens now have basic broadband access, as the organisation aims

16/11/11 Wi-Fi coming to Baku Metro

A Wi-Fi network is to be installed at Baku underground stations soon, the Baku Metro said press office said. The Wi-Fi network will first be installed in central stations and as part of the reconstruction of Mashadi Azizbayov station. “This station is being reconstructed in a modern form.

15/11/11 AZ-CERT computer emergency response team can be improved

The effectiveness of the Computer Emergency Response AZ-CERT team can be enhanced by working in close cooperation with Internet service providers in Azerbaijan, Chief Engineer at the Information Technology Institute of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) Rashid Alakbarov told .

15/11/11 Azerbaijani president’s Twitter audience tops 19,000 people

Currently, Azerbaijani politicians, stars of show business and public figures have their blogs in Twitter. The number of permanent subscribers to the

14/11/11 Google builds on dominant US search position in October - ComScore

Google Inc. continued to build on its dominant position in the U.S. search engine market, as its share of searches edged up 0.3 percentage points in October from the prior month and rival Yahoo Inc. lost ground, according to comScore Inc. The market researcher said Google's search market share was 65.6% in October.

14/11/11 eBay claims unreliable mobile networks cost UK economy £1.29bn

eBay on Friday warned that patchy mobile network coverage, slow connection speeds and poor reliability is costing the U.K. economy £1.29 billion per year in lost sales. "The reliability of mobile broadband currently significantly inhibits m-commerce sales," the online auction Website said in

14/11/11 UK faces superfast digital divide say network providers

Speakers at the Westminster eForum said that around 10% of the UK will not be able to get superfast broadband in the next decade. Government funds set aside to address so-called notspots were insufficient, they said. BT said that EU targets for all citizens to have speeds of at least 30Mbps (megabits per second)

11/11/11 Over 526,000 Facebook users in Azerbaijan

Number of Facebook users in Azerbaijan reached 526,180 on 10 November against 518,800 in October, according to Facebakers, which monitors Facebook. The number of Facebook users in Azerbaijan increased 141,320 individuals or 36.72% over the last six months and 88,200 individuals or 20.14% over the last three months.

10/11/11 Azerbaijani primary provider to increase world content volume in DATA center

Roughly 85 percent of the world's global network content will be placed in the DATA-center of Azerbaijan's primary provider Delta Telecom, company official Rahid Alakbarli told media. He said the center's technical base will be expanded by late 2011. Additional Google servers will be installed.

10/11/11 Work on Azerbaijani cable line to begin soon

Work to create the Azerbaijani segment of the Europe Persia Express Gateway (EPEG) project will begin by late 2011, Delta Telecom Technical Director Rahid Alakbarli told media. He said the construction is expected to be completed by the end of February 2012.

10/11/11 International organization IREX to place Internet-kiosks in Azerbaijani regions

IREX, an international non-profit organization, will place Internet-kiosks in Azerbaijani regions, IREX Lawyer Alesker Mammadli told. He said the initial stage envisions placement of 30 Internet-kiosks in regional centers, villages and settlements advantageously in places with high number of population and respective infrastructure.

03/11/11 Volume of incoming international traffic to Azerbaijan increased by 41.5 million minutes

In January-September 2011, the volume of incoming international traffic to Azerbaijan increased by 41.5 million minutes against the respective period of last year to 545 million minutes, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan stated in a report publicized on Wednesday.

02/11/11 EPEG project to reduce Internet cost in Azerbaijan

The Europe Persia Express Gateway (EPEG) cable line project will play an important role in expanding the capacities of the Azerbaijani segment of the Internet, Azerbaijani Deputy Communications and IT Minister Iltimas Mammadov told journalists. If the total traffic volume coming into the country is 45 Gbps today,

02/11/11 Internet coverage almost complete in Azerbaijan

The level of Internet coverage in Azerbaijan has exceeded 60 per cent, Deputy Communications and IT Minister Iltimas Mammadov told the media.

01/11/11 Yahoo leaning toward dividend, buyback

Yahoo! Inc. is considering selling its Asian assets and redistributing the proceeds to shareholders, rather than selling itself to a group of buyers, Bloomberg News reported Friday citing five people familiar with the situation. This scenario would let the company eventually

01/11/11 YouTube to launch 100 original content channels

Google's online video empire is set for further expansion after the Internet giant late last week revealed plans to roll out 100 new original YouTube channels. "Today we're announcing that even more talented creators and original entertainment will soon join YouTube's existing channel lineup,

01/11/11 UN calls for more regulation to make broadband affordable

A United Nations commission outlined four new targets to boost broadband Internet uptake and usage worldwide,

01/11/11 Number of internet resources in national domain zone .az ups by 5.7 percent

The national domain zone . az has registered 12,607 Internet resources, WHOIS said. The increase in the number of registered Internet resources in

31/10/11 Number of broadband internet users increased in Baku

“Baku Telephone Communication” Production Association is carrying out works to provide citizens with all types of multimedia services, along with high quality telephone services. According to information provided by the association, in order to expand cover of the broadband communication services,

31/10/11 China's Baidu sees profits surge 80% in third quarter

China's biggest internet search engine Baidu has reported better-than-expected profits for the third quarter, boosted by increased advertising sales. The company said it made a profit of 1.88bn yuan ($295m; £184m) in the three months to the end of September, an 80% jump from the same period last year.

31/10/11 Google's Maps Street View service pilots indoor photos

Google has started a pilot project allowing the public to look inside shops and other businesses found on its maps. The feature is an extension of the firm's Street View technology, which already lets users view 360-degree exterior images. The existing service prompted some privacy complaints from people who claimed the technology was intrusive.

27/10/11 Azerbaijan to have 70 percent of fiber-optic Internet by late 2013

About 70 percent of broadband Internet connections in Azerbaijan will be based on fiber-optic communication lines by late 2013, chairman of the

26/10/11 Azerbaijan to establish department on copyright protection in Internet

A special department to protect Internet copy will be established under the Azerbaijani Copyright Agency, department head Kamran Imanov told the press on Tuesday. Mr. Imanov said that the department will monitor its content, management and licensing.

24/10/11 Azerbaijan ranks 107th in world for speed of outgoing Internet traffic

Azerbaijan ranks the 107th on the speed of incoming Internet traffic in the NetIndex rating of Ookla Company, which created the Speedtest service.

19/10/11 House of Commons seeks web hosting services for Parliament website

The House of Commons and House of Lords is looking for a hosting partner to provide web hosting services for the Parliament website and intranet. An online tender indicates that hosting for the online channels is currently provided by a "range of internal and external suppliers with varying service levels and provision".

19/10/11 Pupils of several schools to get free access to internet

Some secondary schools were delivered over 2000 notebooks free of charge. As part of the e-school project, some secondary schools of Baku, Sumgayit and school No 1 of the Khachmaz region were delivered over 2000 notebooks free of charge.

19/10/11 Internet 'may be changing brains'

Social network sites may be changing people's brains as well as their social life, research suggests. Brain scans show a direct link between the number of Facebook friends a person has and the size of certain parts of their brain.

17/10/11 E-government portal to be launched in Azerbaijan by BakuTel exhibition

The E-government portal is expected to be launched by the 17th International Telecommunications Exhibition BakuTel-2011, which will be held Nov. 23-26, SayberNet director general Ilham Namazov told on Saturday. Azerbaijan's SayberNet, which implements the functions of the system integrator,

17/10/11 Azerbaijan ranks seventh on number of Mail.Ru portal users

Azerbaijan ranks seventh on the number of using Mail.Ru portal, the company said on Saturday. According to the company's statistics, 746,000 users from Azerbaijan visited Mail.Ru portal on Oct. 3-9. On this index, Azerbaijan leaves Moldova behind (729,000 users),

17/10/11 Phishing incidents on Azerbaijani Internet segment fall

The actual number of phishing incidents in the AzNET segment in September fell by 3.25 percent, the Netcraft analytical company said in its report. According to Netcraft, one productive phishing attack occurs on every 537 websites in the .az domain. This is done to get money or personal information under one pretext or another.

13/10/11 Google's search market share edges up in September - comScore

Google Inc.'s dominant share of the U.S. Internet-search market edged up 0.5 percentage point in September from the prior month, as rival Yahoo Inc.'s share declined 0.8 percentage point, according to comScore Inc. The market researcher said Google's search market share was 65.3% in September.

13/10/11 EU confirms new online selling regulations

Business leaders have been urged to get ready for changes to online shopping regulations. These will come into force over the next two years, strengthening the rights of online shoppers. The EU Council of Ministers has – as was widely expected – approved the Consumers’ Rights Directive (CRD),

12/10/11 Facebook hits iPad

Facebook on Monday released software that lets members of the social networking site connect on Apple's iPads. The release of an iPad application is part of a move by Facebook to stay in synch with modern lifestyles that revolve increasingly around Internet-linked wireless mobile gadgets.

11/10/11 Speed of incoming traffic reaches 21 Gbit/s in Azerbaijan

The speed of incoming Internet traffic in the network of the primary Azerbaijani provider Delta Telecom has reached 21 Gbit/s, the company reported. Over the past two months, the volume of incoming traffic has increased up to 4 Gbit/s.

11/10/11 Minister: Cost of broadband Internet in Azerbaijan hits 5 percent of average wage

The cost of broadband Internet in Azerbaijan has reached 5 percent of the average wage, Azerbaijani Communications and IT Minister Ali Abbasov

10/10/11 Warwickshire County Council insources PSN-ready carrier grade network

Few organizations have the in-house expertise to build their own carrier-grade backbone network, but that is pretty much what Warwickshire County Council has done in implementing a wide area network (WAN) backbone connecting 12 sites

10/10/11 Nearly 2,000 domains canceled in Azerbaijan this year

A total of 12,439 websites have been registered in .az domain in Azerbaijan as of 5 October. The figures were announced by Whois, registration system of national domains. Certain part of registered domains is located in subdomains.

05/10/11 Azerbaijan launches education roaming

The Institute of Information Technology under the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences launched education roaming (Eduroam) on the basis of AzScienceNet academic computer network, the Institute told on Monday. At present, the service is used in a test mode in the institute.

04/10/11 Prices again reduce on Azerbaijani Internet market

Azerbaijani Internet service provider Avirtel reduced the cost of Internet access, the Company said in a statement on Monday.

03/10/11 Azerbaijan's Internet providers reduce tariffs

State Internet service provider of Azerbaijan BakinterNet announces reduction in cost of access to Internet,

30/09/11 Philippine e-procurement portal to host new features

The Philippine budget department will host three new functionalities in its e- procurement portal by the end of the year to increase transparency in government procurement and bring convenience to procuring.

30/09/11 New York governor launches online town hall

US President Barack Obama now has other American politicians following in his footsteps. New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has started a web site (on 22 September 2011) to engage with citizens online like what Obama has been doing with Twitter and Facebook.

29/09/11 China police urged to use social media

China has ordered police nationwide to make more use of social networking sites to ensure greater openness and "dispel misunderstandings," the state Xinhua news agency said Tuesday. Huang Ming, vice-minister of public security,

29/09/11 EU's Kroes says public authorities must play a role in shaping Internet's future

Public authorities must play a "modest, but not inactive" role in shaping the internet's future, although regulation should only ever be a last resort, the European Commission's technology chief said Tuesday. "As the net becomes an ever more structural part of our economic and social framework,

23/09/11 Gartner predicts swing to cloud email and collaboration services

Some 55 per cent of enterprises will have adopted cloud email and collaboration services (CECS) by 2020, according to analyst firm Gartner.

20/09/11 The Philippines assesses local government performance

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Barangay Governance Performance Management System (BGPMS) has recorded increasing compliance of local government units (Barangays) to the standards on good governance set by DILG. According to DILG BGPMS representative, Mediatrix Rubio,

20/09/11 The Philippines to use geohazard map for disaster reduction

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) received a high-resolution geohazard map as part of the Php260 million (USD 5,996,310) grant awarded by the Australian Agency for International Development and Geoscience Australia.

20/09/11 Taiwan ministry launches US$205,000 Facebook account

The Mainland Affairs Council, the ministry responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of policies between Taiwan and Mainland China, has announced that it would set up a Facebook account to promote government policies at a price of NT$6 million (US$205,332).

20/09/11 Chief treasury secretary widens target for broadband coverage

Chief treasury secretary Danny Alexander has widened the government's target for high-speed broadband coverage from 90 per cent to include all of the UK. He announced the change during his keynote speech at the Birmingham annual conference of the Liberal Democrat party, some of whose MPs represent the most remote parts of the UK.

20/09/11 Yahoo search chief sees Apple as key to expansion

Yahoo Inc.'s search chief said Friday he is focused on expanding market share, an assurance that comes despite an uncertain future for the Internet giant thanks to the recent ouster of its CEO and interest from potential acquirers.

20/09/11 Minister: Too many Internet providers in Azerbaijan

Secondary providers face problems on the Internet market. These problems may cause mergers and consolidation, Communications and IT Minister Ali Abbasov told media.

19/09/11 EU's Almunia says Google dominance case needs 'special care'

The European Commission's investigation into Google Inc.'s dominant market position requires close analysis and a rapid response given the ever-changing nature of the Internet search sector, the EU's antitrust chief said Friday.

19/09/11 Buckinghamshire council to implement £100m public sector network

Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) plans to implement a wide-ranging public sector network (PSN) that will enable it to share resources with other councils and organisations in the surrounding area. BCC is seeking a provider of managed ICT services for a four-year period, according an online contract notice.

16/09/11 Australian agency archives social media content

Having set up their social media accounts in March 2011, Parks Victoria—the Victorian statutory authority responsible for parks in the state—is now archiving its social media content on the cloud. “We archive all of the content we post on key social media channels including Facebook,

16/09/11 NZ Launches Digital Soil Map

Researchers at Landcare New Zealand, a government-owned corporation overseeing the sustainable development and the management of land-based natural resources, has launched an online map service that will make it easier for decision makers to understand New Zealand’s land use and ecology.

16/09/11 Dubai Govt partners with bank for online payments

As part of its efforts to improve delivery of citizen services, Dubai eGovernment has tied up with Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) allowing customers to make online payments for a range of public services. Using Al Islami Online Banking facility,

14/09/11 UK govt to press Google to do more to block rogue sites

The U.K. government this week will press search-engine giant Google Inc. and other companies in the sector to do more to block copyright-infringing websites, the Financial Times reports Tuesday. Citing extracts of a speech to be given Wednesday by U.K. Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Jeremy Hunt,

14/09/11 Google offers China online deals search tool

Google Inc. said Tuesday it has started offering an experimental service in China that allows users to search for local deals on so-called "group-buying" websites. The Google service, called "Shihui," is similar to a service offered by Google's main online-search rival in China, Baidu Inc.

13/09/11 New fibre-optic link to help Dundee Council to downsize

Fibre optic infrastructure provider CityFibre has completed a project to connect Dundee City Council's new headquarters to one of its datacentres, as part of a £270m reinvigoration of the city. The council expects the high bandwidth now available thanks to this link

08/09/11 XXX web domain registration begins

Companies and celebrities are being given the chance to protect their names from porn hijacking ahead of the launch of the .xxx web domain. From today, brands can request to have their name blocked from use with the new suffix, which goes live next year.

08/09/11 Taiwan's HTC sues Apple after Google sells tech patents

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has fired a fresh salvo in its ongoing war with Apple over patent infringement. HTC has used patents it bought from Google last week to lodge a fresh complaint against Apple with the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

08/09/11 NZ plans online medicine information resource

New Zealand Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne recently announced the establishment of a country-specific, up-to-date, and comprehensive medicine information resource for health professionals- the New Zealand Medicines Formulary (NZMF). The formulary, to be rolled out across the sector within 12 months, will provide concise,

08/09/11 Taiwan agency launches Web GIS platform

The Construction and Planning Agency (CPA), the central government authority responsible for the national spatial resource planning in Taiwan, launched its web GIS platform about Non-Urban land development and evaluation to improve data management and to accelerate the convenience of using its query system.

08/09/11 Azerbaijan expected to decrease tariffs on Internet in the coming 2 months

In September-October, Azerbaijan is expected to decrease tariffs on the Internet, deputy minister of communications ad information technologies Iltimas Mammadov said.

07/09/11 Yahoo boss Carol Bartz is fired by US internet company

Yahoo's chief executive Carol Bartz has been fired by the internet company after two-and-a-half years in the top job. The company said in a statement that Ms Bartz was removed by the board of directors, effective immediately.Tim Morse, Yahoo's chief financial officer, will take over from Ms Bartz.

07/09/11 Businesses clamp down on social media amid security fears

There has been a 20 per cent increase in the number of enterprises blocking access to social media sites compared with this time last year, according to a report from software security company Clearswift. The report, which was conducted by research consultancy Loudhouse on behalf of Clearswift,

06/09/11 Government updates PSN framework and lowers cost estimate by £1bn

Government procurement service Buying Solutions has released a second version of its pan-government framework agreement for public sector network (PSN) services, but has reduced the estimated value of the contract by up to £1bn.

05/09/11 Amazon reworks website before offering new tablet

Amazon.com Inc is rolling out a major redesign of its familiar website as it prepares to offer a new $250 tablet device to rival Apple Inc's iPad. The changes in Amazon's online store "practically scream 'tablet-optimized',"

05/09/11 Australia unveils broadband release sites

Communications Minister Senator Stephen Conroy has revealed the first five Australian locations to receive a high-speed wireless connection as part of the Federal Government’s flagship National Broadband Network (NBN) scheme. The first regions that will receive NBN’s 12Mbps fixed wireless service are Ballarat,

05/09/11 China to foster internet in four aspects

The Chinese government said it is planning to boost the development of internet sector in four areas in its drive to transform economic growth and optimise industrial infrastructure. Miao Wei, Minister of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) names the four areas as promoting internet infrastructure construction,

02/09/11 Mobile internet use nearing 50%

Almost half of UK internet users are going online via mobile phone data connections, according to the Office for National Statistics. Some 45% of people surveyed said they made use of the net while out and about, compared with 31% in 2010. The most rapid growth was among younger people,

02/09/11 Beyonce MTV pregnancy revelation breaks Twitter record

Beyonce's pregnancy news at Sunday night's MTV video music awards (VMAs) has broken a Twitter record. Users on the microblogging site posted 8,868 tweets per second when the singer showed off her baby bump after her performance at the event.








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