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  • Email hits Australia Post where it hurts

    The digital age has hammered Australia Post with the organisation recording a $67 million loss to its reserved letter mailing business in the 2008-09 financial year.

  • ICANN freed from US gov't oversight

    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has reached a new agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce allowing the nonprofit greater independence, while giving more countries oversight of the organization.

  • Internet lenders to pay $1 million to settle complaint

    A group of Internet payday lending companies that allegedly threatened customers who didn't make payments with arrest and called customers at work and swore at them has agreed to pay US$1 million to settle charges from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the state of Nevada.

  • Google to release Chrome for Mac and Linux

    Two weeks after its first birthday, Google Chrome developers have celebrated by releasing Mac and Linux versions of the Internet browser. The company revealed it's working on Google Chrome for Mac and Linux, which are making rapid progress on the developer channel.

  • Trans-Atlantic Internet cables may be filled by 2014

    Voracious Web surfers, e-mailers and downloaders will use up the trans-Atlantic cables that were overbuilt early in this decade within the next five years, forcing carriers to invest in new ones in a market that's become used to adding bandwidth cheaply, according to research company Telegeography.

  • 20 years after Tiananmen, China containing dissent online

    The Internet has brought new hope to reformists in China since the country crushed pro-democracy protests in the capital 20 years ago. But as dissidents have gone high-tech, the government in turn has worked to restrict free speech on the Internet, stifling threats to its rule that could grow online.

  • 10 web brands account for half all internet time

    The top 10 web brands are getting stronger, despite the proliferation of new sites and services. The 10 web brands on which Britons spend the most time accounted for nearly half of all UK internet time - compared to less than 42 percent a year ago.