Welcome to the Morning Briefing for Monday 7 February 2011, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web and what we are watching here at techgeek.com.au.
Here’s what we are watching:
- Two new HTC phones have been outed by little leaks – the HTC Desire 2 and HTC Saga. Both phones are expected to be announced during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month.
- A senator in Georgia is looking to replace all textbooks with iPads in all middle schools across the state, following promising trails with iPads conducted with Apple. Georgia spends around $40 million a year on textbooks alone.
- The MPAA has sent out copyright infringement notices on an unlikely person – Google, claiming that users of its free wi-fi service in some cities have been using its internet connection to pirate movies such as the Green Hornet.
- Hackers have managed to penetrate the NASDAQ system, according to the Wall Street Journal. While the trading system is known to not have been accessible, other parts of its system could have been and authorities are trying to find a motive.
- A reshuffle for Nokia’s executive board is looking likely after reports of several executives planning to leave.
- $2.2 billion has been spent on internet advertising, according Interactive Ad Bureau; and it plans to have a strong year ahead for 2011 – despite the Queensland floods and other disasters that have happened in Victoria.
- States are considering tough new laws that will seek to ban the use of mobile phone altogether – hoping that it would reduce the risk of teenage and young adult drivers from crashing and even dying on the roads.