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Global web traffic plunges 40 per cent as Google servers go down

Web traffic melt down as Google servers go offline for 5 minutes causing a never before seen blackout, say experts. Google admitted a number of its services, from Gmail to YouTube to Google Drive went offline for between one and five minutes, but has not given the reason for the outage yesterday. A message on the Google […]

Yahoo! bids for online TV service Hulu

Yahoo! has plans for another major buy and it has its sights on Hulu, a service that streams a wide range of TV shows to millions of users. According to reports, the web portal has submitted a bid for online TV service Hulu, which is seeking $US1 billion. Hulu gains revenue from advertising and a monthly […]

YouTube plans to introduce paid viewer subscriptions

The video-sharing website will announce the introduction of paid subscriptions later this week. The subscription-only videos will include up to 50 YouTube channels, according to reports . Users will reportedly pay $US1.99 a month to subscribe to particular channels, so most content will remain free, for now. YouTube said it was “looking into creating a subscription platform […]

Google’s ‘Inactive Account Manager’ gives users the option to wipe their entire Google history when they die.

If your time on Earth comes to an end, Google’s new Inactive Account Manager will allow you to pre plan how your account is handled following your departure. “We hope that this new feature will enable you to plan your digital afterlife — in a way that protects your privacy and security — and make […]