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Turning off internet to cost Egypt US$90m

The Egyptian government blocked internet services for five days and it is likely to cost the county up to US$90bn, according to the OECD. In an attempt to curb communication between anti-government activists in Egypt, President Hosni Mubarak turned off internet connections and limited mobile telephone communications. The OECD said today that the blocked services…

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Facebook sues teacher site for trademark infringement

Facebook is throwing the ‘book’ literally at a new community website for teachers for its use of the word ‘book’ in its title. It is claiming that the use of the word by Teachbook is riding on the success of Facebook. In other words, Facebook says Teachbook shouldn’t be using the ‘book’ suffix in its…

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E-commerce benefiting from economic crisis, says OECD

While the Irish and global retail sector is being pulverised by the ongoing recession, a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows that e-commerce has fared well during the economic crisis and has seen continuing growth in many countries. According to the ‘Empowering Consumers in E-Commerce’ report, part of the…

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