Webwire: Google rebrands Market; LulzSec leader turned informant

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07 Mar 2012
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Google turns Android Market into online hub Play

Google has combined the Android Market, Google Music and Google eBookStore into a unified online store branded Google Play.

USA Today

LulzSec leader informed on fellow members

The ringleader of hacker group LulzSec, Hector Xavier Monsegur, has been secretly working as an informant for the US FBI. His co-operation has resulted in charges being filed against five of the group's members.

Associated Press

iPad rumors reach fever pitch

Rumors about Apple's latest iPad have gone into overdrive ahead of the expected announcement of the device at 10am PST today.

CNN

BT, TalkTalk lose UK three strikes appeal

UK tecos BT and TalkTalk have lost a two-year court appeal against the government's new “three strikes” antipiracy laws, leading to concerns ISPs will pass the costs of complying onto their customers. The law obligates ISPs to pay 25% of the costs of enforcing the system.

Independent

Cable break hits 3,000 Telstra customers

Around 3,000 customers of Australia's Telstra were left without fixed-line services after a third-party contractor accidentally severed a fiber and a copper cable.

Brisbane Times

No Android tablets have over 5% market share

No Android-based tablet maker has more than a 5% share of the tablet market, according to a new market report from Forrester Research.

Bloomberg

Indian mobile number porters reach 32.8m

Just under 32.8 million Indian mobile users have taken advantage of the mobile number portability service since it was implemented in January 2011.

Economic Times

Lady Gaga Twitter followers pass 20m

US pop star Lady Gaga has become the world's first person with than 20 million Twitter followers.

Agence France-Presse

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