Stories by Steven Schwankert

Olympic chief: 'no deal' on China Net censorship

International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge Saturday said there was "no deal" with Beijing Olympic officials to permit censorship of the Internet during the games, and lashed out at criticism of the IOC and its handling of the matter.

Alibaba: 'We will do things our own way'

<a href=""></a> Group CEO Jack Ma said Saturday that no matter what happened to major shareholder Yahoo, the company would retain its independence.

Quake takes out mobile network in Chengdu

An earthquake registering 7.8 on the Richter Scale knocked out mobile phone service in the western Chinese city of Chengdu, although fixed-line networks remained in service, Chinese state television reported yesterday afternoon.

China 3G system to grow after Olympics

China's 3G (third generation telephony) system will expand service to 10 cities after August's Olympic Games, the nation's minister of science and technology said Wednesday.

Sound the alarm, IPv6 execs say

The sky is falling on the number of global IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, and IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) is the solution, executives from major technology companies said Wednesday.

AOL spammer pleads guilty

Adam Vitale pled guilty Monday to sending unsolicited e-mail to 1.2 million AOL LLC subscribers, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Michael J. Garcia said.

Reports: Google weighs Microsoft antitrust fight

Google Inc. may be seeking a reopening of state and federal government antitrust action against Microsoft Corp., but a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) official has recommended against it, newspaper reports indicated Sunday.

Avaya sold to private equity

Network equipment manufacturer Avaya has agreed to a US$8.2 billion (NZ$10.9 billion) cash buyout by private equity firms TPG Capital and Silver Lake Partners.

Facebook launches video system

Facebook Inc. became the latest entrant into the online video battle Thursday, opening its Facebook f8 platform to outside developers and partners in an effort to gain ground on social networking rivals.