Mark Sweney

The tablet explodes: Old and young charge towards tech

In the space of 5 years tablets have become a must-have device, a report shows that one in 10 three to four-year-olds own one.

Facebook adds £2bn to UK economy

Facebook estimates that it contributes more than £2-billion a year to the UK, including the development of an almost £500-million "app economy".

Wikipedia blackout results in increased mobile visits

Visits to the mobile version of Wikipedia's website rose by more than 1-million on Wednesday after the blackout in protest of US anti-piracy bills.

PayPal’s Scott Thompson to pick up the pieces at Yahoo!

Struggling internet company Yahoo! has appointed the president of PayPal, Scott Thompson, as its new CEO, replacing the ousted Carol Bartz.

Jeremy Clarkson in row over Top Gear India special

Jeremy Clarkson accused of offensive behaviour after making jokes about India's people and culture in <i>Top Gear</i> Christmas special.

TV series on Amazon tribe was not faked, say producers

Show's makers reject academics' claim that Mark & Olly: Living with the Machigenga was 'staged, false, fabricated and distorted'.

Twitter could help fight spread of disease

Twitter could become a tool in the fight to contain the spread of illnesses if mapping technology that examines health-related tweets takes off.

Royal wedding 2.0: Palace gears up for big day

The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will be screened on an official YouTube channel with pics posted on Flickr.

Music sales fall almost $1,5bn amid increased piracy

Global recorded music sales fell by almost $1,5-billion last year as digital piracy continued to take its toll on the industry.

Music industry to carry cost of catching pirates

Coalition says film, TV and music industries must bear financial burden of pursuing illegal downloaders.

South African ad economy gets $200m boost

The advertising economy in South Africa is set to receive a massive $200m boost this year as brands such as Nike plough millions into targeting fans.

AOL ‘to offload Bebo for under $10m’

AOL is set to offload Bebo to United States private investment firm Criterion Capital Partners at a "fire sale" price potentially below $10-million.

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