Saturday, 23 September, 2017

News

Business model change hits TripAdvisor’s click-based revenue

By Mridhula Raghavan and Rohit T. K. (Reuters) – TripAdvisor Inc Chief Executive Steve Kaufer said its business in the quarter so far has been “bumpier” than expected, following the roll-out of a new method of directing online travel customers to its booking partners. Shares of the company, which offers customer-generated travel ratings and takes a fee for any traffic ... Read More »

New York Times restoring access to website after outage

By Jennifer Saba (Reuters) – The New York Times said it is in the process of fully restoring access to its website, which was down for about two hours on Wednesday. People accessing nytimes.com earlier on Wednesday saw a message that the service was unavailable. New York Times Co spokeswoman Eileen Murphy said the company thinks the cause of the ... Read More »

Dalai Lama’s Chinese website infecting visitors, expert warns

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) – A prominent computer security firm has warned that the Dalai Lama's Chinese-language website has been compromised with malicious software that is infecting computers of visitors with software that could be used for spying on its visitors. Kaspersky Lab researcher Kurt Baumgartner told Reuters that he is advising web surfers to stay away from the ... Read More »

Slate.com, others to ban ‘Redskins’ name from their pages

By Lacey Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The online magazine Slate.com and two other publications have said they will no longer refer to the National Football League’s Washington, D.C., football team as the “Redskins,” a name Native Americans have condemned as offensive. The Washington franchise has long declined to change its name in spite of criticism from Native Americans and others. ... Read More »

U.S. judge considers limits on Apple in e-books case

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge said on Friday she is considering imposing tough restrictions on Apple Inc for illegally conspiring with publishers to raise e-books prices. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said she was weighing whether to restrict Apple for five years from entering deals with publishers that would prevent Apple from discounting e-book prices. ... Read More »

Deutsche Telekom snubs U.S. email servers after snooping scandal

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s leading telecoms operator will channel email traffic exclusively through its domestic servers in response to public outrage over U.S. spy programs accessing citizens’ private messages, Deutsche Telekom said on Friday. Deutsche Telekom launched the “E-mail made in Germany” initiative after a month of public indignation over reports on U.S. snooping based on documents leaked by fugitive ... Read More »

Hackers switch to new digital currency after Liberty Reserve

By Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three months after a team of international law enforcement officials raided the digital currency firm Liberty Reserve, cyber experts say criminals are increasingly turning to another online currency called Perfect Money. Idan Aharoni, the head of cyber intelligence at EMC Corp's RSA security division, said that some online scam artists and thieves are ... Read More »

Canada arrests two in well-publicized teen cyber-bullying case

By Peter N. Henderson (Reuters) – Canadian police arrested two men on Thursday in the case of a teenage girl who died after a suicide attempt that followed months of cyber bullying, including lewd photos of an alleged sexual assault that were posted online. The April, 2013, death of Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old from Halifax, Nova Scotia, focused international attention ... Read More »

Orbitz profit tops forecasts, hotel booking revenues up

By Karen Jacobs (Reuters) – Online travel agency Orbitz Worldwide Inc posted quarterly earnings that beat forecasts on Thursday and raised its 2013 revenue view, and its shares jumped 35 percent, surpassing their high for the year. In the second quarter, hotel and vacations accounted for 48 percent of total Orbitz revenue in the year ended in June, up from ... Read More »