South Africa will regulate online gambling advertising

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NCOP Economic and Foreign Affairs Committee wants to modify the National Gambling Amendment Bill, in order that only licensed interactive gambling providers may advertise  interactive gambling in its generally accepted form of remote gambling. There it is still under discussions … Read More

The big known surprise: Microsoft buys Yahoo!

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So, the decisive step is done: Microsoft Corp. has made a bid to buy Yahoo Inc. for $44.6 billion, in order to better compete with Google Inc. If Yahoo! agree, it will be the problem of the U.S. Justice Department … Read More

Billions from regulating Internet gambling

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Press Release Regulating Internet Gambling Would Generate Billions in New Revenue for Critical Government Programs Congressman McDermott Urges Congress to Support Internet Gambling Legislation (Washington, D.C. – January 31, 2008) A new tax revenue analysis announced by Representative Jim McDermott … Read More

Romanian gamers complain against Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo WII

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The Romanian gaming community is complaining against the discrimination of the manufacturers of the game consoles Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Nintendo WII that, although Romania is member of the European Union, the Romanian gamers do not benefit by the … Read More

MySpace between developers and angry users

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MySpace tries to wake up and keep its leader position, by opening its doors to the developers, as did Facebook and many other social networks. Beginning with next week, on February 5, the site will become fully operational with documentation … Read More

Daimler will invest in a new plant in Romania

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Daimler AG intends to open a new automobile plant in Romania or Poland (most probable in Romania), where it will be manufactured the class A and B models, beginning with 2011. One of the Mercedes manager confirmed that these two … Read More

Google wants to stop domain tasting/kiting

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As of Feb. 11, Google will penalize domain tasting and kiting, by blocking Google AdSense for domain names, stopping all domain tasting in its tracks for domain names that are less then five days old. According to Domain Tools, there … Read More

Mobile gambling will triple

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Juniper Research says that revenues for mobile games, that include mobile gambling too, are expected to rise from just under $5bn in 2007 to nearly $16bn in 2012. “More widespread penetration of 3G handsets, or entertainment-focused 2.5G handsets like the … Read More

eBay auction business downgraded

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In my opinion as an user eBay was losing its competitiveness due to its own rules. Too many rules, too restricting rules, a very complicated system for sellers, not a very good search system for buyers, and not a very … Read More

Several regional power grids attacked by hackers, says CIA

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Some cyberattacks disrupted the power equipment in several countries, causing power outages that affected multiple cities, in accordance with the CIA’s analysts. In some cases the hackers used blackmail, demanding payments before disrupting the power. “In at least one case, … Read More

Gambling and entertainment investment in Chile

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Merchant bank Clairvest Group Inc. and Clairvest Equity Partners III Limited Partnership are investing $41.6 million in a new gambling and entertainment centre in southern Chile, adjacent to the city of Concepción. The centre will include a casino, hotel, entertainment … Read More

UN report on the world economy

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The United Nations has published a report on “the world economic situation and perspectives for 2008.” According to the study’s conclusions a slowing is to be expected. It provides an overview of recent global economic performance and short-term prospects for … Read More

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