Europe Yahoo chief joins exodus

From CNET News.com: Toby Coppel is expected to announce Thursday that he is stepping down from his position as executive vice president and managing director of Europe and Canada, according to a report by AllThingsD's Kara Swisher. The departure has reportedly been in the works for months and is unrelated to the recently announced resignation of Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang.

Google's IPhone App Sets Trend Rebelling Against Apple's Rules

Lenovo to Allow Locking Down ThinkPad Notebooks by Text Message

From X-bit Labs: Lenovo Group plans to introduce a new feature to its ThinkPad lineup of notebooks that will allow to lock the personal computers if they are stolen or lost in order to protect sensitive information. The new feature is a yet another option of ThinkPad laptops that is likely to appeal to businesses or government organizations.

Nokia to Pull out of Japanese Handset Market

From PC World: The world's largest cell phone maker is pulling out of one of the world's biggest cellular markets. Nokia said on Thursday that it will stop developing handsets for NTT DoCoMo and Softbank Mobile, effectively ending a push that began five years ago when Nokia re-entered the Japanese market with the launch of 3G services here.

Some Sony films return to Netflix-Xbox service

From CNET News.com: Apparently Netflix and Sony have solved some of their licensing issues. An unknown number of films from Sony Pictures that disappeared last week from Netflix's streaming service for the Xbox have returned, but still no word on when the rest might be back.

Samsung Starts Mass Production of 25GB, 50GB Enterprise SSDs

From DailyTech: The SSD bandwagon is getting more and more crowded as time goes by and the category begins to mature. Many SSD makers are actively targeting the business and enterprise category for their wares where the benefits of the SSD and higher price make more sense. Small and low cost SSDs are the more popular options in the consumer space where netbooks are coming on strong.

Mozilla eyes extra beta for Firefox 3.1

From InfoWorld: Mozilla will probably add a third beta to the development schedule for Firefox 3.1 to get a better handle on remaining bugs and give several new features, including a faster JavaScript engine and a private browsing mode, more testing time, the company's browser director said Tuesday.

Previous schedules published by Mozilla had limited Firefox 3.1 to only two betas before moving to a release candidate.

Taiwanese Companies to Loan DRAM Maker Micron US$285M

From PC World: Two members of Taiwan's Formosa Plastics Group plan to loan US$285 million to DRAM maker Micron Technology to strengthen a new joint venture with the U.S. company and speed up the development of advanced chip manufacturing lines, the companies said.

Google admits breaking App Store rules

From CNET News.com: Google acknowledged breaking the official rules of Apple's iPhone software development kit when it created the latest version of the Google Mobile application for the iPhone, but denied a more serious charge.

Blockbuster Unveils On Demand Video Player

From DailyTech: Movie rental services are slowly transitioning from the DVD rentals that launched the market to streaming rentals. The streaming rental services are becoming more and more popular as movies are available on the first day of release and people become accustomed to watching films with set-top boxes.

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