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angry tapir writes “China shut down more than 130,000 illegal Internet cafes in the country over a six year period, as part of crackdown to control the market, according to a new Chinese government report. Internet cafes in China are highly regulated by the government, which can issue and revoke their licenses. Authorities have made it illegal for Internet cafes to serve minors under the age of 18, stating that the Web’s content could endanger their (more…)

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  • Cipriani fined over bar incident

    Exiled England fly-half Danny Cipriani is fined by Melbourne Rebels over a nightclub incident.

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  • An anonymous reader writes “Remember Righthaven? The copyright troll owned by the owner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal? You may remember, then, that Righthaven had sued Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle for posting LVRJ stories on her site. At the same time, LVRJ has been having its execs talk about how copyright infringement is no different than garden variety theft. So … doesn’t it seem a bit odd that the LVRJ is endorsing the very same candidate (more…)

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  • suraj.sun writes with this excerpt from Ars Technica: “Apple is scheduled to go to trial with a startup to fight over a three-letter word: Pod. The trademark battle centers on independent entrepreneur Daniel Kokin, founder of startup Sector Labs, and his video projector in development called Video Pod. Apple had previously filed oppositions against Kokin’s usage of ‘Pod,’ alleging that it would cause customers to confuse it with Apple’s iPod products. (more…)

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  • Ecclestone fearful over Korean GP

    Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone expresses doubts as to whether October’s Korean Grand Prix will go ahead.

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  • dwightk writes “According to a lawsuit brought by Skyhook Wireless, Google allegedly forced Motorola, among other Android handset makers, to use Google’s own location services instead of alternatives like Skyhook’s. Quoting the lawsuit: ‘In complete disregard of its common-law and statutory obligations, and in direct opposition to its public messaging encouraging open innovation, Google wielded its control over the Android operating system … to (more…)

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  • Sutil angry over ‘unsafe’ Renault

    Force India’s Adrian Sutil condemns Renault over the pitlane error that put him out of the Hungarian Grand Prix.

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  • Cook upbeat over back prognosis

    Batsman Alastair Cook is confident of being fit for England’s Test series against Pakistan despite an ongoing problem with his back.

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  • Hodgson worry over Zamora fitness

    Fulham boss Roy Hodgson expects to lose Bobby Zamora for Sunday’s trip to Everton after the striker aggravates an Achilles injury against Hamburg.

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  • Grant punished over ref outburst

    Portsmouth manager Avram Grant is warned over his future conduct and fined £1,000 over an on-field tirade at a referee last month.

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