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Dailymotion Should Stay in European Hands, France Says

France opposes exclusive talks between Orange and Hong Kong’s PCCW group for a 49 percent stake in Dailymotion, the finance ministry said Wednesday, indicating a preference for a European partner for the French video-sharing platform.”There cannot be exclusive negotiations,” a finance ministry source told AFP, confirming a report in the …

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Time Spent Gaming Linked to Poor Behaviour, Not Type of Games

Children who play video games for more than three hours a day are more likely to be hyperactive, get involved in fights and be uninterested in school, says a new study by the University of Oxford.The findings published in the journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture highlighted that the time …

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Internet Users Have Inflated Opinion of Own Knowledge Base

Procuring information from the Internet also has a startling effect on our brains – we feel a lot smarter than we actually are, says a new study.In nine different experiments with more than 1,000 participants, psychologists found that if subjects received information through Internet searches, they rated their knowledge base …

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Youngsters Shun Digital Music for YouTube

Looks like mp3s, CDs and even digital music files are outdated as youngsters are now listening to their favourite music on video-sharing website YouTube and music streaming service Spotify, Finnish researchers report.Economically speaking, both CDs and digital downloads will be dead in some years, they said. In a survey of …

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US President Obama Authorises Sanctions to Combat Cyber-Attacks

The Obama administration on Wednesday launched the first-ever sanctions program to financially punish individuals and groups outside the United States that are engaged in malicious cyber-attacks. US President Barack Obama, in an executive order, declared such activities a “national emergency” and allowed the US Treasury to freeze the assets and …

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GoDaddy Shares Rise 34 Percent in Wall Street Debut

GoDaddy Inc’s shares rose as much as 34 percent in their debut on Wednesday, valuing the Web hosting and domain registration company at up to $5.48 billion, including debt.The company raised $460 million after its initial public offering of 23 million class A shares was priced at $20 per share, …