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PC Advisor's top five tweets of the week – 18th August 2011

Musings from Twitterville we had to share

Twitter has finally calmed down from the London riots and once again firmly turned its attentions to all things tech. Here's PC Advisor's top five tweets of the week.

Google buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn

Google revealed this week it has entered into an agreement to acquire the mobile phone and tablet maker Motorola Mobility for about $12.5bn. The search engine offered about $40 per share in cash, a premium of 63 percent over the closing price of Motorola Mobility.
"Massive news story alert! 'Google buys Motorola Mobility for US$12.5 billion," we said in a tweet.

Ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales is lifted

Last week, one of the most talked about topics on Twitter (apart from the London riots) was Apple's victory in securing an injunction (if only temporary) in stopping Samsung selling the latest iteration of its tablet PC, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, in Europe. However, it looks like Apple's celebration might have been short-lived as this week, the same court, withdrew the temporary injunction everywhere apart from Germany as it was whether it had the right to halt the sales of devices outside Germany if the company's HQ is based in South Korea.
Deputy news editor CarrieSkinner tweeted: "Court of Dussledorf lifts ban on sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1".

Top 5 free iPhone football apps

Last weekend marked the start off the Premiership football season and with that in mind, we rounded-up the top five free football apps for iPhones that let you get the most out of the football season.
"The big kick off is in 3-hours. Time to read top 5 free football iPhone apps," we said.

Brits are not sure what personal information the gov't holds about them

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has slammed the way the government uses and stores personal data about UK citizens. In the Protecting Information Privacy report, the Commission called the existing system "deeply flawed" and revealed Brits are not really sure what information is held about them by the government and it is difficult to hold someone accountable when misuse of data occurs.
Associate editor Rosemary Hattersley said in a tweet: "Brits can't find out what personal information the gov't holds about them."

RIM launches smartphone management for small businesses

Research In Motion launched a free online service for small businesses this week to help them centrally manage BlackBerry smartphones in the cloud , providing protection for business content saved on the devices.
"RIM launches smartphone management for small businesses. (In essence, a cloud-based BesX for SMBs),"Editor MattJEgan tweeted.


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