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Noon News: Mac OS X Lion For £20.99, HP Upgrades Storage Products, Sony Renames NGP As PlayStation Vita

The next version of Mac OS X Lion 10.7 will be available next July worldwide for a mere $29.99 which is the same as the price you'd pay for the Snow Leopard update. Apple sells the Snow Leopard update in the UK for £26 but Lion will only cost £20.99. Mac users still on Tiger or earlier versions will have to buy the Mac Box Set which costs a whopping £122 but comes with a full version of Snow Leopard, iLife '11 and iWork.

Oracle’s growth-by-acquisition strategy has taken a back-seat this year as the company integrates Sun products into its portfolio. The company has slowed the rate of acquisitions in a bid to focus on integrating Sun’s offerings with its own portfolio and complete the work on Fusion Applications, IDG reports.

Hewlett-Packard has unveiled multiple upgrades to its storage products, the company announced on Monday. The new updates include a collection of pre-configured storage systems as well as data snapshots. In addition, HP has re-branded its StorageWorks product line as HP Storage.

Sony has renamed its next generation gaming console, the NGP, as the Playstation Vita and presented it in all its glory at an E3 event earlier today. The device comes with a high resolution touchscreen display as well as front and rear touch controls, the first portable gaming console to offer both.

India-based search engine Just Dial has raised $10 million in funding from SAP Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Started in 1996 in Mumbai, the company allows consumers to conducted search for local businesses and services via web, phone, WAP and text messages.

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