Google launches YouTube Music and YouTube Premium

Google launches YouTube Music and YouTube Premium “Google is launching a new, premium streaming service called YouTube Music. The company is also replacing its YouTube Red premium video service with a new, all-encompassing YouTube Premium. YouTube Music is a premium music streaming service that does away with all of YouTube’s major annoyances: It offers an…

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Average UK broadband speed hits 12Mbps

The need for double-digit speed: Average UK broadband speed hits 12Mbps “Ofcom, the UK regulatory body for the broadcasting and telecommunications industries, has announced that the average British broadband speeds have hit double-digits for the first time ever. According to Ofcom, the average residential UK broadband speeds reached 12.0Mbps in November 2012. This represents a…

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Custom Top-Level Web Domains Will Be Live This Year

Custom Top-Level Web Domains Will Be Live This Year “When the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) began accepting applications for new top-level web domains last year, hundreds of companies and organizations scrambled to plot their escape from the world of “website.com” to new domain possibilities, such as “website.microsoft” or “website.ibm.” Nearly 2,000…

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Amazon Brings its Cloud Player to Cars Via Ford’s SYNC AppLink

Amazon Brings its Cloud Player to Cars Via Ford’s SYNC AppLink “Ensuring that its customers can enjoy their music wherever they go, Amazon announced today that it has teamed up with Ford to integrate its Cloud Player service into the US car giant’s new and upcoming vehicles. Integrating Cloud Player with Ford’s SYNC AppLink inside…

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Malware report highlights rise of toolkit attacks

Malware report highlights rise of toolkit attacks “A threat report published by antivirus company AVG has warned of the dangers of malware toolkits, mobile insecurities and pre-teen hackers AVG has published its latest quarterly report on malware and antivirus threats highlighting both the rise of off-the-shelf virus toolkits and the continued vulnerability of mobile devices….

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Ecommerce Sales Topped $1 Trillion Worldwide in 2012

Ecommerce Sales Topped $1 Trillion Worldwide in 2012 “Ecommerce is now a trillion-dollar industry. Global ecommerce sales passed $1 trillion in 2012 for the first time ever, fueled by growth in North America and the Asia-Pacific region, according to a new report from eMarketer. North America sales increased 13.9% year-over-year to about $365 billion and…

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Music industry revenues grew last year for the first time since 1999

Music industry revenues grew last year for the first time since 1999, driven by digital sales “Music sales grew last year for the first time since 1999, the Financial Times reports. According to trade association IFPI, which compiled industry figures for 2012, this slight increase in recorded music revenues was driven by digital downloads and…

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Outlook.com Officially Replaces Hotmail, Boasts 60M Users

Outlook.com Officially Replaces Hotmail, Boasts 60M Users “Outlook.com officially launched Tuesday, marking the demise of its predecessor, Hotmail. Nearly seven months after unveiling a preview of the email service last July, Microsoft announced the end of its beta run in a blog post. Microsoft, which acquired Hotmail in 1997, said it will switch users to…

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Virgin Media extends London Underground WiFi to 11 more stations

Virgin Media extends London Underground WiFi to 11 more stations “Virgin Media’s free WiFi service on the London Underground today became a paid service for some, on the same day the company announced that it has added another 11 stations to its Tube network. From today, the company will provide a pay-as-you-go service to commuters…

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UK Government publishes report on Defence and Cyber Security

UK Government publishes report on Defence and Cyber Security “A report by the Defence Committee says the UK Government should tighten its cyber security methods Cloud Services A report, which was put together by Defence Committee MPs, says that the UK Government needs to take vigorous action in its approach to cyber security. The report…

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