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Noon News: Australian Government Approves The Cloud, Google Videos Bids Farewell, AT&T And T-Mobile Deal

After the US government, the Australian government has also announced its approval of the cloud, advising agencies to move to the cloud if it saves costs and provides adequate security.

The proposed $39 billion deal between AT&T and T-Mobile is under a coordinated review by the US anti-trust watchdog, a recent report revealed. It has been speculated that with this recent development, there could well be a delay in finalising this mammoth deal, which upon being accomplished; T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG will officially become a part of the AT&T family.

A US court has sentenced a hacker vigilante to 24 months in prison for infecting 100,000 computers with a botnet used to launch DDoS attacks on media websites. Bruce Raisley of Kansas City, Missouri, was arrested six months ago after police officials had found that the hacker had created a virus that was used to bombard select media websites that were running a story on him, with DDoS attacks.

Google has officially confirmed the termination of Google Video, counted amongst the least popular services offered by the search engine giant. Google announced this decision via email on Friday saying that the much forgotten service will be officially off the radar from April 29th onwards.

The dominance of Android operating system in South Korea has prompted internet companies to sue Google for anti-trust practices in the Asian country. The search engine giant has been accused of stifling competition from local search engines by offering a pre-installed app of its search engine on Smartphones running Android OS.

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.