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Late News: Microsoft Launches Wireless Desktop 2000, Google Acquires PostRank, Kogan Chromium OS Laptop

Microsoft has launched its new Wireless Desktop 2000, a keyboard and mouse combo with advanced security features. The combo, which can be purchased from the official Microsoft site, is currently priced at $40 and it is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP (excluding the 64 bit edition).

Google has moved to acquire social media analytics firm PostRank and plans to incorporate the company into its future social media strategy. PostRank announced the acquisition on its blog but did not disclose the financial details of the deal.

State-owned Chinese media has warned Google not to become a tool of ‘political contention’ between the US and China. In an editorial piece in the Chinese-language People’s Daily Overseas, a part of the State owned People’s Daily newspaper, China warned that Google’s business might suffer if it continues to mix with ‘international political struggle’.

Kogan announced the launch of a Chromium OS laptop a few days ago, one which comes with an open source version of Google's Chrome OS but also lacks some of the distinctive hardware features of real Chrome OS laptops like dedicated keys, hardware encryption and an onboard 3G modem.

Xbox 360 maker Microsoft is expected to introduce several new games during the E3 conference that will enhance gamers’ Kinect experience. First up is a new Kinect game on Disneyland, which will allow Kinect users to take a virtual tour of the popular Disneyland theme park in California, USA Today reports.

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.