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  • Reddit launches 'pressiquette' guidelines for journalists

    Date: Sat, 16/08/2014 - 19:00

    Reddit, the social news site, is encouraging journalists who use it to follow new guidelines on ethical sourcing. The rules, which the site is calling “pressiquette”, a play on the “Reddiquette” guidelines which all users are expected to follow, tell journalists to “...
  • Ask.fm bought by Ask.com and Tinder owner

    Date: Sat, 16/08/2014 - 15:34

    The controversial social network Ask.fm, infamous for cyber bullying cases, has been bought by the owners of Tinder and Ask.com for an undisclosed fee. IAC, the US company behind the deal, said it would invest "millions" into improving safety on the site after it has...
  • World's first 'smartphone' turns 20

    Date: Sat, 16/08/2014 - 12:06

    The IBM Simon went on sale to the public on 16 August 1994 and combined mobile phone technology with a wide range of computing features. This chunky, black box was in fact the world's first 'smartphone'. To mark the 20th anniversary, London's Science Museum is putting...
  • Knowledge and ICT Fest 2014

    Date: Sat, 16/08/2014 - 09:35

    Under the Patronage and Auspices of the Minister of Education
  • China tightens control and limits instant messaging services

    Date: Mon, 11/08/2014 - 07:00

    Chinese users of instant messaging apps will have to follow new regulations as new rules come into effect which will restrict use. Public users of popular services such as WeChat will also have to sign agreements promising to uphold "the socialist system", state media...
  • SketchFactor app for unsafe areas in racism row

    Date: Sun, 10/08/2014 - 15:10

    SketchFactor, an app which uses crowd-sourced data from users to pinpoint "sketchy" areas as well as to provide safe walking directions, was launched on Friday and it’s already raised a few eyebrows. It says that just down the block from the BBC's bureau, a "random,...
  • New Local search engine promises to save energy and delivers local results

    Date: Thu, 07/08/2014 - 12:17

    A new local search engine, www.firstmalta.com has been launched. It is helping internet users save energy by a simple change in the website's background colour from white to black.
  • Mars: ‘Opportunity’ Surpasses 25 miles; The Record Now Belongs To Her

    Date: Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:51

    The former record of a vehicle to have traveled the surface of another planet was held by the Soviet probe ‘Lunokhod 2’ in 1973. On July 27, NASA's rover ‘Opportunity’ has reached 25.01 miles from when it arrived on the surface of the Red Planet on January 25 of the...
  • Microsoft calls end to Android Nokia X smartphones

    Date: Mon, 21/07/2014 - 07:00

    Microsoft is to stop developing Android-powered smartphones beyond those already available while Nokia X models will now become part of the Lumia range and run the Windows Phone operating system. The move comes as Microsoft announced 18,000 job cuts across its...
  • eBay profits rise despite 'challenging quarter'

    Date: Sun, 20/07/2014 - 15:53

    Online retailer eBay reported profits of $676m (£395m) during the period from March to June, beating analyst predictions. Shares in the company were up by more than 1.5% in trading after the US stock market closed. However, although revenue grew by 13% to $4.4bn, that...

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