Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 17 January 2011, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web and what we are watching here at techgeek.com.au. Oh, and we’re back after a long hiatus.
Here’s what we are watching:
- Microsoft is to replace its slogan “Your Potential, Our Passion” with “Be What’s Next” this Sunday at the Golden Globes. The ad actually features out-of-work actors doing promotions.
- Israel is to test a worm that has been able to successfully delay Iran’s nuclear program to make sure that its own program – which has never been acknowledged by the state – is secured.
- Facebook is in the news twice with one man facing six years in prison after taking over several women’s Facebook profiles and steal nude pictures of them and sometimes blackmail them.
- As well, there has been some outcry in the media when it was revealed that it has given developers access to home addresses and mobile phone numbers with a single click – allowing rouge applications even more ways to contact you.
- HP is promising that its acquisition of Palm isn’t worthless, with the webOS platform to be used on future slates, netbooks and phones – but when it will start is another question.
- Oh, and Firefox users – get ready for some extreme changes. The RSS button has moved away from the “Awesome Bar” to become another button. I personally hate the change, but what can I do, I just love the browser.