Welcome to the Morning Briefing for [date], where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at techgeek.com.au.
Here’s what we are watching:
- Spotify is now in Australia – and Chris Southcott has the pricing plans for you. Soon, we’re going to put up a comparison of all three major services in Australia.
- Facebook is nearly 11 percent down on second day of trade. One investor has even said that Zuckerberg’s attitude to the stock market is why the company is doing so badly, even going as far as linking his honeymoon as a sign of not caring about Wall Street.
- The EU has said that Google is in potential breach of antitrust regulation, with four potential concerns. It is negotiating with Google to sort these out, or else Google can face a hefty fine if it is indeed found guilty of abusing its market dominance.
- A judge in the Grooveshark lawsuit has ordered a blog – Digital Music News – to produce information about an anonymous commenter because it made claims about what Grooveshark employees had done (it’s apparently all hearsay). But it isn’t the record labels, it’s Grooveshark themselves wanting those records. Despite being overwritten, Grooveshark wants ALL of the data so they could see if its still recoverable.
- Hulu is adding ten new shows – three originals and seven from UK broadcasters – to its lineup. The new shows include its movie “revue” program with Kevin Smith, a travel series by Richard Linklater and starring Speed Levitch; and a new male comedy called “We Got Next”.
- Speaking about content, Google has revealed that it has invested in Machinima – one of the most popular channels on YouTube.
- And finally, we leave you with a Minecraft mod that lets you create an 8-bit computer. You can find the 23-minute tutorial on YouTube.