The Verge reports that Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei has emphatically denied accusations that his company presents a danger to US intelligence and national security, refuting claims that the smartphone maker has illicit ties to the Chinese government. . Read More
Kim Dotcom’s latest project Mega announced that Vikram Kumar will be the new CEO taking over duties from interim CEO, Tony Lentino. Kumar was the CEO of not-for-profit open internet advocacy organization InternetNZ. . Read More
Rdio, the streaming music service launched in August 2010 and founded by Janus Friis, one of the creators of Skype, announced in a blog post today that it is offering its free music streaming option in countries apart from United States, turning up the heat in the competition for global music consumers. . Read More
Kim Dotcom, the founder of Megaupload and its associated websites, launched his new cloud sharing service Mega this week and within 24 hours the site had reached 1 million registered members bringing down servers and prompting an apology from the eclectic and controversial Internet entrepreneur. . Read More
New Zealand's prime minister is facing harsh criticism from political opponents following his admission that the government had illegally spied on Megaupload co-founder Kim Dotcom. Read More 3 comments
Authorities in several countries, led by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, acted Thursday to shut down Megaupload Ltd. and arrest several of the people involved in its operation. This is the first major anti-piracy action taken against a cloud storage service. Read More one comment
Allan Freeth, chief executive of TelstraClear, has spoken out against his country’s Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011, which comes into effect Sept. 1. The New Zealand legislation introduces a set of penalties that impose fines and possible account suspension for infringing activities, and it involves ISPs in the process of identifying and notifying account holders based on IP addresses.
“TelstraClear respects copyright and supports the ability of rights owners to realise value from their intellectual property. But a business [...].