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Internet no longer niche media

With 10 million active users in Malaysia, the Internet can no longer be considered a niche media, said Universal McCann managing director Gaurav Bhasin.

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Personalised nature of the web likely to change

Time magazine's choice for person of the year in 2006 was telling for the changing nature of how many people live: It was 'YOU,' or netizens who have used websites such as I>YouTube,/II>MySpace/Iand I>Wikipedia /I>to create the content that is shaping how people watch, read, and communicate.

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Mail on the go

CONSUMERS are often creatures of habit, but Jiang Zhixiang, chairman of six-month-old e-mail provider SoShare Online, believes he can tame the beast of routine. His mission is to entice netizens away from the comfort zone of their old and familiar e-mail services to explore a new, mobile alternative.

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Internet playing an essential role in media

While traditional media continue to dominate the Malaysian media scene, the Internet is becoming a more integral part of the media mix.

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Paying bills online - at what cost?

MANY people who complain about their broadband speed today probably did not embrace the Internet at a time when only the dial-up option was available in Malaysia.

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Baidu Web site apologizes for pornography charge

BEIJING (AP) - China's most popular search engine Baidu apologized Wednesday for hosting links to pornographic content after it was criticized by the government, saying it was sorry

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Communication for the connected generation

MALAYSIANS between the ages of 15 and 40 are now digitally-astute 'netizens'. Many of them have become message creators, carriers, and communicators in a re-mix culture via social media.

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Many wired Chinese unfazed at possible Google exit

BEIJING (AP): A world without Google? They can imagine it just fine in China. After all, it's not like losing World of Warcraft.

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China thwarts Google's detour around censorship

SAN FRANCISCO: Google's attempted detour around China's Internet censorship rules was met with countermeasures Tuesday by the communist government, which blocked people on the mainland from seeing search results dealing with such forbidden topics as the pro-democracy movement.

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Clean up the house for the New Year

Hiding bad news may not be such a good idea but bracing up to it requires a lot of courage. We have seen some successes this year in the fight to prevent corruption. Let us hope there will be a marked reduction in crime and corruption in 2011.