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Noon News: Netflix Goes to Brazil, Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook, Microsoft & Location Tracking Allegation

Netflix has started spreading its wings over Latin America and the Caribbean from Monday. Brazil was the first country to have received this new offering from the online video giant on Monday, and according to Netflix, it will be spreading its services to 43 countries and territories in the region over the next 7 days or so.

A new initiative proposed by Nominet could empower the law enforcement agencies in the country to effectively shut down any domain even in the absence of a court order to do so, new reports revealed. Nominet happens to be the registrar which looks after .uk domains and it is going ahead with the proposed new guidelines which will see the police or other law enforcement agencies stepping up and requesting to block a particular website whenever they feel that the website in question directly or indirectly contributes to any form of law and order deterioration.

Laptop and PC maker Acer has stepped into the Ultrabook market with the launch of the Aspire S3 - the company’s first ever product from the Ultrabook class of laptop. Acer launched the product at the ongoing IFA 2011 show hosted in Berlin. The new product, according to Acer, will be just 13 mm thick and it weighs no more than 1.4 kg.

Software giant Microsoft has denied tracking Windows Phone 7 users’ location without their consent, in a response to a lawsuit filed a few days ago. The lawsuit, which was brought forward by Rebecca Cousineau of Michigan, claims that Microsoft tracks users’ location, using the camera feature on Windows Phone 7, even after they chose to opt out of the service.

Word on the streets is that Dish Network is likely to launch its own online video streaming service which will be competing against the likes of Netflix and Hulu. Apparently the company could use an existing platform that delivers on-demand movies to subscribers, for launching this brand new offering.

Ravi Mandalia
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.