Welcome to the Morning Briefing for Wednesday 9 February 2011, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web and what we are watching here at techgeek.com.au.
Here’s what we are watching:
- Microsoft is said to be overhauling its top executives, according to BusinessWeek. The plan is said to revitalise Microsoft against rivals Google and Apple and wants at least two people with an engineering background.
- The BBC has confirmed the existence of both an iPhone and Android app version of its iPlayer service. Only available for the UK, the service will allow users to catch up on programming, but also allow them to watch or listen live – something not available on the mobile web app.
- Mark Zuckerberg has successfully got a restraining order against his stalker, according to Mashable. The report of Zuckerberg’s stalker was broken by TMZ.
- In a bit of gadget leaking news – rumours are emerging that Dell is to be working on a 7-inch Windows 7 tablet, while an advert for LG’s Optimus 3D has leaked. The Optimus 3D promises, hence its name, to be a 3D phone.
- Rumours are emerging that Apple will either ditch the iPod classic or update the product. While the iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle have gotten radical design updates, the Classic has remained the same for the past few years – and maybe it’s time for an update.
- Thought 802.11n was the end of standards for wireless? Well, you’re wrong. Drafts are being written up for a new wireless standard 802.11ac, which could promise 1Gbps speed – unfortunately, it will take a while for it to get out.
- And finally, Google and Bing have acquired new domain names that end in .ng – that’s Nigeria. And if you want one, it’s going to cost you a lot of money.