Category: Internet

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AOL Music is Shutting Down, Cue Sad Music

It appears these days the only news we hear about is closures, layoffs and other miserable dealings about big corporations, not being one to shy away from this recent trend is America Online (or AOL to the average joe) who have decided to close their “Music” offerings. You will find...

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Bitcoins: Explained

Bitcoin is the “first decentralised digital currency”. Effectively, rather than transferring currency via bank or online banking service, such as PayPal, Bitcoin lets you make direct P2P payments with ‘Bitcoins’ (BTC). Benefits of the system include a lack of regulation — whereby international banks won’t take a commission on transactions...

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Twitter prepares to launch #music service

Twitter is joining with music service We Are Hunted, who on friday announced the acquisition. Just moments after Ryan Seacrest hinted at a new Twitter music feature, Twitter officially unveiled the service through a landing page at music.twitter.com. The sign-in button leads to an app authorisation page under the name...

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Amazon acquires Goodreads, a social network for books

Amazon have today issued a press release announcing their acquisition of Goodreads, a social networking site based around book recommendations. According to the press release, Goodreads has over 16 million members, contributing to more than 30,000 online book clubs. Whilst Amazon have now acquired the company, the site’s primary retailer is...

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HavenCo Returns, as a VPN Service?

SEALAND have today announced the return of HavenCo, a data haven based on the principality, after being offline for 5 years, and not accepting customers for 10 years. It’s not entirely clear as to what it will do exactly, but VPNs have been confirmed and secure storage solutions are also...

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888 brings Real Money Casino to Facebook

The world’s largest online gambling provider, 888, have today announced that it will bring its first real money casino to Facebook. Going by the name of ‘MAGIC888’, the app follows ‘BingoAppy’ – the first ever real money gambling solution for Facebook – to offer an online casino environment to over...

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Pirate Bay relocates to…North Korea?

The Pirate Bay’s blog reports it has been offered virtual asylum in the least likely of places…North Korea. Recently the Swedish Pirate Party (SPP) was forced to dissipate its routing services to The Pirate Bay, after being threatened with legal action by an anti-piracy group. Traceroutes conducted by TorrentFreak members...