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China renews Google’s licence to operate after compromise

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Google has announced that China has renewed its ICP licence to operate in the country, after announcing a week ago that it plans to end the automatic redirect to Google.com.hk, its Hong Kong-localised version of Google, with a landing page. The move to stop the redirect was due to the objection by the Chinese government in March.

Updated: Wikipedia down because of power outage

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Wikipedia, along with the sites belonging to the Wikimedia Foundation, experienced a two hour outage, after a power outage happened at its Florida-based data center, according to Wikipedia. Overheating problems were initially reported to be the cause of the outage, similar to an incident that happened in March – which took the site down for more than a couple of hours.

Australia, UK to get iPad on May 28, New Zealand to get it in July

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Now we have a date. Apple has confirmed that Australians will be getting the iPad on May 28 – along with Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Span, Switzerland and the UK; and will be able to pre-order the device starting Monday, May 10. The iPad will be sold for $629 for the 16GB model, $759 for the 32GB and $879 for the 64GB. For the models with Wi-Fi + 3G: […]

[Update] iPad to come out on April 3 in US – “late April” for AUS release

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BREAKING NEWS: Wanting to know when the Apple iPad was going to be released? Well, now you have your answer. Apple sent out a press release today announcing that the tablet will be on sale from April 3 for the Wi-Fi models. If you want some 3G connectivity, you will have to wait until later in that month. Pre-orders start on March 12. If you’re in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, […]

BBC to launch applications for BlackBerry, Android and iPhone

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The BBC has announced that it will be producing two new applications – one for its News division and another for its Sport website – for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry platforms in a bid to rival other news organisations that offer similar applications. According to Neowin, the News and Sports apps will be released in April and June respectively; and both applications will heavily use rich content, like video […]

Breaking : Jobs has hormonal imbalance, will get treatment

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Apple’s CEO and co-founder Steve Job has said that his doctors have discovered a hormonal imbalance that has been causing his weight loss; and will undergo a “relatively simple” treatment. “My doctors think they have found the cause—a hormone imbalance that has been “robbing” me of the proteins my body needs to be healthy. Sophisticated blood tests have confirmed this diagnosis,” he said in a letter released to the public. […]