Ask.com buys Dictionary.com parent Lexico

Ask.com buys Dictionary.com parent Lexico
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Search site Ask.com will announce on Thursday a deal to buy Lexico, home to popular reference Web sites Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, a move that will expand its audience by 11 percent.[Lees verder]

Comcast acquires social network pioneer Plaxo
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Comcast Corp has agreed to acquire pioneering Web start-up Plaxo Inc, which was first to seek to turn address books into social networks and laid the foundation for Friendster and Facebook.[Lees verder]

IBM to offer business intelligence via BlackBerry
BOSTON (Reuters) – IBM said on Wednesday it has started selling software that lets customers access its Cognos business intelligence software via BlackBerry mobile devices.[Lees verder]

NATO nations back cyber defense centre
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Seven NATO nations gave their backing on Wednesday to a new cyber defense centre in Estonia, the ex-Soviet state which last year faced weeks of attacks on its Internet structure after a row with Russia.[Lees verder]

Africa making progress in Internet access
CAIRO (Reuters) – Improving Internet access in Africa is a fight on several fronts — building undersea cables, setting up regional exchanges and bridging the last mile to homes and businesses — but the continent is making progress.[Lees verder]

King Conan pillages before online gaming debut
OSLO, May 14 – King Conan wins a bloody final battle against a menacing mix of barbarians, assassins and sorcerers in the hills above Oslo before retreating to his virtual home where a million online gamers await him.[Lees verder]

Ask.com buys Dictionary.com parent Lexico
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Search site Ask.com will announce on Thursday a deal to buy Lexico, home to popular reference Web sites Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, a move that will expand its audience by 11 percent.[Lees verder]

Comcast acquires social network pioneer Plaxo
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Comcast Corp has agreed to acquire pioneering Web start-up Plaxo Inc, which was first to seek to turn address books into social networks and laid the foundation for Friendster and Facebook.[Lees verder]

IBM to offer business intelligence via BlackBerry
BOSTON (Reuters) – IBM said on Wednesday it has started selling software that lets customers access its Cognos business intelligence software via BlackBerry mobile devices.[Lees verder]

NATO nations back cyber defense centre
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Seven NATO nations gave their backing on Wednesday to a new cyber defense centre in Estonia, the ex-Soviet state which last year faced weeks of attacks on its Internet structure after a row with Russia.[Lees verder]

Africa making progress in Internet access
CAIRO (Reuters) – Improving Internet access in Africa is a fight on several fronts — building undersea cables, setting up regional exchanges and bridging the last mile to homes and businesses — but the continent is making progress.[Lees verder]

King Conan pillages before online gaming debut
OSLO, May 14 – King Conan wins a bloody final battle against a menacing mix of barbarians, assassins and sorcerers in the hills above Oslo before retreating to his virtual home where a million online gamers await him.[Lees verder]