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Bangladesh quashes Facebook over prophet images

Government asks local Internet service providers to temporarily block the site pending removal of a page publicizing "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day."

By May. 30, 2010


20,000km undersea cable to link Singapore to Europe

The new 100Gbps fiber-optic link will open up international communications for 15 telecommunications companies and protect against severed cables or other problems.

By Mar. 6, 2014


Microsoft Cortana will not be available in Asia at launch

Psyched about Microsoft's newest voice assistant? If you live in the Asia Pacific region, the bad news is that this feature will not be available from the get-go.

By Apr. 2, 2014


Companies to pay $350,000 fine over fake online reviews

A collection of 19 companies promise to stop the practice and agree to pay a total fine of $350,000, reports The New York Times.

By Sep. 23, 2013


The monetized future of BBM

BlackBerry BBM chief John Sims tells CNET about why there was "no choice" but to go cross platform, fixing BBM's sign-up process, and BBM's mobile banking potential.

By Feb. 27, 2014


Facebook temporarily blocked in Saudi Arabia

Facebook was offline for several hours in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, but was it a technical glitch or a conflict between the social network and the country's mores.

By Nov. 15, 2010


Tech Award winners tackle water crisis, stove emissions

Tech Museum's Tech Awards honor projects that take on the world water crisis, emissions from cooking stoves, iron deficiencies, and education in developing countries.

By Nov. 6, 2010


Social media notes on the 12-12-12 Concert

#121212concert, the all-star fundraiser for Superstorm Sandy relief, was jam-packed with social elements.

By Dec. 13, 2012


FBI uses Facebook to nab NY terrorist suspect

An FBI source communicated with Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis on the site. Nafis was arrested trying to bomb the New York Federal Reserve.

By Oct. 19, 2012


Testing NBC's Olympic live-stream: It works (I think)

An early encounter with the NBC Olympic live-stream suggests a slightly eerie experience, where there are no commentators, save for distant English voices.

By Jul. 28, 2012