- "Developer-friendly revenue sharing, new app capabilities unique to Windows 8 and easy compatibility with touch or mouse-and-keyboard devices were among the upcoming Windows Store features that Microsoft touted at a special preview event for developers and media Tuesday evening in San Francisco." Sam Laird has the details.
- Bobbie Johnson informs us that "European antitrust regulators have announced the launch of a formal investigation into the relationship between Apple and five of the world’s largest publishers, in a move that could reshape the digital book market."
- "Google is shortly expected to appeal against suspended sentences handed out to three of its executives accused of breaching Italian privacy laws."
- "A lawsuit filed against Hewlett Packard Co last week over a recently discovered vulnerability in its LaserJet printers alleges that the company knew about the flaw for some time but did nothing about it," reports Jaikumar Vijayan.
- RiM has changed the name of its new mobile operating system from BBX to BlackBerry 10, presumably as the result of a lawsuit from BASIS, which successfully argued in court that it had been using BBX as the name for its own operating system since 1985.
- "Adobe Systems issued an advisory today on a zero-day vulnerability [affecting Reader and Acrobat PDF software packages] that has come under attack in the wild, and may have been targeting the defense industry," according to Brian Prince.
- "In a presentation at TakeDownCon in Las Vegas today, security researcher Georgia Weidman demonstrated how malware on smartphones could be used to create smartphone "botnets" that could be used in the same way as PC botnets, providing hackers with a way to insert code between the operating system's security layers and the cell network," reports Sean Gallagher.
- Also at TakeDownCon yesterday, researcher Kyle Osborn presented "some examples of cross-site scripting attacks that he and colleagues have discovered on mobile devices." Details available at the link.
- Todd Haselton brings word that "Verizon Wireless on Tuesday officially announced the DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and the XYBOARD 8.2, otherwise known as the Motorola XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition tablets."