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Ronald McDonald's new mission? To tweet and take selfies with fans

Fast food giant McDonald’s has brought its iconic mascot Ronald McDonald out of hiding and given him a makeover as part of a major global campaign that will give the historic figure a new role as a social media ambassador.

San Francisco sues landlords who evicted tenants for Airbnb

The city of San Francisco sued two landlords on Wednesday for allegedly evicting tenants to rent out rooms on such websites as Airbnb, opening a new front in a controversy over increasingly popular home-rental services.

Officials praise Samsung's Galaxy S5 antitheft features

A move by Samsung to include free anti-theft features on its Galaxy S5 smartphones sold by Verizon Wireless and US Cellular won praise on Friday by two US members of an international coalition aimed at combating robberies involving smartphones.

To stoke interest, LinkedIn opens 'Influencer' blogs to all members

LinkedIn Corp is attempting to become more like Facebook Inc by encouraging all members to generate a steady stream of shareable articles, a perk once available only to well-known business personalities.

Google, other big companies to pay to use San Francisco bus stops

Google Inc and other big technology companies that rely on private commuter buses to ferry workers around will now pay the city of San Francisco fees to use city bus stops, the city announced at a news conference on Monday.

Dot London: City launches own domain to boost online presence

London will join a handful of cities launching their own internet domain names next year to build a greater online presence and promote the British capital, the mayor's office said on Friday.

New York spreading wireless access across city

Free Internet access will be given to more neighborhoods across New York as the Big Apple aims to build a "wireless corridor" designed to boost business, officials announced Monday.

Japan's gaming market: a world apart

The latest version of blockbuster videogame Grand Theft Auto may have stoked a worldwide buying frenzy, but the ultra-violent offering is likely to be a minnow in Japan's vast gaming market.

Google offers to fund wireless hotspots in San Francisco

Google Inc is offering US$600,000 (RM1.92mil) to set up free wireless Internet hotspots in 31 public spaces in San Francisco, but city officials said they need to review annual maintenance costs before it could be approved.

US hacker gets jail time for stealing iPad user data

A computer hacker was sentenced to three years and five months in prison.