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Gwadar Customs’ online system plagued by delays due to slow internet

GWADAR: Gwadar Port Authority Chairman Dostain Khan Jamaldini has said the customs authority’s inability to resolve issues of internet speed and reliability at the port managed by a Chinese state-owned entity is operating at less than capacity. In an interview to Bloomberg, Jamaldini said that although the Chinese have installed an alternative wireless system for provision of internet services, that ... Read More »

UK Internet users to get security training from Google

LONDON: Google is aiming to train at need British Internet users on how to stay secure online. Google is one of a number of tech companies that is ramping up its efforts to provide security training. The company will be running a countrywide road show that aims to train more than 10,000 British Internet users in how to stay secure ... Read More »

UK Internet users to get security training from Google

LONDON: Google is aiming to train at need British Internet users on how to stay secure online. Google is one of a number of tech companies that is ramping up its efforts to provide security training. The company will be running a countrywide road show that aims to train more than 10,000 British Internet users in how to stay secure ... Read More »

Jordanian Internet penetration rises to 76 per cent in Q1- 2015

MMAN: The number of Internet users in Jordan reached almost 6 million by the end of the first quarter of this year and is expected to grow significantly with the launch of Fourth Generation (4G) services. By the end of March this year, Internet penetration stood at 76 per cent, with some 5.9 million users, compared to 75 per cent ... Read More »

Jordanian Internet penetration rises to 76 per cent in Q1- 2015

AMMAN: The number of Internet users in Jordan reached almost 6 million by the end of the first quarter of this year and is expected to grow significantly with the launch of Fourth Generation (4G) services. By the end of March this year, Internet penetration stood at 76 per cent, with some 5.9 million users, compared to 75 per cent ... Read More »

Jordanian Internet users near 6m in Q1- 2015

AMMAN: The number of Internet users in Jordan reached almost 6 million by the end of the first quarter of this year and is expected to grow significantly with the launch of Fourth Generation (4G) services. By the end of March this year, Internet penetration stood at 76 per cent, with some 5.9 million users, compared to 75 per cent ... Read More »

Hungary’s internet subscriptions up 12% in Q1 of 2015: KSH

BUDAPEST: The number of internet subscriptions in Hungary saw a year-on-year rise of 12% in the first quarter, reaching 7.4 million, with more than 93% of subscriptions being provided by seven service providers, Hungary’s Central Statistics Office said yesterday. Data from KSH suggest that private subscriptions accounted for 81% of the total during the period, with business subscriptions making up ... Read More »

Vodafone Group Plc starts fixed internet service in UK to compete with BT group Plc

LONDON: Vodafone Group Plc started a fixed-line Internet service for its British home market as the mobile-phone operator seeks to prevent users from switching to bundled offers from competitors such as BT Group Plc. The Vodafone Connect broadband package provides speeds as high as 76 megabits per second, and the new project will create 400 jobs, Jeroen Hoencamp, head of ... Read More »

EU court of justice revises down LG’s fine to €210m for price-fixing

BRUSSELS: The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) dismissed the company’s appeal against a previous ruling by the EU’s General Court. The General Court had upheld the European Commission’s decision to fine LG Display for price-fixing, but revised down to €210m, the €215m fine the Commission had originally served. LG Display argued before the CJEU that sales it made of LCD ... Read More »

Denmark’s internet shopping hits 100b Kroner in Q1-2015

COPENHAGEN: The new analysis by Foreningen for Dansk Internet Handel (FDIH), the Danish internet commerce association, reveals that Danes spent over 22 billion online during the first three months of 2015. It is expected that Danes will spend over 90 billion kroner online by the end of the year – a 20 percent increase on last year’s 74 billion kroner. ... Read More »

Jordan’s internet users hit 5m

The number of Internet users in Jordan has reached almost 5 million, Head of Public Relations at the Criminal Investigation Department, Captain Bilal Al Momani said on Thursday. Addressing a seminar on cyber crimes and ways to combat them, held Thursday at the University of Jordan, Al Momani said the number of accounts established on the social networking site, Facebook, ... Read More »

Poland’s internet market grows 7.2% to PLN 2.6bn in 2014

WARSAW: The PwC research for internet business report shows that the Polish ad market grew by 7.2% to PLN 2.6 billion in 2014, and the growth may accelerate to a double-digit pace in 2015, IAB Polska said in a report. “After weaker first six months of 2014, H2 saw a clear rebound, following GDP trends, so we should not be ... Read More »

EU to launch investigation into power of Google, Amazon in Europe

BRUSSELS: The European Union is weighing a major investigation into how Internet platforms like Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. operate in Europe, amid concerns that such companies have too much power over smaller firms. The investigation, proposed in an internal EU discussion paper seen by The Wall Street Journal, comes amid a flurry of other probes into various U.S. tech ... Read More »

25 million unique users: Dutch internet company WeTransfer to receive $25m investment to conquer US market

AMSTERDAM: Dutch internet company WeTransfer would receive an investment of $25m (€22m) from Highland Capital Partners (HCP) to help it ‘conquer the American market’. WeTransfer, which makes possible the free transfer of big files, has 25 million unique users a month who make 70 million transfers, mainly in Europe. In return for the investment, HCP will receive a ‘small minority ... Read More »

Bank of England to monitor Internet, collect unconventional economic data

LONDON: The UK central bank has set up a task force to monitor the internet and social networks with a view to collecting unconventional data that would provide a clearer picture of the economy. The central bank hopes that an analysis of the frequency of internet job searches, or of prices online, may provide insights into the prospects for unemployment and inflation. Andy Haldane, chief ... Read More »

North Korea 48hrs closure of Internet fuels speculations of retaliation by US

LONDON: North Korea suffered 48 hours closure of Internet which has become a case study in a way or other. The mysterious problems have some talking of a retaliatory cyberattack by the United States, which holds Pyongyang responsible for last month’s spectacular hack of Sony Pictures. American officials have fueled speculation with vague denials, but security experts say North Korea’s Internet ... Read More »

Game of Thrones set to hit Chinese audience

BEIJING: HBO signs a deal with Tencent. ” The partnership with Game of Thrones” and “True Detective” could allow it to take help of Tencent’s massive online user base and make an official distribution channel in a market where pirated videos are out of control. Tencent, online games and social networks have many users in China, the deal with HBO is ... Read More »

Download files in just 0.03 milliseconds as eye blink takes 300ms

FLORIDA: Now you don’t need to waste your time on long buffering videos and slow downloads as an internet network has come up with the superfast speeds that could download a file in just 0.03 milliseconds. By comparison, the blink of an eye takes 300 milliseconds. The advanced technology uses fibre with seven different cores to transfer 255 terabits of ... Read More »

Forget Internet buffering: Now download 255TB file in a second

FLORIDA: Now you don’t need to waste your time on long buffering videos and slow downloads as an internet network has come up with the superfast speeds that could download a file in just 0.03 milliseconds. By comparison, the blink of an eye takes 300 milliseconds. The advanced technology uses fibre with seven different cores to transfer 255 terabits of ... Read More »

Google Hangouts app allows free first-minute call in 25 countries

LOS ANGELES: Google announced that users in 25 countries will now get the first minute free on any international call they make via its Hangouts app. Google’s Hangouts app for desktops and mobile has long allowed for instant messaging, video chat and calls to phone numbers (including free calls to US and Canada) using an internet connection. The free minute ... Read More »