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Newswatch 11.13.07: YHOO settles with dissidents' families

YHOO settles with dissidents' families

[WaPo] Yahoo settled today with the families of two Chinese dissidents imprisoned after the company helped identify them to the Chinese government. The terms of the settlement are not being disclosed and Yahoo is not admitting fault, an attorney for the families said.

EU extends review of DoubleClick acquisition

[News.com] European antitrust regulators will conduct a more extensive, second-phase review of Google's pending merger with DoubleClick, the EU announced Tuesday.

Q&A with Andy Rubin on Android

[News.com] We've been building it as a mobile mashup platform. That is a new concept for cell phones. So the developer can now stand on the system platform and take advantage of other developers' work for the first time. So, that just creates more flexibility for the developers, less work, faster turnaround, rapid prototyping, and all that stuff, and we're really, really excited about that concept.

MSFT now says virtualization will be standalone, delayed

[PCW] Microsoft Monday tweaked its virtualization strategy by unveiling a stand-alone virtualization server that won't require users to run the Windows Server 2008 operating system.

Apple patches TIFF bug in iPhone

[CIO Today] Following news that Apple's latest firmware update for the iPhone breaks the "jailbreak" software that many users had installed to run third-party applications or use a carrier other than AT&T, nCircle's Andrew Storms said that, with the iPhone SDK on its way, it's best to take advantage of the security patch and sit tight for a few months.

MSFT to buy Musiwave

[CW] Musiwave allows mobile operators to offer self-branded music applications, including full song-over-the-air downloads, ringtones and ring-back tones. Operators including O2, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Orange, Telus, Telefonica and Virgin Mobile are among Musiwave's customers.

Marvel Comics' digital archive

[PCW] Marvel Comics on Tuesday announce the launch of Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. The new service is Mac and PC compatible and is priced starting at $4.99 per month. Users can also check out 250 free samples.

YHOO expands mobile search in Asia

[BizWeek] The new partnerships include mobile operators in India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Singapore.