Daily Archives: April 6, 2011

This seems to be the week of the big media guys beating up the little guys and the little guys fighting back. On Monday, the Motion Picture Association of America sued the new DVD streaming service Zediva. On Tuesday, Sony said its PlayStation Network had suffered outages as a result of attacks by the Anonymous group of hackers. On Wednesday, Google said it had removed an app for the Grooveshark music streaming service from the Android Market. Read more

Tweetminster, the political Twitter-tracking service, is branching out beyond Westminster with new partnerships with Freud Communications and Thomson ReutersRead more

Will Taiwan’s component manufacturers suffer from supply-chain disruptions caused by Japan’s devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster? No, say sell-side analysts: it’s a buying opportunity.

They would say that, perhaps. But private equity group KKR and Pierre Chen, founder and chairman of Yageo, a maker of chip resistors, weighed in behind that argument on Thursday as they launched a bid to take the company private.

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Tech news from around the web:

  • Hacking group Anonymous has launched a series of attacks against Sony, bringing down several of the company’s sites and the PlayStation Network, PlayStation LifeStyle reports. The attacks were launched in response to Sony’s earlier legal action against a group of PS3 hackers including Geohot.

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