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Google mashes up books and maps

Google has started integrating its popular mapping service with its controversial books search engine, to let people plot on maps references to places they find in books.

Norway toughens iTunes stance

Apple Inc. could face legal action by the Norwegian government in March if the U.S. company refuses to unlock its iTunes online music store from its iPod media player.

Vodafone to launch video service

In a move to generate more buzz -- and bucks -- for its Live mobile phone portal, Vodafone Group is poised to launch a "Web 2.0" service that allows customers to upload and view their own videos.

Google improves discussion group service

Google has dusted the cobwebs off its Groups discussion forum service with a redesigned interface and new features like the ability to create and edit Web pages and upload and share files.

ATI buyout eats into AMD's Q4

Beset by sinking prices for microprocessors and the cost of acquiring graphics chip company ATI, AMD has reported a fourth-quarter loss of $US574 million, down from a profit of $US96 million for the same quarter last year.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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