GLOBAL - Skype has struck a deal with CNN International to sponsor its 'Connect the world' segment as part of the telephony company's global advertising campaign.
GLOBAL - Google's stranglehold on the global search market share remains firm at 67 per cent, despite search engine use being at an all time high as recent research revealed that 113 billion searches were conducted in July, a 41 per cent jump from last year.
GLOBAL - Microsoft is to partner with Nokia to bring its Office software to a line of Symbian smartphones, aimed at gaining a foothold in the mobile business market currently dominated by Research in Motion - manufacturer of the BlackBerry.
GLOBAL - The Wall Street Journal is to launch its own social network called WSJ Connect to rival the professionals' community LinkedIn, according to reports.
GLOBAL - Microsoft is ready to launch its newest search engine, codenamed Kumo, while Yahoo revealed it wants to restructure as the two attempt to take the wind out of Google's sails.
LONDON - Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation will introduce a micropayment system for individual articles and premium subscriptions to the Wall Street Journal website this year.
LONDON - Apple is poised to make an offer for Twitter in a US$700m deal that could come as early as June, according to reports.
LONDON - Jonathan Miller (pictured), the former chief executive at AOL who was recently linked to a Yahoo bid, is to head News Corporation's digital operations, which include websites such as MySpace and IGN.
LONDON - In an extraordinary volte-face, Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang (pictured) has said a deal with Microsoft is still an option after Google walked away from its advertising deal with the struggling web firm, which faced strong opposition from US anti-trust regulators.