US Internet giant Yahoo! posted a lower-than-expected net loss of 303 million dollars for the fourth quarter of 2008. For the same quarter a year earlier, Yahoo! reported a net profit of 206 million dollars.
In this edition: Web users react to the political crisis and protests against President Marc Ravalomanana which are shaking Madagascar. Also, an online debate on Pope Benedict's lifting of four ultra-conservative bishops' excommunications.
Online encyclopedia Wikipedia is considering tightening its rules governing the editing of its pages. This comes after two people last week changed the entries of two US senators last week to affirm erroneously that they had died.
According to digital research firm ComScore, the total number of Internet users has exceeded one billion. China recorded the largest population of users in the month of December (180 million), followed by the United States (163 million).
Two days after Barack Obama's inauguration, the Internet is still focused on the 44th US president. "Obama Girl" released a new song, while some websites launched poster contests and Obama himself opened a YouTube channel.
China's two biggest Internet portals Sina and Sohu omitted references to communism and the silencing of dissent when translating Barack Obama's inauguration speech, while live broadcast on the state channel was briefly interrupted.
The inauguration of the 44th US president si all over the Web. Barack Obama's day of pageant can be followed in multiple ways on the Internet, with numerous sites calling on witnesses to contribute, whether through videos or "tweets".
Today's Web News looks at the online campaign to denounce the ongoing persecution of opponents to Robert Mugabe's regime, as well as bloggers' reactions to the arrest of a South Korean Web user known for his economic analyses.