Tech Today: Apple sues Samsung, Twitter to buy TweetDeck

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Apple has sued Samsung claiming that the technology and user interface on the Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S, and Nexus S are copied from the Apple iPad and Apple iPhone."Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple's technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products," the lawsuit said. Interesting.
Link: Reuters

Is the Nintendo Wii 2 too late? That's the view of one industry analyst who reckons Nintendo missed the boat by allowing PlayStation Move and Microsoft Kinect to sneak in before launching the Wii 2 console. Michael Patcher of Wedbush Securities reckons that the perfect time for Nintendo to launch a Wii follow-up would have been back in 2009. It is widely expected that Ninty will use the E3 gaming expo this summer to unveil its new super console.
Link:CVG

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Dating site Match.com will now introduce a screening process for new members to ensure they're not sexual predators following a lawsuit files against the company. A woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted on a date with a fellow Match.com member says the alleged incident would not have occurred has their been a thorough vetting process. Match says it was considering doing so anyway, but will launch the screening sooner than planned.
Link: LA Times

Twitter is in talks to buy Tweetdeck according to a host of reports on Monday evening. The social networking giant has apparently offered a staggering $50m for Tweetdeck, which is one of the better third party apps out there The British-based company is owned by Brit Ian Dodsworth and has a mere 15 employees. Twitter's rumoured offer follows reports that UberMedia offered $30m for the company
Link: Guardian

Apple's iTunes Music software has been updated promising to fix a few niggly little issues. Apple iTunes 10.2.2 clears-up a lad when syncing an iPad, causes problems when previewing video in the iTunes Store and also tweaks the otherall performance of the application.
Link:Gizmodo

News@8: If you were away from your favourite tech site on Monday, you missed news of potential release dates for the White iPhone 4 and the Motorola Atrix smartphone, while on the internet Microsoft Bing has closed the search gap on Google and the .XXX adult domains have started to go live. Catch-up on this and so much more in our daily News@8 round-up

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