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AMNews: ICANN Vs. Advertising Companies, Oxford Dictionary Defines Woot! Symbian Anna and More

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has been criticised heavily over its recent proposal to expand domain names beyond the standard .com and .net pattern. Three major representatives of advertising firms the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A) and Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) have come together to stop the ICANN from approving the “.Whatever” program citing irreparable fiscal damage to advertising companies.

In a bizarre accusation, Apple is allegedly passing off refurbished iPhone 4 handsets as new in China, and now might face legal action and potentially a huge embarrassment. Wang Hai, a well-known consumer rights campaigner, was contacted by six suspecting iPhone buyers, two of whom then filed a lawsuit against US tech giant Apple.

Nokia has finally made public its Symbian Anna Operating System, which will probably its last update to the ailing smartphone operating system. Nokia’s official blog confirms that owners of Nokia’s first line up of Symbian phones which include the Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7 can now update their OS with the fresh update, Symbian Anna software.

Sony has announced a few new features for the company’s forthcoming handheld console PlayStation Vita. During a press conference held at the Gamescom 2011 gaming conference in Cologne, Germany, and much to the joy of the fans, Sony revealed that amongst many other added features, the Vita console will also be equipped with support for Skype and Foursquare.

The latest edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary contains new technology inspired words like retweet, cyberbullying, sexting and woot. The dictionary, which was first published in 1911, contains 400 new words among its 240,000 entries. The words were selected after they were entered in a massive database containing more than 2 billion words taken from websites and publications.