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Digital content is growing

Wikipedia describe digital content as a large field that includes 3D graphics, audio editing, compositing and authoring in animation, audio, graphics, images and video. In a nutshell it is the software used in connection with output produced by users as well as industry providers. Content is anything that you can …

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A kill switch for your PC

As you know malware outbreaks are spreading quickly in the internet arena. A recent finding of such a virus in Google resulted …

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Informatica to be taken private by Permira Advisers and CPPIB

(Reuters) – Enterprise software provider Informatica Corp said it would be taken private by an consortium comprising Permira Advisers Ltd and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for about $5.3 billion. Informatica shareholders will get $48.75 per share in cash, the company said. Informatica’s shares rose 4 percent to $45.83 on the Nasdaq on Monday after Reuters reported that both Permira and CPPIB and a partnership of Thoma Bravo LLC and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan had submitted bids for the company.

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Twitter and Facebook vow to challenge Turkey over ban

Twitter and Facebook have vowed to fight a Turkish ban that briefly blocked access to social media sites this week, a clampdown critics said was further evidence of Ankara's growing authoritarianism. Turkey has taken a tough stance on social media under President Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling AK Party he founded, temporarily stopping access to some …

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Vivendi confirms it made an offer for Dailymotion

French media group Vivendi on Tuesday confirmed it had submitted an offer regarding Dailymotion, the video-sharing website owned by French telecoms group Orange. A source had said on Monday that Vivendi had made a 250 million euro ($275 million) indicative offer for most of Dailymotion. The source had said that Orange's board would meet on Tuesday to discuss Vivendi's proposal. Separately German media group Axel Springer on Tuesday denied a report in Les Echos.fr that it was also in the running for Dailymotion

A zoomed image of a computer monitor shows a website selling button clipart for online shops in Vienna November 27, 2013. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

U.S. announces first antitrust e-commerce prosecution

The U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust division on Monday announced its first prosecution specifically targeting Internet commerce, saying a man has agreed to plead guilty to conspiring to illegally fix the prices of posters he sold online. David Topkins was accused of conspiring with other poster sellers to manipulate prices on Amazon.com Inc's Amazon Marketplace, a website for third-party sellers, from Sept. 2013 to Jan. 2014, according to papers filed in San Francisco federal court. The Justice Department said Topkins also agreed to…

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Baltimore murder case to be featured in new podcast

By Lacey Ann Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The story of a Baltimore murder case made famous by last year’s record-breaking “Serial” podcast will continue in a new podcast slated to launch on Monday, April 13, according to the new podcast’s website. The podcast, “Undisclosed: The State v. Adnan Syed,” is being produced by a group of lawyers fighting to overturn the 2000 conviction of Adnan Syed. Syed is serving a life sentence for killing his ex-girlfriend and high school classmate, Hae Min Lee, on Jan. 13, 1999. The bi-…

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China arrests environmental reporter suspected of extortion

(This version of the story corrects paragraph four to give alleged profit as more than 6 million yuan instead of 600 million yuan.) BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing police have arrested an environmental reporter and his associates in an apparent extortion scandal, as China works to crack down on corruption in the news media. A string of corruption scandals in China’s news media has shaken the faith of…