Tech news from around the web:
- Jonathan Heiliger, Facebook’s technical operations vice-president, is to leave the company after four years of running the social network’s infrastructure, Gigaom reports. He is handing over his job to Jay Parikh, who joined Facebook two years ago.
- EMI is to take over the licensing of 200,000 of its songs from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, PaidContent reports. The record label’s in-house music publishing division will control licensing to what it calls ‘an array of audio streaming music services, streaming music video services, so-called “cloud” music services and other similar services’.
- Amercian Airlines is to become the first US carrier to test a new video streaming service, ZDNet says. Passengers will be able to purchase content from an in-flight library and enjoy on their own Wi-Fi-enabled devices.
- Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer has announced that Bing will be the default maps and search option on future BlackBerry devices, Thisismynext says. Speaking at the BlackBerry World trade event, Mr Ballmer said that Microsoft would “invest uniquely in the BlackBerry platform”.
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