During December 2009, winter weather hit the country driving holiday travelers online, according to Compete’s latest top 50 website rankings.
Six of the top 20 highest growth website categories in December were travel and weather related. The airport travel category attracted 40 percent more unique visitors in December (2.1 million) than the previous month. News sites related to weather and traffic also saw big growth, increasing visitors by 34.8 percent over November to reach 52.5 million unique visitors.
Life isn’t getting any simpler for the executives and lawyers who represent Google Germany. This weekend, word spread that three complaints against the organization have been filed with Germany’s Federal Cartel Office.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a human rights watchdog, called on Turkey today to reform or abolish its restrictive Internet policy.
"At present, 3,700 Internet sites are blocked in Turkey, including YouTube, GeoCities, and Google sites," said Miklos Haraszti, an OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media.