Microsoft suspends Juku after plagiarism claims

Microsoft said it was temporarily suspending its MSN China microblogging site, Juku, as it investigates a complaint of plagiarism from a start-up, Plurk. See full article.

3 reasons why Google has new URL shortening service

With already 72 percent of U.S. search engine market share, Google appears to want more. The company announced Tuesday a new URL shortener called, in a bid to continue its dominance over the web. See full article.

Google investing for growth in display ads

Google Inc executives said the company experienced very strong growth in its display advertising business in the first three quarters of the year and it will continue to invest heavily in advertising initiatives involving online video and mobile Web devices. See full article.

YouTube looks at subscriptions, more ad dollars

YouTube is considering offering users the option to pay for subscriptions in a bid to encourage more media companies to license premium TV shows and movies to the popular online video site, a senior executive said. See full article.