- An Australian court has lifted the ban on Samsung's Galaxy Tab, denying Apple's application for special leave to reinstate the ban.
- "Senators asked the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to slow down the process of releasing new top-level domains Thursday at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation." The folks at Mashable have the details.
- Josh Constine brings word from Facebook: "We can confirm that in order to streamline the product development process, we have reorganized our technical teams into product groups that report into Mark. These groups will be lead by Bret Taylor, Chris Cox, Greg Badros, Mike Schroepfer, and Sam Lessin."
- "Microsoft and HP have signed a deal to offer joint cloud hardware and software configurations for sale over the next four years," according to Iain Thomson.
- Faced with a defective product, Mat Honan reports that the folks at Jawbone have done the right thing and offered full refunds to customers, without even requiring that they return the product in question.
- Senator Ron Wyden and Rep. Darrell Issa have introduced a saner alternative to the SOPA and IP-PROTECT bills currently working their way around Capitol Hill.
- Almost certainly unrelated to that last story: After seizing the domain name for the music blog Dajaz1 just over a year ago—then stonewalling after it became apparent that the blog had secured permission from record labels for the music that it was posting online—the Feds have finally returned the domain to its owners.
- Slashdot is reporting that another Dutch certificate authority—this time it's Gemnet— has been hacked, and its databases were accessed.
- "Four residents of Romania have been charged for their alleged participation in a multimillion-dollar scheme to remotely access point-of-sale systems at more than 150 Subway restaurants and other U.S. merchants and steal payment card data, the U.S. Department of Justice said." Grant Gross has the story.
- "BGR has learned from a trusted source that Samsung is set to launch an 11.6-inch tablet running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich next year, and it will most likely be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February."
- Toshiba is looking to boost tablet sales in developing countries by creating and offering exclusive local content.
- Lance Whitney brings word that "Microsoft is launching a new version of its Windows Defender antivirus tool that will run before Windows even boots up." The software was created to be run off of USB sticks and optical media.
- "Amazon has set up a $6 million annual royalty fund designed to encourage self-published authors and publishers to do two things: Make their work available exclusively in the Kindle Store for 90-day periods, and include their work in the Kindle Owners' Lending Library," writes Lauren Indvik.
- Sean Gallagher has an interesting article on the difficulties that the U.S. legal code poses to cloud companies wishing to sell their services overseas.