Webwire: Blogger enables per-country blocks; Sony widens loss forecast

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Google is the latest firm to enable per-country blocking of content, developing a system to stop blogs. The system is initially for Australia, New Zealand and India, but will be deployed globally over time.
BBC 
 
Sony has increased its full-year loss forecast to 220 billion yen ($2.89 billion), warning of a worse than expected performance at Sony Ericsson, and reduced sales expectations for PlayStation 3s, cameras and PCs.
 
Google has confirmed the existence of “Bouncer” a program that scans the Android marketplace for known malware and for behavior indicative of an infected app.
 
France Telecom CEO Stephane Richard has defended to French parliament the 35% margins earned by mobile brand Orange in France. According to Richard, these margins are rather low compared to some of the group's other markets.
Les Echos [via Google Translate]
 
A US judge is allowing a phone review website to sue a former employee for lost business, after he took his 17,000 Twitter followers with him when he quit the firm.
 
A South Korean activist detained for posting tweets interpreted as being pro-North Korean is a victim of “South Korean authorities’ complete failure to understand sarcasm,” an Amnesty International director has stated.
 
Megaupload co-founder Kim Dotcom has dismissed suggestions he may flee from New Zealand to home country Germany - where he could avoid extradition to the US to face conspiracy and piracy charges - stating that he wants to stay and fight to have his assets unfrozen.
 
Taiwan's Action Electronics has caused a stir with a TV ad depicting a Steve Jobs impersonator, clad in a turtleneck, angel wings and a halo, spouting the virtues of its Android tablet.

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