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Technology giants form new internet lobby group


September 20th, 2012 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Google, Facebook, Amazon and 11 other technology heavyweights have announced that they have formed a lobby group, and vowed to strengthen and protect a free and ... Read more...

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EBay Bans Spells and Potions


August 31st, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) People selling spells and portions will have to go somewhere else to sell their spells and portions. EBay, which is a renowned online site for selling ... Read more...

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eBay bans sale of ‘magic spells’


August 18th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Online shopping giant eBay will now forbid the sale of "magic spells, potions, and curses" after users said supernatural claims "often result in issues that can ... Read more...

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Prohibitive ticket prices keep Indian diaspora off Olympics opening


July 24th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) With three days to go for the Olympics opening ceremony, the rush for tickets is intense - but not for the estimated 1.6 million Indians ... Read more...

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Stolen car found on eBay after 42 years


July 16th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Austin, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Following 42 years of hard search, Robert Russell was able to recover his stolen 1967 sports car Austin Healey. Russell spotted the car on the Internet auction ... Read more...

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Stolen car found 42 years later eBay


July 13th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Philadelphia, July 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bob Russell’s car was stolen in 1970 and since then he had a faint glimmer of hope that one day he would get his car back, despite ... Read more...

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Man puts himself up for sale on eBay!


June 24th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) In a desperate attempt to do something instead of cribbing over his likelihood of losing the job within a month, a father in Britain has decided ... Read more...

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Melanie Brown sells dresses for charity


June 13th, 2012 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) Singer Melanie Brown is set to sell off a collection of her glamorous dresses to raise money for an Australia-based breast cancer charity.The 37-year-old former Spice ... Read more...

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West’s trainers a hit, fans offering $89,100 for a pair


June 7th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 7 (IANS) Singer Kanye West's self-designed trainers are so much of a hit among his fans that they are ready to pay as much as $89,100 for ... Read more...

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Kanye West trainers selling at over $80,000


June 7th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, June 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Even though the official price of the new Nike Air Yeezy 2 shoes, designed by US Rapper Kanye West, is $245, yet the price for ... Read more...

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Hewlett-Packard to slash 27,000 jobs


May 24th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) The world's largest maker of personal computers, Hewlett-Packard has announced plans to cut 27,000 jobs.The move, which will affect about eight percent of the company's ... Read more...

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Olympic Torch sold for over 150,000 on the auction site eBay


May 22nd, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, May 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Olympic torchbearer has sold her Olympic torch on the Internet for £153,000. Sarah Milner Simonds from Burnham-on-Sea, listed the torch and her torchbearer's tracksuit for sale ... Read more...

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Yahoo CEO steps down


May 14th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Yahoo chief executive officer (CEO) Scott Thompson has resigned and the company has named Ross Levinsohn as interim CEO, Yahoo said Sunday.The company said its board ... Read more...

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Inadvertent error in CEO’s resume: Yahoo


May 4th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, May 4 (IANS) Yahoo has confirmed a shareholder's allegation that its chief executive officer (CEO) Scott Thompson did not have a computer science degree as claimed, saying that ... Read more...

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FIEO ties up with eBay, PayPal to boost exports


April 12th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Export Organisation (FIEO) Thursday signed an agreement with e-commerce portal eBay and online payment provider PayPal to boost exports, said a ... Read more...

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Heartbroken man buys island for £30,000 after wife leaves him


April 12th, 2012 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) A man, whose wife left him after emigrating from Britain to Australia, shed every part of his old life -- car, home, job and friends on ... Read more...

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Glowing times for online jewellery retailers


April 6th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) There was a time when gold jewellery or diamonds and other precious stones were only bought from the trusted family jeweller. Now the trend is ... Read more...

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PayPal founder buys into New Zealand technology fund


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 22 (IANS) A US billionaire who was among the early investors in Facebook and PayPal Thursday helped launch a new venture capital fund to finance New Zealand ... Read more...

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US charges hackers in high-profile cyber attack


March 7th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 7 (IANS) Six hackers have been charged of computer crimes affecting over one million victims, the US Attorney's Office in New York said in a statement Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Snowdrop bulb fetches £725


February 17th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Glasgow, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A snowdrop bulb which was accidentally spotted by a couple in their garden has fetched a world record of £725. The elderly Scottish couple who offered the ... Read more...

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Three British policemen sacked every week


January 30th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 30 (IANS) At least three police officers in Britain are thrown out of the force every week for misconduct such as sexual assault, discriminatory behaviour and rudeness, official ... Read more...

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Coal piece from Titanic auctioned


January 29th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) A tiny piece of coal salvaged from the Titanic has sold at an auction for 50 pounds.2012 is the centenary of the ship's sinking.A gold stud, ... Read more...

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Obama’s Chrysler 300 up for sale


January 27th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) President Barack Obama’s former Chrysler 300 car has been offered for sale on eBay. The vehicle has an opening bid of $1 million on the auction website.... Read more...

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Julia Gillard’s shoe held for ransom by protestors


January 27th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been given a week’s ultimatum to collect her shoes or it will be sold on eBay. The Aborigine tribe in Australia ... Read more...

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Obama-driven car for sale


January 27th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) A car driven by US President Barack Obama is up for auction on shopping website eBay at a whopping starting bid of $1 million.Obama, before ... Read more...

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Hudgens to auction award gown for charity


January 25th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Actress Vanessa Hudgens is auctioning off the dress she wore to the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards to raise cash for a cancer charity.Bidding for ... Read more...

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Anderson to auction her car to raise funds


January 14th, 2012 - 3:12 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Actress Pamela Anderson has offered her luxury car for auction to raise funds for ongoing relief efforts in Haiti.Dailystar.co.uk reports that she has listed the ... Read more...

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Yahoo names new CEO (Lead)


January 5th, 2012 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Yahoo has named Scott Thompson, former president of online payment service PayPal, as its new chief executive officer.Wednesday's announcement ended the internet company's four-month search for ... Read more...

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Drunk shoppers boosting online sales


December 29th, 2011 - 7:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Those who shopped while tipsy were more generous in buying for others but more likely to regret their purchase, a survey has found.Forty-three percent of those ... Read more...

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Gaga’s nude sketch sold for $30,000


December 26th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Dec 26 (IANS) A nude sketch of singer Lady Gaga has fetched $30,000 on eBay charity auction.The hand drawn image by Tony Bennett was used as part of ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga’s nude portrait up for auction on eBay


December 15th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Singer Tony Bennett has placed a charcoal portrait of nude Lady Gaga for sale on the Internet auction site eBay. The image which is signed by ... Read more...

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James Ellington looks for a sponsor on eBay


December 7th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A British athlete has turned to an unusual source to seek training funding. Sprinter James Ellington says he needs £30,000 to train for the upcoming Olympics ... Read more...

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eBay bans the auction of date with Virgin Mary


December 7th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Online auction site eBay has suspended the account of dating site BeautifulPeople.com after they tried to auction “a date with Virgin Mary.” The website placed an ad ... Read more...

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Westwood eyes more Asian glory at Thailand golf


December 5th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 5 (IANS) Asian specialist Lee Westwood will bid for a third title in the Far East this year when he plays at the Asian Tour's season-ending tournament, the ... Read more...

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Online deals trip you into risky decisions


November 2nd, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Interacting with websites involved in lending and auctions can trip you into taking risky financial decisions, an Indian origin researcher says."Emerging evidence indicates that online ... Read more...

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