AMNews: HP Bags LeaseWeb Contract, Kinect SDK Launched, 30 Million Units Of Office 10 Sold, British Student Faces Extradition

The largest personal computer maker in the world Hewlett-Packard has bagged one hefty business deal from LeaseWeb, a leading internet hosting service provider in Europe, the company announced. With this move, HP is believed to have acquired the power to implement its exclusive HP ProLiant server technology in the data centres located in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, as well as also in the company’s latest facility in Virginia.

Microsoft celebrated the first anniversary of its Office 10 productivity suite earlier in the week, bragging that the software suit has already sold over 30 million units. A sales-record of 30 million units in a year, which amounts to selling one copy per second for an entire year, a huge achievement even for a company of Microsoft’s stature.

The big three in the UK’s telecom industry, Vodafone, O2 and Everything Everywhere has joined forces with the view of making the NFC (Near Field Communication) technology in phone available for masses. According to the three companies, the new move is specifically aimed at providing an exclusive open platform for businesses to implement this new, ground-breaking technology.

A British student accused of copyright infringement may be extradited to the US to face trial and possibly sentenced to five years in prison for posting links to copyrighted materials on his website. The accusations against the British student Richard O'Dwyer relate to running the website TVShack.net which contained links to several television shows and other copyrighted content.

Technology giant Microsoft Corp. finally launched its much awaited Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) on Thursday, the company announced. The Kinect for Windows, which will empower developers with the ability to come up with their own utilities, involving the widely popular motion-based system, is now available for downloads via the official Kinect SDK beta website.