China allows access to English Wikipedia

China allows access to English Wikipedia
HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese authorities appeared to have lifted a block on the English-language version of online encyclopedia Wikipedia, but politically sensitive topics such as Tibet and Tiananmen Square are still off limits.[Lees verder]

Microsoft evaluating Yahoo bid: sources
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp is evaluating its bid for Yahoo Inc because the Internet company may have lost value since Microsoft made its offer, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.[Lees verder]

Digital firms pay heavy price for labels’ support
DENVER (Billboard) – A stark truth facing any aspiring digital music service these days is that working with record labels is going to carry a hefty price.[Lees verder]

Amazon.com beefs up Latin music store
LOS ANGELES (Billboard) – Amazon relaunched its Latin music store Friday, with video content from top artists, more bilingual product descriptions and a selection that’s grown by at least 10% in less than a year.[Lees verder]

Gates says all-seeing Web helps government transparency
MIAMI (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates credited the Internet on Friday with making “phenomenal” inroads in beefing up government transparency, saying cabinet ministers in Scandinavia now keep little, if anything, private.[Lees verder]

Rolling Stones, YouTube team up for music channel
LONDON (Reuters) – The Rolling Stones and the YouTube video Web site have teamed up to launch a new entertainment channel.[Lees verder]

’80s singer Rick Astley latest Web phenomenon
NEW YORK (Billboard) – It’s been more than 20 years since Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” topped the Billboard Hot 100, but it is once again infiltrating the public consciousness thanks to the phenomenon known as “RickRolling.”[Lees verder]

Cuban blogger wins Spanish digital journalism prize
HAVANA (Reuters) – Independent Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez, who chronicles the woes of life in communist-run Cuba, was awarded one of Spain’s top journalism awards on Friday, the Ortega and Gasset prize for digital journalism.[Lees verder]

India firms see solution on BlackBerry by next week
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) is expected to provide a solution by early next week to India’s security concerns on emails send through the services that could not be traced or intercepted, an official for mobile operators said on Friday.[Lees verder]

China allows access to English Wikipedia
HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese authorities appeared to have lifted a block on the English-language version of online encyclopedia Wikipedia, but politically sensitive topics such as Tibet and Tiananmen Square are still off limits.[Lees verder]

Microsoft evaluating Yahoo bid: sources
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp is evaluating its bid for Yahoo Inc because the Internet company may have lost value since Microsoft made its offer, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.[Lees verder]

Digital firms pay heavy price for labels’ support
DENVER (Billboard) – A stark truth facing any aspiring digital music service these days is that working with record labels is going to carry a hefty price.[Lees verder]

Amazon.com beefs up Latin music store
LOS ANGELES (Billboard) – Amazon relaunched its Latin music store Friday, with video content from top artists, more bilingual product descriptions and a selection that’s grown by at least 10% in less than a year.[Lees verder]

Gates says all-seeing Web helps government transparency
MIAMI (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates credited the Internet on Friday with making “phenomenal” inroads in beefing up government transparency, saying cabinet ministers in Scandinavia now keep little, if anything, private.[Lees verder]

Rolling Stones, YouTube team up for music channel
LONDON (Reuters) – The Rolling Stones and the YouTube video Web site have teamed up to launch a new entertainment channel.[Lees verder]

’80s singer Rick Astley latest Web phenomenon
NEW YORK (Billboard) – It’s been more than 20 years since Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” topped the Billboard Hot 100, but it is once again infiltrating the public consciousness thanks to the phenomenon known as “RickRolling.”[Lees verder]

Cuban blogger wins Spanish digital journalism prize
HAVANA (Reuters) – Independent Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez, who chronicles the woes of life in communist-run Cuba, was awarded one of Spain’s top journalism awards on Friday, the Ortega and Gasset prize for digital journalism.[Lees verder]

India firms see solution on BlackBerry by next week
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) is expected to provide a solution by early next week to India’s security concerns on emails send through the services that could not be traced or intercepted, an official for mobile operators said on Friday.[Lees verder]