Wednesday’s Morning Media/Tech Roundup

June 30, 2010


Google tweaks China site in bid to keep license-Reuters

Google Inc is tweaking its China website in a last-ditch effort to save its search business in the world’s largest Internet market after butting heads with Beijing over Web censorship,” reports Melanie Lee and Emma Graham-Harrison.

Sony: 535,000 Vaio PCs may have overheating problem-Reuters
Many of the “Vaio” brand of personal computers globally may be in danger of overheating, Sony said. It has provided software on its website to eliminate the problem.

In faulty-computer suit, window to Dell decline-NYTimes
“For the last seven years, the company has been plagued by serious problems, including misreading the desires of its customers, poor customer service, suspect product quality and improper accounting,” writes Ashlee Vance.

Hulu starts up subscription TV service-Reuters

“Free video website Hulu is trying its hand at a paid subscription model, unveiling a monthly payment plan called Hulu Plus that will give users access to full seasons of everything from ‘Glee’ to ‘The Office,'” writes Jennifer Saba.

Verizon Wireless said to get Apple iPhone in January-Bloomberg

“Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. mobile-phone company, will start selling Apple Inc.’s iPhone next year, ending AT&T Inc.’s exclusive hold on the smartphone in the U.S., two people familiar with the plans said,” reports Amy Thomson.

No comments so far

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see