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Noon News: Fake Apple Stores in China, Apple Mulls CEO Options Post Steve, Alleged Anonymous Member Arrested

A new worrying phenomenon has cropped up in China and Apple has been its first victim; meet the first fake Apple Stores, entire buildings that have been designed to look like the real one. Chinese companies have long been known for being master copiers but this takes the concept of plagiarism and copying to a whole new level.

Oracle Corp. is banking on its Exadata Database Machines as the company is looking to triple its sales in the current fiscal year. According to tech website PC World, the Redwood Shores, California-based technology powerehouse has aimed to install 3,000 Exadata database machines in the current financial year.

Some members of Apple’s board of directors have apparently had talks with executive recruiters over who might become the next CEO for the iPhone maker after, Steve Jobs, its iconic CEO, is gone. Citing people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported that the talks were held informally, only to discuss the company’s options and not to bring in a new CEO.

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested 16 people across the United States said to be affiliated with the notorious hacker group Anonymous. The arrests, which spanned across multiple states, were related to the cyber attack launched against online payment service PayPal for refusing to provide services to controversial whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.

Social gaming companies 6waves and Lolapps have agreed on a merger to take on market leaders Zynga and Electronics Arts (EA). According to tech website All Things Digital, San Francisco-based Lolapps has signed a merger with the Hong Kong-based 6waves to develop social games and publish titles for third parties, as both the companies are looking to make a mark in the international gaming market.

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.