Welcome to the Morning Briefing for Tuesday 8 February 2011, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web and what we are watching here at techgeek.com.au. Just a short one this time.
Here’s what we are watching:
- Google and the European Union are negotating a deal that will end an anti-trust lawsuit, according to Reuters. This deal could save Google from paying a hefty fine, a-la Intel and Microsoft, to the European Commission for violations.
- Conan O’Brien, famous for his short tenure as host of The Tonight Show over at NBC, is in the news again after reports that Microsoft tried to snag him in order to populate original content for its Xbox Live portal.
- Four major versions of Firefox are set to come out in 2011, rather than a year apart. Mozilla 4, 5, 6 and 7 are all set to ship within the year accordign to a report by Softpedia. The reason? Just to ship the new technologies for Mozilla in a shorter time.
- Finally, the Super Bowl was the launch of the PlayStation Phone Xperia Play; but did you know more than 4.5 million tweets during the event? Oh, and for the most tweeted ad – it’s Doritos.