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Noon News: Microsoft GM Resigns, Google Copyright School, iOS Update 4.3.2 Released

According to media reports, Kevin Timmons, the general manager for data centre operations, Microsoft Corp. has left the company and is likely to join Microsoft rival Apple Inc. Kevin Timmons is known for playing a major role in building the data centres that power Microsoft's cloud operations.

Google owned YouTube video sharing platform has decided to teach infringing users the basics of copyright laws by launching the YouTube Copyright School. YouTube users who have repeatedly take down notices for the copyright infringing videos uploaded from their accounts will be required to watch a YouTube copyright laws tutorial video, the company said.

Apple may be looking to debut a range of high definition television products by the end of the year, as it prepares to take on the likes of Panasonic and Samsung in a market estimated to be worth $100 billion. Apple Insider (opens in new tab) reports that Brian White, an analyst at Ticonderoga Securities, picked up "data points" that suggest Apple may bring out a "smart TV", possibly towards the end of 2011.

The Kogan Agora Internet TV Portal could well be the first ARM-based device that uses Android to stream content to your television set, available for £99 if you buy right now rising to £129, as Kogan uses its dynamic pricing solution to reward those who purchase early.

Apple has dished out the iOS 4.3.2 update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, which brings fixes for some minor issues. The update, which will be installed on iDevices the next time they connect to a PC, will fix some issues related to the Facetime video conferencing app, which caused it to freeze mid-way and sometimes making the screen go blank.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.