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Late News: HealthVault Welcomes Google Health Users, $250000 Reward for Rustock Info, Digital Textbook Rental from Amazon

Microsoft is allowing Google Health users to move their data to its HealthVault platform, before Google closes the service in 2012. Google Health services allowed people to store their entire medical records online, at a central place, making it easily available to doctors whenever the need arises.

After having pwned Rupert Murdoch's flagship news website,, by redirecting its readers to a spoof front page and pilfering it email servers, Anonymous' unofficial mouthpiece, Sabu, has revealed that it is "sitting on their emails" with a press release & possibly more coming in a few hours.

Online shopping portal Amazon is offering cases for the HTC Kingdom and HTC Bliss smartphones - certainly a story covering as the devices are yet to be officially announced by the company. The online retail giant is offering the cases for both the devices via an Amazon merchant, dubbed Podjunkie.

Microsoft has offered a $250,000 reward for anyone who gives information which leads to the arrest of hackers responsible for the Rustock botnet. The software giant, in a joint effort with law enforcement agencies, had brought down the infamous Rustock botnet which was known to have infected millions of PCs around the world at its peak.

Online retail giant and Kindle maker Amazon began offering digital text books on rent for its Kindle e-reader - a move, which is likely to spare college students the burden of soaring text book prices. The new offering, named Kindle Textbook Rental, allows students to take digital versions of their text books on rent for a period of one month to 360 days.

Ravi Mandalia

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.