Late News: Google Lends Helping Hand to HTC in Apple Patent Lawsuit, HP Private Cloud Beta

AOL executives have reportedly decided to terminate the employment of tech blogger Michael Arrington from the company. Arrington, who happens to be the founder as well as the ex co-editor of TechCrunch, kick started a wide spread debate last week when he had announced that he was forming a new venture capital fund in order to invest on start ups.

Asia’s second largest smartphone maker HTC is all set to wage a new patent war against the rival Apple Inc., according to new reports. Apparently, the new battle was trigged by the Android maker Google when it sold 9 patents to HTC, which the smartphone maker is now using to drag Cupertino into the court.

The iPhone maker Apple Inc.’s patent war against smartphone maker HTC has intensified to an entirely new bitter level. The matter is currently being looked in to by the International Trade Commission (ITC), as it is listening to the arguments made by both the complainant as well as the defender. In a new development, it seems like Apple is all set to deploy a crucial weapon which some analysts refer to as the “Andy Rubin trump card”.

Hewlett-Packard has dished out the beta version of its HP Cloud Services platform as it continues its advance in the cloud computing market. The IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) offering comes with the HP Cloud Compute and HP Cloud Object Storage, which will provide users to storage and compute services on HP’s data centers.

Recently, the user agent profile for the forthcoming Samsung Nexus Prime surfaced over the Web. Needless to say, many were disappointed with what they saw, in comparison to what they had been anticipating previously. Now fast forward a few days and new reports have started pouring in that suggest, if one chooses to ignore the model number, the user agent profile of the Nexus Prime is totally similar to the Nexus S.