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Late News: Zynga Partners with Tencent, Mobile OS from Mozilla, William Hague Announces Security Conference

Social games maker Zynga has partnered with Tencent to dish out a Chinese version of its popular ‘CityVille’ game. The San Francisco based company, which is expected to release its IPO soon, informed that the game will be called Zynga City, which will be available on Tencent’s Pengyou platform, which had 101 million users in May, initially, before a mass roll out.

Browser maker Mozilla has launched a new project to build a web based open source Smartphone and Tablet operating system to counter Google’s Chrome OS. The company has dished out a project called Boot to Gecko (B2G), which will create a mobile operating system along the lines of Google’s Chrome OS platform, but will be targeted towards Smartphones and Tablet devices instead of netbooks.

UK foreign secretary William Hague has announced that the government will host an international cyberspace security conference in November. Hague said that the conference, which will be held on November 1 and 2 in London, will be attended by more than 80 governments and international organisations.

Officials in China warned businesses in the capital city to install web surveillance technology to monitor their traffic or they may have to face hefty fine or closure. The regulatory body of China has ordered businesses like cyber cafes, hotels, restaurants, shops, and showrooms in Central Beijing to install an expensive web monitoring technology and keep a check on the people using their wireless connection.

After talk of a "future product transition" and reduced sales estimates for the next quarter pointing to an autumn iPhone 5 release, another report has arisen to back up this generally accepted interpretation. BGR's Jonathan S Geller has recently reported that AT&T, Apple's longest carrier partner for the iPhone is getting ready for the iPhone 5 launch and has begun communicating internal plans for the next generation iPhone.

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.