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US tops worldwide internet league
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The US has regained first place in an annual global league table of countries making most extensive and constructive use of computers and the internet.

America has topped the latest Networked Readiness Index from the World Economic Forum, winning back its top position from this year's number two, Singapore.

The survey looks at numerous factors, such as how much nations are using the internet to increase competitiveness.

Third place this year was Denmark. The UK was in tenth position, up from 12th.

"Information and communication technologies presently represent one of the most important drivers in boosting efficiency and productivity in today's fast changing economy," said Augusto Lopez-Claros, director of the Global Competitiveness Network at the World Economic Forum and co-editor of the report.

The full top 10 list is as follows: US, Singapore, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Canada, Taiwan, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

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