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Online shopping spotlights trade wishes for small businesses

Booming online shopping is turning more small businesses into exporters and pushing issues like duty-free limits and customs duties higher up the wish lists for upcoming free-trade deals.


China’s Baidu to invest in taxi app Uber: report

Chinese search engine Baidu, the country’s equivalent of Google, will make a strategic investment of up to US$600mil (RM2.09bil) in the popular but controversial US taxi app Uber, state media said.


Bitcoin sputters as adoption stalls

After skyrocketing to more than a thousand dollars in price late last year and attracting global attention, bitcoin, the leading digital currency, has stalled.


Microsoft to pay China US$140mil for tax evasion

China has levied about US$140mil(RM467mil) in back taxes from Microsoft Corp in the first major case concerning cross-border tax evasion in the country, as regulators ramp up pressure on US corporations doing business there.


EU mulls one stop shop of data privacy regulators

A new body of European data protection authorities could have the power to adopt legally binding decisions in cross-border disputes over a company's misuse of personal data, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.


Pirate Bay co-founder released from prison

A Swedish founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay was freed from prison on Nov 10, a week after his colleague was arrested in Thailand after years on the run.


Estonia aiming to be a global e-commerce superpower

The small Baltic country of Estonia hopes digital innovation will turn it into a global superpower in e-commerce by offering foreigners e-residency IDs, and opening the door to doing business online throughout the European Union.


Governance advocates see crowdsourcing as way to fix Internet ills

Responding to a dizzying array of issues that threaten to break the Internet, from privacy to tax dodging to cybercrime, a group of the world's leading governance organisations say greater user involvement, not top-down control, is needed.


Thai police say Pirate Bay co-founder to be extradited within a month

Thai police said the co-founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay, who was arrested this week at the Laos border, would be extradited to Sweden to serve a jail term within the next month.


Review roundup: 'Call of Duty' returns to form with 'Advanced Warfare'

A warm critical reception for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare signals a return to form for the 11-year-old series.