The Vatican's news website is getting between 8,000 and 10,000 hits a day with peaks of up to 16,000 hits over Christmas, the head of the Holy See's social media department said on Tuesday.
The website, which brings together all the Vatican's official communications and news from the Catholic Church around the world, was launched in June.Full Story
A tiny revolutionary fold-up car designed in Spain's Basque country as the answer to urban stress and pollution was unveiled Tuesday before hitting European cities in 2013.
The "Hiriko", the Basque word for "urban", is an electric two-seater with no doors whose motor is located in the wheels and which folds up like a child's collapsible buggy, or stroller, for easy parking.Full Story
The French online shopping website Twenga has filed a complaint against Google at the European Commission, accusing the Internet search giant of abusing its dominant position to eliminate any competition.
The commission, the European Union's competition watchdog, has been investigating Google since November 2010 following several complaints, with U.S. IT giant Microsoft filing its own grievance last year.Full Story
YouTube said that 60 hours of video are being uploaded every minute to the video-sharing site and it is attracting more than four billion views a day.
"In 2007 we started at six hours, then in 2010 we were at 24 hours, then 35, then 48," the Google-owned YouTube said in a blog post.Full Story
Japanese electronics giant Sony is in talks to take a stake of up to 30 percent in Olympus as the camera firm looks to shore up its finances after a $1.7 billion cover-up scandal, a report said Tuesday.
The electronics giant has proposed a capital and business tie-up with the camera and medical equipment maker, offering to take a maximum stake of about 20 to 30 percent, the Nikkei business daily said without naming its sources.Full Story
Hackers calling themselves the "Polish Underground" took down the Polish government website Monday, the latest in a series of attacks protesting against anti-piracy legislation.
At the weekend, the computer hacker group Anonymous targeted official websites belonging to Poland's president, prime minister and parliament, also to protest against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).Full Story
Tablets and e-readers were a popular gift over the holidays, so much so that the number of people who own them nearly doubled between mid-December and January, a new study finds.
A report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project set to be released Monday found that 29 percent of Americans owned at least one tablet or e-reader as of the beginning of this month. That's up from 18 percent who said the same in December.Full Story
Japanese high-tech giant Hitachi said it will stop making televisions by the end of September as intense price competition hurts TV earnings at many electronics manufacturers worldwide.
Hitachi will "terminate television production by the end of September" in Japan, said Sayori Nishino, a company spokeswoman, having already outsourced overseas TV manufacturing to foreign firms in 2009.Full Story
Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, the co-chief executives of Research In Motion, have resigned following months of investor pressure for a change at the helm of the struggling BlackBerry maker.
Chief operating officer Thorsten Heins was named president and CEO of the Waterloo, Ontario-based RIM, which has been steadily losing market share to Apple's iPhone and handsets powered by Google's Android software.Full Story
Governments must strike a balance between policing the Internet to protect copyright and upholding freedom of expression, EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding said on Sunday.
Reding was reacting to a U.S. crackdown on hundreds of websites accused of offering pirated music or movies or counterfeit goods, as well as calls for new legislation to guard intellectual property.Full Story